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March 09, 2012

Geithner touts tax reform, investment in Dallas talk

The U.S. economy has recovered to a stronger position from the darkest days of the recession but still requires a long-term period of investment and reform to achieve sustainable strength, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told the Dallas …
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March 09, 2012

New I-94 interchange at Drexel to be complete this fall

Construction is to start this spring on a new interchange at Drexel Avenue and Interstate 94 that is expected to create development opportunities along the local street.
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March 09, 2012

Ela decision six months in the making

Sue Elas decision to resign as Aurora Health Cares chief operating officer may have come as a surprise to many Thursday, but Ela said she and Aurora CEO Nick Turkal have been discussing it for about six months.
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March 08, 2012

Jadin: Mining bill defeat hurts business recruitment

The state Legislatures defeat of a bill designed to lure Gogebic Taconite to mine in northern Wisconsin will at least temporarily hurt efforts to lure businesses to the state, but Gov. Scott Walker has not given up on the effort, said Paul Jadin, …
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March 08, 2012

Miller Park upgrades to be complete by opening day

The Milwaukee Brewers plan to complete six projects at Miller Park before opening day on April 6, including an expanded retail space for team merchandise, renovating Bernies chalet and upgrading the Brewers Party Suite.Most of the projects started …
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March 08, 2012

CRE Guide: People In The News - Bob Gintoft

Bob Gintoft has joined Ogden & Co. Inc. as senior commercial real estate associate. Most recently, Gintoft was business developer for Impact Seven Inc.; he also has served as executive vice president of leasing and acquisitions at Mallory Properties …
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March 07, 2012

American Airlines returns mainline service to Mitchell

American Airlines will return mainline passenger air service to General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, beginning April 3.American will provide service on larger MD-80s twice daily between Mitchell and Dallas/Fort Worth International …
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March 07, 2012

Klappa's total compensation at Wisconsin Energy up 10%

Wisconsin Energy Corp.s Gale Klappa, who already ranks as one of the highest-paid executives in the Milwaukee area, received a 10 percent increase in total compensation for 2011, to $11,346,447.There were two main causes for the higher compensation …
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March 07, 2012

Johnson Controls boosting prices for lead-acid batteries

Johnson Controls Inc. will implement an 8 percent price increase on lead-acid batteries sold in the United States and Canada for orders starting May 1 as a result of increasing environmental, health and safety standards and the investments required …
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March 07, 2012

Leinenkugel launches Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale

The Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. has launched Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scotch Ale, the first in a series of Big Eddy brand brews to be released in 2012.Being from Wisconsins Northwoods, we know a thing or two about cold temperatures and had no problem …
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March 07, 2012

Pilot program to improve job training announced

A three-year, $4 million pilot program to boost skills training for jobs that are currently available was announced Wednesday.The program, the Wisconsin Workforce Partnership Grant, is designed to foster partnerships between the Wisconsin Technical …
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March 07, 2012

American Banker: Associated's Beideman era fraught with woes

A mostly laudatory profile of Associated Bank CEO Phil Flynn in American Banker includes some not-so-laudatory commentary on his predecessor Paul Beideman.The first news nugget though not a surprising one is that Beidemans retirement from …
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