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February 15, 2012

Kohl's confirms it's not looking at Milwaukee sites

Kohls Corp. has confirmed that is no longer looking at sites in the city of Milwaukee for potential headquarters but is not naming a headquarters site.In a statement attributed to spokeswoman Vicki Shamion, the company said it continues to explore …
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February 15, 2012

Tufco 1Q loss increases

Tufco Technologies Inc. said its net losses increased in its fiscal first quarter because of rising paper costs and increased operating expenses in its business imaging segment.
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February 15, 2012

Verizon, AT&T seen getting 4G wireless iPads

Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc. will reportedly offer versions of Apple Inc.'s new iPads beginning early next month that run on their latest fourth-generation wireless networks.
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February 15, 2012

UW, Adidas to enter mediation over Indonesian workers dispute

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has agreed to enter mediation with its exclusive athletics sponsor, Adidas, to resolve a dispute over how the sports apparel company treats workers at an Indonesian factory.
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February 15, 2012

Packers' Murphy named to NFL Competition Committee

Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy has been named to the National Football League's Competition Committee, the panel that recommends rules and policy changes for the league.
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February 15, 2012

NTC's new Virtual College allows students to set schedules

Northcentral Technical College has added a virtual college program this week that offers a high level of flexibility for students.
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February 15, 2012

Investors announce deal to purchase City Center hotel

The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Foundation has joined with a couple of partners in Appleton's Copper Leaf Hotel to buy Oshkosh's downtown City Center Hotel with expectations to reopen it by Jan. 1, 2013.
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February 15, 2012

CRE Guide: Take 5 - Todd Hutchison

Todd Hutchison, an affordable housing developer and consultant, has a track record of participating in more than 20 projects using state housing tax credits.He is vice president of Wisconsin Redevelopment LLC in Milwaukee, director of Impact Seven …
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February 14, 2012

Wisconsin to prepare shovel-ready sites to lure companies

The state will hire a consulting firm to do the pre-development legwork on sites with at least 50 acres in Wisconsin to make them more attractive to companies looking for places to build new facilities.The program will search out properties that are …
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February 14, 2012

QPS acquires Iowa staffing firm

QPS Employment Group, a staffing and recruiting firm with headquarters in Brookfield, has acquired USA Staffing, a recruiting firm based in Ames, Iowa.USA Staffing focuses on industrial, skilled trades and clerical.Terms of the transaction werent …
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February 14, 2012

Colleges credit economy with fluctuating enrollment numbers

College administrators in northeastern Wisconsin blame a number of factors for declining enrollment, including the economy and changing demographics.
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February 14, 2012

West Business Services center to hire 60 employees in Wausau

West Business Services is accepting applications through Thursday as part of its efforts to fill 60 open sales positions at its center in Wausau.
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