First Business

June 22, 2012

Wisconsin No. 2 in nation for health care quality

Wisconsin ranked second highest in the nation in overall health care quality scores based on 171 measures by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.Wisconsin was edged out of the top spot by Minnesota by a mere one tenth of a percent …
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June 22, 2012

Gov. Scott Walker to attend Steve Miller Summerfest gig

As if the buildup for the premiere of Summerfests new BMO Harris Pavilion hasnt been big enough, Wisconsins most high profile politician Gov. Scott Walker will attend the Steve Miller Band concert on opening night.Tonette and I will be over at the …
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June 22, 2012

Top of the list - Highest-paid executives

The list this week features the first tier of the list of 100 highest-paid executives at publicly held companies based in the Milwaukee seven-county area.Take a look at the top 50 highest-paid executives and you wont find one that made less than …
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June 22, 2012

Dana closing Milwaukee plant by early 2013

Dana Holding Corp. has informed state of Wisconsin officials that operations at its Milwaukee plant will cease by early 2013, resulting in the loss of 150 jobs at the vehicle parts factory.Maumee, Ohio-based Dana had announced Nov. 2, 2011, that it …
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June 22, 2012

Best Buy interim CEO Mikan pitches turnaround

Best Buy Co. Inc. will focus on the services side of its business, worker training, and its "Connecte Store" concept as it aims to combat showrooming and other trends that are hurting the retailers sales, interim CEO G. Mike Mikan told shareholders …
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June 22, 2012

City: Wheaton's expansion in Franklin just the beginning

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare's planned $49 million expansion at its Franklin campus could be the beginning of a regional medical center on the south side of Milwaukee County, according to Franklin officials.
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June 22, 2012

CRE podcast: Irgens' proposed 18-story tower

Real estate reporter Sean Ryan discusses the effort by Irgens and CBRE Group Inc. to find office tenants for a proposed 18-story building on East Michigan Street near the downtown Milwaukee lakefront.
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June 22, 2012

Southwest, AirTran techs ratify agreement

Aircraft maintenance technicians at Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways have voted to ratify a seniority integration agreement. The deal, in essence, integrates the two groups seniority lists.
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June 22, 2012

Lueder heads NM downtown Milwaukee sales group

The Northwestern Mutual sales office nearest the companys downtown Milwaukee headquarters has a new name and a new managing partner.
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June 21, 2012

Southwest and AirTran aircraft maintenance techs ratify seniority integration agreement

Aircraft maintenance technicians at Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways have voted to ratify a seniority integration agreement. The deal, in essence, integrates the two groups seniority lists.Dallas-based Southwest Airlines acquired AirTran …
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June 21, 2012

Integrated Merchandising Systems leases Kenosha distribution center

Integrated Merchandising Systems LLC is consolidating its facilities in Sturtevant and Zion, Ill., into Kenosha with a 312,500-square-foot lease.The distribution company, based in Morton Grove, Ill., will use the building for shipping and …
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June 21, 2012

Time Warner Cable teams with Verizon

Time Warner Cable and Verizon Wireless said Thursday they are teaming up in southeast Wisconsin.It's part of a nationwide joint marketing initiative that started in April. Markets launching today include many cities in Wisconsin, North and South …
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