February 03, 2012

MPS wins class-action lawsuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled in favor of Milwaukee Public Schools in a landmark, long-fought lawsuit over how the district identifies students in need of special education services.The suit, filed in 2001 and …
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February 03, 2012

Hispanic chamber to create business loan fund with state grant

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin received $100,000 from the state to loan money for growth in small businesses.The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. announced the grant Friday. The organization also has given money to the American …
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February 03, 2012

Buffalo Wild Wings opens on south side of Milwaukee

Milwaukees newest Buffalo Wild Wings will celebrate its grand opening Monday, according to a news release.The restaurant will open at 3636 S. 27th St, Milwaukee, as part of the redevelopment of the former Foster Pontiac site.Terraco Inc., Skokie, …
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February 03, 2012

U.S. News ranks top Wisconsin hotels

A new ranking of Wisconsins top hotels from U.S. News & World Report has a couple of surprises.Several standards are on the list of course, including The American Club in Kohler, The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee and the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa …
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February 03, 2012

Supervisor requests Thomas lose committee chairman post

Two felony counts alleging Milwaukee County Supervisor Johnny Thomas accepted a bribe generated a call from a board member to remove him from the chairmans seat on the Finance and Audit Committee.Supervisor Joe Rice asked Thomas be removed from the …
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February 03, 2012

U.S. economy adds 243,000 jobs, unemployment falls to 8.3%

The U.S. labor market added 243,000 jobs to nonfarm payrolls in January the biggest jump since April and a better showing than many economists had predicted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.The jobless rate shaved off 0.2 percentage …
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February 03, 2012

Democrats: Financial support goes beyond unions

While the $3.4 million raised by Wisconsin Democrats to recall Gov. Scott Walker is less than half of the $7.4 million the Walker campaign has raised, its still a very impressive number for the party, consultant Thad Nation told me.The Democratic …
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February 03, 2012

Modine reports earnings up 50%, lowers outlook

Modine Manufacturing Co., a Racine-based manufacturer of radiators and other thermal management products, said Friday that its fiscal third-quarter earnings rose 50 percent, but the company lowered its fiscal 2012 outlook because of softening …
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February 03, 2012

Spectrum Brands turns 1Q profit

Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc., the Madison-based manufacturer of Rayovac batteries, Remington shavers and George Foreman and Toastmaster small appliances, swung to a profit in its fiscal first quarter on a small decline in sales.The consumer …
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February 03, 2012

Top of the list - Building permits, office buildings

The Business Journals Top 25 lists this week shine the spotlight on some of the largest Milwaukee building permits taken out in 2011 and also largest multi-tenant office buildings in the seven-county Milwaukee area.The building permit in the city of …
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February 03, 2012

Northridge owner plans redevelopment despite setbacks

Despite some concerning signals, the Chinese owner of the shuttered Northridge Mall is still working on a plan for redevelopment, spokespeople for the project told me this week.As I reported in the Feb. 3 Business Journal, the owner, U.S. Toward …
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February 03, 2012

Slideshow: The week in photos — Feb. 3

Each week, we run a lot of great photos in The Business Journal to go along with our many breaking news and feature stories. We always have additional photos ones that help tell and illustrate the stories that we are writing about but there is not …
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