Janesville company lays off 120

JANESVILLE — Data Dimensions laid off its entire third shift on Friday at its Janesville facility, 400 Midland Court, said CEO Jon Boumstein. Boumstein said the shift had about 120 employees doing mostly clerical work processing medical records. Employees were told Friday morning near the end of their shift, he said. The company was informed […]

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Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End Results

MADISON, Wis., Feb. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc. (the “Company”) (Nasdaq:ABCW) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2014. Anchor concluded a strong, profitable year with net income of $14.6 million or $1.60 per diluted common share. “Since our recapitalization, we have improved […]

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ABC Supply Opens Additional Branches

BELOIT, Wis. – In recent weeks, building products distributor ABC Supply Co., Inc. has opened additional branches on opposite sides of the country – one in Cumberland, Maryland and the other in Sacramento, California. The Cumberland, Maryland location serves contractors in the western Maryland and south central Pennsylvania markets where ABC Supply has not previously […]

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Wisconsin picks bid winner for massive state office project

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A group with Midwest ties has been chosen to redevelop a massive site planned as the new home for Wisconsin’s Department of Transportation. The project would replace the existing 400,000-square-foot Hill Farms state office building in Madison with another that’s 600,000 square feet. It would be Wisconsin’s largest state-owned office building […]

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Western Illinois cold storage facility to hire 150 workers

MONMOUTH, Ill. (AP) — A western Illinois cold storage facility plans to hire 150 employees over the next three to six months. The (Monmouth) Review Atlas reports (http://bit.ly/18QDEK2 ) that Cloverleaf Cold Storage on Wednesday announced that the Monmouth (MON’-muhth) business will have a job fair on Saturday. Construction started on the facility last spring […]

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Pfizer buying Hospira for about $15.23 billion 


(AP) — Pfizer is buying Hospira for approximately $15.23 billion, saying it is a good fit with its established global pharmaceutical business. The buyout will also help Pfizer tap into the growing market for biosimilars, which are cheaper versions of biologic drugs that are used to treat conditions such as anemia. Shares of both companies […]

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Motorola Solutions tops Street 4Q forecasts

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — Motorola Solutions Inc. (MSI) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $201 million. The Schaumburg, Illinois-based company said it had net income of 87 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $1.25 per share. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed […]

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Kohl’s advances as 4Q sales metric tops expectations

(AP) — Shares of Kohl’s rose Wednesday after the department store operator said it was pleased with its fourth quarter sales and said its base business improved. The company said a key sales metric rose 3.7 percent in the three-month period that ended on Sunday. The metric, which measures sales at stores open at least […]

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Illinois has most ‘green’ buildings for 2nd straight year

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A national report says Illinois led the nation in building space certified as environmentally friendly for the second straight year. The U.S. Green Building Council’s report Wednesday named the top ten states for buildings certified as “LEED,” which stands for leadership in building design. Green buildings have a sustainable design, use […]

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Illinois’ original Burger King gets a new owner

MATTOON, Ill. (AP) — An eastern Illinois burger joint with a long history and a familiar name now has a new owner. According to the Mattoon Journal-Gazette (http://bit.ly/1CZZ6r7 ), the owners of what’s known in Mattoon as the original Burger King have sold the restaurant to a local partnership. Gene and Betty Hoots have owned […]

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