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Senate confirms Jerome Powell as Federal Reserve chair

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell as the next head of the central bank, succeeding Janet Yellen, a move likely to provide continuity in U.S. monetary policy with the economy growing now for nine years straight. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 84-13 to approve the 64-year-old More...

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By Reuters On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Murdoch: Facebook should pay ‘trusted’ news publishers carriage fee

NEW YORK/MENLO PARK, Calif. (Reuters) — Media mogul Rupert Murdoch on Monday called on Facebook to pay “trusted” news publishers a carriage fee, similar to the model used by cable companies, amid efforts More...

By Reuters On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Bacardi to buy high-end tequila maker Patron in $5.1 billion deal

HAMILTON, Bermuda (Reuters) — Bacardi Ltd said on Monday it would buy high-end tequila maker Patron Spirits International AG in a $5.1 billion deal, hoping to become the second largest spirits company in More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Filing season for Illinois state tax returns begins next week

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDoR) will start accepting state individual income tax returns for the 2017 tax year beginning next Monday, January 29, the same day the More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Syverson says now is the time for Illinois to push forward on gaming expansion

SPRINGFIELD (INN) — One state lawmaker says now is the time for Illinois to push forward on gaming expansion. State Senator Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, says a bill that would allow for up to six new casinos More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Skillicorn joins call to legalize hemp production

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — State Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) has joined the growing ranks of those publicly advocating for the legalization of industrial hemp in Illinois. “What is the More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Skillicorn says Chicago needs spending reform, not bailout

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — As pressure mounts on the city of Chicago to address its debt crisis, some have suggested the state should help the city cover its expenses. “Chicago has spent at least More...

By United Press International On Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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Joel McHale to host weekly topical series for Netflix

LOS GATOS, Calif. (UPI) — Comedian and actor Joel McHale has signed on to host a weekly, topical series for Netflix. The half-hour Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale is scheduled to debut Feb. 18. Netflix More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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Federal grant application by Carlinville was for regional water “commission”

CARLINVILLE (Heartland Newsfeed) — A recent investigation from the Edgar County Watchdogs, in their ongoing battle with the City of Carlinville, has revealed the City’s 2016 grant application for Federal More...

By Reuters On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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Facebook to prioritize ‘trustworthy’ news based on surveys

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc will prioritize “trustworthy” news in its feed of social media posts, using member surveys to identify high-quality outlets and fight sensationalism and misinformation, More...

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