Motorsports to host grand opening in Roscoe

ROSCOE — Loves Park Motorsports is hosting a grand opening of its new Roscoe location Saturday. The family-owned business that repairs and deals in new and used ATVs, utility vehicles, Sea-Doos, pontoon boats and motorcycles as well as apparel, parts and accessories was first opened in Machesney Park in 1996 by the Jack family. It’s […]

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Abbott Labs to spend $19.3 billion to buy St. Jude Medical

By the Associated Press Abbott Laboratories will spend $19.3 billion to buy St. Jude Medical Inc. in a cash-stock deal that aims to strengthen the medical device maker’s stake in cardiovascular care. Shares of North Chicago, Illinois-based Abbott plunged, while St. Jude soared Thursday morning after the companies announced the deal. The combined company will […]

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Menard Inc. agrees to change policies violating labor laws

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Menard Inc. has agreed to change some practices after the National Labor Relations Board found it was violating federal labor law. The board found in April that the Eau Claire-based retailer has been improperly requiring employees to sign mandatory-arbitration agreements that bar them from engaging in class-action lawsuits. The board also […]

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ADM maintenance workers reject union representation in vote

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Archer Daniels Midland Co. maintenance workers have rejected union representation. The (Decatur) Herald and Review reports (http://bit.ly/1VCgygc ) workers at the BioProducts plant in Decatur voted 32-25 against joining the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union. Rich Burcham is vice president of the union’s Local 103G. He says […]

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Kraft Heinz announces timeline for closing Oscar Mayer

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Madison’s Oscar Mayer plant is now slated to close by March 2017, ending nearly 100 years as a part of the city. Parent company Kraft Heinz Food Co. announced the impending closure in November, along with the closure of six other plants, as part of a plan to save $1.5 billion […]

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Mondelez 1Q performance beats Street; reaffirms 2016 outlook

DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Mondelez’s first-quarter results beat analysts’ expectations, thanks partly to lower expenses, improved volumes and higher prices. The maker of Oreo cookies, Cadbury chocolate and Trident gum earned $554 million, or 35 cents per share, for the three months ended March 31. A year earlier the Deerfield, Illinois-based company earned $324 million, […]

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Caterpillar adjusted profit meets Street’s view, sales fall

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Caterpillar’s first-quarter adjusted profit met Wall Street’s view, even as sales declined across various categories while it continues to deal with soft product demand. The mining and construction equipment company lowered its full-year profit forecast. Shares slipped in morning trading Friday. For the three months ended March 31, Caterpillar earned $271 […]

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The sky’s the limit

JANESVILLE — The Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport, just a few miles north of Beloit and south of Janesville off State Highway 51, has been serving the needs of the public for more than 60 years. And for more than 40 of those years, Airport Director Ron Burdick has worked at the site. “I’ve been out […]

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Construction to begin along I-39/90

MADISON — Though most of the construction along I-39/90 won’t be hitting Beloit for several years, northern Rock County could be seeing projects begin as early as next week. There are more than 15 projects on the schedule, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s latest plan. Beginning this month, work will begin on the […]

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Noodles & Company opens on Milwaukee Road in Beloit

BELOIT — Noodles & Company, Beloit’s newest chain restaurant, offers a broad, globally-inspired menu of pastas, salads, soups and sandwiches. It also has a small selection of beer and wine. “We offer a variety of flavors that you can’t get everywhere,” said Dave Babcock, the location’s general manager. The restaurant at 2900 Milwaukee Road, opened […]

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