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Amazon ignores Trump's attacks as it molds business empire

WASHINGTON (AP) — Online retail giant Amazon is ignoring Donald Trump's barrage of taunts and threats, focusing instead on expanding its reach into a swath of industries that the president's broadsides haven't come close to hitting.

Dunkin' Donuts selling fries, pretzels chicken tenders

BOSTON (AP) — Want some fries with that doughnut?

Dunkin' Donuts is selling Donut Fries along with other nontraditional products as part of a new $2 snacking menu at a small number of its stores in the Boston area.

In addition to the fries, customers can order pretzel bites, waffle-breaded chicken tenders, Munchkin dippers and a gluten-free brownie.

Facebook says it should have audited Cambridge Analytica

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's No. 2 executive says the company should have conducted an audit after learning that a political consultancy improperly accessed user data nearly three years ago.

Chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg told NBC's "Today" show that at the time, Facebook received legal assurances that Cambridge Analytica had deleted the improperly obtained information.

Hiring slows in March, but job market still looks healthy

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a modest 103,000 jobs in March after several months of robust gains, though the government's overall jobs report Friday suggested that the labor market remains fundamentally healthy.

Hobbico sells model-rocket division to family of enthusiasts for $7 million

CHAMPAIGN — During its bankruptcy auction, Hobbico sold its model-rocket unit, Estes, to a family of model-rocket enthusiasts for $7 million.

Update: Save-A-Lot to fill downtown County Market site

Updated: 12:48 p.m. Friday

DANVILLE — Later this year, Kirby Foods in Champaign will move its existing Save-A-Lot store in Danville from the northeast side of town to the downtown location that County Market is vacating.

U.S. trade gap balloons to nine-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit rose for the sixth straight month in February, reaching the highest level since October 2008 and defying President Donald Trump's efforts to rebalance America's lopsided trade with the rest of the world.

Thai/Laotian restaurant opening in summer in former Wedge space

CHAMPAIGN — Thai food will soon be returning to downtown Champaign in the space occupied by the recently closed Wedge.

Sticky Rice is expected to open early this summer at 415 N. Neil St., C — the former home of Wedge until it closed late last month.

Tom Kacich | Danville couple sees big business in little houses on prairie

It's one of those social movements that hasn't made it to central Illinois yet.

But Byron Denhart is ready for when it does.

A Life Remembered: Parkland donor gave much more than money

CHAMPAIGN — When Parkland officials decided to name the college's sports complex in honor of local businessman Donald Dodds Jr., some knew the idea might not be an easy sell to the honoree.

"It did take a little bit of convincing," said Parkland President Tom Ramage, who knew Mr. Dodds for 20 years. "A very humble guy. He didn't want the recognition."