July 25, 2012

Milwaukee Jobs Act approved

The Milwaukee Common Council on Tuesday approved the citys jobs act, which will dedicate $700,000 to programs aimed at helping city residents develop skills.The program includes $207,000 to expand the citys manufacturing partnership program, which …
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July 25, 2012

Brookfield Sendik's to become Piggly Wiggly

The Sendiks Market Elmbrook in Brookfield will become Sendiks Piggly Wiggly on Aug. 23, according to a news release issued Wednesday by Piggly Wiggly Midwest.The store at 2315 N. 124th St. will continue to be owned by Sal Sendik and his sons, John …
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July 25, 2012

Caterpillar reports surge in 2Q profit

Caterpillar Inc. reported Wednesday that earnings surged 67 percent in the second quarter and sales increased 22 percent, with the acquisition of Bucyrus International Inc. accounting for more than a third of the sales growth.Peoria, Ill.-based …
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July 25, 2012

Downtown Employee Appreciation Week returns Monday

Free food, giveaways and competing with your co-workers in games such as steno chair shuffleboard whats not to like?All that and more will show up downtown next week at the annual Downtown Employee Appreciation Week organized by Milwaukee Downtown …
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July 25, 2012

Global economic woes strike home

Rockwell Automation Inc. is having a banner year, but company management is reining in its forecasts because of souring economies around the world.Milwaukee-based Rockwell is considered a bellwether of manufacturing because the $6 billion company is …
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July 25, 2012

Kiplinger names Madison top city for young adults

A new report from Kiplinger, the personal finance and business magazine and website, names Madison the best city in America for young adults.Lets skip the Cheesehead and cowpie references, the report reads. Madison is an educated, tech-savvy city, …
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July 25, 2012

Delta posts loss on surging fuel costs

Delta Air Lines Inc., one of the biggest carriers at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, reported a loss in the second quarter as fuel costs soared.The Atlanta-based airline reported a net loss of $168 million, or 20 cents per …
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July 25, 2012

AT&T, 12 others join big patent settlement

AT&T Inc. has joined 12 other large companies in the wireless telecommunications space in a broad settlement of patent-infringement claims brought by a small East Coast firm.Read More at: Bizjournals.com.
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July 25, 2012

Murphy: Packers to focus on improving 'game-day' experience

Recognizing it is easy for fans to stay home and watch National Football League games on their television, the Green Bay Packers will focus on improving the game-day experience at Lambeau Field. That was the message from Packers president Mark …
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July 25, 2012

Baraboo bank official punished for bad loans

Bradley Jenks, a former vice president with Baraboo National Bank in Baraboo, has been barred from participating in further banking activities by the U.S. Comptroller of the Currency because of several loans the bank made in 2003 through 2005.Read …
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July 25, 2012

WEDC head asked to explain agency's 'mounting troubles'

The eight Democratic lawmakers that make up half of the Legislature's budget committee have called for Paul Jadin, director of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., to come before the committee and explain the agency's handling of tax breaks for …
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July 25, 2012

Rockwell posts profit growth amid weakening demand

Rockwell Automation Inc. reported an increase in sales and profits from continuing operations for the fiscal third quarter, but is lowering its sales and earnings outlook because of weakening demand, particularly in Latin America and emerging …
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