June 01, 2012

Madison utility WPL files to lower electric rates

Alliant Energy Corp.'s Wisconsin Power & Light Co. utility has filed for permission to lower retail electric rates by 2.5 percent, or a total of $25 million, for 2013 because of lower expected electric fuel costs.The request, filed with the Public …
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June 01, 2012

Accurate Specialties to expand, add jobs in Waukesha

Gear manufacturer Accurate Specialties Inc. said Friday that it will add 20 jobs at its plant in Waukesha under a $4.5 million expansion that will include larger capacity furnaces and centrifugal casting machines.The manufacturer, a subsidiary of …
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June 01, 2012

Bill Clinton stumps for Barrett, calls for cooperation

Before a crowd of wind-blown Tom Barrett supporters Friday, a noticeably thinner former President Bill Clinton used his trademark charisma to persuade people to end the divide-and-conquer agenda Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has put into place and …
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June 01, 2012

Frontier Airlines’ Best Care Club officially closes; future of site uncertain

Frontier Airlines Best Care Club has been officially grounded.Thursday marked the last day of service for the club at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee. The club was, for all intents and purposes, the last vestige of what had been …
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June 01, 2012

BLS releases weaker than expected May jobs report

The May jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday morning was much weaker than many analysts expected.The BLS reported little change in employment in May, with an addition of 69,000 to nonfarm payroll employment.ADPs May …
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June 01, 2012

Modine Manufacturing reports 35% boost in quarterly profit

Modine Manufacturing Co. reported Friday that fiscal fourth-quarter net income rose 35 percent to $16.2 million, or 34 cents per share, compared with $11.9 million, or 25 cents per share, for the same period last year.Sales for the Racine-based …
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June 01, 2012

Modine Manufacturing purchases Canadian firm Geofinity

Modine Manufacturing Co. announced Friday that it has signed a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire privately held Geofinity Manufacturing of Surrey, British Columbia.The acquisition will provide Modine with a full line of innovative …
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June 01, 2012

Downtown group launches monthly shopping events

Milwaukee Downtown is launching a new shopping event to attract shoppers during the summer.Shop 2nd Saturdays encourages shoppers to visit more than 20 downtown stores, including Boutique Blou, Fred Boutique, The Spice House and Wafrique Crafts on …
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June 01, 2012

AnchorBank to close branches in Sussex, Appleton

AnchorBank said it will close two more branches, including one in Sussex, as the Madison-based bank continues to cut costs.The Sussex branch is at N64 W24857 Main St. Also closing is a branch in Appleton at 2000 S. Memorial Drive.The closings are …
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June 01, 2012

Stevens Point education program appeals federal funding cut

Upward Bound, a summer education program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, is appealing the federal decision to cut $500,000 in funding.
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June 01, 2012

Investment conference in Madison highlights highs and lows

The recession is over, despite a lack of jobs and problems in the housing market, and manufacturing is strong and vehicle sales are increasing in Wisconsin, according to David Oppedahl, of the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago, who spoke at the …
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June 01, 2012

Joy Global alters forecast on expected mining industry slowdown

Joy Global Inc. management said it expects order rates to moderate and revenue to flatten for the next few quarters due to a softening demand for commodities.
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