April 10, 2013

Walker backs referendum on Milwaukee County Board downsizing

Gov. Scott Walker Tuesday voiced his support for a Wisconsin proposal to downsize the Milwaukee County Board on the eve of a state hearing on the bill.Meanwhile, members of the Milwaukee County Board are planning their own counter-attack against the …
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April 10, 2013

Zilber buys 12-acre business park near O'Hare airport

Zilber Property Group acquired the 12-acre Cornerstone Business Park hear O;;;Hare International Airport in Chicago.The acquisition, announced Tuesday, adds to the Milwaukee-based developer's growing portfolio in the Chicagoland area. The property, …
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April 10, 2013

Elder care costs in North Jersey among highest - NorthJersey.com

U.S. News & World ReportElder care costs in North Jersey among highestNorthJersey.comA private nursing home room in northern New Jersey costs more than $138,000 a year, making it the most expensive region in an already high-priced state, a survey …
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April 10, 2013

Living near traffic linked to increased cancer risk in children - Los Angeles Times

Times of IndiaLiving near traffic linked to increased cancer risk in childrenLos Angeles TimesResearchers have already uncovered worrying signs that exposure to traffic ;" and the vehicle emissions that come with it ;" can increase a child's risk of …
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April 09, 2013

Blank confirmed as UW-Madison chancellor

Rebecca Blank has been confirmed as the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.The economist currently serves as acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce and was appointed by a unanimous vote of the UW System Board of …
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April 09, 2013

Caribou Coffee closing most Milwaukee-area locations

Caribou Coffee is closing all but two of its Milwaukee-area stores, a store employee said Monday.The shops at North Mayfair Road in Wauwatosa and near Silvernail Road and Highway T in Waukesha will remain open, an employee of a Brookfield store …
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April 09, 2013

Elmbrook Memorial becomes robotic surgery center: Health Care Guide

The era of the da Vinci robot at Wheaton Franciscan;;;s Wisconsin Heart Hospital is ending and the health care system has designated its Elmbrook Memorial Hospital as its robotic-surgery center.Any connection between the impending retirement of the …
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April 09, 2013

Executive Golf Spotlight: Brady Metcalf, ATI Physical Therapy

As the business development manager for ATI Physical Therapy, Brady Metcalf spends a lot of time working with doctors and potential customers. He is an avid golfer and uses it as a way to grow his business.Q: How do you use golf for business?A: "We …
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April 09, 2013

Former Target executive Johnson out as CEO at J.C. Penney

Former Target Corp. executive Ron Johnson is out as CEO of J.C. Penney.Plano, Texas-based J.C. Penney Co. Inc., which has several Milwaukee-area stores, announced the departure of Johnson, whose tenure was marked by turmoil as he sought dramatic …
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April 09, 2013

Sensient Technologies announces $125M offering

Sensient Technologies Corp. said Monday it has reached an agreement with investors to issue about $125 million in 10-year, fixed-rate, senior notes.The private placement debt transaction includes about $75 million and 38 million euros. The debt will …
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April 09, 2013

Two new subdivisions proposed in Waukesha County

Two more new subdivision developments have surfaced in Waukesha County, one in Merton with 16 new lots and another in Menomonee Falls with 27.The projects join a renewed interest from developers this year to establish more subdivisions. Most have …
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April 09, 2013

Walgreens 'chronic care' good for access but not continuity

Patients with chronic conditions are now able to visit seven Walgreens in southeast Wisconsin for care, which is a positive development for patient access but negative for continuity of care, say health care experts in the Milwaukee area.Walgreens …
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