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January 24, 2012

CRE Guide: Community Spotlight - Menomonee River Valley

With at least three construction projects planned and more investment through the rehabilitation of existing buildings and infrastructure improvements, the Menomonee Valley is a bright spot in the city of Milwaukee for commercial development, said …
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January 23, 2012

UW Credit Union to open branch in West Allis

UW Credit Union said it will open a branch in West Allis at 2525 S. 108th St. in West Allis, which will be the Madison-based credit unions fifth branch in metro Milwaukee.The credit union said Monday afternoon it reached terms on a land lease and …
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January 23, 2012

Wisconsin home sales mark 0.2 percent increase in 2011

Wisconsins 2011 home sales finished 0.2 percent, or 120 houses, above the total count for 2010, according to the Wisconsin Realtors Association.Mondays announcement follows last weeks news that a four-county area of southeast Wisconsin finished 2011 …
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January 23, 2012

Milwaukee Public TV, friends group to combine

Milwaukee Public Television and its previously independent fundraising operation MPTV Friends announced they will be combined into one organization.Milwaukee Public Television consists of WMVS-TV (Channel 10) and WMVT-TV (Channel 36) as well as …
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January 23, 2012

Thompson: Would have OK'd 'really high-speed rail'

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson, who was Wisconsins governor for 14 years, said he would have taken a different approach than Gov. Scott Walkers rejection of $810 million in federal money to create a high-speed rail line between …
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January 23, 2012

Anheuser-Busch president to resign

MillerCoors LLC competitor Anheuser-Busch is losing one of the last remaining high-level executives from its heady days prior to its merger with Belgium brewing giant InBev, according to an Advertising Age report.Dave Peacock is resigning as …
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January 23, 2012

Target’s Steinhafel named national retail group’s board chair

Gregg Steinhafel,CEO, president and chairman of Target Corp., has been named chair of the Retail Industry Leaders Associations (RILA) board of directors.Steinhafel was previously vice chair of the national trade association. The group is made up of …
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January 23, 2012

State considers two sites for Milwaukee train maintenance

The state is considering building a more than $54 million train-maintenance facility either adjacent to the downtown Milwaukee station or in the City Lights redevelopment project in the Menomonee Valley.The facility would maintain trains that Talgo …
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January 23, 2012

San Jose sees biggest paychecks; Madison top Wisconsin metro

Workers in the San Jose metropolitan area earn the biggest paychecks in America about 50 percent higher than the most well-paid workers in Wisconsin receive.The average annual pay for workers in San Jose is $67,850, according to the latest …
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January 23, 2012

J.C. Penney expected to cut jobs

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) plans to cut thousands of jobs, according to a report by the New York Post.The Plano, Texas,-based department store chain is cutting positions that involve re-tagging and putting up temporary signs, the Post said. …
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January 22, 2012

Opus seeks approval for next phase of Shoppes at Fox River

Opus Development Corp. has lease commitments from four retailers and plans to break ground in April on a 47,000-square-foot building at the Shoppes at Fox River in Waukesha.The building marks the start of the long-planned second phase of Opus …
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January 20, 2012

Harvey retiring from Alliant Energy; Kampling to succeed

William Harvey, chairman and chief executive officer of Alliant Energy Corp. in Madison, has announced his intent to retire from the company on March 31.Harvey has spent 25 years with Alliant Energy, and its predecessor WPL Holdings, and has served …
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