April 26, 2013

Fiserv sells Case-Shiller to housing data firm CoreLogic

CoreLogic, a residential property data firm, announced Thursday it has acquired Case-Shiller from Brookfield-based Fiserv Inc. for $6 million in conjunction with the firm's first quarter 2013 CoreLogic earnings results.The acquisition closed March …
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April 26, 2013

Is local water too cheap? Depends on who you ask

When asked whether water is priced correctly in southeast Wisconsin, A.O. Smith Corp. chairman Paul Jones quickly responded, ;;;It;;;s too cheap.;;;Jones was among the panelists Thursday at a Milwaukee Press Club panel regarding Wisconsin;;;s water …
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April 26, 2013

Low-wage workers roll out strikes in Chicago's Loop, Magnificent Mile

Workers at fast food restaurants and retail stores in Chicago walked off the job Wednesday as part of rolling strikes to advocate for higher wages, according to a report by the Chicago Tribune.Backed by the "Fight for $15" campaign, which aims to …
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April 26, 2013

MGIC's Culver says firm in 'great position' at annual meeting

The leader of MGIC Investment Corp. was all smiles at Thursday;;;s annual meeting after several tough years for the Milwaukee company.;;;What I;;;d like to talk about really is the great position our company is in,;;; CEO Curt Culver said at the …
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April 26, 2013

Milwaukee County Board approves changes to salaries, operations

The Milwaukee County Board voted 15-3 Thursday on its proposal to cut salaries and spending and more clearly draw the line between supervisors;;; and the county executive;;;s powers.The bill is in response to the state proposal on the same topic …
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April 26, 2013

O'Hare down to two runways, delays increase

Wisconsin travelers looking to fly out of Chicago be forewarned: O;;;Hare International Airport is using only two of its three runways due to air traffic controller furloughs, leading to extensive delays, according to a report by Crain;;;s …
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April 26, 2013

Sensient Technologies raises dividend

Sensient Technologies Corp.;;;s board has declared a 1 cent per share increase on its regular quarterly cash dividend on its common stock, raising it to 23 cents per share.The cash dividend will be paid on June 3 to shareholders of record on May …
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April 26, 2013

Strattec 3Q profit down on pension charge, sales up 6%

Strattec Security Corp. on Thursday reported lower fiscal third-quarter profit on a significant pre-tax pension settlement charge, but net sales were boosted by new business and increased production volume by some of the automakers it …
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April 25, 2013

Assurant Health loss hurts parent-company earnings

Assurant Inc., the parent company of Assurant Health in Milwaukee, said its first-quarter profits decreased primarily because of declines at Assurant Specialty Property and Assurant Health.The New York City-based company said net income declined to …
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April 25, 2013

Bonds re-elected president of Milwaukee Board of School Directors

Milwaukee Public Schools director Michael Bonds was unanimously re-elected Tuesday evening as president of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors for the 2013-14 board year.Director Meagan Holman was also unanimously elected as vice …
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April 25, 2013

Close up of the Marriott Downtown construction: Slideshow

The Milwaukee Marriott Downtown is less than three months away from opening, and contractors are putting the finishing touches on the building. Check out the attached slideshow from Business Journal freelance photographer Lee Matz to see photos of …
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April 25, 2013

Godfrey & Kahn to get $6.5M for work on Lehman Brothers bankruptcy

Milwaukee-based law firm Godfrey & Kahn SC, playing a fee-review role in its second mega-bankruptcy case, will be paid about $6.5 million for its work on the Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. case, according to an attorney in the firm's Madison …
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