March 04, 2012

Slideshow: Highest-paid Wisconsin athletes

Earlier this week, I asked the following question in the newsroom Who do you think is the highest-paid professional athlete in Wisconsin?There were many names thrown out from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to Milwaukee Brewers slugger …
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March 04, 2012

Ambassador Hotel owner expands his apartment portfolio

Rick Wiegand, owner of the Ambassador Hotel in Milwaukee with a long history of owning and managing rental properties, paid Waterstone Bank $1 million for an apartment building on West Kilbourn Avenue.Wiegand is best known for renovating the …
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March 02, 2012

Ryan: Repeal and replace health care reform

U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan believes the future of U.S. health care, and by extension, the economy, is doomed unless national health care reform is repealed and replaced. Ryan (R-Janesville) spoke out against the Patient Protection and Affordable …
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March 02, 2012

Packers, Journal Broadcast form TV partnership

The Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee-based Journal Broadcast Group said they have agreed to a multiyear partnership to run the Packers Television Network, which will air Packers preseason games, the Mike McCarthy Show and other television …
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March 02, 2012

Dells water park Noah's Ark sold to California company

Wisconsin Dells water park Noah's Ark, which bills itself as America's largest water park, has been sold to Festival Fun Parks LLC of Newport Beach, Calif.Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed in a press release from Festival Fun …
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March 02, 2012

Enghouse acquires Madison's CustomCall Data Systems

CustomCall Data Systems Inc., a Madison firm that provides billing, provisioning and OSS workflow software and services, has been purchased by Canadian company Enghouse Systems Ltd. for $7.3 million.CustomCall has about 40 employees at its Madison …
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March 02, 2012

Channel 12 wins main newscasts in 'sweeps'

Milwaukee ABC affiliate WISN-TV (Channel 12) drew the largest audience of local newscasts during key time periods in the February Nielsen sweeps ratings.Channel 12 ranked first on weekdays for the 10 p.m., 6 p.m. and 5 p.m. newscasts, according to …
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March 02, 2012

Wisconsin mining bill still alive, backers claim

The state of Wisconsins mining bill remains alive and could be put to a vote early next week in the state Legislature, former mining equipment executive Tim Sullivan said Friday.People are talking. Right now there are people behind closed doors in …
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March 02, 2012

Johnson Outdoors receives $3.5M settlement

Johnson Outdoors Inc. said Thursday that it has received a $3.5 million settlement in a longstanding case against its insurance carriers.Racine-based Johnson Outdoors (Nasdaq: JOUT), a recreational products company that produces Minn Kota motors, …
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March 02, 2012

Roundy's 4Q, annual profit up; same-store sales dip

In its first quarterly report as a public company, Roundy's Inc. reported increases in the fourth quarter in net income and net sales, but the Milwaukee-based grocer said same-store sales were down because of weak consumer spending and competition …
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March 02, 2012

SEC finally sending last Strong Capital checks

The checks are finally headed for the mail five months after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission approved a distribution plan for $2.3 million for investors who suffered damages while they held shares in the Strong High-Yield Municipal Bond …
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March 02, 2012

Top of the list - Highest-paid athletes

Professional athletes on Wisconsins big three sports teams, Packers, Brewers and Bucks enjoy some major financial rewards. The Business Journals Top 25 list this week ranks the highest-paid of these players.The list is ranked by, you guessed it, …
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