December 13, 2011

Potawatomi biogas plant zoning gains early approval

The Forest County Potawatomi Communitys planned new biogas facility near its Menomonee Valley casino gained unanimous approval from a city zoning committee on Tuesday.The 2 megawatt plant would convert waste products from food production companies …
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December 13, 2011

Wage complaint against Kohler Co. certified as class action

Federal Magistrate Judge William Callahan Jr. of the Eastern District of Wisconsin on Tuesday certified an employees wage complaint against Kohler Co. as a class action.There are potentially about 140 employees in the newly certified class action …
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December 13, 2011

Redevelopment plan endorsed for Reed Street Yards in Milwaukee

A Milwaukee zoning committee today unanimously backed the development plan to convert the vacant, 14-acre Reed Street Yards site in the Menomonee Valley into a business park for water technology companies.The Reed Street Yards is directly north of …
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December 13, 2011

Milwaukee has 'constructive' meeting with Northridge owner

City of Milwaukee leaders had a constructive meeting with Wu Li, the owner of the former Northridge Mall site, during a trip to China last week, Mayor Tom Barrett said.Barrett led a group of business leaders on a trade mission to China last week. …
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December 13, 2011

U.S. Postal Service closures on hold, for now

Efforts to close U.S. Postal Service facilities across the country, including five in Wisconsin, look like they are on hold for now.A spokeswoman for U.S. Sen Sherrod Brown said Postal Service officials and members of the U.S. Senate will this …
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December 13, 2011

Could Warren Buffett be eyeing Wisconsin Energy?

The speculation about Wisconsin Energy Corp. being an acquisition target isnt going away. Bloomberg recently quoted analysts who believe Wisconsin Energy would be a good fit for investor extraordinaire Warren Buffett.Andrew Levi, a New York-based …
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December 13, 2011

Southwest orders 150 Boeing 737 MAX planes

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) said Tuesday that its order of 150 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes that will improve the airlines fuel efficiency and help maintain its low costs.The Dallas-based airline and Boeing Co. announced that Southwest will be …
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December 13, 2011

Speedskating championships start Tuesday in Milwaukee

A national sports championship gets underway in Milwaukee on Tuesday.The U.S. Speedskating Championships are held every year at the Pettit National Ice Center, offering locals the chance to watch the best speed skaters in the country for free, …
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December 13, 2011

CRE Guide: Community Spotlight - South Milwaukee

South Milwaukee city officials are hopeful the anticipated construction of a 115,000-square-foot Walmart store in the Milwaukee County suburb will serve as a catalyst for additional commercial development.Developer Gatlin Development Co. of Dickson, …
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December 12, 2011

ManpowerGroup survey: Local hiring to soften slightly

Milwaukee-area employers expect to hire at a slightly slower pace in the first quarter of 2012 compared with the current quarter, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.From January to March of 2012, 16 percent of area …
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December 12, 2011

A.O. Smith president named to company’s board

A.O. Smith Corp. announced Monday that Ajita Rajendra, the companys president and chief operating officer, has been elected to the companys board of directors.Rajendra was named president of the Milwaukee-based water technology company in August. He …
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December 12, 2011

Racine Journal Times owner files to reorganize

Lee Enterprises, publisher of the Racine Journal Times, the St. Louis Post Dispatch and newspapers in 51 other markets, filed Monday for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, as expected, to refinance its nearly $1 billion in debt, Reuters reports.The publisher …
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