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December 02, 2011

Donald Driver fighting back in car dealership case

Even as Donald Driver is busy playing football for the playoff-bound Green Bay Packers, his attorney is preparing to fight back against Guardian Credit Union in lawsuits involving a shuttered Chevrolet-Buick dealership bearing Drivers name.I give an …
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December 02, 2011

First Stage extends holiday run of 'Junie B.'

First Stage Children's Theater has extended the run of its popular holiday show this year, "Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!" through Dec. 29.The show was initially slated to run through Dec. 24, but five new shows have been added, including …
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December 02, 2011

Florentine's 'Elmer Gantry' garners three Grammy nominations

The Florentine Opera Company's recording of "Elmer Gantry" has been nominated for three Grammy awards by the members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences."Elmer Gantry," which the Florentine performed at the Marcus Center for the …
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December 02, 2011

Mercury Marine, Cummins to end joint venture

Mercury Marine Inc., a Fond du Lac manufacturer of marine engines, said Thursday that it is ending a joint venture with a unit of Cummins Inc. by the middle of 2012.The joint venture, Cummins MerCruiser Diesel Marine, was established in 2002 to …
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December 02, 2011

Bemis acquires Louisiana packaging manaufacturer

Bemis Co. Inc., a Neenah-based manufacturer of flexible packaging and pressure sensitive materials, has purchased the common stock of Shield Pack LLC, a West Monroe, La., manufacturer of high barrier liners for bulk container packaging, for an …
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December 02, 2011

SBA promotes young entrepreneurs in Milwaukee visit

Marie Johns, deputy administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, says she can feel the excitement about owning a business growing in Milwaukee and across the country.Johns was in town Thursday for the Young Entrepreneurs Series, a tour …
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December 02, 2011

Milwaukee Jobs Act proposed to create work opportunities

Milwaukee aldermen are developing a new jobs program that would generate work opportunities on city-funded operations and projects and could branch out into partnerships with private companies.Details of the program, dubbed the Milwaukee Jobs Act, …
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December 02, 2011

U.S. unemployment rate drops to 8.6%, lowest level more than 2 years

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in November from 9 percent in October, the lowest level since March 2009.The nation's employers added a net 120,000 nonfarm payroll jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.In October, the …
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December 01, 2011

Packers stock sale to begin Dec. 6

The Green Bay Packers will begin the team's much-anticipated stock sale on Dec. 6.The team announced Thursday that more information, including the formal offering document, will be available when the offering begins at 8 a.m Dec. 6. Interested fans …
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December 01, 2011

Steelworkers in Wisconsin, elsewhere ratify Domtar contract

United Steelworkers members at nine Domtar Corp. locations, including two paper mills in Wisconsin, have ratified a four-year master agreement with the Canadian papermaker covering more than 3,000 workers.The union represents workers at Wisconsin …
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December 01, 2011

Sachdeva jewelry auction starts Dec. 2

A preview is being held Thursday at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, on the latest auction of jewelry authorities seized from Koss Corp. embezzler Sujata Sue Sachdeva, according to JCK Magazine online.The national auction, which will …
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December 01, 2011

Didier to take Milwaukee County development job

Wauwatosa Mayor Jill Didier will be leaving her city job Dec. 15 to take the economic development coordinator position in Milwaukee Countys new economic development division.Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele included creation of a development …
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