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10/02/2014, 8:24 am WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, ...
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10/01/2014, 6:07 pm Name of business: Jayde's Vapor Lounge Proprietor: Jayde Tran Business address: 4601 16th St., Suite 6, Moline ...
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10/01/2014, 6:05 pm Brenda S. Abel-Streicher of BITCO Insurance Companies recently was installed as Iowa Council Director of the International Association of Insurance ...
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10/01/2014, 6:04 pm A grand opening and ribbon-cutting for RE/MAX Elite Homes, 1485 41st St. Moline, will be held at 4 p.m. Oct. ...
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10/01/2014, 6:02 pm The Rock Island Arsenal will host a Disability Awareness Month Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in Heritage ...
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10/01/2014, 5:59 pm MOLINE -‐ Deere & Co. has announced changes to its senior leadership team effective Oct. 23. - James A. ...
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10/01/2014, 5:54 pm NEW YORK (AP) Coke and Pepsi are squaring off again, this time with natural sweeteners. PepsiCo said Wednesday ...
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10/01/2014, 5:53 pm MILFORD, Mich. (AP) General Motors CEO Mary Barra told investors Wednesday that GM plans a raft of new models ...
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10/01/2014, 4:58 pm NEW YORK (AP) — It was a rough start to October for financial markets. Disappointing economic news in the ...
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10/01/2014, 4:59 pm Jewel-Osco stores in Illinois, Indiana and Iowa were among several U.S. supermarkets affected by another recent card fraud incident, the ...
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09/30/2014, 7:46 pm NEW YORK (AP) A suddenly stormy month on the stock market came to a quiet end on Tuesday. Major ...
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09/30/2014, 7:45 pm BRUSSELS (AP) Apple risks having to repay Ireland tax rebates worth billions of dollars after the European Union's competition ...
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09/30/2014, 6:47 pm A ribbon-cutting will be held at 11 a.m. today at Friendship Manor, 1209 21st Ave., Rock Island, to celebrate its ...
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09/30/2014, 5:54 pm MOLINE -- A DICK'S Sporting Goods store will open at SouthPark Mall next summer. The store is expected ...
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09/30/2014, 1:21 pm Rupert Murdoch is moving into the online real estate business. Murdoch's News Corp. announced a deal Tuesday to ...
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10/01/2014, 7:13 am SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is trying to soften an unpopular redesign of Windows by reviving features from older ...
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09/30/2014, 10:27 am NEW YORK (AP) — EBay is splitting off its fastest growing segment, payment service PayPal, the e-commerce company said Tuesday. ...
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09/29/2014, 10:28 pm Dear Joan, I'm a new manager, having recently been promoted after five years at this company. I am concerned ...
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09/29/2014, 6:54 pm NEW YORK (AP) — Card data of Supervalu and Albertsons shoppers may be at risk in another hack, the two ...
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09/29/2014, 6:50 pm WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting that real estate sales will remain ...
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09/29/2014, 6:45 pm WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans boosted spending by a healthy amount in August, offering welcome evidence that the economy is on ...
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09/29/2014, 6:37 pm NEW YORK (AP) — Concerns over high stock prices and global politics continued to plague markets Monday as major ...
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09/29/2014, 10:00 am Press release submitted by Quad Cities Chamber RE/MAX Elite Homes, 1485 41st St. Moline, will host a grand ...
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09/27/2014, 6:10 am As a pianist, singer, sometime composer and full-time arts writer, I live and breathe music. So does Nashville -- Tennessee's ...
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09/26/2014, 7:46 pm NEW YORK (AP) — The biggest star in the bond market shocked the financial world Friday by ...
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09/26/2014, 6:31 pm NEW YORK (AP) — Good economic and corporate news helped the stock market stage a rebound at the end ...
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09/26/2014, 6:27 pm WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy's bounce-back last quarter from a dismal winter was even faster than previously thought, ...
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09/26/2014, 6:23 pm WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of U.S. consumer confidence reached its highest level since July 2013, ...
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09/26/2014, 2:11 pm NEW YORK (AP) The U.S. stock market bounced back Friday as investors welcomed good news on the U.S. ...
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  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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