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Extended slump in oil taking a toll

August 1, 2015 NEW YORK — As drivers, shippers and airlines continue to enjoy lower fuel prices, the oil industry is responding to much lower profits with sharp cuts in spending and employment that are hurting... more »»

Greece's stock market to reopen

August 1, 2015 ATHENS, Greece — Greece's government announced that the Athens Stock Exchange will reopen Monday, a big step toward normalcy as talks with international creditors shifted into high gea. more »»

Verizon strike possible as deadline looms

August 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don't reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier. more »»

Puerto Rico cannot make $58M bond payment

August 1, 2015 SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico's government said Friday it would not make a $58 million bond payment due on the weekend and warned that the general fund will run out of liquidity by November if... more »»

Rebound for US economy sets stage for Fed rate hike

July 31, 2015 WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy isn’t moving at warp speed, but it looks like it will be strong enough to handle an expected interest rate increase later this year. more »»

Average rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.98 pct

July 31, 2015 WASHINGTON — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for a second straight week, with the key 30-year rate slipping below 4 percent. more »»

Fed holds steady on rates, seeks further economic gains

July 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve appears on track to raise interest rates later this year but signaled Wednesday that it wants to see further economic gains and higher inflation before doing so. more »»

House votes to provide money for highways, transit

July 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to shore up federal highway aid and veterans’ health care before heading out of town for its August recess, leaving unresolved an array of... more »»

Facebook 2Q results soar on user base, ads

July 30, 2015 NEW YORK — Facebook is attracting advertising dollars to where its users are — on mobile devices. The world's largest online social network surpassed expectations on all fronts in the second quarte. more »»

Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

July 30, 2015 DETROIT — The average vehicle in the U.S. is now a record 1. more »»

Court orders EPA to redo air-pollution limits in 13 states

July 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to relax some limits it set on smokestack emissions that cross state lines and taint downwind areas with... more »»

US consumer confidence falls to lowest level since Sept.

July 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to the lowest level since September. Consumers are worried about the job market and rattled by events in Greece and China. more »»

Twitter 2Q revenue grows, user growth slow

July 29, 2015 NEW YORK — Twitter failed to add users at a quick enough pace for investors in the second quarter even as revenue grew sharply, feeding concerns about whether it can ever become a mass-market servic... more »»

Judge cuts damages in Jeep fire death

July 29, 2015 DETROIT — A Georgia judge has cut the damages that Fiat Chrysler must pay the family of a child who died in a Jeep SUV fire from $150 million to $40 million. Decatur County Superior Court Judge J. more »»

FDA OKs stomach-filling balloon for weight loss

July 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — Federal health regulators on Tuesday approved an inflatable medical balloon that aids weight loss by filling up space in the stomach. more »»

Orders for US durable goods jump 3.4 percent in June

July 28, 2015 WASHINGTON — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods posted a sizable gain in June, but the advance was fueled by higher demand for commercial aircraft. more »»

Teva buys Allergan generic company for $40.5B

July 28, 2015 JERUSALEM — Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. said Monday it is purchasing Dublin-based Allergan PLC’s generic pharmaceuticals business for $40. more »»

Settlement with gov’t could prove costly

July 28, 2015 DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler could be required to lay out hundreds of millions of dollars to get potentially defective Ram pickups and older Jeeps off the road under a deal with safety regulators to... more »»

WTO approves Kazakhstan’s membership

July 28, 2015 BERLIN — Kazakhstan is set to become the 162nd member of the World Trade Organization after the Geneva-based body formally approved the country’s membership Monday. more »»

Mitsubishi, UAW together for Illinois plant

July 28, 2015 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Mitsubishi Motors and the United Auto Workers said Monday that they will work together to look for a buyer for the central Illinois plant the company plans to close. more »»


Farmers Market-Cartwright Pavilion August 1, 2015

100 block of North Second Avenue south of Binford House, will open for the season until 11 a.m. more »

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