First Business

January 26, 2012

Donovan visits Milwaukee to promote home refinancing plan

Shaun Donovan, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, visited Milwaukee Thursday to promote President Barack Obamas proposal to help homeowners refinance mortgages.In the coming days, Obama will release legislation that …
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January 26, 2012

Slideshow: Von Briesen's new office under construction in Milwaukee

Randy Crocker assumes the attitude of a proud homeowner when describing von Briesen & Roper SCs new office space, which is under construction on the ninth through 11th floors of the 411 building in downtown Milwaukee.As a neighbor displays a …
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January 26, 2012

Northwestern Mutual to pay $5 billion in dividends

Northwestern Mutual said Thursday it increased its policy holder dividend payment to nearly $5 billion in 2012, which the company said was its second-largest dividend payment ever.Milwaukee-based Northwestern Mutual said the dividend payments were …
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January 26, 2012

Illinois firm acquires retail sites

Illinois-based Repak Real Estate Development Corp. has acquired three retail outlot buildings at the Shoppes at Prairie Ridge in Pleasant Prairie for $8.5 million.About a mile west, an investor from Texas paid $1.05 million for a two-tenant retail …
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January 26, 2012

Slideshow: A closeup view of what’s wrong with City Hall

So whats wrong with Milwaukees City Hall? The building, that is, not the occupants who are understandably not pleased.The city of Milwaukee Wednesday released a long-awaited report on the cause of cracking on the exterior of City Hall that was …
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January 25, 2012

A.O. Smith extends sponsorship of pro golfer Gainey

A.O. Smith Corp. announced that it has renewed its sponsorship of PGA Tour golf professional Tommy Two Gloves Gainey through 2012.Gainey will be sporting the Milwaukee-based water heater and boiler manufacturers logo on his hat and golf shirt. The …
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January 25, 2012

Bon-Ton CEO to work in Milwaukee, receive $1M base salary

New Bon-Ton chief executive officer Brendan Hoffman will be based in Milwaukee and receive a base salary of $1 million plus bonuses, according to a document Bon-Ton filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission on Wednesday.The Bon-Ton …
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January 25, 2012

Tim Dixon to buy unfinished Virginia hotel

Milwaukee developer Tim Dixon is buying an unfinished Virginia hotel, according to The Daily Progress, a newspaper in Charlottesville, Va.Dixon, owner of The Iron Horse Hotel, Stackd Burger Bar and several Milwaukee buildings, will buy the …
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January 25, 2012

Braun will not attend Brewers On Deck event

Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun will not be at this Sundays Brewers On Deck event at the Frontier Airlines Center in Milwaukee, according to a Wednesday statement from team chairman and principal owner Mark Attanasio.In working through the logistics of …
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January 25, 2012

SEC pushes back in Koss case

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has pushed back against a federal judge who questioned the adequacy of a settlement between the regulator, Koss Corp. and the companys CEO Michael Koss.The SEC, in a Wednesday filing, defended the …
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January 25, 2012

Obama’s State of the Union highlights Master Lock

President Barack Obama highlighted Master Lock Co. in his State of the Union address Tuesday night for moving jobs back to the United States from China. Since mid-2010, Master Lock has returned about 100 union jobs to its factory in Milwaukees …
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January 25, 2012

In Marquette poll, Walker, Obama hold onto seats

If the presidential and Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election were to be held today, President Barack Obama and Gov. Scott Walker would hold onto their seats, according to a new Marquette Law School Poll.Walker holds leads of six to 10 percentage …
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