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Steak 'n Shake closes Quincy site; owner says renewing franchise makes no sense

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Steak ‘n Shake restaurant in Quincy is closed. John Duryea, owner of the Duryea Group Inc., said after 20 years, renewing the franchise with the Steak ‘n Shake corporation “does not make sense economically.” A sign posted Monday morning on the door of the restaurant at 3819 Broadway thanked customers for 20 years of loyal patronage. More>>

Gas prices likely won't start decline until early May

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Allison Mac's response when questioned about the slow, but steady rise in gas prices this month sounded more like a warning. "I would fill up, and I'd probably do it sooner than later," said Mac, a senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com during a Tuesday interview with The Herald-Whig.

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BUSINESS NOTEBOOK: ADM, Stratas award $207,000 to 49 Quincy-area agencies

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Archer Daniels Midland Co. and Stratas Foods LLC, a joint venture between ADM and ACH Food Companies, contributed grants totaling over $207,000 to more than 49 Quincy and surrounding community organizations and programs in 2014. "ADM has over 500 employees in Quincy, and we want to do our part to help ensure Quincy and the surrounding communities remain a great place to live and work," said Jennifer Jenkins, human resources manager for ADM in Quincy.
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Gardner Denver workers say severance packages being offered

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QUINCY -- Gardner Denver officials have confirmed that workers will be added at the corporate headquarters in Milwaukee. The company's website also shows that the manufacturer is seeking applicants in Quincy, while longtime employees at the factory on Gardner Expressway have confirmed they were offered severance packages to retire.
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Titan International reports sales of $1.9B

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Titan International reported fourth quarter sales of $383.3 million for 2014, down from $494.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2013. The company's net sales were nearly $1.9 billion in 2014, down $268 million from 2013, as agricultural sales fell $166 million and earthmoving/construction sales slipped nearly $139 million. Consumer market sales were up $36 million. More>>

Nationally recognized speaker to hold healthy work life presentations

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McNenny, founder of Made You Think Consulting works across the country as a professional speaker, group facilitator and business coach, will bring her message to Carthage in early March. She will speak at eight sessions sponsored by Memorial Hospital and will serve as the keynote speaker for the Carthage Chamber of Commerce annual meeting.  More>>

Horton reopens Gene's Transmission after battling cancer

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Gene Horton, who has been in the transmission business most of his life, reluctantly sold his Quincy transmission shop three years ago after he was confronted with a serious health issue. Finally healthy again, Horton realized how much he missed transmission work. So about four weeks ago he opened a new shop under the old name - Gene's Transmissions - in the old Heintz Electric building at 225 S. 10th. More>>

BUSINESS NOTEBOOK: Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce to attend job fairs on employers' behalf

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Staff from the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce will attend job fairs this spring at University of Illinois campuses in the Quad Cities and Urbana-Champaign to seek employees for hard-to-find full-time job openings in the Quincy area.
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  • Monday's Close March 2, 2015

    Monday's Close March 2, 2015

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  • Friday's Close Feb. 27, 2015

    Friday's Close Feb. 27, 2015

    Friday, February 27 2015 8:34 PM EST2015-02-28 01:34:34 GMT
    ADM-Quincy Feb. '15 Corn $3.74 March '15 Corn $3.79 April '15 Corn $3.87 May '15 Corn $3.90 June '15 Corn $3.95 July '15 Corn $3.91 Aug. '15 Corn $3.90 Sept. ‘15 Corn $3.83 Oct. '15 Corn $3.89 Nov. '15 Corn $3.95 Dec. '15 Corn $3.95 Feb. '15 Beans $10.36 March '15 Beans $10.41 April '15 Beans $10.40 May '15 Beans $10.42 June '15 Beans $10.43 July '15 Beans $10.43 Aug. '15 Beans $10.31 Sept. ‘15 Beans $9.92 Oct. '15 Beans $9.82 Nov. '15 Beans $9.92 Dec. '15 Beans $9....
    ADM-Quincy Feb. '15 Corn $3.74 March '15 Corn $3.79 April '15 Corn $3.87 May '15 Corn $3.90 June '15 Corn $3.95 July '15 Corn $3.91 Aug. '15 Corn $3.90 Sept. ‘15 Corn $3.83 Oct. '15 Corn $3.89 Nov. '15 Corn $3.95 Dec. '15 Corn $3.95 Feb. '15 Beans $10.36 March '15 Beans $10.41 April '15 Beans $10.40 May '15 Beans $10.42 June '15 Beans $10.43 July '15 Beans $10.43 Aug. '15 Beans $10.31 Sept. ‘15 Beans $9.92 Oct. '15 Beans $9.82 Nov. '15 Beans $9.92 Dec. '15 Beans $9....
  • Wednesday's Close Feb. 25, 2015

    Wednesday's Close Feb. 25, 2015

    Wednesday, February 25 2015 9:18 PM EST2015-02-26 02:18:07 GMT
    Wednesday's Close Feb. 25, 2015 ADM-Quincy Feb. '15 Corn$3.66 March '15 Corn$3.72 April '15 Corn$3.79 May '15 Corn$3.81 June '15 Corn$3.88 July '15 Corn$3.84 Aug. '15...
    Wednesday's Close Feb. 25, 2015 ADM-Quincy Feb. '15 Corn$3.66 March '15 Corn$3.72 April '15 Corn$3.79 May '15 Corn$3.81 June '15 Corn$3.88 July '15 Corn$3.84 Aug. '15...
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