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The Illinois Department of Employment Security will send emails to 800,000 business leaders and workers to highlight state services. Agency Director Jay Rowell said Wednesday the emails will offer help to companies in hiring, setting wages and building business plans. He says the effort will help get people back to work. 

Discussion at this morning’s Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Power in Partnership breakfast focused on benefits western Kentucky ports will see with the expansion of the Panama Canal. 

KY Chamber of Commerce Report Evaluates Business Climate

Jul 19, 2012

Kentucky's business climate is consistently dragged down by low incomes, high poverty, and poor health. That's one of the conclusions of the comprehensive report released this week by the state's Chamber of Commerce.

Kentucky’s Secretary of State has issued a good news-bad news report on business filings.

Fireworks Sales Down for Many Vendors

Jul 4, 2012

County burn bans across the region have outlawed amateur fireworks displays and that hurts the bottom line for many fireworks vendors.

Afternoon Round-Up 6/11/12

Jun 11, 2012

Today on NPR: Spain becomes the fourth eurozone country to get a financial rescue.

Around the Commonwealth:

Ashland and Elizabethtown natives picked up a Tony Awards last night.

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A U.S. Bankruptcy Court ruling in Louisville approved the sale of Dippin’ Dots, Inc to Oklahoma-based Dippin’ Dots, LLC for $12.6 million. The sale will settle the novelty ice-cream manufacturer’s outstanding debt of over $11 million and close a bankruptcy proceeding beginning in November 2011. Investor Scott Fisher will serve as president of the newly formed company. Dippin’ Dots founder and former CEO Curt Jones is expected to return to the company in some capacity after stepping down in March.

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