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Cattle at record signals higher beef costs for July 4th grillers
Cattle futures extended a rally to a record as Americans are gearing up to pay the most ever for beef served at barbecues over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
- Behemoth TVs start to take off NEW YORK — Supersized isn’t just for french fries.Americans increasingly are replacing their once-enviable 50-inch TVs with even bigger screens. Think: 65-inches and up.People are snagging big screens — pushing sales of them up 50 percent in the past
FULTON, Ill. — A new family business has opened up shop in Fulton and they have plans of staying for the long haul.Specializing in used cars, 3D Auto Sales opened its doors to the community nearly one month ago and so far, the reception has been noth
- Stocks close at all-time highs as hiring surges NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed at their latest all-time highs Wednesday following news that business hiring surged in June, adding to evidence that the U.S. economy is picking up momentum.ADP, a payroll processer, said businesses added 281,000 jobs la
Americans falling out of love with shopping malls
Abandoned malls are hot: The Dead Malls Enthusiasts Facebook group boasts almost 14,000 members; a Google search of "dead malls" produces 5.7 million results; and the desolate interiors of these unused retailing meccas keep making cameos in thrillers and horror films.
More Americans are stuck in part-time work
New government data slated for release Thursday is expected to show the economy added more than 200,000 jobs for the fifth straight month - the longest streak since the late 1990s.
Clinton Maid-Rite closed
After 10 years of business, Maid-Rite in Clinton has closed its doors.
A messaging app that doesn't use words at all
About 10,000 people have signed up for usernames for a chat app that isn't even out yet: Emoj.li. It's an instant messenger app that uses no words at all — not even "Yo" or "Hodor!" Instead, it employs only emoji icons.
VIDEO: Mood experiment on Facebook
Internet users are incensed at the revelation that Facebook researchers manipulated the content some users were shown in an attempt to gauge their emotional response.
- Job growth boosts U.S. consumer confidence WASHINGTON (AP) — Strong job growth lifted U.S. consumer confidence this month, as Americans looked past the economy’s dismal first quarter performance.The University of Michigan said Friday that its index of consumer sentiment rose slightly to 82.5
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