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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - June 26, 2014

Unemployment Down From Last Year In All IL Metro Areas

By Jim Meadows

The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment was down from a year ago in all of Illinois' 12 metro areas in May. It was the second straight month of across-the-board, year-over-year declines. 

Categories: Business, Economics






AP - Illinois Public Media News - June 18, 2014

House Republican Conference To Choose Cantor’s Successor

By The Associated Press

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(Duration: 4:26)

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other party leaders, meet with reporters following a GOP strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 31, 2012. From right to left are Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam, R-Ill., Rep. Kay Granger,

The contest for the No. 3 spot in the House GOP has turned into tea party conservatives' last, best shot at the congressional leadership after getting shut out of the top two jobs in the shakeup that followed Majority Leader Eric Cantor's surprise primary defeat. 

Categories: Business, Government, Politics

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 18, 2014

‘Pink Slime’ Is Making A Comeback. Do You Have A Beef With That?

By Joyce Russell

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(Duration: 4:12)

South Dakota-based meat processor Beef Products Inc. shows a sample of its lean, finely textured beef in September 2012.

A much-maligned beef product that was once frequently added to hamburger is making a comeback. Two years ago, beef processors cut back sharply on producing what they call "lean, finely textured beef" after the nasty nickname for it, "pink slime," caught on in the media. Now, higher beef prices are leading to increased demand for the product.

Categories: Animals, Business, Food, Health


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