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What's cooking at the Crossing?

What restaurant does C-U need? Tell our Tom Kacich here

CHAMPAIGN — The first restaurant in this particular space at southwest Champaign's Village at the Crossing was the short-lived Uncle Jack's.

Then came — and went — Minneci's.

Next up?

Business listings, July 16, 2017

These applications for assumed business names were filed with the Champaign County Clerk's Office:

Flying Machine Avionics, 202 S. First St., C, Joshua Lucas, 307 S. Cottage Grove Ave., U.

Guiding Motivations, P.O. Box 2801, C, Prince Robertson, 749 S. Mattis Ave., C.

Style Your Moment, 728 S. State St., C, Nuria Serna, same address.

Weekly stocks and mutuals, July 16, 2017

Here's a look at the news and numbers involving stocks and mutual funds.

Honda trying to revive midsize sales with 2018 Accord

DETROIT (AP) — The latest version of Honda's venerable Accord midsize car is lower, wider, lighter and sleeker than its predecessor, and the company says it's faster and handles better.

But no matter how nice it looks, how well it drives or how big it is inside, it'll be a tough sell with U.S. buyers who are migrating by the thousands from sedans to SUVs and trucks.

Today's Special: Original Pancake House soon to be filling more plates

Restaurant questions? Ask 'em here and Tom Kacich will get your answer

CHAMPAIGN — Coming soon to one of Champaign's most popular breakfast destinations: shorter weekend wait times.

Factory output rebounds 0.2% in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factory output rebounded in June as manufacturers churned out more cars, appliances and furniture, a reassuring sign for U.S. industry.

The Federal Reserve said Friday that factory production rose 0.2 percent last month, reversing a drop of 0.4 percent in May. Manufacturing output is up 1.2 percent from June 2016.

Cheaper gas, wireless plans keep inflation in check

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lower costs for gas, airline tickets, new and used cars and wireless mobile phone plans kept U.S. consumer prices flat in June, evidence that inflation remains muted.

Business inventories rise 0.3% in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles in May, while sales fell by the largest amount in 10 months.

The Commerce Department says business inventories rose 0.3 percent, rebounding from a 0.2 percent decline in April. Total business sales fell 0.2 percent, the largest decline since a 0.3 percent drop last July. Sales have been weak for the past three months.

Retail sales fall for a second month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans curtailed their shopping in June, with less spending at restaurants, department stores and gasoline stations. The spending pullback came despite a healthy job market and suggests that economic growth could remain sluggish.

McDonald's supersizing effort to restore its popularity

ROMEOVILLE — McDonald's is hoping to make a difference in its future seven seconds at a time.

The company that helped define fast food is making supersized efforts to reverse its fading popularity and catch up to a landscape that has evolved around it. That includes expanding delivery, digital ordering kiosks in restaurants, and rolling out an app that saves precious seconds.