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Business Features | February 25, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
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Major exits force company towns to redefine selves
PEORIA, Ill. — Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis planned to open this year's State of the City speech by thanking Caterpillar Inc. for its longtime commitment to the central Illinois town, declaring “We wouldn't be Peoria without Caterpillar.”

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Business Features | February 25, 2017
Nordstrom quarterly profit is better than expected
Nordstrom Inc., the department store recently scolded by President Donald Trump, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit with help from strong sales online and at Nordstrom Rack.

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Business Features | February 25, 2017
Kenmore grill sales to expand
CHICAGO — Sears Holdings has inked a licensing deal that will mean the sale of its Kenmore grills in stores beyond Sears and Kmart.

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Business Features | February 25, 2017
J.C. Penney to close 130-140 of its stores
NEW YORK — J.C. Penney said Friday that it will be closing anywhere from 130 to 140 stores as well as two distribution centers over the next several months as it aims to improve profitability in the era of online shopping.

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Business Features | February 24, 2017
Coke says it supports WHO’s sugar guidelines
NEW YORK — Coke says it supports the World Health Organization’s guidelines for limiting added sugar, as the company works on repairing its image in public health circles and reshaping its business.

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Business Features | February 24, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Pipeline protesters arrested at camp
CANNON BALL, N.D. — Authorities on Thursday cleared a protest camp where opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline had gathered for the better part of a year, searching tents and huts and arresting dozens of holdouts who had defied a government order to leave.

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Business Features | February 24, 2017
Poll: Keep enlarged Medicaid expansion
WASHINGTON — A new poll finds that 8 in 10 Americans say lawmakers should keep federal funding that has allowed states to add Medicaid coverage for 11 million low-income people.

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Business Features | February 23, 2017
Technology glitches hurt reliability ratings
DETROIT — Technology glitches including Bluetooth phone pairing and misunderstood voice commands put a dent in car and truck reliability scores in a major survey of automobile owners.

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Business Features | February 22, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
BAD HARVEST
Prepare for olive oil sticker shock
ROME — From specialty shops in Rome to supermarkets around the world, lovers of Italian olive oil are in for some sticker shock this year, with prices due to jump by as much as 20 percent.

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Business Features | February 21, 2017
Monthlong BC3 program focuses on gas industry
Butler County Community College has joined forces with a natural gas industry group to offer skills and safety training for people interested in working in the industry.

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Business Features | February 21, 2017
NexTier makes a donation to Seneca Valley Foundation
JACKSON TWP — The Seneca Valley Foundation recently received a $17,500 donation on behalf of NexTier Bank.

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Business Features | February 21, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Circus under fire for animal acts
BOSTON — A circus is under fire for bringing back animal acts a year after earning praise from animal rights groups for dropping them to keep up with changing public attitudes.

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Business Features | February 21, 2017
GOP health plan details emerge
WASHINGTON — Top House Republicans say their outline for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law is a pathway to greater flexibility and lower costs for consumers. Democrats see a road to ruin for millions who’d face lost coverage and higher medical expenses, particularly the poor.

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Business Features | February 20, 2017
Kraft Heinz revokes offer withdraws $143B bid to buy Unilever
NEW YORK — Kraft Heinz has withdrawn its $143 billion offer to buy Unilever, backing away after the mayonnaise, tea and seasonings maker rejected the bid as too low.

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