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May 29, 2013

Midwest manufacturing down slightly in April: Chicago Fed

The Midwest manufacturing sector declined slightly in April, according to the latest measures from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.The Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index decreased 0.5 percent last month, to a seasonably adjusted level of …
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May 29, 2013

Moose convention draws thousands to downtown Milwaukee

Downtown Milwaukee is overrun by moose this week.No, not the animals with the big antlers. Moose International is holding its 125th annual convention at the Delta Center and Milwaukee Theatre through Wednesday. The event was expected to draw 8,000 …
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May 29, 2013

Pawn America opens in West Allis

Pawn America will hold a grand opening for its first Milwaukee-area store Wednesday afternoon, the company said in a news release.The 8,000-square-foot store is in the former Moline Jewelry & Loan at 7530 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis.Pawn America, …
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May 29, 2013

Trostel names former Dickten Masch Plastics exec Dyer new CEO

Former Dickten Masch Plastics president and CEO Steve Dyer has been appointed to the same role at Trostel Ltd.Dyer left Dickten Masch at the end of November ;;;to pursue some other interests that he had in mind after the company mutually agreed to …
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May 29, 2013

UFC coming to Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary weekend in Milwaukee

Motorcycles, music and a good, old-fashioned throwdown.When Harley-Davidson Inc.;;;s 110th Anniversary hits Milwaukee over Labor Day weekend, enthusiasts will have the opportunity to attend an Ultimate Fighting Championship event at the BMO Harris …
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May 29, 2013

UW-Madison researchers named Shaw Scientists

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has chosen two University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers for 2013 Shaw Scientist Awards.The foundation announced that a panel of prominent scientists from around the country selected Randall Goldsmith, assistant …
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May 28, 2013

First jobs, dream careers of Women of Influence winners: Slideshow

It is always fun to hear about people's first jobs. But even I was surprised by the answer of Katherine Gehl of Gehl Foods Inc., one of our Women of Influence winners, who told me her first job was being a member of hot-air balloon ground crew. …
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May 28, 2013

ManpowerGroup survey: U.S. skills gap easing

The number of U.S. employers struggling to find staff with the right skills dropped 10 percent this year, according to the eighth annual talent shortage survey by ManpowerGroup.Of the 1,000 U.S. employers surveyed, 39 percent said they;;;re having …
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May 28, 2013

Young execs speak up; Aquaponics lives: First in Print

First in Print highlights The Business Journal's subscriber-only print stories that are now being made available online for non-subscribers after 30 days. Be among the first to read them by subscribing here.;;; Calling for ambassadors: Young …
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May 27, 2013

NEWaukee, Milwaukee plan first Park East corridor park

NEWaukee, a young professionals organization, is working with Milwaukee officials to create the first public park in the Park East corridor on a vacant site on West McKinley Avenue.Also this week, U.S. Bank invested $9.6 million in a Milwaukee …
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May 27, 2013

Great Lakes Region Pins Economic Hopes... - ABC News

San Francisco ChronicleGreat Lakes Region Pins Economic Hopes...ABC NewsA century ago, the seven-story brick building a few blocks from downtown was a factory ;" a symbol of an era when Milwaukee and other cities ringing the Great Lakes were …
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May 27, 2013

Struggling Great Lakes region pinning economic hopes on water - Fox News

San Francisco ChronicleStruggling Great Lakes region pinning economic hopes on waterFox NewsA century ago, the seven-story brick building a few blocks from downtown was a factory -- a symbol of an era when Milwaukee and other cities ringing the …
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