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Each Tuesday, the State Journal-Register business editor, Tim Landis, joins WUIS' Bill Wheelhouse to discuss the latest business news in central Illinois.Airs Tuesdays at 4:45 PM and Wednesdays at 7:45 AM on 91.9 and the stream at WUIS.org.

Business Report: H.D. Smith Sold; Kmart's Long History In Springfield; Pillsbury Mills Update


Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

This week:

* Sale of H.D. Smith wholesale pharmaceutical to AmerisourceBergen of Pennsylvania for $815 million and what it might mean for 360 local employees (not clear yet).

* Pillsbury Mills: Turns out there is an unknown amount of asbestos remaining after $1.8 million federal cleanup; too dangerous for workers in hard-to-reach areas so now focus is keeping trespassing down.

* Clear Lake Kmart: Now among oldest in country after the first Kmart opened in Garden City, Michigan in 1962 closed early this year; the local store opened in 1963. Last of at one time three Kmarts in Springfield.

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