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10:10 Economy: The Changing Economy

Updated: 02/27/2009 - It’s survival of the fittest in this new economy. But long-term prosperity could depend on the actions we take in these tough times. A local expert weighs in on the current crisis, and what it means for the Rockford area.

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Obama Budget sees $1.75 Trillion Deficit

Posted: 02/26/2009 - President Barack Obama is sending Congress a budget that would boost taxes on the wealthy and slash Medicare to make way for a $634 billion down payment on universal health care.

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Burris' Son Hired by State Housing Authority

Posted: 02/26/2009 - The son of embattled Sen. Roland Burris landed a job with the Illinois Housing Development Authority five months ago under the administration of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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Wisconsin Company Pulling 20-year free-tuition Benefit

Posted: 02/26/2009 - A Janesville manufacturer says the recession is forcing it to drop an unusual employee benefit that has paid more than $3 million in college tuition since it started nearly 20 years ago.

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GM Posts $9.6 Billion 4th Quarter Loss

Updated: 02/26/2009 - General Motors Corp. says it lost $9.6 billion in the fourth quarter and burned through $6.2 billion in cash as it sought government help to avoid running out of cash.

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Verizon Wireless Files Lawsuit

Posted: 02/25/2009 - Telephone service provider Verizon Wireless says it's filing suit after an advertising company repeatedly called Verizon customers.

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Bald Eagles in Maryland Lose Home

Updated: 02/25/2009 - As we've recently seen, birds and airplanes can be a dangerous mix. And that's why a pair of bald eagles are losing their home for the second time.

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Rockford Budget Debate Heats Up

Updated: 09/04/2009 - The battle to balance Rockford's budget is heating up. Two aldermen leave a special finance meeting early, as frustrations grow over the difficult process and everything now hinges on union negotiations.

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Wind Farm Proposal

Posted: 02/25/2009 - The often controversial debate over wind farms could ignite in Winnebago County under a proposal to bring dozens of turbines to the Southwestern corner of the county.

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Tylenol Victims' Families Wait For Break, Again

Posted: 02/25/2009 - It's been about three weeks since FBI agents raided the home of a man in the investigation of the 1982 killings of seven Chicago area people who died after swallowing cyanide-laced Tylenol capsules..

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Obama Task Force Meets with Chrysler

Posted: 02/25/2009 - A Chrysler LLC official says top executives of the troubled auto maker are meeting with members of the Obama administration's auto task force.

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