October 26, 2011

Milwaukee area loses 1,300 jobs during the month

The Milwaukee area lost a total of 1,300 jobs between the months of August and September, though the seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate declined.The Milwaukee metropolitan statistical area's seasonally adjusted job totals declined to 826,900 in …
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October 26, 2011

Milwaukee County supervisor introduces wellness plan

Milwaukee County Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic will introduce an employee wellness plan to encourage employees to pursue healthier lifestyle choices while lowering health care costs.The plan, called S.T.E.P. Up (Stronger Team through Employee …
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October 26, 2011

Northwestern Mutual approves dividend of nearly $5 billion

Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. of Milwaukee said Wednesday that its board of trustees has approved a 2012 dividend payout for participating policyholders of nearly $5 billion, the second-largest dividend in company history.The payment will …
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October 26, 2011

Bemis 3Q earnings dip

Bemis Co. Inc. said earnings for the third quarter dipped on lower shipments of flexible packaging materials, particularly to the food industry.The Neenah-based flexible packaging and pressure sensitive materials manufacturer said net income was …
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October 26, 2011

Art Museum, Jockey dominate in Brand Madness

The Milwaukee Art Museum and Jockey dominated their first-round matches in The Business Journals Brand Madness competition.The Art Museum, known throughout the world for its Burke Brise Soleil, easily defeated Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc., grabbing 80 …
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October 25, 2011

Roundy's announces three new Mariano's stores

Roundys Supermarkets Inc. announced three new locations for its Marianos Fresh Market brand Tuesday as part of a summit on eliminating so-called food deserts in Chicago.Roundys chairman Bob Mariano joined First Lady Michelle Obama, Chicago Mayor …
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October 25, 2011

Koss sales, earnings decline

Koss Corp. said its first-quarter net income declined by 50 percent, due in part to a year-ago boost to earnings from financial recoveries in the Sujata Sue Sachdeva embezzlement case.The Milwaukee-based stereo headphone firm (NASDAQ: KOSS) said …
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October 25, 2011

Business health group's costs lower than average

Health care premiums for member employers of the Business Health Care Group are 13 percent below the average premium costs for southeast Wisconsin, according to a new study by Milliman based on 2009 medical and pharmacy claims.When the Business …
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October 25, 2011

Otto to receive nearly $400K on leaving Marcus

Bill Otto will receive a nearly $400,000 payout plus some health benefits as he leaves The Marcus Corp., according to a form Marcus filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission on Tuesday.Marcus (NYSE: MCS), Milwaukee, announced Friday that …
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October 25, 2011

Manitowoc Co. sales, earnings rise

The Manitowoc Co. Inc. said Tuesday that its net income surged in the third quarter behind double digit sales growth in both its crane and foodservice equipment segments.The Manitowoc-based manufacturer reported net income before one-time items of …
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October 25, 2011

Wisconsin Realtors Association names new president

Longtime Wisconsin Realtors Association official Michael Theo has been named to succeed Bill Malkasian as president and chief executive officer of the organization.Theo's appointment was effective Oct. 18. He has worked for WRA for 27 years, …
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October 25, 2011

Abele vetoes Ryan Creek interceptor referendum

Milwaukee County executive Chris Abele has vetoed a Milwaukee County Board resolution calling for an advisory referendum on a Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District plan to pay the city of Franklin for costs related to building an interceptor on …
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