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February 10, 2012

Andretti firm to promote race at Milwaukee Mile

Andretti Sports Marketing Wisconsin, led by IndyCar team owner Michael Andretti, will promote a race and festival at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis in June.The Father's Day weekend IndyFest on June 15 and June 16 will be headlined Saturday …
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February 10, 2012

Northwestern Mutual hiring 60 at downtown HQ

Northwestern Mutual said it is creating 60 jobs at its downtown Milwaukee headquarters this year in a range of positions that require technology or financial skills and a college degree.The new positions are in addition to the companys hiring to …
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February 10, 2012

University of Wisconsin a top 10 spender on sports

The University of Wisconsin is one of the 10 top spending teams in college sports, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Education.The Wisconsin Badgers athletic program spent $92.9 million in 2010-2011, according to Equality in …
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February 10, 2012

Frontier’s dramatic cuts weaken competition at Mitchell

The decision by Frontier Airlines to cut nonstop service from six more destinations continues to weaken the competitive landscape at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee.As a result of the latest schedule changes, Frontiers daily …
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February 10, 2012

Bradley Center raises athletic ticket fees

The Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corp. said Friday it will increase the facility fee for tickets to athletic events by 25 cents starting with the 2012-13 season.The fee increase, to $1.25 for tickets less than $12 and $1.60 for …
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February 10, 2012

Denver gains as Milwaukee loses with Frontier

Frontier Airlines has operated hubs at Denver International Airport and General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee since absorbing Midwest Airlines following a 2009 deal that eventually brought the two air carriers together.However, …
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February 10, 2012

Alliant utility earnings rise; firm to sell RMT

Alliant Energy Corp. reported higher utility earnings in 2011, but said results were disappointing for its renewable energy business, RMT Inc., and announced plans to sell the subsidiary.Madison-based Alliant Energy (NYSE: LNT), operator of …
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February 10, 2012

Actuant acquires Australian firm

Actuant Corp. said Friday that it has added to its offshore oil and gas business in the Australian region with the acquisition of Jeyco Pty Ltd.Jeyco will operate as part of the Cortland business within Actuants energy segment. Terms of the deal …
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February 10, 2012

Applications for WHEDA housing tax credits total $49.4 million

Affordable apartment developers applied to receive a total of $49.4 million in state housing tax credits this year to back 74 projects with a combined 4,470 units.As expected, the applications far exceeded the roughly $12.5 million in tax credits …
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February 10, 2012

Shifting of Frontier jobs out of Milwaukee could be next

Frontier Airlines has been rapidly slashing service at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, with the latest planned cuts in April leaving just 18 daily departures.The shifting of Frontier jobs out of Milwaukee could be next.Frontier …
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February 10, 2012

Dorm project in Milwaukee's Riverwest area dropped

Indiana private dormitory developer Trinitas Ventures LLC has dropped its plans to build a $35 million project in Milwaukees Riverwest neighborhood.
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February 10, 2012

Petullo gift ushers in new era for Milwaukee Art Museum

In some ways, the Milwaukee Art Museum's opening of its latest special exhibit, "Accidental Genius: Art from the Anthony Petullo Collection," ushers in a new era.
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