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November 15, 2011

Manitowoc Co. workers walk off job

The Manitowoc Co. announced Tuesday that the International Association of Machinists has rejected the companys four-year contract offer. As a result, workers staged a walkout Monday afternoon that continued into Tuesday.Manitowoc (NYSE: MTW) has …
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November 15, 2011

Milwaukee power brokers invade Discovery World

Milwaukees power brokers invaded Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin Monday night to network and celebrate their inclusion in The Business Journals annual Power Book.More than 50 Milwaukee-area business executives attended the private event, which was …
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November 15, 2011

Milwaukee school bus operator acquired

Milwaukee school bus operator Dairyland Buses Inc. has been acquired by Student Transportation Inc., a major provider of school bus transportation services based in Wall, N.J.Student Transportation (Nasdaq: STB) said the acquisition of Dairyland and …
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November 15, 2011

Ruud Lighting to expand and add 469 jobs

Cree Inc.s Ruud Lighting subsidiary is planning a 208,000-square-foot expansion to its manufacturing facility in Sturtevant, the company announced Tuesday.Crees investment of $24.5 million will focus on the manufacturing and assembly of …
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November 15, 2011

Abele vetoes cut $6.25 million from Milwaukee County budget

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele on Tuesday used his veto pen to cut $6.25 million in tax levy increases proposed in the 2012 budget approved by the County Board.My primary goal in developing the 2012 budget was to erase this years gap and to …
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November 15, 2011

Art Museum, Pfister move on in Brand Madness

The final four businesses are set in The Business Journals Brand Madness competition.The Milwaukee Art Museum and The Pfister Hotel won their semifinal matches Monday to join Quad/Graphics and Associated Bank as the last firms standing in the …
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November 14, 2011

Dell's firm buys 4.4 million shares of Journal

Dell Computers founder Michael Dells investment firm is back to owning stock in Journal Communications Inc.MSDC Management on Nov. 4 bought 4,375,609 shares of Milwaukee-based Journal Communications (NYSE: JRN), according to a filing Monday with the …
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November 14, 2011

Bergren to step down as Bon-Ton CEO

Bud Bergren will retire as president and chief executive officer of The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. and will become chairman of the board after a new CEO is selected, the company said Monday in a news release.Bergren, 65, originally was supposed to retire …
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November 14, 2011

Medical College names Kerschner dean

The Medical College of Wisconsin has named Dr. Joseph Kerschner dean and executive vice president of the school, pending approval of the board of trustees Nov. 18.Kerschner, who has been interim dean since January, will oversee medical education, …
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November 14, 2011

Milwaukee Succeeds secures $300,000 grant

Milwaukee Succeeds, the newly formed public/private partnership aimed at improving education from preschool through college, has secured a three-year, $300,000 grant from the Helen Bader Foundation.The announcement was made Monday at the Greater …
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November 14, 2011

Northridge event provokes ideas, frustrations

The invitation said to meet at the food court, but there wasnt much at the defunct Northridge Mall on Milwaukees northwest side to identify where the food court was.The area was covered with white wooden boards, and graffiti covered part of the …
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November 14, 2011

Sally Smith latest M&I/Harris exec to Johnson Bank

The parade of former M&I Bank and Harris Bank employees joining Johnson Bank in Racine continues with the announcement Monday that Sally Smith has been named senior vice president and director of marketing for Johnson Bank and its parent company …
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