First Business

November 29, 2011

Medical marijuana bill rolling out

Wisconsin State Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, will reintroduce medical marijuana legislation Wednesday during a press conference at the state capital.The bill, known as the Jacki Rickert Medical Marijuana Act, has been introduced during every …
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November 29, 2011

Madison firm raising millions for water-cleaning technology

AquaMost Inc., a Madison developer of innovative water purification technology, has secured $3 million in a second round of venture financing, with participation from the Golden Angels Network of Milwaukee, and Inventure Capital and Wisconsin …
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November 29, 2011

Spectrum Brands to invest $40M, add Wisconsin jobs

Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc., the Madison-based maker of Rayovac batteries, Remington shavers, Repel bug repellent and Toastmaster and George Foreman small appliances, plans to spend $40 million on its Wisconsin operations and jobs at its Madison …
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November 29, 2011

Hoan bike lane petition in Milwaukee tallies 5,000 supporters

Sen. Chris Larson (DMilwaukee) this afternoon is to hand state transportation officials 5,000 signatures in support of adding a bike lane to the Hoan Bridge in Milwaukee.Larson is among a group of Milwaukee area elected officials who are campaigning …
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November 29, 2011

WHA: Wisconsin doctor shortage will worsen

Wisconsin will need at least 100 new doctors per year between now and 2030 to effectively manage the states growing number of patients, according to a new report released Tuesday from the Wisconsin Hospital Association.The association also …
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November 29, 2011

Recession cost Milwaukee area nearly 40,000 private-sector jobs

The Milwaukee area lost nearly 40,000 private sector jobs during the first two years of the economic slowdown, according to an analysis by The Business Journals On Numbers.The nation's 938 metropolitan and micropolitan areas had 107.45 million …
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November 29, 2011

American Airlines parent files for Chapter 11 protection

AMR Corp., parent company of American Airlines Inc. and American Eagle, announced Tuesday that it has filed for voluntary bankruptcy protection.The move is necessary in order to achieve a cost and debt structure that is industry competitive and will …
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November 29, 2011

CRE Guide: Community Spotlight - West Milwaukee

With traffic counts approaching 60,000 cars per day, Miller Park Way and the surrounding area of West Milwaukee have become a development hot spot.A Walmart supercenter has been approved for a site at West Greenfield Avenue and South 41st Street, …
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November 28, 2011

Downtown Milwaukee Marriott set for mid-2013 opening

The 200-room Milwaukee Marriott is to open in mid-2013 after a ceremonial start of work Monday where the project team promised a unique product to the downtown market and reminisced about the historic-preservation debate that preceded the …
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November 28, 2011

Whitewater students attend White House entrepreneur event

Two University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students and a professor are visiting the White House on Monday to talk about entrepreneurship.Andrew Hoeft, Onalaska, and Daniel Fink, Green Bay, have each started their own businesses and are attending the …
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November 28, 2011

Artisan Partners exits Netflix stock

Milwaukee-based Artisan Partners sold 303,550 shares of Netflix Inc. stock during the third quarter, marking an exit for Artisan from the online movie rental and DVD service, according to Wall Street Cheat Sheet.The news site said Monday Artisans …
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November 28, 2011

New U.S. home sales up in October

October had the strongest pace of new-home sales activity nationwide since May, according to new data from the U.S. Commerce Department.Sales of new single-family homes climbed 1.3 percent from the previous month, to a seasonally adjusted annual …
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