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April 06, 2012

Slideshow: Miller Park prepares for opening day

Opening Day is finally here for the Milwaukee Brewers.A little more than five months after being eliminated in the National League Championship Series, the Brewers open the team's 2012 season Friday against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park.The …
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April 06, 2012

Forty under 40 winners talk about region priorities

One of the fun questions I asked at The Business Journals Forty under 40 roundtable this week was if you were elected mayor of Milwaukee, what would be the top issues on your agenda as your took office?The question elicited some very interesting …
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April 05, 2012

MPS freezes a portion of teacher pensions

Milwaukee Public Schools will freeze a second pension for existing teachers and end it for any new hires in a move that is expected to save the district $5 million in annual contributions beginning in 2013.The freeze will take effect July 1, 2013, …
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April 05, 2012

McDonald named new CEO at Signicast in Hartford

Signicast Corp., a global investment casting company with headquarters in Hartford in Washington County, announced Thursday that Todd McDonald is succeeding the retiring Walter Terry Lutz Jr. as president and CEO. The change is effective …
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April 05, 2012

Milwaukee man sentenced for concealing Sachdeva items

Adam Burback of Milwaukee was sentenced to six months in prison plus one year of supervised release after pleading guilty to removing and concealing property related to the federal governments prosecution of former Koss Corp. executive Sujata Sue …
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April 05, 2012

Reduced bonuses lead to compensation cut for Quad/Graphics CEO Quadracci

Smaller cash bonus payouts contributed to a drop in overall compensation for Quad/Graphics Inc. chairman, president and CEO Joel Quadracci, according to a new federal regulatory filing.Quadraccis overall compensation dipped about 25 percent to about …
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April 05, 2012

Macy's beats March same-store sales estimates

Macys Inc. posted nearly $2.4 billion in total sales last month, a 6.9 percent increase from a year ago.Macys (NYSE: M) same-store sales rose 7.3 percent in March compared with the same month last year, more than double the department store …
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April 05, 2012

Froedtert CEO Bill Petasnick stepping down July 1

After 19 years as head of Froedtert Health, Bill Petasnick will step down July 1.Catherine Jacobson, currently president of Froedtert Health, will succeed Petasnick, who will remain on the board of directors as vice chairman.Petasnick and the board …
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April 05, 2012

Southeast Wisconsin SBA lending decreases in March

U.S. Small Business Administration-backed lending continued to decline in southeast Wisconsin during March as 47 loans closed totaling nearly $13.5 million, compared with 52 loans for nearly $16.9 million in March 2011.For the federal fiscal year to …
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April 05, 2012

Members of Minority Employment Task Force for Milwaukee area revealed

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Secretary Reggie Newson on Thursday announced the full membership list for the Governors Task Force on Minority Unemployment, which will develop employment strategies for minorities in the Milwaukee …
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April 05, 2012

Madison company says credit cards safe after competitor has breach

Madison-based Wind River Financial, which creates electronic systems for businesses to accept credit card payments, ensured credit use is safe after competitor Global Payments had a security breach.
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April 05, 2012

Slideshow: Forty under 40 winners speak out on the issues

There has been a lot of discussion recently in the Milwaukee area about trying to give young professionals a bigger role in policy discussions. The Business Journal decided that we could help do something about that.
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