Wisconsin private-sector job growth lags national average

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin added jobs at half the national average, ranking it 40th in private-sector job growth for the 12-month period that ended in September, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state has lagged the national average since July 2011, bad numbers for Gov. Scott Walker […]

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Japanese sushi restaurant to open in Phoenix Building

It’s two for the price of one when a new contemporary restaurant will open in downtown Beloit. People will get their fill of Japanese food and be able to watch as chefs prepare it, all in a relaxing environment when Zen Sushi & Grill opens this summer in the Phoenix Building on Grand Avenue. “We […]

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Del Monte closing plants in Pulaski, Oconto Falls

PULASKI, Wis. (AP) — Del Monte Foods is closing food processing plants in Pulaski and Oconto Falls soon after acquiring the company that owned them. WLUK-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1OdRnLc ) that 40 full-time jobs will be lost, along with 200 seasonal positions. The plants process and store corn, green beans and peas. Del Monte acquired their […]

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AbbVie seeks $30 million expansion of plant in Puerto Rico

(AP) — U.S. biopharmaceutical company AbbVie is planning a $30 million expansion at one of its three plants in Puerto Rico. Government officials say in a statement issued Wednesday that the Chicago-based company will expand its facilities in the north coastal town of Barceloneta. AbbVie has three plants in Puerto Rico that manufacture products related […]

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Unemployment up in all Wisconsin counties, major cities

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Unemployment rates are up in every Wisconsin county and major city. The state Department of Workforce Development reported the figures for January. The show unemployment increases across the board for the month. The figures are preliminary and subject to significant revision month-to-month. Racine had the highest unemployment rate for the month […]

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Survey finds young adults consume news in their own way 


CHICAGO (AP) — Young adults have a reputation for being connected to one another and disconnected from the news. But a survey has found that mobile devices and social networking are keeping them more engaged with the broader world than previously thought. They want news, they say, though they don’t always aggressively seek it out […]

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Luxury condos to be built along The Beloit Club

Luxury condos to be built along The Beloit Club By Hillary Gavan hgavan@beloitdailynews.com Homes with European-style architecture and situated in the rolling hills along Riverside Drive are coming to Beloit. L2W Developers of Beloit, founded in 2003, will break ground soon on the Country Club Heights property at 2271 Riverside Drive adjacent to The Beloit […]

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Jobless rates fell across Illinois in January

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment dropped in January in each of the 14 metro areas the agency tracks in its monthly report. The department said Tuesday that the biggest improvements came in Danville, Decatur and Rockford. All three historically manufacturing-dependent areas were struggling a year earlier with double-digit unemployment […]

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Report: 1 in 10 state employees tops $100K pay

CHICAGO (AP) — One in every 10 Illinois state employees earned more than $100,000 last year with more than 100 workers doubling their pay with overtime or compensatory time, according to a newspaper report published on Sunday. The employees included judges, prison guards and nurses, according to The Chicago Sun-Times, (http://bit.ly/1CNmw4O ), which cited public […]

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Once a cook, always a cook Former owner of Mary’s Place shutters restaurant to cater

By Whitney Helm whelm@beloitdailynews.com In November, after 25 years of serving customers, Mary’s Restaurant in South Beloit closed its doors. But for Mary Cornell, this is only the beginning of a new chapter. Once a cook, always a cook. Cornell has been cooking since she was a 16-year-old, beginning over at Cliff’s Restaurant. She said […]

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