August 17, 2012

Government employment down in most states, including Wisconsin

Big government has gotten a bit smaller during the past year, including in Wisconsin.Total employment by all federal, state and local governments dropped by 162,800 jobs between the midpoints of 2011 and 2012, according to the latest figures from …
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August 17, 2012

Discovery World programs enhance interest in science and tech

It hasnt been entirely smooth sailing for Discovery World since it opened its building at Pier Wisconsin in 2006.The organization struggled financially the first few years in the new building and had to cut expenses by 25 percent, including laying …
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August 17, 2012

Ryan embraced by many in Wisconsin business

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan already was a rock star (read: big time fundraiser) with business executives who back his proposals to address the federal budget deficit. Ryan was catapulted to an even higher plane with conservatives when Mitt Romney picked …
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August 16, 2012

Sue Black out as Milwaukee County Parks director

Milwaukee County Parks director Sue Black is "no longer with" the county, according to a statement from County Executive Chris Abele.Milwaukee County Board chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic reacted to Blacks departure, acknowledging that the personnel …
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August 16, 2012

Elite Sports to acquire Le Club in Glendale

Elite Sports Clubs, with locations in Brookfield and Mequon announced Thursday that is has entered into an agreement to acquire Le Club, a health and fitness club located in Glendale.The addition of Le Club will expand Elite Sports Clubs to five …
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August 16, 2012

Lake Country Manufacturing plans move to Oconomowoc

Lake Country Manufacturing Inc. executives plan to relocate the maker of buffing and polishing products from Hartland to Oconomowoc, said Bob Duffy, city of Oconomowoc director of economic development.The city of Oconomowoc Architectural Commission …
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August 16, 2012

Vote delayed on Park East apartments due to conflict with janitors union

An ongoing conflict between a Milwaukee service employees union and Wangard Partners Inc. on Thursday led to the second delay of a government decision on the developers Park East Square development.The Service Employees International Union Local 1 …
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August 16, 2012

New dental center planned for Racine

Racine Dental Group in Kenosha plans to break ground on a new dental center in March of 2013.Racine Dental has been in the same facility on Green Bay Road and Washington Avenue since 1969. The new dental center is planned for the vacant lot on South …
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August 16, 2012

Sinclair, owner of channels 18, 24, reaches deal with Dish Network

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. said Thursday it has reached a tentative agreement with Dish Network that allows the satellite broadcaster to continue to carry Sinclair stations for the next two weeks while the companies hash out a final agreement.The …
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August 16, 2012

Connecture secures $20 million in financing

Connecture Inc., a health care technology company that recently relocated its corporate headquarters to Brookfield from Atlanta, has secured a $20 million investment in a round of financing led by Great Point Partners LLC, a Greenwich, Conn.-based …
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August 16, 2012

Northridge Mall site targeted in foreclosure suit

The former Northridge Mall site is on the market again in the midst of a foreclosure lawsuit from one of its largest creditors.Wisconsin Energy Corp. filed the foreclosure case Aug. 2 against U.S. Toward Enterprise Group Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of …
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August 16, 2012

Lightyear Capital renames FIS health benefits unit

Lightyear Capital LLC, a New York-based private equity firm focused on financial services investing, announced Wednesday that an affiliate of Lightyear Fund III LP completed its acquisition of the Healthcare Benefit Solutions business from Fidelity …
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