Production at two John Deere plants will stop for a couple of weeks. The company says it will temporarily suspend production at the Dubuque and Davenport factories starting May 11th, and probably re-start on May 26th.
Even though very few people are traveling these days due to the pandemic, local residents need to remember how important tourism is to our local economy. That's why Visit Quad Cities will celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week this week.
A top official at Verizon has joined the John Deere board of directors. Friday the company announced the addition of Tamra Erwin, Executive Vice President and CEO of Verizon Business, a division of Verizon Communications.
Even though most travel is not allowed right now because of the pandemic, it probably will be soon, and Visit Quad Cities wants to be ready. The tourism and marketing agency is planning how to attract visitors once restrictions are lifted.
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 3.8 million laid-off workers applied for unemployment benefits last week as the U.S. economy slid further into a crisis that is becoming the most devastating since the 1930s.
The coronavirus has showed up at another meatpacking plant in the midwest, this time in western Illinois. Friday Smithfield Foods announced its plant in Monmouth will suspend operations next week until further notice.