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Grocery store deals call to shoppers with smartphone apps

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County Market customers with smartphones can now download an app providing them with personalized offers, coupons and in-store maps. It just launched in 10 more County Market stores, including Quincy and Macomb; Hannibal, Mo.; and Fort Madison, Iowa. Steve Labs, store manager of the Hy-Vee at 14th and Harrison, said Hy-Vee stores in Quincy have been using their own smartphone apps for more than a year. More>>

Jobless rates down in Quincy, Hannibal; employers have trouble finding skilled workers

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With unemployment figures falling in Quincy and Hannibal, Mo., neighboring communities have some bragging rights -- and challenges. At 4.4 percent unemployment and a 4.3 percent rate for the micropolitan statistical area, the Gem City has one of the lowest jobless rates in the state. More>>

Hoity Toity, Little Darlin's Resale consignment shops now in one building

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Anna Hoerr has gotten rave reviews from her customers and her consigners since bringing her two shops -- Hoity Toity and Little Darlin's -- together in a single building at 1853 Broadway. More>>

McDonald's near mall sold to Jacksonville family

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After more than 50 years of operating a McDonald's Restaurant near the Quincy Mall, the Shierling family has decided to sell the store. As of June 1, the store at 3201 Broadway will be owned by a Jacksonville family. Mike Kasprzyk said the Quincy location will be the ninth McDonald's franchise run by his family. More>>

Blue Cross Blue Shield to outsource simple claims

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Workers at the Blue Cross Blue Shield processing center in Quincy have been told that routine claims processing will be outsourced in the next two years, but the company denied rumors that local jobs will be eliminated. "There is no clear determination on the staffing level," said Michael Deering, senior director of media and public relations for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. More>>

Homebank, Bank of Quincy merge operations

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Customers should notice little changes if federal regulators approve the merging of Bank of Quincy and Homebank. The sister companies have agreed to file an application with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Federal Reserve Bank in St. Louis to merge banking operations. Upon approval, Bank of Quincy would take on the Homebank name. More>>

Gas prices should begin another decline in early July

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Motorists in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri should be in for a double dose of good news in the coming weeks and months. Gasoline prices, which rose dramatically last week, are still roughly $1 below where they stood at this time in 2014 and are expected to remain relatively steady between now and the height of the warm-weather driving season in early July.
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  • Thursday's Close May 28, 2015

    Thursday's Close May 28, 2015

    Friday, May 29 2015 10:59 AM EDT2015-05-29 14:59:42 GMT
    Thursday's Close May 28, 2015 ADM-Quincy May '15 Corn$3.53 June '15 Corn$3.53 July '15 Corn$3.51 Aug. '15 Corn$3.45 Sept. '15 Corn$3.33 Oct. '15 Corn$3.34 Nov. '15...
    Thursday's Close May 28, 2015 ADM-Quincy May '15 Corn$3.53 June '15 Corn$3.53 July '15 Corn$3.51 Aug. '15 Corn$3.45 Sept. '15 Corn$3.33 Oct. '15 Corn$3.34 Nov. '15...
  • Tuesday's Close May 26, 2015

    Tuesday's Close May 26, 2015

    Tuesday, May 26 2015 8:16 PM EDT2015-05-27 00:16:16 GMT
    Tuesday's Close May 26, 2015 ADM-Quincy May '15 Corn$3.53 June '15 Corn$3.53 July '15 Corn$3.52 Aug. '15 Corn$3.45 Sept. '15 Corn$3.36 Oct. '15 Corn$3.36 Nov. '15...
    Tuesday's Close May 26, 2015 ADM-Quincy May '15 Corn$3.53 June '15 Corn$3.53 July '15 Corn$3.52 Aug. '15 Corn$3.45 Sept. '15 Corn$3.36 Oct. '15 Corn$3.36 Nov. '15...
  • Thursday's Close May 21, 2015

    Thursday's Close May 21, 2015

    Thursday, May 21 2015 8:46 PM EDT2015-05-22 00:46:14 GMT
    Thursday's Close May 21, 2015 ADM-Quincy May '15 Corn$3.62 June '15 Corn$3.62 July '15 Corn$3.61 Aug. '15 Corn$3.55 Sept. '15 Corn$3.45 Oct. '15 Corn$3.44 Nov. '15...
    Thursday's Close May 21, 2015 ADM-Quincy May '15 Corn$3.62 June '15 Corn$3.62 July '15 Corn$3.61 Aug. '15 Corn$3.55 Sept. '15 Corn$3.45 Oct. '15 Corn$3.44 Nov. '15...
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