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Ford will cut 7,000 white-collar jobs

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(CNN) – Ford is cutting 7,000 white-collar jobs, or about 10% of its salaried staff worldwide, as part of a cost-cutting effort it says will save the company about $600 million a year.

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BBB: 8 tips for hiring a contractor

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (WSIL) -- If spring fever has you dreaming of ways to spruce up your home this year, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) can help you find a trustworthy contractor.

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3 Ways to Save: Air conditioning costs

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WSIL -- Warmer weather is here and before you know it, it's going to be downright hot. 

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US, UK teams share $10M XPRIZE award for child literacy

(Courtesy XPRIZE via AP). In this undated photo provided by XPRIZE, children in a village in the Tanga region of Tanzania gather to learn from tablets using open-sourced software that would easily be downloaded by illiterate children to teach themselve... (Courtesy XPRIZE via AP). In this undated photo provided by XPRIZE, children in a village in the Tanga region of Tanzania gather to learn from tablets using open-sourced software that would easily be downloaded by illiterate children to teach themselve...
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The 3 R's with a technology twist: $10 million XPRIZE goes to team that developed software to help children teach themselves to read, write and do arithmetic. More>>

Judge orders FDA to speed up review of e-cigarettes

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File). FILE - In this April 23, 2014, file photo, a man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago. In a ruling handed down Wednesday, May 15, 2019, a federal judge is siding with public health groups in their effort to force the F... (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File). FILE - In this April 23, 2014, file photo, a man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago. In a ruling handed down Wednesday, May 15, 2019, a federal judge is siding with public health groups in their effort to force the F...
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Judge says FDA overstepped its authority by delaying review of vaping industry. More>>

Help coming on blocking scam calls for robocall-plagued US

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File). FILE - In this May 4, 2018, file photo a man talks on the phone in a hallway adorned with the palm tree-printed wallpaper at a hotel near the Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles. U.S. regulators are proposing ... (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File). FILE - In this May 4, 2018, file photo a man talks on the phone in a hallway adorned with the palm tree-printed wallpaper at a hotel near the Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles. U.S. regulators are proposing ...
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US regulators seek new tools to block unrelenting wave of robocalls. More>>

Walmart warns that higher tariffs will mean higher prices

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE - In this April 24, 2019, file photo a Walmart associate works at a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Levittown, N.Y. Walmart Inc. reports earnings on Thursday, May 16. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE - In this April 24, 2019, file photo a Walmart associate works at a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Levittown, N.Y. Walmart Inc. reports earnings on Thursday, May 16.
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Walmart tops profit expectations, though revenue feels currency drag. More>>

Job Squad: May 17, 2019

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WSIL -- Looking for a job? We can help. There are several positions open in our region right now.  

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Petco holding food trade-in event May 18, 19

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(WSIL) -- Petco is helping pet owners feed their cats and dogs healthier food by offering a food trade-in event this weekend. 

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Fred's closing more stores including Eldorado location

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WSIL -- Eldorado's Fred's store is set to close along with more than 100 other locations.

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Hershey's is changing the look of its candy bar for the first time in history

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NEW YORK (CNN Business) -- The brand is replacing its recognizable logo and etching 25 popular emojis into the rectangles that make up its milk chocolate bar.

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New security flaw in Intel chips could affect millions

(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2018, file photo the Intel logo appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Intel has revealed another hardware security flaw that could affects millions of machines ar... (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2018, file photo the Intel logo appears on a screen at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Intel has revealed another hardware security flaw that could affects millions of machines ar...
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Intel has revealed another hardware security flaw that could affects millions of machines around the world. More>>

Ford adds 270,000 cars to recall for unintended rollaways

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DETROIT (AP) - Ford is adding 270,000 vehicles to a recall in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause them roll away unexpectedly. 

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States bring price fixing suit against generic drug makers

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More than 40 states allege price fixing in suit against generic drug makers. More>>

WhatsApp discovers spyware that infected with a call alone

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(AP) -- Spyware crafted by a sophisticated group of hackers-for-hire took advantage of a flaw in the popular WhatsApp communications program to remotely hijack dozens of phones, the company said late Monday.

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Amazon offers to help employees start delivery business

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File). FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, packages ride on a conveyor system at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its employees with a propositi... (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File). FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, packages ride on a conveyor system at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its employees with a propositi...
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Amazon wants employees to quit their jobs to haul packages. More>>

Apple revamps TV app for direct subscriptions to channels

(AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File). FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo Peter Stern, Apple Vice President of Services, speaks at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products in Cupertino, Calif. Apple users will be able to subscribe ... (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File). FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo Peter Stern, Apple Vice President of Services, speaks at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products in Cupertino, Calif. Apple users will be able to subscribe ...
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Apple users will be able to subscribe to HBO, Showtime and a handful of other channels directly through Apple's new TV app, bypassing the need to download a separate app. More>>

How to get student loans forgiven

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WSIL -- Many students have already graduated from SIU, and now are worrying about student loan debt.

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Jury: Monsanto to pay $2 billion in weed killer cancer case

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A jury ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.05 billion to a couple who claimed the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused their cancers.

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Parents can't delete what kids tell Amazon voice assistant

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE - This Dec. 20, 2017, file photo shows the Amazon Echo Dot stocked on a shelf alongside jars of Garlic Chili Sauce at the Amazon Prime warehouse in New York. Consumer advocates say the kids’ version of Amazon’s Alex... (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE - This Dec. 20, 2017, file photo shows the Amazon Echo Dot stocked on a shelf alongside jars of Garlic Chili Sauce at the Amazon Prime warehouse in New York. Consumer advocates say the kids’ version of Amazon’s Alex...
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A kids' version of Amazon's Alexa won't forget what children tell it, even after parents try to delete the conversations, according to a report by consumer advocates. More>>

3 Ways to Save: Farmers' market

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WSIL -- There are several communities in southern Illinois that have a farmers' market. Shopping at them is a great way to save in general.  

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Job Squad: May 10, 2019

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WSIL -- Locally, several places are hiring this week. But we also have a 'Dream Job' to consider that's a one day gig.  

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3 Ways to Save: Advice for graduates

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WSIL -- High school and college students around the country will soon be graduating. Before deciding "what's next", we offer some advice on saving money after receiving a diploma.  

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3 Ways to Save: Dog care

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WSIL -- April is 'Active Dog Month', so we're offering up three ways to save on your four-legged friends.  

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News 3 Weather team to program weather radios

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WSIL -- As our part of helping the community get ready for Severe Weather, the News 3 weather team will be out programming weather radios throughout the community.

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