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April 09, 2013

Whaley-Smith will be busy with unfinished county business

Teig Whaley-Smith will inherit a busy desk when he takes over as Milwaukee County economic development director this month.The county;;;s ongoing real estate initiatives include closing the sale of the Downtown Transit Center for The Couture and …
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April 09, 2013

WHEDA plans $3M venture capital fund for Milwaukee small businesses

The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority wants to invest $3 million in venture capital for Milwaukee small businesses and entrepreneurs as part of its ;;;Transform Milwaukee;;; initiative.The agency has issued a request for proposals …
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April 09, 2013

Truth behind Gospel of Judas revealed in ancient inks - Fox News

Laboratory EquipmentTruth behind Gospel of Judas revealed in ancient inksFox NewsA long-lost gospel that casts Judas as a co-conspirator of Jesus, rather than a betrayer, was ruled most likely authentic in 2006. Now, scientists reveal they couldn't …
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April 09, 2013

Caribou Coffee quitting Illinois; Peet's Coffee & Tea gaining a foothold - Chicago Tribune

WQAD.com -- Quad Cities News & Weather from WQADCaribou Coffee quitting Illinois; Peet's Coffee & Tea gaining a footholdChicago TribuneCaribou Coffee is quitting Illinois, while Peet's Coffee & Tea will be gaining a foothold in Chicago. …
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April 08, 2013

Milwaukee manufacturer TCI hires Irgens to develop new HQ

Milwaukee manufacturer Trans-Coil, has recruited Irgens to develop a new headquarters, and is considering sites in Germantown, where a 55,000-square-foot building is proposed, and in West Allis.Also this week, Greenfield is mounting a marketing …
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April 08, 2013

Wisconsin Heart Hospital adds more orthopedic procedures

Wheaton Franciscan - Wisconsin Heart Hospital has added a second name to its sign - Midwest Spine and Orthopedic Hospital - that signals the hospital's shift to more orthopedic procedures.The orthopedic program at the hospital has been underway for …
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April 08, 2013

Time Warner Cable Says Phone Outage Affects 800000 Customers - Bloomberg

WKYC-TVTime Warner Cable Says Phone Outage Affects 800000 CustomersBloombergTime Warner Cable Inc. (TWC), the second- largest U.S. cable company, said intermittent technical problems have been preventing some customers from using its home-phone …
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April 06, 2013

$125M federal grant floats Great Lakes research center for five years

The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center in Madison received a five-year, $125 million federal grant to continue its research.The center, established in 2007, has about 400 researchers, students and staff members. It is a collaboration between the …
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April 06, 2013

Caterpillar permanently cuts 460 jobs at Illinois plant

The gloomy headlines for Caterpillar Inc. continue.The Peoria, Ill.-based equipment manufacturer (NYSE: CAT) said Friday it;;;s laying off 460 workers at its plant in Decatur, Ill., or 11 percent of the work force there, according to various media …
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April 06, 2013

FAA will delay control tower closings until June 15

The Federal Aviation Administration will delay closing 149 air traffic control towers, including eight in Wisconsin, until June 15, it said Friday in a news release.The FAA announced plans last month to close the towers in April and May as part of …
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April 06, 2013

Harley-Davidson announces initial 110th Anniversary acts

Harley-Davidson Inc. on Friday revealed more information about its 110th Anniversary celebration in Milwaukee over Labor Day weekend, but didn;;;t announce the two remaining headlining acts.A year-long anniversary celebration worldwide will …
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April 06, 2013

Immigration agency closes review of Palermo Villa

The U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement agency has concluded its investigation of Palermo Villa Inc. and determined the Milwaukee pizza manufacturer is now in compliance with employment law, closing the books on one part of a lengthy labor …
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