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    Coal producer settles retiree benefit dispute

    by  • October 11, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Coal producer Peabody Energy Corp. says it will pay hundreds of millions of dollars to settle a drawn-out legal dispute over health care benefits for thousands of retirees who worked for bankrupt Peabody spinoff Patriot Coal Corp. The St. Louis-based companies and the united mine workers of America union announced the deal late Wednesday....

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    AG announces class action settlement

    by  • October 11, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The Illinois Attorney General’s office is announcing a settlement with a company that charged people for things they didn’t order. The company is Connecticut-based Affinion, a marketer of discount clubs. Maura Possley of the attorney general’s office says when customers completed transactions with other companies, they were then offered free trials which weren’t free,...

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    Area activities available for long weekend

    by  • October 11, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    For many this is a three day weekend. Due to Columbus Day being recognized Monday, most government offices, schools and banks will be closed. But it’s a good weekend to enjoy some local events. On Saturday the city of Centralia is hosting “Celebrate Centralia” from 3 until 9 p.m. at the Bell Tower Park....

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