First Business

September 30, 2011

Milwaukee-area Hispanic leader to be honored by Packers

With a 3:15 p.m. start time Sunday for the Green Bay Packers game and 3:37 p.m. start for the National League Division Series featuring our very own Milwaukee Brewers, television remotes across the state will undoubtedly get a workout.But before you …
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September 30, 2011

Medical College narrows dean search

The Medical College of Wisconsin has narrowed its dean search to two candidates the school's interim dean and a prominent surgeon from Johns Hopkins Hospital with ties to the Medical College.Medical College staff received an internal memo on Friday …
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September 30, 2011

Wells Fargo to lay off 31 in downtown Milwaukee

Wells Fargo plans to lay off 31 employees at its Wells Fargo Capital Finance and commercial banking groups in downtown Milwaukee beginning Nov. 29.The San Francisco-based bank told Wisconsin state officials that employees would be notified of the …
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September 30, 2011

Soaring aerospace demand sparked early Ladish contract talks

The new parent company of the Ladish forging business in Cudahy entered into early contract negotiations with unions representing hourly production workers because of soaring demand in the aerospace market, a company spokesman told me Friday.This …
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September 30, 2011

Milwaukee Brewers to raise ticket prices

One day before the Milwaukee Brewers start the National League playoffs, the team announced it would be raise some ticket prices for the 2012 season.The team is set to open the National League Division playoffs on Saturday at Miller Park against the …
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September 30, 2011

Which MLB team got the best bang for the buck?

With the Milwaukee Brewers entering the Major League Baseball playoffs as champions of the National League Central Division, it's apparent that they spent their money wisely.That's because the Brewers just missed the top 10 teams ranked by the …
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September 30, 2011

Walker moves presidential primary, names new chief of staff

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that moves the state's presidential primary election to the same day as the spring general election.Wisconsin's presidential primary date will move to April, from a previous date in February, with …
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September 30, 2011

Johnson Controls finalizes deal to end Saft joint venture

Johnson Controls Inc. said Friday that it has completed its purchase of Saft's interest in a joint venture the two companies formed in 2006 for development and manufacture of lithium-ion batteries.Glendale-based Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) acquired …
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September 30, 2011

ATI Ladish and unions reach new deals

Allegheny Technologies Inc. announced Friday that union-represented employees at its ATI Ladish forging facility in Cudahy have ratified 6-year agreements covering approximately 650 employees.The new agreements, which involve various unions that …
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September 30, 2011

Russell Investments survey: No double-dip

Dont look for a double-dip recession at least thats the perspective of senior-level investment managers surveyed by Northwestern Mutual subsidiary Russell Investments.Investment managers cited strong profit and balance sheets as well as low …
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September 29, 2011

Fans crowd Brewers pep rally at Summerfest

More than 7,500 fans braved questionable weather to pack the Miller Lite Oasis stage at Summerfest to celebrate the Milwaukee Brewers record-setting season and send the team to the postseason.Scattered raindrops and a few showers brushed the crowd …
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September 29, 2011

Gardetto: Scrapping Baptista’s brand helped business grow

A decision several years ago to scrap its own brand of bread-based snack products in order to focus solely on contract manufacturing gave rise to the growth at Baptistas Bakery that is prompting a major expansion at its Franklin plant, the companys …
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