More than 400 laid off food workers expected to be rehired

PLOVER, Wis. (AP) — Golden County Foods has notified the state it plans to terminate more than 400 workers as part of its bankruptcy proceedings, but that there’s a good chance those employees will be rehired by a new owner. The Plover company recently reached a preliminary agreement to sell its assets to Monogram Appetizers. […]

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April jobless rates fall in all Illinois metro areas

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment fell in every metro area in the state in April. It was the 14th consecutive month of decreases across the state’s metro regions. The Bloomington area had the lowest jobless rate last month at 3.9 percent, down from 4.9 percent a year earlier. Champaign-Urbana […]

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Beloit jobless rate dips; still 2nd in state

By Daily News staff Beloit’s unemployment rate dropped sharply in April, but it remains the second highest among Wisconsin’s largest cities. Beloit had an unemployment rate of 6.4 percent in April, down from 7.6 percent in March, and down from 8.2 percent in April of 2014. Racine had the highest unemployment rate at 6.9 percent […]

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Blackhawk Bancorp, Inc. Announces Election of Directors

Beloit, WI, May 22, 2015 – Blackhawk Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: BHWB) reports that four members of the Company’s board of directors were re-elected to three year terms. At the annual meeting of shareholders held on May 20, 2015 David K. Adkins, Stephen P. Carter, Diane M. Hendricks and Stephen R. Thomas were each re-elected to terms that expire […]

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Man follows in dad’s entrepreneurial footsteps

“If you want to walk on water, you have to get out of the boat.” That church sermon propelled Craig Gronau to follow in his father’s entrepreneurial footsteps — for the second time around. Craig, 66, purchased Stateline Tank & Fabrication eight years ago to manufacture stainless steel equipment for the dairy industry. His story […]

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Orbitz shareholders approve $1.3B deal to sell to Expedia

(AP) — Orbitz’s shareholders have approved a takeover by rival Expedia, Orbitz said Wednesday. A vote was taken at the online travel company’s annual stockholder meeting in Chicago on Wednesday. More than 99 percent of the votes favored the acquisition, Orbitz said. In February, Expedia said it would buy Orbitz in deal worth about $1.3 […]

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Unemployment drops in all Wisconsin counties, big cities

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Unemployment rates dropped in all Wisconsin counties and the 32 largest cities in April. The state Department of Workforce Development reported the latest figures Wednesday. Racine had the highest unemployment rate last month at 6.9 percent, which was down from 8 percent in March. The second highest was Beloit at 6.4 […]

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Walgreens Boots Alliance chief information officer resigns

(AP) — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s global chief information officer, Tim Theriault, is resigning for personal reasons. The company, formerly called Walgreen Co., was formed when the drugstore operator completed its purchase of U.K. pharmacy operator Boots Alliance at the end of 2014. Anthony Roberts, who had served as senior vice president and international chief […]

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Deere ups guidance as construction offsets ag swoon

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Solid sales in construction equipment offset a global agricultural slowdown for Deere, and the company raised its outlook for the year. Shares rose nearly 4 percent before the opening bell Friday. Deere’s most profitable business is making tractors and other farming equipment, but with less demand for large farm equipment, it […]

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NorthStar launches in Beloit

Just short of a year after breaking ground, phase one of the NorthStar Radioisotope Beloit facility has been completed. On Tuesday media and other representatives got a look at the first development on the 32-acre site in the Gateway Business Park. The building features corporate offices, a call center and assembly line at 1800 Gateway […]

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