Business Beat: Bob's Discount Furniture, Southwest's record fine, beer delivery

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Bob’s Discount Furniture planning stores here

Connecticut-based Bob’s Discount Furniture has leased suburban warehouse space ahead of opening stores in the Chicago area, probably in 2016.

Southwest Airlines hit with record $1.6 million fine for Midway delays

Federal officials Thursday fined Southwest Airlines $1.6 million for improperly trapping passengers on 16 flights on the tarmac at Midway Airport for more than three hours last January.

Is delivery the next battlefront between beer giants?

Anheuser-Busch released the Bud Light Button, a mobile app that promises to deliver Bud Light to your door within an hour. Chicago-based MillerCoors did a free-delivery promotion in four cities last month with Drizly Inc.

Boeing gets $3.6 million order for 14 Dreamliners

World’s newest airliner makes first commercial flight

Airline flights growing more crowded

Bombardier cutting 1,000 jobs from its Learjet business

Ryanair can block unauthorized price comparisons: EU court

Weak bank results weigh on stock market

Manitex completes deal for Italian crane manufacturer

Caesars unit files bankruptcy to cut debt

BP cuts 300 jobs as oil prices fall

Google to stop selling Glass to redesign it

Best Buy gives cautious sales outlook after holiday

Target to close its stores in Canada

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