Economy & Business news

John Deere

Thanks in part to a strong fourth quarter, John Deere reports solid results for its just completed fiscal year. Worldwide sales grew 17 per cent, and profits rose 8 per cent.

Meadery Opens in QC

Nov 15, 2018

A modern version of what may be the oldest form of alcohol is now available in the Quad Cities. Bootleg Hill Honey Meads opened Thursday in downtown Davenport.

Winemaking Grows in Iowa

Nov 9, 2018
Tycoga Winery

On Midwest Week, the growing business of making wine in Iowa.

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Cars with expensive technology are more expensive to repair. A recent AAA study shows cars equipped with advanced driver assistance systems may cost twice as much to fix after crashes and even minor fender-benders.

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A Wisconsin-based, family company is the new owner of Zimmerman Alfa Romeo-FIAT in Davenport. Last week, Van Horn Automotive Group announced it bought the dealership located on Research Parkway, near the intersection of I-80 and Highway 61.

Unemployment in the Quad Cities fell in September to 3.7 per cent, from 4.1 per cent during the same month a year ago. And it's down two-tenths of one per cent from August.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

A Quad Cities manufacturer is creating new jobs as it consolidates operations in Rock Island.

Michelle O'Neill reports McLaughlin Body Company announced Wednesday that it's buying part of the former International Harvester Farmall plant.


Moline residents can help plan the future of one of their busiest streets. On Thursday the city will hold a Public Workshop on ways to "improve the safety, appearance, and function of Avenue of the Cities."

If the Quad Cities is going to win hundreds of federal jobs, it's going to have to work very hard. On Monday,  the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it's received 136 "expressions of interest" from 35 states for two programs scheduled to leave the Washington D.C. area next year.

Ameren Illinois will bring its anti-scam, public education program to Galesburg Wednesday.