October 27, 2011

Vom Fass announces second Milwaukee location

Vom Fass, a German retailer of oils, wines, spirits and vinegars, is opening not one but two locations in the Milwaukee area.The company plans to open a kiosk at Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St., Milwaukee, later this year, according to a …
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October 27, 2011

Madison’s LifeGen being acquired for $11.6 million

Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. said Thursday it executed a letter of intent to acquire LifeGen Technologies LLC, a genomics firm based in Madison, for $11.6 million.The letter of intent includes the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of …
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October 27, 2011

Milwaukee County awarded federal bus grant

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has approved $12.7 million in federal grants for Milwaukee County to avoid bus service cuts in 2012.Milwaukee County will use the money to establish new express bus routes that would serve a 12-mile …
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October 27, 2011

Wisconsin Energy earnings up 15.7 percent

Wisconsin Energy Corp. said its third quarter net income was $129.8 million, or 55 cents per share, compared with $112.2 million, or 47 cents per share, a year earlier.The per-share earnings exceeded analysts estimates of 48 cents.Third-quarter …
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October 27, 2011

Patent infringement suit filed against WS Packaging Group

Laserlock Technologies Inc. announced Thursday that it has initiated a patent infringement suit in U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania against WS Packaging Group Inc. of Green Bay, a major printing and label converting company.The lawsuit alleges …
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October 27, 2011

Hoan Bridge bike path in Milwaukee could carry high costs

In order to allow bikes and pedestrians on the Hoan Bridge in Milwaukee, the state must either eliminate a driving lane or spend between $76.4 million and $95.5 million to expand the bridge.Officials in Milwaukee asked the Wisconsin Department of …
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October 27, 2011

Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy getting bigger

The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co., which has only sparingly offered its Big Eddy beer in the past, announced Thursday the return of its Russian Imperial Stout, the first in a series of Big Eddy brews in the works.Leinenkugel also plans to add three …
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October 27, 2011

Latest Sachdeva auction ends Thursday

The latest online auction of merchandise seized from Sujata Sue Sachdeva ends on Thursday.Ninety-five lots of designer womens clothing were listed at www.txauction.com as of Thursday morning. Bids so far ranged from $50 to $365.Gaston & Sheehan, the …
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October 27, 2011

Miller Park advances in Brand Madness

Miller Park was the scene of some great moments for the Milwaukee Brewers this past season during the teams exciting playoff run and it has also become a very popular brand.That became extremely evident in the first-round of The Business Journals …
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October 26, 2011

Plexus sales, profits decline

Plexus Corp. reported declines in sales and earnings in its fiscal fourth quarter because of softness in its end markets.The Neenah-based contract electronics manufacturer reported net income for the quarter ended Oct. 1 of $18.3 million, or 52 …
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October 26, 2011

Crain's: Illinois business climate edges Wisconsin

Illinois edges out Wisconsin for the best business climate in the Upper Midwest, according to Crains Chicago Business.The weekly Chicago business publication this week analyzed the factors most important to a healthy business climate, including …
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October 26, 2011

Meeting planners visit Milwaukee

Milwaukee tourism officials are hoping a visit from meeting planners from across the country will help it attract major conventions in the next few years.Visit Milwaukee, the local visitors and convention bureau, and the city of Wauwatosa hosted 18 …
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