November 07, 2011

Milwaukee council approves 2012 budget with 0.5 percent levy increase

The Milwaukee Common Council on Friday approved a $248 million 2012 budget, which is $261,000 lower than Mayor Tom Barrett proposed and increases the levy by 0.5 percent over this year.The average Milwaukee home valued at $123,000 will pay $12 more …
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November 07, 2011

J. Kyle Bass buys stake in MGIC

Hedge fund manager J. Kyle Bass, described by the Wall Street Journal as being known for correctly betting on the housing markets collapse four years ago, bought a 4.9 percent stake in Milwaukee-based private mortgage insurer MGIC Investment …
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November 07, 2011

Milwaukee businesswoman to lead transportation group

The Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association has named Mary Smarelli, owner of Transit Express in Milwaukee, as its new president.Smarelli is only the fourth woman in the Rockville, Md.-based associations 100-year history to hold the title of …
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November 07, 2011

Frontier Airlines passenger count up 1.9% in October

Frontier Airlines saw a 1.9 percent increase in passengers in October from a year earlier, its fourth straight year-over-year rise in monthly passenger tallies, the Denver- and Milwaukee-hubbed carrier reported Monday.Frontier counted 1,233,989 …
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November 07, 2011

Dawe resigns from Bon-Ton board

Shirley Dawe has resigned from The Bon-Ton Stores Inc.s board of directors, according to a document filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission on Oct. 31.The resignation was not due to any disagreement with the company on matters relating …
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November 07, 2011

Generac to add as many as 460 jobs over next year

Generac Holdings Inc. announced Monday that will add as many as 460 jobs at its facilities in Wisconsin over the next year.Town of Genesee-based Generac, a designer and manufacturer of generators and other engine powered products, plans to add 300 …
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November 07, 2011

Quad, Generac advance in Brand Madness

There is no doubt that Quad/Graphics and Generac are on a roll in The Business Journals Brand Madness competition.Both Waukesha County manufacturing firms easily won their third-round matches and advance to the fourth-round where they will face off …
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November 06, 2011

Milwaukee Buffalo Wild Wings building on Water Street foreclosed

A judge has ordered the foreclosure and public auction of the four-story building that houses Buffalo Wild Wings on North Water Street in downtown Milwaukee.The 29,600-square-foot building stands on the west side of Water Streets busy bar district …
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November 04, 2011

Waterstone Financial narrows loss

Waterstone Financial Inc., the parent company of WaterStone Bank, said its third-quarter net loss was $206,000, or 1 cent per share, compared with a net loss of $493,000, or 2 cents per share, in the same quarter of 2010.The Wauwatosa-based bank …
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November 04, 2011

ManpowerGroup authorizes share repurchase program

ManpowerGroups board of directors has approved a new share repurchase program, which gives the company the ability to repurchase up to three million shares of its issued and outstanding common stock.Purchases under the program may be made in open …
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November 04, 2011

PSC gives final OK to 0% We Energies rate plan

Wisconsin Energy Corp.s proposal for no increase in base rates in 2012 won final approval from the Wisconsin Public Service Commission.The commission, in issuing its ruling Thursday, called the Milwaukee-based public utility companys proposal an …
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November 04, 2011

Assisted Living Concepts 3Q earnings up 25%

Assisted Living Concepts Inc., a Menomonee Falls-based operator of long-term care facilities, said Friday that earnings for the third quarter rose 25 percent on continued growth in occupancy by private pay residents.Assisted Living Concepts (NYSE: …
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