Business listings, Oct. 19, 2014

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

Clean Connection, 307 E. Healey St., Apt. 10, C, by Amrit Singh, same address.

Deadlifts Transformational Fitness, 1802 Orchard Place, Apt. B, U, by Anatta-Muoneke N. Okonkwo, same address.

Emerald Limousine Limited, 615 Erin Drive, C, by Van J. Thompson, same address.

Stocks wrap up dramatic week higher

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market capped a turbulent week with a big gain Friday, a sign of renewed investor confidence after days of gloomy economic news.

IYB sneak peek: Time to 'hunt the dragon'

Got a biz tip? Send it to Don Dodson at ddodson@news-gazette,.com


Apartments push up homebuilding in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction firms broke ground on more apartment complexes in September, pushing up the pace of U.S. homebuilding.

Tour aims to break old-school perception of manufacturing jobs

DANVILLE — It's dirty, hot, sweaty, back-breaking work where you check your brain at the door.

That's Judd Peck's description of the old-school perception of manufacturing that companies like his — Danville Metal Stamping — battle to dispel, especially when trying to find qualified workers.

Pork processing plant expands in Rantoul

RANTOUL — Rantoul Foods' pork processing plant will build a 48,000-square-foot expansion.

New iPads, Mac system expected at Apple event

BY ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer

U.S. jobless aid applications fall to 14-year low


Campaign touts accomplishments, entices tech talent

CHAMPAIGN — A marketing campaign to persuade prospective employees to move to Champaign-Urbana could get underway in a few months if backers can find a way to cover the $100,000 cost.

Soggy weather still crimping Illinois corn harvest

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Illinois farmers know they've got a banner corn crop on their hands, but getting it out of the fields is proving to be an ordeal.