January 13, 2012

Striking Manitowoc Cranes workers vote down settlement

Hourly production workers at Manitowoc Cranes, who have been on strike since Nov. 15, have overwhelmingly rejected a settlement offer from the company.The vote, conducted Friday, was 140-37 against the proposal.The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO said …
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January 13, 2012

Delta, US Airways may bid for American Airlines

Two airlines serving Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport could be among those making a bid for the bankrupt parent company of American Airlines.The Wall Street Journal (via the Dallas Business Journal) said US Airways (NYSE: LCC) and …
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January 13, 2012

WCTC names new engineering dean

Waukesha County Technical College has named Michael Shiels dean of the colleges Industrial and Engineering Technologies division.Shiels previously served as associate dean of Manufacturing and Engineering Technologies since 2004.In his new role, …
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January 13, 2012

Obama wants to combine federal agencies

President Barack Obama wants to consolidate six departments and agencies that serve businesses including the Small Business Administration into a single agency, Portfolio.com reported.Obama asked Congress on Friday for the authority to consolidate …
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January 13, 2012

Retail pay remains low locally, nationwide

The retail sector employs a significant chunk of American workers, but its probably not because of the pay.Retail remains one of the lowest-paying sectors of the economy, according to a Business Journals analysis.The average retail worker made …
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January 13, 2012

Former long-time Schneider National president and CEO dies

Donald J. Schneider, chairman emeritus and former president and CEO of Schneider National Inc., one of the Green Bay areas largest employers and one of the nations top truckload carriers, died Friday in De Pere, following a lengthy battle with …
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January 13, 2012

Top of the List - Single-family home builders

Home builders have faced struggles as housing construction has taken a dive in recent years. Some Milwaukee-area home builders are holding steady and working toward a more profitable 2012.The list of largest Milwaukee-area single-family home …
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January 13, 2012

This week in photos — Jan. 13

Each week, we run a lot of great photos in The Business Journal to go along with our many breaking news and feature stories. We always have additional photos ones that help tell and illustrate the stories that we are writing about but there is not …
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January 12, 2012

Last year's area home sales higher than 2010's count

A 21.6 percent increase in home sales in December propelled a four-county area of southeast Wisconsin in 2011 to finish with more sales than in 2010, according to the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors.The area including Milwaukee, Ozaukee, …
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January 12, 2012

Selig gets contract extension

Bud Selig will postpone his planned retirement for at least two more years after accepting the owners two-year contract extension Thursday."It is an honor to be asked to continue to serve the game of baseball, and I thank the clubs for their …
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January 12, 2012

Summerfest makes changes to Rock 'n Sole Run

Summerfest has hired a new director for its second annual Rock n Sole Run and made other changes including date, distances and sponsorship, according to a news release issued Thursday.The race will take place on Saturday, June 23, a few days before …
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January 12, 2012

Grant supports new Gillen facility at Milwaukee port

The state of Wisconsin has awarded a $1.84 million harbor grant for dock wall and dredging projects that will support contractor Edward E. Gillen Co.s project to build a new headquarters at the Port of Milwaukee.The Port of Milwaukee signed off on a …
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