Sam's Club

Sam's Club in Moline will close later this month, putting about 150 people out of work. It's one of 63 stores across the country Walmart Stores plans to close this month.

Unemployment dropped sharply in the Quad Cities last month. The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the jobless rate went from 6 per cent in March of last year, to 4.8 per cent last month.

Unemployment fell in the Quad Cities in February by one full percentage point - from 6.3 per cent a year ago to 5.3 per cent last month.