a mailman
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February 20, 2013

Cash-Strapped Postal Service To Launch New Clothing Line

The U.S. Postal Service is getting creative in its search for new revenue after last year's $15.9 billion budget shortfall. The agency says it will debut a new clothing and accessories line called Rain Heat & Snow, inspired by its unofficial motto: "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."

February 18, 2013

Gas Prices on the Rise in Recent Weeks

Gasoline prices in Champaign-Urbana were higher than the Illinois average earlier this month, and then started going down, counter to state and national trends.

February 18, 2013

CUB: Alternative Electric Suppliers Cut Costs

Illinois residents saved up to 218 million dollars on their electric bills last year thanks to competition in the market. However, that is expected to shift this summer, and a consumer watchdog group is voicing its early concerns.

February 18, 2013

Tax Credit Bill Advances to Indiana House

A bill approved Monday in the Indiana Senate would encourage people to invest in businesses that are located in areas of the state where there is low income or high unemployment.

February 15, 2013

Durbin Revives Bill to Bring Sales Tax to Internet

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says a compromise with House lawmakers ensures broad-based support for his bill to help brick-and-mortar retailers compete against out-of-state Internet sellers.

February 14, 2013

Gymnasiums to House Some Illinois Prisoners

The Illinois department of corrections has told the union for prison workers that they plan to start housing men in the gymnasiums at six already overcrowded prisons.

US Airways jet takes off as an American Airlines jet is prepped for takeoff
(AP Photo/Matt York, File)
February 14, 2013

How The American-US Airways Merger Might Affect You

American Airlines and US Airways on Thursday announced they plan to merge to create the country's largest airline, with a route network stretching from coast to coast, and covering large swaths of Latin America, Europe, Canada, the Caribbean and Africa.

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