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Economy Rockford: For Sale By Owner?

Posted: 04/28/2010 - The housing market is a tough place, and many homeowners have been watching their equity go out the door. When it comes to selling, many are trying to save money and do it themselves.

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Economy Rockford: Boosted Home Sales Do Not Equal Closure

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Record low interest rates are boosting pending home sales in the Rockford Area, but a signed contract is just the beginning of buying a new home. Why are so many local homebuyers having trouble getting to the closing?

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Economy Rockford: Online House Hunting

Updated: 04/28/2010 - The local housing market has fallen into the basement as the economic crisis continues to take its toll. But the recession has also opened the door to a new way of hunting for homes: online.

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10:10 Economy: Healthcare

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Healthcare is by no means immune to the negative effects of a major recession. WIFR sat down with the CEO of Rockford Health Systems to gauge the pressure local hospitals are under, and some of the changes that patients could experience as a result.

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Economy Rockford: Code Red: Fixing Healthcare

Posted: 04/28/2010 - President Barack Obama praised the healthcare industry’s promise this week to cut more than two trillion dollars in costs in the next ten years. It’s part of a massive effort to reform our healthcare system.

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Economy Rockford: Tri-State Alliance

Updated: 07/23/2010 - Rockford leaders are working with other states and their economic development officials to make us a stronger region.

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Economy Rockford: Recruiting Young Professionals

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Analysts say young professionals will have a crucial role to play when our economy turns around, especially due to the massive wealth loss older generations have experienced.

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Economy Rockford: Aerospace Industry to Boost Economy

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Local experts say Rockford’s business sector is suffering more deeply than other parts of the country, and many say building up our local aerospace industry is a good long-term economic bet.

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Economy Rockford: Rockford's Roadmap to Recovery

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Many experts think our economy is moving towards better times, but how quickly our local economy recovers could depend upon proactive strategies. We found out what Rockford’s roadmap to recovery may be like.

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Economy Rockford: Tracking Rockford's Future

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Rockford has some major improvements to make if it wants to become a stronger city at the end of this economic slump. This has been said by several local leaders and experts, and one of those experts says we must have a passenger rail service in our area to do just that.

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Economy Rockford: Local Businesses Lokking to get Ahead

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Local businesses are looking for ways to get ahead of the competition in this economy. 23 News development expert Einar Forsman says the best way to do that is to focus on your customers.

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Economy Rockford: Report Card for Banks

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Nineteen of the nation largest banks will get a grade this week after the government asses balance sheets and funds meant to survive a prolonged economic downturn. Bill Roop, a local banking expert, explains what these results could mean for our overall banking system.

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