December 07, 2011

Wauwatosa Alterra gets final approval

Alterra Coffee Roasters won final approval Tuesday for its second cafe in Wauwatosa.Alterra plans to tear down a long-vacant clinic at the site at 6745 Wells St. and build a 3,200-square-foot cafe under developer Sean Phelan. No date has been set …
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December 06, 2011

Potawatomi power plant, Reed Street Yards up for public hearings

Two large projects in the Menomonee Valley are up for public hearings next Monday--the Reed Street Yards redevelopment and a new renewable power generation plant for the Potawatomi casino.The estimated $18 million power plant would convert food …
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December 06, 2011

UPAF 2011 allocation up 4 percent from last year

The United Performing Arts Fund will distribute $7.53 million to Milwaukee-area performing arts groups with its 2011-12 allocation, a nearly 4 percent increase from a year ago.The united arts fund announced the allocation Tuesday at its annual …
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December 06, 2011

Southwest CEO warns high costs are a danger to airline

Southwest Airlines Co. CEO Gary Kelly is warning his employees high costs are a danger to the carrier, just as they were to the larger carriers that have filed for bankruptcy protection.In a letter to employees of Dallas-based Southwest (NYSE: LUV), …
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December 06, 2011

Dairyland Power shutting down three units at Alma power plant

Dairyland Power Cooperative, a La Crosse energy cooperative that supplies electricity to 25 member distribution co-ops and 16 municipal utilities, said it will shut down three coal-fired units at its power plant in Alma.Dairyland Power said the …
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December 06, 2011

Rose Bowl demand topped only by BCS Championship

At least one ticket broker says that tickets for the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Oregon Ducks are the most in demand among college football's bowl games after the BCS Championship.TicketCity of Austin, Texas, …
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December 06, 2011

Marcus Center parking structure plan endorsed

An endorsement of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts plans for a new parking structure gained approval from a Milwaukee County Board committee TuesdayThe vote marks a step toward the county and Marcus Center opening negotiations to finance …
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December 06, 2011

Spectrum Brands to acquire Furminator pet grooming firm

Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. has agreed to buy Furminator Inc., a provider of pet grooming products, for $140 million in cash.Madison-based Spectrum (NYSE: SPB), the maker of Rayovac batteries, Remington shavers and Tetra and mainland pet supplies, …
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December 06, 2011

Health Payment Systems names Fulkerson CEO

Long time health insurance industry leader Jay Fulkerson has been named president and chief executive officer of Milwaukee-based Health Payment Systems.Fulkerson joined the company in April as executive vice president.He succeeds Eric Butlein, who …
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December 06, 2011

China trade mission hopes to drive sales for Harley-Davidson

Business and governmental leaders taking part in a trade mission to China hope to spur the sale of Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the Asian nation.Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson has been working for several years to establish a foothold in China, …
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December 06, 2011

Reader's Digest cuts 30 employees in Greendale

Readers Digest Association, which owns the former Reiman Publications business in Greendale, eliminated 30 positions this week in addition to 14 that are disappearing due to the sale of the companys travel business in Greendale.The 30 positions were …
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December 06, 2011

Thrivent Financial commits $9.2 million to Habitat for Humanity

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is extending its support for Habitat for Humanity for a seventh straight year, committing $9.2 million to a Menasha-based partnership between the fraternal benefits organization and the nonprofit group that provides …
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