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John Deere To Lay Off Hundreds

Posted On January 23, 2015

(Moline, IL) -- Farm equipment company John Deere is laying off more than 900 employees. The layoffs will take place next month in Deere plants in Iowa and Illinois. The company says a decline in grain prices is hurting the demand for agricultural machinery. Those being laid off represent three-percent of the John Deere's workforce.

Expedia To Shell Out $280 Million For Travelocity

Posted On January 23, 2015

(Bellevue, WA) -- Expedia is buying Travelocity for 280-million dollars in a merger of rival travel booking sites. This isn't the first time that Expedia has bought other well known travel sites. The website currently operates Hotels.com, Hotwire and CarRentals.com. Travelocity is said to service 20 million travelers a month.

Anheuser-Busch Announces Purchase Of Elysian Brewing

Posted On January 23, 2015

(Seattle, WA) -- Anheuser Busch is buying Seattle-based craft beer company Elysian Brewing. The sale was announced today, but financial terms weren't disclosed. It's the latest acquisition for the parent company of Budweiser as it looks to capitalize on the growing popularity of smaller labels. There are now more than three-thousand small craft brewers in…

iHeartRadio Logs 60 Million Users

Posted On January 23, 2015

(Undated) -- More than 60-million listeners are now signed up for iHeartRadio's streaming music service. Company officials announced the milestone today, noting that registered users can take advantage of playlists and other personalized features. Industry analysts say iHeartMedia's streaming service now has about three times the number of registered users as rival Spotify. Pandora currently…

SkyMall Files For Bankruptcy

Posted On January 23, 2015

(Undated) -- It looks like SkyMall is going the way of other once popular retail catalogs. The "Wall Street Journal" reports the company that produces the in-flight shopping catalog filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday. Industry analysts say most air travelers now use electronic devices instead of thumbing through magazines during their flight.

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    A BIG THANK YOU to Eagle Country Listeners!

    Posted on January 29, 2015

    Finally after over 2 weeks being gone our male german…