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May 18, 2012

Slideshow: This week in photos - May 18

Each week, we run a lot of great photos in The Business Journal to go along with our many breaking news and feature stories. We always have additional photos ones that help tell and illustrate the stories that we are writing about but there is not …
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May 18, 2012

Top of the List - Fastest-growing public companies

Public companies based in Wisconsin that showed the greatest percentage increase in revenue from fiscal 2010 to 2011 are in the spotlight this week.Check out this weeks edition of The Business Journal and youll find a list of 25 public companies …
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May 17, 2012

Slideshow: Green Bay Packers surprise West Allis students

Students at West Allis Hale High School got quite a surprise Thursday.The Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour made a unexpected stop at the West Allis high school and students got to see three current players, three retired players and Packers president …
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May 17, 2012

Milwaukee Succeeds hires first director

Mike Soika has been named as the first director of Milwaukee Succeeds, a cradle-to-career educational partnership that aims to improve educational outcomes for all students in Milwaukee.In his role, Soika will lead and direct the work of the …
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May 17, 2012

Retired Deloitte partner Condon elected to Roundy's board

Roundy's Inc. said Thursday that retired Deloitte & Touche LLP partner Patrick Condon has been elected to the company's board, expanding the number of directors to seven.Roundy's (NYSE: RNDY) is a Milwaukee-based operator of grocery stores under the …
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May 17, 2012

MGIC sues Freddie Mac

Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp. said Thursday it filed a lawsuit against Freddie Mac and the Federal Housing Finance Administration in what MGIC said is an effort to resolve a dispute over how MGIC reports losses on pooled loans.Milwaukee-based …
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May 17, 2012

Wisconsin drops 6,200 private sector jobs; jobless rate dips

The state of Wisconsin lost 6,200 private sector jobs in April, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.The agency reported U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data Thursday that showed the state losing a total …
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May 17, 2012

RMT picked to build Colorado wind farm

RMT Inc., a renewable energy contractor and unit of Alliant Energy Corp., of Madison, said Thursday that it has been awarded a contract to build the Colorado Highlands Wind project in that state's Logan County.Under the contract awarded by developer …
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May 17, 2012

BID consultant says filling dead space, arena are keys to downtown

Downtown Milwaukees biggest challenge is not an economic or business issue, but rather the problem of wide-open dead spaces with little activity dividing the livelier areas, according to a consultant hired by the Downtown BID.Thats not bad news, …
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May 17, 2012

MPS graduation rate improves

The graduation rate at Milwaukee Public Schools has increased 17 percent since the 1999-2000 school year, according to data released by the state Thursday.The district's graduation rate now stands at approximately 69 percent for 2010-11, up 1.9 …
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May 17, 2012

Wisconsin cities among worst in 12-month jobs data

All but 14 of the nation's 100 biggest metropolitan areas added jobs during the past 12 months, and two of the three worst performing metros were in Wisconsin.According to the latest figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and compiled by …
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May 17, 2012

Bon-Ton's 1Q loss widens

The Bon-Ton Stores Inc., the parent of Boston Store and other department store chains, said Thursday that its net loss for the fiscal first quarter widened because of aggressive markdowns on merchandise, resulting on reduced margins for the …
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