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BUSINESS NOTEBOOK: Scotties Fun Spot adds U-Haul offerings; local, state home sales climb

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Sweet dreams: Hannibal brother-and-sister team launch bakery, bistro

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ANNIBAL, Mo. -- Food is a family affair for Hannibal siblings Lee and Emily Janes. Emily, 22, wrapped up an internship at the Four Seasons in Palm Beach, Fla., in February after four years at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Minneapolis. Lee, 24, has seven years of restaurant cooking under his apron strings. More>>

Kahn named to Mercantile Bank board of directors

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Maureen A. Kahn, president and CEO of Blessing Health System and Blessing Hospital, has joined Mercantile Bank's board of directors.  More>>

KHQA among 129 stations pulled from Dish Network

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Sinclair Broadcast, which owns KHQA-TV in Quincy, has blocked Dish Network from accessing 129 local channels in 36 states. Signals for the channels serving more than five million... More>>

Unexpected price jump at gas pump should be temporary

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An unexpected price spike at West-Central Illinois gasoline pumps this week is expected to be temporary, the result of a mechanical breakdown over the weekend at the nation’s seventh-largest refinery in Whiting, Ind. More>>

Airline boardings down at Quincy Regional Airport as gasoline prices fall

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Gas prices could dip to $2 a gallon by Christmas

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This year's holiday season might be a little more merrier than usual in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri. Gas prices are expected to continue their ongoing decline the rest of the year, dipping close to -- and possibly below -- the $2-a-gallon mark around Christmas. More>>

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    At a virtual reality expo, VR comes in many forms

    A few inches above the floor, a man is suspended from a swing-like apparatus pretending he's flying over a mountain. Around the corner, a woman is defending herself against a horde of zombies with a...
    A few inches above the floor, a man is suspended from a swing-like apparatus pretending he's flying over a mountain. Around the corner, a woman is defending herself against a horde of zombies with a make-believe gun....
  • Fed Vice Chair Fischer keeps open possibility of Sept. hike

    Fed Vice Chair Fischer keeps open possibility of Sept. hike

    Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer is leaving the door open for a rate increase in September. He says the factors that have been keeping inflation below the Fed's target rate have likely begun to fade.
    Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left the door open Saturday for a Fed rate increase in September, saying the factors that have kept inflation below the central bank's target level have likely begun to fade.
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    A Q&A with Wall Street's top psychiatrist on market turmoil

    When it seems like the stock market has lost its mind, big banks and investment firms often turn to one particular psychiatrist: Richard Peterson, CEO of MarketPsych, a firm that applies research from behavioral...
    When it seems like the stock market has lost its mind, big banks and investment firms often turn to one particular psychiatrist: Richard Peterson, CEO of MarketPsych, a firm that applies research from behavioral science to...
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