United Airlines fined $2.7M for violating consumer rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — United Airlines drew a $2.7 million fine from the government on Thursday for violating rules aimed at protecting disabled passengers and preventing long tarmac delays. The Transportation Department said there was a significant increase in 2014 in disability-related complaints regarding United. A department review found that United had failed to give passengers […]

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Walgreens beats 1Q profit forecasts, narrows 2016 forecast

Walgreens trumped Wall Street earnings expectation for its fiscal first quarter, and the nation’s largest drugstore chain started 2016 cautiously by narrowing its forecast for the new year. The Deerfield, Illinois, company said Thursday that it hiked the bottom end of a forecast it laid out in October by 5 cents per share. It now […]

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Investment firm to acquire Mills Fleet Farm

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — One of the country’s largest investment firms, KKR of New York, is acquiring the family-owned Midwestern retailer Mills Fleet Farm, both companies announced Tuesday. KKR has holdings in various industries totaling about $100 billion. It planned to operate Mills Fleet Farm independently of its other retailers, including Toys R Us, US […]

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Beloit Staples store will soon be closing

BELOIT — The Beloit Daily News has learned the Staples office supply store in the Morgan Square center on the city’s east side has been slated for closing by its parent company. Employees at the Beloit Staples store were informed Tuesday the location will close and the last day will be March 5, sources told […]

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Bye, bye burgers; Culver’s to close for remodel

BELOIT — Renovations are coming to the Beloit Culver’s, but that means the fast food restaurant’s fans will have to do without their butterburgers and frozen custard for four days starting Jan. 11. While the restaurant, at 2676 Cranston Road, will keep regular business hours during exterior renovations scheduled for Jan. 4 – 10, it […]

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DraftKings, FanDuel sue Illinois attorney general

CHICAGO (AP) — New York-based FanDuel and Boston-based DraftKings filed separate lawsuits against Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Thursday, a day after she declared daily fantasy sports betting illegal in the state. The companies argue that their contests are games of skill allowed by state law. They’re seeking to stop Madigan from enforcing her […]

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Company plans move to Roscoe

ROSCOE — American Aluminum Extrusions has been slowly transitioning its operation from the space it leases at the Ironworks complex in downtown Beloit to a building in Roscoe that the company purchased five years ago. While the company’s plan in January 2011 was to continue operations in both the Beloit site and the larger site […]

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Data Dimensions awarded contract from SMS

JANESVILLE — Data Dimensions has been awarded a five-year subcontract from its prime contractor, Systems Made Simple (SMS), a Lockheed Martin Company. SMS has subcontracted to Data Dimensions the Intake Conversion Mail Handling Services (ICMHS) contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which will allow the Janesville-based company to continue to provide document-conversion services […]

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Union members ratify deal ending monthlong Kohler strike

KOHLER, Wis. (AP) — Union workers at the Kohler Co. overwhelmingly approved a new contract Wednesday, ending a monthlong strike and the first walkout at the Wisconsin manufacturer in more than 30 years. Union officials said the tentative agreement announced Tuesday was supported by 91 percent of the 1,846 employees who voted. Workers will return […]

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ConAgra Foods leases part of Alcoa building

BELOIT — A third tenant has moved into the former Alcoa site. ConAgra Foods is leasing 140,000 square feet of space at the former Alcoa building at 1 Reynolds Drive, according to Beloit Economic Development Director Andrew Janke. “The present owners completely renovated the entire building internally and externally. Their ability to attract these two […]

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