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July 20, 2013

Shannons fund UW faculty chair to promote healthy kids and families

University of Wisconsin-Madison alumni, Mike and Sue Shannon, are providing a $2 million gift to fund an endowed faculty chair that will focus on mind, body and family well-being through collaborations among the School of Human Ecology, the School …
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July 20, 2013

Wheaton Franciscan to open $11M Racine clinic

A new Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group-All Saints medical office in Racine will open Aug. 5.The 27,000-square-foot facility site at 4328 Old Green Bay Road replaces All Saints;;; current location on Bankers Road. Physician offices and outpatient …
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July 20, 2013

Wisconsin gained 13,800 jobs in June, state prelim report says

Wisconsin gained 13,800 private sector jobs in June, according to estimates released Thursday by the state Department of Workforce Development.The state gained 17,500 total nonfarm jobs, according to the estimates, which are based on a survey of …
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July 20, 2013

Aged dog who gained fame for tender photo with owner dies - CBS News

ABC7Chicago.comAged dog who gained fame for tender photo with owner diesCBS NewsMINNEAPOLIS One of the nation's most beloved pets has passed away, reports CBS Minnesota. Schoep gained national attention after a photo of him and his owner in Lake …
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July 19, 2013

Iron Horse now offers guests a free ride — in a car

As the Iron Horse Hotel packs guests into its "Yard" for Thursday night "Bike Nights," it's also extending an opportunity to guests who ride by car.The award-winning boutique hotel has announced an exclusive partnership with Heiser Automotive of …
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July 19, 2013

Badger Meter profits down 16%, but sales up

Badger Meter Inc. said Thursday that second-quarter profit was down 16 percent on a pension charge, legal settlement and slimmer margins, despite an 8 percent sales increase.Brown Deer-based Badger Meter (NYSE: BMI), which manufactures flow …
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July 19, 2013

Brewers slip to 21st on 'favorite teams' list: Poll

Attendance is down about 10 percent this year at Miller Park and so, too, is the popularity of the last-place Milwaukee Brewers with baseball fans nationwide, according to a new Harris Poll.Not surprisingly, the New York Yankees remain …
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July 19, 2013

College graduates less engaged at work, poll says

College-educated Americans are less engaged in the workplace than their counterparts with less or more education, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday.The survey, which included responses from more than 150,000 American adults last year, …
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July 19, 2013

Neroli owner Haise honored in international competition

Susan Haise, founder of Neroli Salon & Spa, Milwaukee, has received a Master of Business Award from the North American Hair Styling Awards.NAHA awards are given in 14 distinct categories and salute technical excellence and artistic expression in …
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July 19, 2013

Pinstripe merges with UK firm Ochre House

Pinstripe Inc. has merged with a London recruitment outsourcing and talent management company in a deal that elevates Pinstripe chief Sue Marks to CEO of the combined global organization.Combining Pinstripe, a Brookfield-based recruitment process …
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July 19, 2013

School of Rock to roll into former Gilda's Club building

Rock Marasco, a Whitefish Bay native who now lives in Chicago, bought the former Gilda;;;s Club in Shorewood and plans to open Wisconsin;;;s only School of Rock there.School of Rock is a franchise with more than 100 locations that holds after-school …
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July 19, 2013

Sheehy still hopes to court Racine leaders on arena, 'cultural assets'

Tim Sheehy, who has led planning for a review of Milwaukee;;;s ;;;cultural assets;;; funding, said he remains hopeful that public officials in Racine will ultimately support the initiative despite a resolution from the Racine County Board opposing …
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