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Capital loan assistance for July 2017 flooding nears cutoff date

ATLANTA/CHICAGO (Heartland Newsfeed) — Businesses affected by severe weather and flooding in July 2017 may still be eligible for capital loans, according to a news release delivered Tuesday. The U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) reminds small businesses, small agricultural and aquacultural businesses and private not-for-profit organizations More...

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By Jake Leonard On Monday, July 9th, 2018
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Midwestern farmers may stand to lose billions in trade war

ANKENY, Iowa (Heartland Newsfeed) — Midwestern farmers may expect to lose billions of dollars this year should the trade war continue to escalate between the United States and China. The country imposed $50 More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, July 4th, 2018
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McMahon set to spend $500 million in XFL revival

STAMFORD, Conn. (Heartland Newsfeed) — World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) chairman Vince McMahon is stating that he plans to spend $500 million over the first three seasons of the revived XFL. McMahon announced More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
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COMMENTARY: Bank of Springfield Center and SMEAA — a massive drain on taxpayers

(Heartland Newsfeed) — The Illinois Policy Institute published a story Tuesday regarding the Springfield Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority (SMEAA) and the damning debt that Springfield taxpayers More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, June 22nd, 2018
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Bitcoin hits new market low as price trades below $6,000

(Heartland Newsfeed) — Bitcoin prices sunk below $6,000 in market trading Friday, busting below an already established low for 2018. Based on an average of all major Bitcoin exchanges, the average price of More...

By Jake Leonard On Thursday, June 21st, 2018
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Commentary: Supreme Court decision a slap to the face of small businesses

(Heartland Newsfeed) — A U.S. Supreme Court decision made today marks yet another slap to the face of the free market and another example of the government intervening on behalf of Big Business. The recent More...

By Danielle L. On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
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Eight states recall melons citing salmonella outbreak in ongoing investigation

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investing a salmonella outbreak in eight states so far, according to the New York Post. Officials now warn residents More...

By Reuters On Tuesday, June 19th, 2018
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Square acquires cryptocurrency license from New York state

NEW YORK (Reuters) — Square Inc., the payments company founded by Twitter Inc.┬áCEO Jack Dorsey, has obtained a license to offer New York state residents the ability to buy and sell Bitcoin through its Cash More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, June 15th, 2018
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All-female state officers elected at Illinois FFA convention

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Illinois Future Farmers of America (FFA) elected their new state officer team Thursday during the 90th annual Illinois FFA Convention at the Bank of Springfield Center, More...

By Danielle L. On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
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Ikea pledges to stop using plastic products within two years

Worldwide retailer Ikea is set to phase out their use of plastic products by 2020. This sustainability initiative reportedly comes as a result from the detrimental effects of plastic on the environment, according More...