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November 04, 2011

Snap-on raises dividend

Snap-on Inc. said Friday that its board of directors has approved a 6.3 percent increase in its quarterly dividend.The first increased dividend of 34 cents per share, up from 32 cents, is payable Dec. 9 to shareholders of record Nov. 18.Nick …
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November 04, 2011

Milwaukee County comptroller bill sent to Walker's office

The Wisconsin Legislatures approval of a bill to create a new elected comptroller position at Milwaukee County drew praise from County Executive Chris Abele.Gov. Scott Walker, a former Milwaukee County executive, has supported the idea of an elected …
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November 04, 2011

Harley launches initiatives for Military Appreciation Month

Harley-Davidson Motor Co. will celebrate Military Appreciation Month throughout November and beyond with a number of efforts to show its support and gratitude for the men and women in the military.The heavyweight motorcycle manufacturer will collect …
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November 04, 2011

Concordia names new dean

Concordia University Wisconsin has named Linda Samuel the school's new dean of the School of Human Services.Samuel, who began working at Concordia in 1995 in the occupational therapy department, replaces Ruth Gresley who retired in August.She will …
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November 04, 2011

City Brewing to brew beer from Busch family member

City Brewing Co. of La Crosse is being tapped to produce the first two beer brands for a new St. Louis brewer founded by the son of the late Anheuser-Busch CEO August Busch Jr.City Brewing is under contract by the William K Busch Brewing Co. to brew …
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November 04, 2011

MGE Energy reports higher 3Q earnings

MGE Energy Inc. reported higher earnings for the third quarter because of higher electric demand driven by warmer-than-expected weather.Madison-based MGE (Nasdaq: MGEE) said earnings for the three months ended Sept. 30 increased to $21 million or 91 …
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November 04, 2011

Quad, Generac lead in Brand Madness

Quad/Graphics and Generac grabbed the early lead in the third round of The Business Journal's Brand Madness competition.With voting going through 10 p.m. Friday, Quad/Graphics leads its matchup against Milwaukee-favorite Leon's Frozen Custard, while …
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November 03, 2011

Marketing video offers new look at Corners project

The Corners of Brookfield project hasnt been in the news much the last few months, but that doesnt mean things havent been going on behind the scenes.The Marcus Corp., owner and developer of the planned project, has been working with brokers, …
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November 03, 2011

Aurora ranks No. 1 in national quality project

Aurora Health Care is the top-performing health system in a national project that ties incentive payments to quality outcomes.Aurora won 253 awards over six years, the most of any participating system, in the Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration …
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November 03, 2011

Cory Provus named to Twins post

Cory Provus, who has been Bob Ueckers sidekick the past three years on Milwaukee Brewers radio broadcasts, will join the Minnesota Twins radio broadcast team in the 2012 season.The Twins announced Thursday that Provus, 33, will partner with former …
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November 03, 2011

Behrens new Johnson Insurance president

Mark Behrens has been named president of Racine-based Johnson Insurance Services, filling a position vacated earlier this year by Chris Lie.Behrens has more than 26 years of experience with Johnson Insurance owner Johnson Financial Group, including …
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November 03, 2011

Alliant Energy's net income falls on charges

Alliant Energy Corp. reported lower earnings for the third quarter of 2011, in part because of a previously disclosed charge related to a subcontractor of its renewable energy subsidiary, RMT Inc.Madison-based Alliant (NYSE: LNT) reported net income …
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