Consumer spending posts slower growth in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers boosted spending at a slower pace in July, while their incomes accelerated slightly.

Mylan launching cheaper, generic version of EpiPen

Mylan will start selling a cheaper version of its EpiPen after absorbing waves of criticism over a list price for the emergency allergy treatment that has grown to $608 for a two-pack, making it unaffordable for many patients.

To grow or not? Some successful business owners say no

NEW YORK — When a small business is successful, an owner will likely face the question of whether to grow. After a lot of soul-searching, many say no.

Building permits, Aug. 28, 2016

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $35,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.


JSM Development Services LLC, tenant fit out at 707 S. Sixth St., #102, $39,000.

Today's Special: Couple opens second Thai restaurant

URBANA — A husband and wife who have operated a Thai restaurant on campus for six years have launched a second eatery on Urbana's north side.

Tommy Chanthaluxay of Urbana and his wife Vilayphone Keodara opened Bangkok Thai Restaurant in the former Uncle Martin's Sports Bar building at 1104 N. Cunningham Ave.

The eatery has eight employees.

Business listings, Aug. 28, 2016

These applications for assumed business names were filed with the Champaign County clerk's office:

Blessed Births Doula Services, 1723 E. Florida Ave., #207, U, Latarika Kinard, same address.

Buzy Beez & Blooming Butterfliez Home Day Care Center, 2406 Autumn Oak Court, C, Queen Dixon, same address.

News-Gazette the right fit for new exec

CHAMPAIGN — Having worked for media organizations including the Los Angeles Times and Illini Media, coming to The News-Gazette as the new vice president of business development seemed like a natural fit for Lilyan Levant.

"I have newsprint in my blood," she said.

Dr. Jared Rogers: Steady Presence

URBANA — Legal wars over property taxes. Financial woes announced by the mother health system. Complaints from state employees frustrated over Illinois not paying health care bills.

Is there a doctor in the CEO's office?

Wired In: W. David Null

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference-maker. This week, W. David Null, CEO of redC Robotics in Urbana. The young company makes adaptable underwater robots. At 19, he's already a veteran with underwater robotics, having started in middle school in Pennsylvania.

KFC: Recipe shown to reporter not accurate

NEW YORK (AP) — Has Colonel Sanders' nephew inadvertently revealed to the world the secret blend of 11 herbs and spices behind KFC's fried chicken empire?