• Sears’ earnings hike after acquisition of Lands’ End

    CHICAGO (AP) _ Sears, Roebuck and Co., benefiting from the acquisition of Lands' End and a restructuring, reported an increase in fourth-quarter profit recently despite problems in its credit-card unit that had analysts predicting a decline. The retailer's net income... Read More

  • Team work is integral at DataCraft

    ROCKFORD _ Talk to Monica Glenny, president of DataCraft, and Jon Boettner, her partner and vice president of the company, and you may get the impression their team work stems from more than just office etiquette. The fact is, the... Read More

  • Real Estate Transactions

    Beloit 863 Ninth St.; Bankers Trust to Deana J. Garrett, $35,000 1980 Pioneer Drive; Prinicipal Residential Mortgate Inc. to HUD, $70,000 1944 McKinley; CRC Investments LLC to Brian & Brenda Jalas, $168,000 1349 Sixth St.; Citi Finance Mortgage Company Inc.... Read More

  • StatelineBusiness Stock Quotes

    Stock quotes of local interest for Dec.10 and Jan. 16 are: Item Dec. 10 Jan. 16Alliant Energy 15.02 17.07Amcore Fin 22.30 22.45AOL Time Warner 13.75 15.30AT&T 26.64 26.47Auto Zone 80.32 65.10BP Amaco 39.60 39.45Bank One 38.14 38.40Black & Decker 41.78... Read More

  • Building Permits

    BELOIT Residential-New 2113 Roosevelt; Bennington, $185 2309 Pebble; Rogers Development, $235 2000 Pebble; Rogers Development, $240 2510 Shady; Rogers Development, $195 2190 Mandi; Rogers Development, $220 1341 Division; Squire, $190 2811 Chatsworth; Baker, $220 Residential Additions//Alterations 1015 Merrill; Staskal, $25... Read More

  • Profit is up at Abbott Lab

    CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) _ Abbott Laboratories Inc. reported a 2 percent increase in quarterly net profit recently thanks to a 14 percent rise in U.S. pharmaceutical sales which offset significant restructuring costs. Net earnings for the fourth quarter were $627.1... Read More

  • From the editor…about this issue

    The February 2003 issue of StatelineBusiness marks the second anniversary of our publication. It's been an interesting two years and a remarkable journey venturing into the operations of large and small businesses as well as getting to know the people... Read More

  • Study finds improvements in Medicare

    CHICAGO (AP) _ Medicare patients are getting better treatment than they did just a few years ago for such ailments as heart attacks, pneumonia, breast cancer and diabetes, but the quality of care still varies widely by region and state,... Read More

  • Web Watch: gathering info.

    This month's featured site, www.fuld.com/i3/, is a directory of business and industry resources intended to help the user gather competitive intelligence information. Compiled by Fuld & Company, this site, founded in 1979, is a pioneer in the field of competitive... Read More

  • Adaptive reuse gives old sites new life

    The false ceiling has been pulled away and multiple layers of old paint have been blasted from the huge wooden beams, woodwork and interior brick. Outdated light fixtures, windows and other amenities have been stripped and replaced with subdued lighting,... Read More

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