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Wired In: Ujjval Patel

Each week, Paul Wood talks with a high-tech difference maker. Meet UJJVAL PATEL a vice president at Synchrony, a huge credit card company, working with University of Illinois interns at its Emerging Technology Center to make things work such as cashless shopping. The $26 billion credit card company has plenty of room for brilliant interns working on innovative projects.

Wells Fargo to pay $1 billion over mortgage, auto-loan abuses

NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to misconduct at its mortgage and auto-lending business, the latest punishment levied against the banking giant for widespread customer abuses.

Cellphones aid in global growth of bank accounts

NEW YORK (AP) — Roughly seven out of every 10 adults worldwide now have some form of bank account, the World Bank said Thursday, largely due to the proliferation of cellphone-based bank accounts and other simple bank-account programs in places like India and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Entertainment listings, April 19-26, 2018

EVENTSThis weekend

AMISH COUNTRY SPRING QUILT SHOW

What: Amish handcrafted quilts, competition, exhibit and auction quilts, quilt vendors with materials and supplies. Quilts are displayed every day. Quilt auction on Saturday. Quilt classes, quilt/needlecraft and other vendors at the show itself and other displays downtown in the Gazebo Annex.

Frerichs rolling out program to boost Illinoisans' retirement savings

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois is poised to begin a program next month that requires many employers to help establish voluntary retirement-savings plans for employees, and to offer automatic payroll deductions to do it.

Getting Personal: Andy Harden

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, 57-year-old Urbana resident ANDY HARDEN, a former director of Deutsche Bank who returned to the area for his family and is now a financial adviser for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, chats with staff writer Paul Wood. Harden says he's a player of all sports and a master of none.

Entertainment listings, April 12-19, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

BONEYARD ARTS FESTIVAL

Top of the Morning, April 7, 2018

On March 16, signs were posted on a several trees just to the west of the PNC Bank building in downtown Champaign.

"WARNING HIGH VOLTAGE BIRD SHOCK SYSTEM"

It didn't take long for passersby to notice and take their curiousity — and, in some cases, concern — to social media.

As a result, the signs were removed this week. Soon, the wiring in the trees will come down, too.

Entertainment listings, April 5-12, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

BROCTON RED BARN MARKET

What: The 18th annual Antiques and Crafts Show. A juried show with more than 50 vendors. Food available.

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6 and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 7.

Where: Red Barn, Brocton. Located on Illinois 49, 5 miles south of U.S. 36 or 5 miles north of Illinois 133.

Entertainment listings, March 29-April 5, 2018

EVENTS

Park district egg hunts

NITE LITE EGG PURSUIT XXV

What: Bring your basket and flashlight and join Lite Rock 97.5 WHMS to hunt for eggs filled with prizes. For ages 18 and older. Be on the lookout for the bronze, silver and gold eggs for a chance to win prize packages.

When: Registration on-site, 7 p.m.; egg pursuit, 8:10 to 9 p.m. March 30.