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April 20, 2013

Associated 1Q earnings grow 11%

Associated Banc-Corp reported an increase in net income after increases in loans, deposits and net interest income.Associated, based in Green Bay, reported net income of $47.4 million for the quarter ending March 31, up 11.2 percent from the $42.6 …
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April 20, 2013

Caterpillar, union 'far apart on many issues' in South Milwaukee negotiations

Caterpillar Inc. and United Steelworkers Local 1343 have found common ground on some minor details in their ongoing contract negotiations, but the two sides ;;;remain far apart on many issues,;;; according to a statement from the union Friday.The …
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April 20, 2013

Employers pitch to job seekers in Young Professional Week reverse job fair

The traditional job fair brings a sea of sharply dressed candidates to employers;;; booths, each one trying to stand out.Last night Milwaukee Young Professional Week brought the employers to the job candidates, asking them to stand on a stage and …
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April 20, 2013

Judge appoints Penzeys construction manager as Northridge receiver

A Milwaukee County judge has appointed an employee of Penzeys Spices, not the spice company's owner, as receiver of the former Northridge Mall.Circuit Court Judge William Brash appointed AJ Simon, Penzeys Spices construction manager, as receiver of …
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April 20, 2013

Largest area legal judgments - Top of the List

The largest legal judgments of 2012, handed down in jurisdictions in the seven-county Milwaukee area, are highlighted on this week;;;s Top 25 list.The list of largest area legal judgments is ranked by the amount awarded and also includes information …
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April 20, 2013

Mayor Barrett pleased with Penzeys receivership of Northridge

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is happy with a judge's decision Friday to grant receivership of the shuttered Northridge Mall to an employee of Penzeys Spices, his office said in a statement Friday afternoon.;;;I am pleased that the former Northridge …
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April 20, 2013

New Chicago-area music pavilion echoes Summerfest, for a reason

The west Chicago suburb of Aurora, Ill., is planning to unveil a new $13 million outdoor music pavilion that in some ways echoes the stages at Milwaukee's Summerfest grounds.That's because a unit of Summerfest organizer Milwaukee World Festival Inc. …
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April 20, 2013

Rogers Memorial clears hurdle for new center

Rogers Memorial Hospital is expected to receive approval in May from the Summit plan commission to open a treatment center on a peninsula between Upper Nemahbin and Lower Nashotah lakes for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.In response to …
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April 20, 2013

Two Milwaukee firms close Boston offices Friday

Two major Milwaukee-based professional services firms closed their offices in Boston today as the city was on lockdown during a manhunt for a remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing and a shootout with authorities in Watertown, Mass.Foley & …
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April 20, 2013

Waukesha water utility approves deal with Milwaukee startup H2Oscore

Milwaukee startup H2Oscore has struck a deal with the city of Waukesha to implement its software that lets homeowners track their water usage and earn credits for conserving water that can be redeemed for discounts at area restaurants and other …
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April 19, 2013

Business Journal reporter trades pen for welding torch (Video)

Thursday morning I traded my pen and notepad for a welding torch and a helmet.You can see a video of my attempt above.I joined Muskego-Norway high school students for a tour of Weldall Mfg. Inc. in Waukesha, part of Waukesha County Business …
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April 19, 2013

Chase, Bank Mutual top list for customer satisfaction in Midwest

Bank Mutual ranks high and BMO Harris Bank ranks low in a new survey of customer satisfaction with banks in the MidwestThe top bank in the Midwest region in the annual J.D. Power and Associates ranking was Chase Bank, scoring 799 out of 1,000 …
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