First Business

December 21, 2011

Voluntary layoff submissions at Harley being reviewed

The unions representing hourly production workers at the southeast Wisconsin operations of Harley-Davidson Inc. are reviewing submissions for voluntary layoffs but an assessment of the companys work force needs likely wont be completed until some …
Read More

December 21, 2011

Wisconsin adds to population, remains 20th most populous state

The U.S. Census Bureau has issued the first population estimates to be published since the official 2010 census state population counts were released a year ago and Wisconsin remains the 20th most-populous state.Wisconsin population grew by just …
Read More

December 21, 2011

Madison job levels approach 10-year October high

In one potential measure of the economic recovery, the Madison metropolitan area's job totals in October were less than a percentage point away from the area's highest October job levels of the past 10 years.The Madison area had 350,200 nonfarm jobs …
Read More

December 21, 2011

Actuant reports jump in sales, earnings

Actuant Corp. reported Wednesday that fiscal first-quarter profit rose 44 percent to $37.2 million, or 50 cents per share, compared with $25.9 million, or 35 cents per share, for the same period last year.The Menomonee Falls-based manufacturer of …
Read More

December 21, 2011

ManpowerGroup launches new partnership with Vietnam

ManpowerGroup announced Wednesday that it has entered into a new 3-year partnership with Vietnams Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to continue developing the local labor market and respond to new, in-demand skills needs in order to …
Read More

December 21, 2011

Countdown: Badgers among tops in Big Ten attendance

A season of scandal for some of the Big Tens biggest football powers didnt stop fans from squeezing into some of the conferences largest stadiums, even when it was standing room only.Three schools recorded higher average attendance this season than …
Read More

December 21, 2011

Macy's to try recyclable gift cards

Macys Inc. has partnered with a fellow Ohio company to provide a recyclable gift card program for the retailers customers.Cincinnati-based Macys (NYSE: M), which has a store at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa and is opening a second Milwaukee-area …
Read More

December 21, 2011

CRE Guide: Take 5 - Douglas Nysse

Douglas Nysse leads the hospitality design team for Kahler Slater, which is working on two major downtown Milwaukee projects the new Marriott hotel on North Milwaukee Street and the renovation and restoration of the historic Loyalty Building into a …
Read More

December 20, 2011

Hines proposes city-county collaboration on bus security

In the wake of a debate over safety on Milwaukee County buses, Milwaukee Common Council President Willie Hines proposed the county have the Milwaukee Police Department provide security, rather than a private company.Milwaukee police started …
Read More

December 20, 2011

PSC's Milwaukee streetcar hearing draws interest from statewide groups

The state hearing to determine who will pay the utility costs on the downtown Milwaukee streetcar project is drawing a line of groups that want to participate, including the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, We Energies and AT&T …
Read More

December 20, 2011

BMO Harris gets $5 million for affordable housing

BMO Harris Bank said it has received awards of nearly $5 million from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago for 15 affordable housing projects, including projects in Milwaukee and Sheboygan.Chicago-based BMO Harris said Tuesday the awards total …
Read More

December 20, 2011

Wisconsin health insurance costs lowest in Madison; high in La Crosse

The cost for group health insurance benefits in Wisconsin depends on what region of the state you are living in, according to a new study by Citizen Action of Wisconsin.The group found the range of cost differential is 32 percent between the highest …
Read More


« First«2345678910»Last »