Metro-East News

Daily business briefing: Bankers believe rural economy will soon struggle

Many bankers predict weakening rural economies in the near future in 10 Midwestern and Western states, including Illinois. Read more here.


The board of directors from Hewlett-Packard has announced a 10 percent increase in its quarterly dividend. Find out more here.


If Target store’s proposed $10 million to settlement is approved in its a class-action lawsuit for the massive data breach in 2013, some consumers whose accounts were compromised would stand to receive as much as $10,000. Learn more here.


Interest rates will soon increase but at a slower rate than anticipated. For more information, read here.

-Will Buss, BND business writer