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August 14, 2012

Civic Centre on rise: Revenues and rentals up, Racine subsidy decreasing

The public buildings that make up Racine's Civic Centre are getting busier these days, and generating enough revenue to require fewer taxpayer dollars from the city's subsidy to the management firm that runs the event facilities.
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August 13, 2012

Aging Pleasant Prairie shopping center will get new look

Chicago-based Beacon Real Estate Investments bought an almost 60,000-square-foot Pleasant Prairie shopping center in a foreclosure auction and plans extensive renovations to rebrand the more than 50-year-old property. Read about it in reporter Sean …
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August 13, 2012

First in Print: Local biz on health reform; Lax tracking of state money

First in Print highlights The Business Journal's subscriber-only print stories that are now being made available online for non-subscribers after 30 days. Be among the first to read them by subscribing here.Health care changes loomMore elements of …
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August 13, 2012

Airlines set records for on-time performance

The top airlines in the country set records for on-time performance, cancellations, delays and baggage handling in the first half of 2012, according to the new Air Travel Consumer Report from the U.S. Department of Transportation that tracks …
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August 13, 2012

Some companies receiving small rebates because of health care law

Wisconsin companies are beginning to receive rebate checks from their insurance providers because of new requirements kicking in from the health care reform law.
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August 13, 2012

Summer Shandy seasonal brew helps spur Leinenkugel's growth

Fueled by the success of its Summer Shandy brand, Chippewa Falls-based brewer Leinenkugel Brewing Co. is now selling its beer in all 50 states for the first time in its 145-year history.
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August 13, 2012

Lincoln County leaders keep positive outlook despite rising unemployment

Lincoln County continues to have one of the highest unemployment rates in Wisconsin, but a rebound in the manufacturing industry, particularly in Merrill, have area officials promising better times ahead.
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August 13, 2012

Developer envisions Edgewater as iconic destination

Brookfield's Hammes Co., the developer of the Edgewater hotel in Madison, believes the project will create a new destination for the Madison area and become a catalyst for the local economy.
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August 13, 2012

Bellin expands Oconto hospital to improve care

Bellin Health of Green Bay has completed an 45,000-square-foot expansion of its hospital in Oconto that will also serve as the new location for its area clinic, Bellin Health Family Medical Center-Oconto.
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August 11, 2012

Democrats respond to Ryan’s choice as Republican VP candidate

Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryans selection as vice presidential running mate for Republican candidate Mitt Romneys push for the White House has drawn criticism from Democrats.Jim Messina, campaign manager for Obama for America, released a statement …
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August 11, 2012

Business group lauds Ryan VP choice

A top Wisconsin business group is backing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's pick of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) as his running mate.Romney announced his selection of Ryan Saturday morning in Virginia.Wisconsin …
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August 11, 2012

Ryan picked as Romney's running mate

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has selected Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate.Romney's campaign made the announcement early Saturday using a phone app and the campaign is already soliciting donations for …
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