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June 13, 2012

Push to get students in manufacturing careers continues, despite Thornton's comments

Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Gregory Thorntons assertion that theres an overall lack of interest among students to pursue careers in manufacturing drew passionate responses from manufacturing executives and work force development …
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June 13, 2012

Milwaukee files appeal on historic designation for Sydney Hih

The Milwaukee Economic Development Corp. is asking the citys Common Council to reverse a decision by the Historic Preservation Commission that granted a historic designation to the Sydney Hih complex.The MEDC is an affiliate of the Milwaukee …
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June 13, 2012

Delta ranks No. 3 in J.D. Power satisfaction survey

Delta Air Line Inc., a growing carrier at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, scored above the industry average in a J.D. Power and Associates customer satisfaction survey.Atlanta-based Delta (NYSE: DAL) ranked No. 3 among …
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June 13, 2012

Walker's brat summit attended by 300 people

More than 300 people attended Gov. Scott Walkers brat summit at the Governors Mansion, with legislators calling it a good attempt to break the ice between Democrats and Republicans in state government.
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June 13, 2012

CIOs say skilled professionals hard to find

About 70 percent of chief information officers responding to a new survey said its challenging to find skilled professionals. Thats up five points from last quarter, according to Menlo Park, Calif.-based Robert Half Technology.
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June 13, 2012

Piggly Wiggly to close Sheboygan store

Piggly Wiggly Midwest plans to close its store on the south side of Sheboygan, laying off 108 employees, according to a letter sent by Piggly Wiggly to the state.
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June 13, 2012

Nature's Protein sold to Mississippi firm

Natures Protein Inc. of Milwaukee has been sold to J. Strickland Co. of Olive Branch, Miss. Natures Protein is a provider of health and beauty care products consisting of hair shampoos, conditioners and a line of maintenance and style …
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June 13, 2012

CRE Guide: Take 5 - Randy Bryant

Randy Bryant brings 20 years of business and hands-on experience restoring and leasing historic buildings to Milwaukees Historic Preservation Commission.
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June 12, 2012

Rainier requests extension on option to buy Park East land

Rainier Properties II LLC is requesting an up to a yearlong extension on its option to buy a small Park East property from Milwaukee County.The 0.37-acre site would be combined with two neighboring properties so Rainier can build a mixed-use …
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June 12, 2012

UnitedHealthcare, Humana keeping health reforms

UnitedHealthcare and Humana will continue to offer health care insurance protections that were included in the 2010 health care reform law, no matter how the U.S. Supreme Court rules in cases currently pending before the court.For UnitedHealthcare, …
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June 12, 2012

ManpowerGroup survey: Milwaukee area 3Q hiring expectations tops in nation

Milwaukee-area employers are expected to hire at a bullish pace during the third quarter, giving the metropolitan area the best employment outlook in the country, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.From July through …
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June 12, 2012

Slideshow: Women of Influence winners love chocolate, working out

When it comes to the best way to relieve stress, many of our Women of Influence winners like to try a little kick boxing, going for a run or working out.How about guilty pleasures? For some, it is a trip to Starbucks for their favorite drink, a …
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