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November 08, 2011

Business community worried about fallout from Frontier sale

Competition at Milwaukees General Mitchell International Airport has kept airfares below the national average for an extended period.If the airports top carrier, Frontier Airlines, is sold, the business community is concerned about possible …
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November 08, 2011

West Bend Sendik's to open Wednesday

Sendiks Food Markets will open its newest store Wednesday in West Bend, the company said in a news release.This is the 10th location for the Red Bag Sendiks, owned and operated by brothers Nick, Patrick and Ted Balistreri and sister Margaret Harris. …
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November 08, 2011

Airport officials: Frontier remains important to Mitchell

With word coming down that Republic Airways Holdings Inc. is looking to sell its Frontier Airlines subsidiary, it goes without saying that operators of General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee are keeping a close eye on the …
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November 08, 2011

MMAC: September indicators up slightly

Business-activity indicators for the Milwaukee area showed modest improvement increase in September, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce said Tuesday.The MMAC found 13 of 23 indicators improving, which was better than the 12 positive …
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November 08, 2011

MGIC delinquencies a bit better in October

Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp. the principal subsidiary of MGIC Investment Corp., said it wrote $1.4 billion in new business during October and its policies that were delinquent by 0.6 percent.The Milwaukee-based private mortgage insurer (NYSE: …
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November 08, 2011

Frontier Airlines may be sold, parent company's CEO says

Republic Airways Holdings Inc. leaders will look at selling Frontier Airlines now that $120 million in financial restructuring is nearly complete, Republic President/CEO Bryan Bedford said Tuesday.Bedford said during Republics third-quarter earnings …
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November 08, 2011

Southwest, AirTran pilots approve seniority integration

The merger of Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways has overcome a significant hurdle as the pilots' union of each airline have accepted a seniority integration agreement.The members of the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association and the Air Line …
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November 08, 2011

Walker recreates Wisconsin Technology Committee

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker issued an executive order that recreates the Wisconsin Technology Committee, an advisory committee consisting of members of the Wisconsin Technology Council.Walkers office said Tuesday the committee will facilitate a …
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November 08, 2011

Associated easily advances in Brand Madness

Associated Bank pitchman Aaron Rodgers is having an undefeated season so far as the quarterback of the Green Bay Packers.His bank client is having similar success in The Business Journals Brand Madness as the Green Bay-based financial institution …
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November 07, 2011

AnchorBank loss widens

Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc., the parent company of AnchorBank, said its fiscal second quarter net loss was $19.6 million, or 92 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $1.9 million, or 9 cents per share, a year earlier.Madison-based Anchor …
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November 07, 2011

United Ethanol to settle air pollution charges

A Rock County company that produces ethanol, a fuel alternative that is touted as a cleaner-burning fuel than gasoline, has agreed to pay $700,000 to settle allegations that it violated Wisconsin air pollution laws.The agreement settles 15 …
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November 07, 2011

Holiday hiring close to 2010 levels so far

The holiday hiring season is off to a relatively strong start in 2011, with retail employment growing by a non-seasonally adjusted 141,500 jobs in October, according an analysis of federal job data by Chicago-based outplacement firm Challenger, Gray …
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