First Business

August 31, 2012

Meeting between Palermo and AFL-CIO draws mixed reactions

A meeting Friday afternoon between Palermo Villa Inc. president Giacomo Fallucca and AFL-CIO national president Richard Trumka was called a good meeting by the company and spurred a protest from striking workers.The meeting in Washington, D.C., …
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August 31, 2012

US Airways, American agree to pursue merger

Talks toward a merger between US Airways Group Inc. and American Airlines' parent company have moved further, the companies said Friday.AMR Corp. (OTC: AMR) said in a prepared statement that the airlines have forged a nondisclosure agreement as they …
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August 31, 2012

Orders for manufactured goods climbed in July

The U.S. manufacturing sector rebounded in a big way in July.New orders for manufactured goods increased by $12.9 billion, or 2.8 percent, in July to $478.6 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau said Friday. The news may signal better times ahead for the …
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August 31, 2012

Milwaukee Art Museum fundraising campaign not alone

The Milwaukee Art Museum hasn't received approval yet from Milwaukee County to take over operations at the War Memorial Center, but it's already raising money for a plan to fix the center's deferred-maintenance issues and enhance other portions of …
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August 31, 2012

Top of the List - Law firms, Employee benefits firms

The largest Milwaukee-area law firms and largest Wisconsin employee benefits firms are the featured lists this week in The Business Journal.Ranked by lawyers working in the seven-county Milwaukee area, the list of law firms has many familiar names. …
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August 31, 2012

Slideshow: Harley-Davidson unveils 2013 models at Bike Night

The 2013 lineup of Harley-Davidson, Inc. motorcycles basked in the public spotlight Thursday night.The companys Bike Night event at the Harley-Davidson Museum allowed the public to view the new offerings. The event officially kicked off the …
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August 31, 2012

Wisconsin will get share of $181M settlement with Johnson & Johnson unit

Wisconsin will get $4.27 million as its share of a settlement with a pharmaceutical company that was being sued for allegedly deceptive marketing of antipsychotic drugs.The company, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. which is a subsidiary of New …
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August 31, 2012

Cybros to build $1.5M bakery in the Menomonee Valley

Cybros The Sprouted Bakehouse of Waukesha has a tentative deal with the city of Milwaukee to buy 1.89 acres in the Menomonee Valley to build a 20,000-square-foot bakery. The $1.5 million project would bring 25 jobs to the city, according to a …
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August 31, 2012

Chateau De Pere hotel draws on city's French heritage

The new Chateau De Pere hotel and Cafe Chanson restaurant in De Pere offer a French feel in keeping with Brown County's French heritage, said Rip ODwanny, president of Harp & Eagle Ltd., which owns the hotel.
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August 31, 2012

UW-Eau Claire's textbook rental plan spawns similar efforts

With families strapped for cash, more colleges are offering textbook rental programs similar to the ones University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and University of Wisconsin-Stout have had in place for decades.
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August 30, 2012

Paul Ryan fires up Republicans with attacks on Obama

Paul Ryan rocked the house at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night, which is appropriate for a guy whose playlist "starts with AC/DC and ends with Zeppelin."As the national debt clock in the convention hall ticked toward $16 trillion, …
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August 30, 2012

E-book settlement means more than $1M for Wisconsin consumers

Wisconsin consumers could take home more than $1 million from a price-fixing settlement with e-book publishers Hachette Book Group Inc., HarperCollins Publishers LLC and Simon & Schuster Inc. Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and 54 other …
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