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Business Briefing: Cars sold in metro-east cost more than state average

Will Buss
Will Buss

You will pay a little more to buy a new car in the metro-east than some places in Illinois.

According to a new list released by online auto price guide Autolist, you can expect to pay $96 more than the state average for a new car in St. Clair County and $450 more than the state average for one in Madison County.

The list ranks Belleville at No. 32 for most affordable place to buy a vehicle in Illinois, where new cars cost $71 more than the state average.

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A mobile app that will accept parking payments will soon be made available for drivers in parts of Philadelphia. Drivers will simply pull up to a parking spot and enter their credit card and license plate numbers. Read more here.

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The real estate market slowed in October as home building and apartment construction dropped. Both sectors fell by 11 percent last month. Learn more here.

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Big-box retailers are witnessing a sales resurgence heading into the holiday shopping season. Target has reported a 1.9 percent sales increase at established locations during the third quarter, and Walmart has reported stronger-than-expected sales for the quarter. Find out more here.

-Will Buss, BND business writer

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