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Trump's push for made-in-America goods elusive even for him

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's push this week to get Americans to buy goods "made in America" is harder than it might seem.

Even for Trump.

Housing starts rebound in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuilders ramped up construction in June to the fastest pace in four months, led by surges in the Northeast and Midwest.

Chipotle says Virginia store reopening after cleaning

NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle says a Virginia store that was temporarily closed because of a suspected case of norovirus will reopen Wednesday, after "multiple teams performed complete sanitizations of all surfaces."

Urbana homeowner says AT&T left him in lurch on phone outage

URBANA — Don Allen has been without phone service at his Urbana home since Friday and was surprised to learn this week that he was not alone.

Wall Street giant looking to make inroads on Main Street

NEW YORK — More homeowner, less hedge-fund titan. Goldman Sachs, long known for its super-rich clients and well-connected executives, is starting to act a lot more like a neighborhood bank.

Rising interest rates boost Bank of America's profits

NEW YORK (AP) — Consumer banking giant Bank of America reported a 10 percent rise in second-quarter profits on Tuesday as gains from higher interest rates were more than enough to offset a drop in trading revenue.

Homebuilder sentiment declines in July

U.S. homebuilders are feeling less optimistic about their sales prospects, although their overall outlook remains positive.

The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index, released Tuesday, declined to 64 this month. That's down two points from a downwardly revised reading of 66 in June and the lowest level since November.

A new arena in downtown Champaign?

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CHAMPAIGN — The largest single development in Champaign history is being proposed for a different site near downtown Champaign and also could include a sports facility for possible use by University of Illinois athletic teams.

Retailers balancing price, eco-friendliness for back-to-school season

NEW YORK — For the back-to-school season, many parents and their kids are thinking green.

Concerns about the environment have them looking for secondhand clothing or fashions made from reused material — but price still rules. Shoppers want quality and style in backpacks, jeans and the like without spending a lot more money.

Subway out to update look of its stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Subway wants to freshen up the look of its stores as it tries to stem a sales decline.