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Economy Rockford: Selling Secrets

Posted: 04/28/2010 - There are three thousand homes for sale in the Rockford area, and with that much competition you better make sure your home stands out in all the right ways, if you want it to sell. Jon Krause, one of our local experts, reveals how to get your home sold quickly.

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Economy Rockford: The Health of Healthcare

Posted: 04/28/2010 - As job losses mount and more people lose their medical benefits, healthcare institutions are scrambling to find ways to pay for their uninsured visitors. Rockford Health Systems CEO Gary Kaatz talks about the problem, and the potential changes that could lie ahead.

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Economy Rockford: Moving Rockford Forward

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Because of our manufacturing base, the Rockford area gets hit harder than most areas in economic downturns. Einar Forsman, one of Rockford’s own local experts, explains how Rockford can emerge as a stronger more competitive community.

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Economy Rockford: Doing the Unexpected

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Landing a job these days is tough, especially with all the competition. And relying on the basics to find work simply won’t do. LoRayne Logan, a local expect, explains the new efforts it takes to find a job.

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Economy Rockford: Tracking Foreclosures

Posted: 04/28/2010 - According to statistics by a real estate tracking company, more than 300 homes fell into foreclosure in Winnebago County in February. Steve Bois, a local real estate expert says it’s hard to tell if more is ahead.

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Economy Rockford: Politicizing Policies

Posted: 04/28/2010 - The banking industry has been the springboard for government intervention since the recession began. But is all this federal involvement a good thing? Rick Bastian explains one of the biggest mistakes being made.

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Economy Rockford: Local Car Dealers Optimistic

Posted: 04/28/2010 - It’s a sign of the times as car dealerships across the country are getting financially run over by the recession, forcing many of them to close. Local expert George Schaffner explains why out dealerships are uniquely situated to survive the rough road.

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Economy Rockford: Thinking Outside the Box

Posted: 04/28/2010 - The tough economic times have dramatically altered the landscape of the Rockford area, an its unclear what it will look like in the future. One thing that is for sure is that changes will have to be made to move forward once the economy recovers...

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Economy Rockford: A Shot in the Arm

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Right now local healthcare facilities are dealing with the pain of the recession, and the growing number of uninsured residents needing free care. But another ailment is starting to plague the healthcare industry. A local expert tells us how Medicare and Medicaid are weighing down local hospitals.

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Economy Rockford: How to Fix What is Broken

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Good news on the banking front as Wells Fargo reports record first quarter earnings, but is the rest of our banking system healing? A local expert sizes up banks and the broader efforts it will take to fix the system.

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Economy Rockford: Balancing the Benefits

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Many of us have dramatically altered out retirement and 401K plans since the market meltdown. So how can we bring it back to life again? Here, a local expert explains why we should consider a Roth IRA.

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Economy Rockford: Framing the Future

Posted: 04/28/2010 - Many local leaders are hoping hat stimulus money will help our area out of a recession. A local expert explains how the federal plan could actually stimulate the Rockford economy.

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Economy Rockford: Adding Value to the Bottom Line

Posted: 04/28/2010 - With unemployment rates in the Stateline around 14 percent or higher, it’s tough to avoid being on the chopping block. Here a local job expert explains how we can be more valuable to our employer during the recession.

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Economy Rockford: Selling the Future

Posted: 04/28/2010 - The local real estate market looks a lot different than it did three years ago. The current economic crisis could reshape it dramatically for the future. We had a local real estate expert give us his take on what that will mean exactly.

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Economy Rockford: Paying For Others Mistakes

Posted: 04/28/2010 - So far more than 15 U.S. Banks have failed this year, and many more are expected to follow suit in the future. The FDIC has proposed hiking premiums for banks to help make up for this funding shortfall.

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Rockford Economy: Jobs - Monday 3/23

Posted: 04/28/2010 - As the local unemployment rate rises, so does the effort needed to find a new job. A local expert says standing out if the best way to succeed in getting back to work.

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