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Union Approves Contract with Honeywell

METROPOLIS -- Union members have ratified a new 3-year-contract with Honeywell Metropolis. That ends a lockout that's lasted since August. Read more »

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Tow Truck Owner Denies Industry Targets SIU Students

CARBONDALE -- A tow truck service's owner denies the industry targets SIU students following allegations at Tuesday night's city council meeting. Read More »

Heinz Buying Kraft in Deal to Create Food Giant

NEW YORK (AP) - H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods Group Inc., creating what the companies say will be the third-largest food and beverage company in North America. Read More »

Feds Investigate Safety of Lumber Liquidators Flooring

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating the safety of Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring made in China. Read More »

Mercedes Recalls 30,000 Cars to Fix Rear Tail Lamp Problem

DETROIT (AP) - Mercedes-Benz is recalling just over 30,000 CLS-Class cars in the U.S. because the LED tail lamps may not light properly on the sides. Read More »

High Nursing Home Bills Squeeze Insurers, Driving Rates Up

NEW YORK (AP) - Thirty years ago, insurance companies had the answer to the soaring cost of caring for the elderly. Plan ahead and buy a policy that will cover your expenses. Now, there's a new problem: Even insurers think it's unaffordable. Read More »

Amy's Kitchen Recalls Spinach Products Over Listeria Fears

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) - Organic food company Amy's Kitchen has voluntarily recalled about 74,000 cases of frozen and prepackaged products containing spinach over listeria concerns. Read More »

FDA: Recall Expanded for Blue Bell Ice Cream Products

DALLAS (AP) - Federal authorities say Blue Bell is expanding the recall of some ice cream products because of possible exposure to the listeria bacteria. Read More »

GM Recalls Chevy Malibus to Fix Sunroof Control Issue

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is recalling nearly 92,000 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedans to fix a problem with the power sunroof controls. Read More »

Ask Amy: Torch Lite

MARION -- Lighting up small, dark places can be a challenge, especially if you need to be hands free. Read More »

Amy's Kitchen Recalls Products That Could Contain Listeria

CNN -- Amy's Kitchen Inc. says it's recalling nearly 74,000 cases of its products that could contain listeria. Read More »

NFL Suspending TV Blackouts for 2015 Season

PHOENIX (AP) - The NFL will not block any games from local television during the 2015 season. Read More »

Louisville Slugger Maker Announces Deal to Sell Iconic Brand

(AP) -- The company that makes Louisville Slugger bats has announced a deal to sell the iconic brand to rival Wilson Sporting Goods Co. Read More »

GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises to 74

DETROIT (AP) - Families of at least 74 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the company. Read More »

Rising Trend: Using Essential Oils

WSIL -- More people are turning to essential oils for healing and medicinal purposes. Local stores are seeing an increase in sales and demand for the product. Read More »

Alternative Allergy Medicine

WSIL -- Sniffling and sneezing are common problems this time of year. Many of us are suffering from seasonal allergies. Read More »

FDA Approves Genetically Engineered Potatoes, Apples as Safe

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Potatoes that won't bruise and apples that won't brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the genetically engineered foods, saying they are "as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts." Read More »

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