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December 06, 2011

Physicians Plus sues UW-Madison doctor group

Meriter Health Services' insurance company Physicians Plus has filed a lawsuit against UW-Madison's doctor group, claiming the doctors' threat to stop treating its patients is illegal.
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December 06, 2011

Allen Edmonds to sell shoes in China

Allen Edmonds Shoe Corp. is expanding its market into China, the manufacturer announced Tuesday.The Port Washington company announced a licensing agreement with Shanghai-based Talent Creations to sell Allen Edmonds-brand business and casual shoes in …
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December 05, 2011

Waukesha officials explore UW-Waukesha, WCTC merger

Waukesha County Executive Dan Vrakas and state Rep. Paul Farrow (R-Pewaukee) will be holding four listening sessions to discuss the future of the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha and Waukesha County Technical College and a possible merger of the …
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December 05, 2011

SABMiller to acquire Foster's this month

SABMiller plc, one of the partners in the MillerCoors LLC joint venture, now expects to acquire Foster's Group Ltd. this month after receiving the last approval needed to complete the deal.Foster's Group, the Australian brewer of Foster's, agreed to …
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December 05, 2011

U.S. Postal Service moving ahead with plan to slow down mail

First-class mail delivery could take as long as three days under a requested change in standards the U.S. Postal Service will submit to its regulator.If approved, the Postal Service would be able to close more than half of its existing 487 mail …
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December 05, 2011

FedEx announces shipping rate increases

FedEx Corp. announced late last week that it would be increasing shipping rates for FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery services by 5.9 percent effective Jan. 2.The Memphis, Tenn.-based shipping giant has in place a fuel surcharge, however, which …
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December 05, 2011

Jim Lemon leaving Channel 6

Jim Lemon, who has been news director at Milwaukee Fox network affiliate WITI-TV (Channel 6) since 2005, will leave the station Dec. 16, according to a website posting by Rick Gevers & Associates.Lemon wants to avoid another Wisconsin winter, …
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December 05, 2011

Online shopping sets nearly $6B record during Cyber Week

Online shopping continued its record setting ways last week. Purchases reached nearly $6 billion for the "Cyber Week" that runs from the Sunday before Cyber Monday through Saturday Dec. 2, according to the latest data from Reston, Va.-based comScore …
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December 05, 2011

UW-Madison probes labor dispute at Indonesian factory

A committee of students, staff and faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Friday said it wants Adidas to make payments to more than 2,800 Indonesian workers after a contract factory closed without making severance payments to the …
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December 04, 2011

Brownstones shopping center sold for $24M to Illinois' Inland

Investor Inland Real Estate Group of Cos. paid $24.1 million for the Brownstones Shopping Center on Blue Mound Road in Brookfield, according a property sale recording with the Waukesha County Register of Deeds.The Metro Mart-anchored shopping center …
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December 02, 2011

Abele's chief of staff Aldrich leaving in January

George Aldrich will leave his position as Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abeles chief of staff in January 2012.Abeles office made the announcement Friday afternoon. Abele, who took office April 25, had named Aldrich to the position April …
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December 02, 2011

SURG to open Florida Carnevor

SURG Restaurant Group plans to open a second Carnevor location and its first out-of-state restaurant on Feb. 1.The restaurant is in Wellington in Florida's Palm Beach County, near the International Polo Club, said Omar Shaikh, SURG co-owner.Shaikhs …
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