November 28, 2011

Milwaukee area loses businesses during recession

The Milwaukee metropolitan area lost nearly 2.3 percent of its business establishments from 2008 to 2009, according to a new analysis by The Business Journals On Numbers.The decline in the number of businesses joins 870 other large and small urban …
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November 28, 2011

Early openings rake in record Black Friday crowds

Early openings and heavy discounts led to record sales over Thanksgiving weekend, according to the National Retail Federation.A record 226 million shoppers visited retail websites and stores between Thursday and Sunday, up from 212 million last …
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November 28, 2011

Orion Energy increasing share repurchases

Orion Energy Systems Inc. said Monday that its board has increased its share repurchase authorization to $2.5 million.The board had previously approved share repurchases up to $1 million. The company said repurchases may be made on the open market …
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November 28, 2011

Menasha closes out its first TIF district

The city of Menasha has closed out its first tax incremental financing district, created in 1987 to facilitate development of the Menasha Regency senior apartments downtown. Excess funds raised through increased tax collections from the project were …
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November 28, 2011

Baltus gas stations to receive makeovers

Gas stations in Marshfield and Wisconsin Rapids owned by The Baltus Co. will drop the Mobile and BP monikers in favor of names that are more reflective of the variety of services the locations offer.
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November 28, 2011

Stores hope layaway entices more buyers

Retail chains are again offering layaway, a purchasing option that almost disappeared in recent years, as a way of luring customers during the struggling economy.
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November 28, 2011

Milwaukee 5th Ward office building sold

A company managed by Milwaukee developer Tim Dixon has sold a 30,000-square-foot office building in the 5th Ward in a short sale agreement with Johnson Bank.
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November 28, 2011

AT&T, T-Mobile withdraw FCC merger bid

AT&T and T-Mobile have withdrawn their request for FCC approval of a merger, saying they'll focus for now on the antitrust case the deal has prompted.
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November 28, 2011

Kimberly-Clark's ranking Fox Cities exec joins RadioShack board

Robert Abernathy, the top Kimberly-Clark executive in the Fox Cities, has added another role as a member of the board for RadioShack Corp.
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November 28, 2011

Flavor 8 Bottling makes old-fashioned sodas

The owners of Flavor 8 Bottling in New London produce old-fashioned sodas by blending old equipment with modern technology.
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November 28, 2011

Hookah shop opens on Main Street La Crosse

Azara, a smoke shop with about 300 hookahs in stock, opened in downtown La Crosse on Black Friday after drawing curious stares from shoppers all week long.
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November 26, 2011

NBA, players reach tentative deal; games to resume Christmas

A tentative deal was reached Saturday between the National Basketball Association and player representatives to end the lockout that has idled the Milwaukee Bucks and other NBA teams.The league plans a 66-game season to start on Christmas Day, the …
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