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Business Beat: Catalogs, Tootsie Roll, United Airlines

Catalogs still part of our digital lives
We supposedly live in a digital age, but catalogs and sales circulars keep showing up in our mailboxes Get ready for even more. J.C. Penney Co. has decided to revive its catalog business, with the first one to be delivered in March.

Longtime Tootsie Roll chief Melvin Gordon dies at 95
Melvin Gordon, who chaired Chicago’s Tootsie Roll Industries since the Kennedy administration, died Tuesday after a brief illness. He was 95.

United cooking up new inflight food offerings
Maybe United Airlines sees the way to a passenger’s heart is through their stomach. The Chicago-based airline is preparing a multimillion-dollar upgrade of its inflight food offerings beginning Feb. 1.

O’Hare was nation’s busiest for flight operations in 2014

Boeing exec confident sales will hold up as oil prices slump [Reuters]

South Carolina governor to lambaste unions in State of the State address

Latest filings in rooftop battle paint Cubs execs as snarling bullies

Northern Trust beats expectations in the 4th quarter

U.S. stocks end bumpy day with gains

Microsoft shows off more Windows 10 features

Ad by special-effects master pits cats vs. dogs for a cause

Toyota keeps global car sales crown