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April 17, 2013

Sports world reacts to tragedy: Media, athletes go to bat for Boston

It's fitting that in the wake of one of the worst sports tragedies ever it's the sporting world that's among the first to step up to offer support.A few hours after a pair of bombings at the finish line of Monday's Boston Marathon killed at least …
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April 17, 2013

Strattec to expand beyond auto markets with biometric venture

Strattec Security Corp., a Glendale-based manufacturer of automotive locks and lock systems, said Tuesday that it will design and manufacture next-generation biometric security products for a range of uses in partnership with a Florida …
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April 17, 2013

The Ricketts and Chicago cut deal on Wrigley Field â;€;”; but will it work?

The Chicago Cubs and the city of Chicago said today they have agreed on a proposal for long-delayed Wrigley Field renovations.But will it actually stick and become a firm deal?After weeks of protracted talks and delays, the City of Chicago and the …
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April 17, 2013

Walker dons leather for Harley-Davidson dealer opening in China

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker got the American celebrity treatment this week during his China trade mission.Walker;;;s office released photos Tuesday of the governor attending the opening ceremony for a Harley-Davidson Inc. dealership in Tianjin. …
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April 17, 2013

Marten Transport 1Q profits climb 32%

Marten Transport Ltd. said Tuesday it posted its 12th-consecutive year-over-year increase in quarterly net income during its fiscal first quarter.Marten (Nasdaq: MRTN), a Mondovi-based trucking company specializing in temperature-controlled …
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April 16, 2013

The Ricketts and Chicago cut deal on Wrigley Field — but will it work?

The Chicago Cubs and the city of Chicago said today they have agreed on a proposal for long-delayed Wrigley Field renovations.But will it actually stick and become a firm deal?After weeks of protracted talks and delays, the City of Chicago and the …
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April 16, 2013

Boston Marathon explosion captured on video: Bloomberg (Video)

A video camera captured one of the explosions that rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday, reportedly leaving at least two dead and dozens injured.Ted Balistreri, a co-owner of the Milwaukee-area Sendik's Food Markets grocery chain, …
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April 16, 2013

Bucks team doctor Gordon OK after Boston Marathon blasts

Milwaukee Bucks team orthopedist Dr. Michael Gordon completed the Boston Marathon Monday about 40 minutes before two explosions rocked the finish-line area and was unharmed, he told The Business Journal.Gordon, in an interview Monday afternoon, said …
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April 16, 2013

Dental Associates prepares to unwrap Iron Block office in Milwaukee

Dental Associates next month may be ready to unveil the restored exterior of the Iron Block office in downtown Milwaukee as it works to complete the building renovation into a new headquarters by year;;;s end.The historic building at the corner of …
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April 16, 2013

DOT maps out Hoan ramp reversals, closings and construction: Slideshow

The rebuild of the Hoan Bridge will force some ramps to close, others to be reversed, temporary bypasses to be built and local downtown streets to be modified starting in October.That;;;s just for the first phase of the $278 million project, which …
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April 16, 2013

Dr. McAvoy of Elm Grove to head Medical Society

Dr. Timothy McAvoy of Elm Grove was inaugurated as president of the Wisconsin Medical Society during the society;;;s annual meeting in Madison April 13.McAvoy succeeds Dr. Tosha Wetterneck of Madison, the Medical Society said Monday.McAvoy is a …
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April 16, 2013

Explosions hit Boston Marathon; Milwaukee-area businessman safe

"Massive" explosions occurred near the Boston Marathon finish line at 2:50 p.m. eastern Monday, Boston police said, resulting in at least two dead and 23 injured.At least two explosions occurred in the area of 673 Boylston St., according to a police …
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