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Ford shifting 550 jobs to boost SUV production in Kentucky

Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it will shift 550 jobs to its Kentucky Truck Plant to boost production of its Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles to meet growing demand for its large SUVs

.Growing sales for the Expedition and Navigator are driving a 20 percent production boost at the Louisville plant, the automaker said.

Urbana council OKs new liquor license for grocery store looking to add gambling terminals

URBANA — City council members reignited a debate on video gambling Monday as they considered upgrading a liquor license for a local grocery store that is looking to add video-gambling machines to bolster its narrow profit margins.

Uber competitor Lyft preps 30 million shares for initial public offering

NEW YORK (AP) — Lyft officially kicked off the road show for its initial public offering, saying Monday it plans to put more than 30 million shares up for sale with an anticipated price of between $62 and $68 per share.

Stalled contract talks have WAND-TV blacked out on DirecTV, U-Verse

CHAMPAIGN — Monday was the fourth straight day that DirecTV satellite customers were unable to watch "Days of Our Lives," "The Blacklist," "The Voice" and other NBC programs broadcast on local affiliate WAND-TV.

As a result of stalled contract negotiations, DirecTV pulled the plug on the Decatur television station Friday, and U-Verse, also owned by AT&T, has joined the blackout.

FIS spends $35 billion on Worldpay as digital payments surge

CINCINNATI (AP) — Fidelity National Information Services is buying Worldpay for about $35 billion with financial transactions increasingly moving online.

Oregon Blockbuster to be last on Earth

BEND, Ore. (AP) — There are challenges that come with running the last Blockbuster Video on the planet.

Lyft opens up its IPO road show

NEW YORK (AP) — Lyft officially kicked off the road show for its initial public offering, putting 30 million shares up for sale Monday with an anticipated price of between $62 and $68 per share.

That would raise more than $2 billion for the San Francisco ride-hailing company, which could be valued between $20 billion and $25 billion eventually.

Southwest, mechanics reach tentative deal

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines and a union representing its mechanics could be on the verge of ending a bitter, long-running labor dispute that has triggered hundreds of flight cancellations and raised safety concerns.

Facebook says service hindered by lack of local news

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hindered by the lack of outlets where the company's technicians can find original reporting.

American to add second flight from Willard to Charlotte, N.C.

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SAVOY — American Airlines plans to add a second daily flight from University of Illinois Willard Airport to Charlotte, N.C., starting in May.

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