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.

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

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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.

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

-Will Buss, BND business writer

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