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April 20, 2012

Sensient lifts outlook after 1Q profit grows

Sensient Technologies Corp. said Friday that it is increasing its guidance for 2012 after net income for the first quarter increased 9 percent.The Milwaukee-based supplier of flavors, fragrances and colors reported net income for the quarter of …
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April 20, 2012

Cristo Rey could be one piece in solving Milwaukee education puzzle

Milwaukee area business leaders who have long been critical of Milwaukee's educational system now have a chance to step up and do something.Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, a national network of schools for low-income students that works with the …
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April 19, 2012

Roadrunner Transportation Systems acquires D&E Transport

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc., a transportation and logistics services provider with headquarters in Cudahy, announced Thursday that it has acquired all of the outstanding capital stock of D&E Transport of Clearwater, Minn., a flatbed …
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April 19, 2012

Slideshow: Admirals report 7.4% attendance jump

As the Milwaukee Admirals get set to start the American Hockey League playoffs Friday, the team reports that its attendance at the Bradley Center jumped 7.4 percent this season.The minor league hockey team drew a total of 236,579 fans, an average of …
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April 19, 2012

Associated Bank net income edges estimates

Associated Banc-Corp said its first-quarter net income was $41 million, or 24 cents per share, compared with a net income of $15 million, or 9 cents per share, in the first quarter of 2011.The per-share earnings beat the consensus analysts estimate …
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April 19, 2012

Frontier Airlines picks Polly the Parrot

Frontier Airlines announced Thursday that a wise-cracking parrot named Polly has been chosen as Frontiers newest animal.Polly survived two rounds of public votes to earn a coveted spot on the tail of a Frontier jet.It was a tight race all the way …
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April 19, 2012

Events planned for parking lot on West Wisconsin Avenue

A city-owned parking lot on West Wisconsin Avenue and North Fourth Street will host the outdoor broadcast of a Milwaukee Brewers game on May 25 organized by the Pabst Theater Foundation and a June 14 IndyCar event with Andretti Sports Marketing …
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April 19, 2012

Krei retiring; Milwaukee loses M&I Wealth HQ

The last remaining divisional Marshall & Ilsley headquarters office in Milwaukee M&I Wealth Management will lose its HQ status and the divisions CEO is retiring.Ken Krei decided to retire to spend more time with his family and also continue in his …
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April 19, 2012

State office building at 27th and Wisconsin approved

Changes are coming to the intersection of North 27th Street and West Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee after the city approved a state office building at the corner and proceeds with planning to rebuild the nearby streets.The 64,000-square-foot building …
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April 19, 2012

Wisconsin drops 4,300 private sector jobs in March

The state of Wisconsin lost 4,500 jobs in March compared with February's totals, including 4,300 private sector jobs.The latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed the state seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dipping to 6.8 …
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April 19, 2012

Q&A: Lambeau concession firm president talks about contract, Milwaukee roots

Wednesday was a big day for Delaware North Cos. Sportservice president Rick Abramson. His company was officially announced as the new provider of food and beverage services at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.It was quite a thrill for Abramson, who grew …
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April 19, 2012

CRE Guide: People In The News - Patrick Drinan

Patrick Drinan, former Sheboygan County Economic Development Corp. director, has joined Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. as regional account manager to work on development for southeastern Wisconsin.NEW POSITION: Regional account manager for …
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