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July 02, 2013

MillerCoors adding 240 jobs in Milwaukee for new initiative

MillerCoors LLC is adding about 240 employees in Milwaukee as part of an initiative to make the large brewer more efficient, a company spokesman said Monday.More than half of the 240 are MillerCoors employees. The rest will be consultants helping …
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July 02, 2013

Northridge owner backs off selling mall property to Penzey

The owner of the former Northridge on Milwaukee;;;s far northwest side has gotten ;;;cold feet;;; about a proposed sale to Penzeys Spices, putting the future of the property in limbo once again, said Penzeys Spices owner Bill Penzey.Penzey has been …
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July 02, 2013

Police chief defends Summerfest decision to open gates

Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn on Monday defended the decisions of the police department and Summerfest organizers on Saturday night, saying the crowd of an estimated 117,000 people was managed without major incident.Speaking at a press …
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July 02, 2013

Sears, Walgreen cut ties with Paula Deen

Sears and Walgreen are joining a national list of companies that have severed ties with Paula Deen after revelations that she used racial slurs in the past.Sears Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD), which owns Sears and Kmart stores, said it will phase …
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July 02, 2013

Summerfest disputes report that crowd rushed gates Saturday

A Summerfest spokesman said Monday that officials opened the Summerfest gates for 15 minutes Saturday night and let crowds rush in for free, challenging reports that people entered without permission while acknowledging that not everyone was …
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July 01, 2013

Barrett blasts new state budget

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett blasted the new state budget that was signed by Gov. Scott Walker Sunday, saying it was ;;;a bad budget;;; that severely impacts the city of Milwaukee.Walker signed the $68 billion, 2013-15 state budget in a ceremony in …
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July 01, 2013

Gov. Scott Walker signs $68 billion state budget

Gov. Scott Walker signed the $68 billion 2013-15 state budget Sunday in Pleasant Prairie, saying it includes $1 billion in tax relief for Wisconsin families, $322 million in additional state aid for public schools and a $100 million investment in …
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