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June 08, 2012

Rockwell Automation boosts stock buyback by $1 billion

The board of directors of Rockwell Automation Inc. on Friday authorized the company to expend up to an additional $1 billion to repurchase shares of its common stock.The move adds to the authorization on Nov. 7, 2007, to repurchase $1 billion worth …
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June 08, 2012

Common Pitch was different kind of business event

I immediately knew Common Pitch Milwaukee was going to be a different experience when I saw a dance performance on stage when I arrived.Live music and dancing isnt so strange for Turner Hall Ballroom, the downtown Milwaukee venue where the event was …
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June 08, 2012

South side health center shares in funds to fight diabetes

The Milwaukee Sixteenth Street Community Health Center will share in $6 million in grants by the Bristol-Myers Foundation to combat type 2 diabetes.The health center, 1032 S. Cesar Chavez Drive, will receive $295,615 over three years to help …
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June 08, 2012

Columbia St. Mary's CEO predicts major changes for hospitals

The hospital of the future will not be an actual hospital, rather a patient-centered medical home, according to Mark Taylor, Columbia St. Marys chief executive officer.Taylor, who was the speaker at The Business Journals Power Breakfast June 8, …
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June 08, 2012

Patrick Hammer named CEO of Rogers Health System

Patrick Hammer has been named president and chief executive officer of Rogers Behavioral Health System Inc.Hammer will take over the position Aug. 1, when current president and CEO, David Mouthrop retires.We believe that Pat will be an asset to …
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June 08, 2012

Top of the list - Manufacturers, temp staffing services

The 50 manufacturing firms with the most local employees are featured on this weeks list, along with active temporary staffing services companies in the Milwaukee area.The two-page manufacturing firms list features those companies with operations in …
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June 08, 2012

HSI Properties plans 40 new apartments in Wauwatosa

Waukesha-based HSI Properties LLC plans to build a four-story building with 40 apartments at the Enclave in Wauwatosa because the developments first phase is leasing up quickly.The Enclaves first building opened in April and 70 of its 76 apartments …
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June 08, 2012

UW Board of Regents approve 5.5% tuition hike

For the sixth year in a row, tuition at the University of Wisconsins four-year campuses will go up by the states legal maximum of 5.5 percent.
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June 08, 2012

MPS' Thornton: Students not interested in manufacturing

Even with the promise of high-paying jobs, Milwaukee Public School students have no interest in welding and little interest in manufacturing careers in general, according to Superintendent Gregory Thornton.MPS has created 10 career clusters for high …
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June 07, 2012

WEDC to run ads in Wall Street Journal, USA Today

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and 38 chambers of commerce and businesses pooled their money to run an ad in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and other papers in a bid to attract businesses.Showing an outline of the state circled by …
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June 07, 2012

Sydney Hih in Milwaukee given temporary historic protection

The Sydney Hih building in Milwaukee was granted temporary historic protection on Thursday by the citys Historic Preservation Commission.The four-building complex, owned by the Milwaukee Economic Development Corp., is slated for demolition and under …
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June 07, 2012

MPS laying off fewer teachers than expected next year

Better-than-expected health care savings from contracts agreed to in 2010 are expected to translate into fewer position cuts in the proposed 2012-13 Milwaukee Public Schools budget.Approximately $10 million in savings identified from the 2011-12 …
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