June 22, 2013

Construction projects rising in the Milwaukee area - Top of the list slideshow

It;;;s construction season in the Milwaukee area and we;;;ve chosen 25 of the largest projects under way to highlight this week in The Business Journal. Click on the attached slideshow to see photos of the 10 largest construction projects …
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June 22, 2013

Lift ban on fleeting expletives, nudity, says Channel 4, AM 620 owner

Broadcasters should not be punished ;;;for airing fleeting or isolated expletives or nudity,;;; says a group of broadcast companies, including the Milwaukee-based owner of WTMJ-TV (Channel 4) and Milwaukee radio stations WTMJ-AM (620) and WLWK-FM …
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June 22, 2013

Opgenorth leaving Historic Milwaukee

Anna-Marie Opgenorth is leaving her position as executive director of Historic Milwaukee Inc. at the end of August, according to a newsletter sent to Historic Milwaukee email subscribers.The letter doesn;;;t specify why she is leaving or what she …
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June 22, 2013

Time Warner seeks 30 sales reps in Milwaukee

Time Warner Cable said Friday it is seeking more than 30 employees for full-time direct-sales positions in the Milwaukee market.The company said that it will conduct 10-minute "speed" interviews with candidates on Tuesday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 …
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June 22, 2013

Wisconsin state budget eliminates film credits

Six years ago, film industry supporters rejoiced when the state of Wisconsin introduced a tax credit program meant to lure filmmakers to the state.But the credit died a quiet death Friday in the budget approved by the State Assembly in the wee hours …
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June 22, 2013

First Stage to partner with Emerald City in Chicago

First Stage has announced a partnership with Emerald City Theatre and Broadway In Chicago to bring holiday classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to Chicago audiences.It will play from Nov. 14 through Dec. 29 at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower …
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June 22, 2013

Wisconsinites to get $3.6 million in Obamacare rebates

Wisconsin consumers will receive a total of $3.6 million in rebates this summer due to a requirement of the Affordable Care Act that pushes insurers to operate efficiently.A total of 147,144 Wisconsin consumers who buy insurance as individuals or …
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June 22, 2013

Time Insurance to pay $15 million in Obamacare rebates

The $3.6 million in rebates insurers will pay this summer under the Affordable Care Act will provide some cash for 147,144 Wisconsin customers but will cost UnitedHealthcare $2.8 million in Wisconsin alone and Milwaukee-based Time Insurance Co. …
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June 21, 2013

Attorney challenging area Meijer stores targets Drexel Town Square

Drexel Town Square in Oak Creek, which would be anchored by a large Meijer store, is the target of legal concerns raised by attorney Joseph Cincotta, who has sued other area communities over approval of the retailer;;;s projects.Cincotta, on behalf …
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June 21, 2013

Ball State report gives Wisconsin 'A' for manufacturing

A new report from Ball State University gives Wisconsin an "A" for manufacturing but says that sector is constrained by high worker benefit costs and taxes.The Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card, published last Friday by the university's Center …
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June 21, 2013

Blaze pizza chain to open first Wisconsin location in Brookfield

Blaze Fast-Fire;;;d Pizza chose the Brownstones Shopping Center in Brookfield for its first of six planned Wisconsin locations.The California-based pizza franchise is to open a 60-seat, 2,650-square-foot restaurant this fall at the Brownstones at …
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June 21, 2013

Developer will kill Innovation Campus hotel if county wage mandate sticks

Illinois-based hotel developer Jim Mann, who was planning to build the extended-stay hotel at Innovation Campus in Wauwatosa, said late Thursday he;;;s dropping the project if the Milwaukee County Board keeps the wage requirements it approved just …
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