DETROIT (AP) — Rising sales helped boost hiring and wages at U.S. businesses in the second quarter, and companies are optimistic that the trends will continue this fall, according to a new survey by the National Association for Business Economics.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Private jet sales are rising again, climbing out of a deep recession when the company plane was an easy target for spending cuts.
Monday, July 21
Financial seminar. 6 p.m., St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library, 201 N. 3rd St., St. Joseph. Cheri Scott of Edward Jones will speak on "Take Control of Your Financial Future: Master Five Money Questions for Women." Free.
Tuesday, July 22
After 30 years in business, Sharon Frazier is getting ready to say "sew long" to her Needleworks customers.
The store — a mainstay at 24 E. Green St. in Champaign's Green Street Center — has begun a closing sale and will shut down, probably within a month.
"I'm just ready to retire," Frazier said. "I spent 30 years here and 25 years in nursing, so it's time to have some fun."
Tracy to head Farm Credit Illinois. Thomas Tracy of White Heath has been selected as the incoming president and chief executive officer of Farm Credit Illinois.
He will assume the role Jan. 1, 2015, succeeding David Owens, who is slated to retire Dec. 31.
Owens has been the CEO of Mahomet-based Farm Credit Illinois since 2007.
Listed are recent permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000.
Permits are listed by applicant, description, location and cost.
Ironwood Builders, new single-family home at 5105 Emmas Way, $230,000.
University of Illinois students Supriya Hobbs and Janna Eaves came up with the idea for Miss Possible, a business that sells dolls based on actual women who contributed to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign financial adviser recently cowrote a guide to help "sandwich generation" women care for aging relatives while also tending to children.
These applications for assumed business names were filed recently at the Champaign County clerk's office:
10,000 Words Photography, 223 Misty Cove, Savoy, by Melissa Kuhl, same address.
A Plus Limo & Taxi, 113 S. Glover Ave., U, by Pablo Herrera III, same address.
A roundup of agriculture news
URBANA — University of Illinois agricultural economists Scott Irwin and Darrel Good were curious.
How has this year's weather stacked up with the weather in years that produced high corn yields?