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August 09, 2012

Milwaukee community groups sue state over Zoo Interchange plan

Two Milwaukee community groups sued the state over the Zoo Interchange reconstruction, asking a federal judge to halt the project and force officials to draft a new plan.The suit is not intended to block the reconstruction of the interchange, but …
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August 09, 2012

AFL-CIO endorses Palermo boycott

Organizers of an aspiring boycott of Palermo Villa Inc. pizzas received a major endorsement Thursday.The AFL-CIO announced its support of a nationwide boycott of Milwaukee-based Palermo in response to what it calls the companys blatant disregard of …
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August 09, 2012

Anchor BanCorp narrows quarterly loss

Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc. said it posted a net loss of $3.4 million, or 16 cents per share, in its quarter ended June 30, which represented a 53 percent decline in the net loss from a year earlier when it was $7.4 million, or 38 cents per …
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August 09, 2012

Illing Company expands in Germantown

Illing Company Inc., a container distribution company with a location in Germantown, has purchased an additional building to expand its warehouse capabilities, said president Michael Alber.Illing Company, which has a facility at N114W18937 Clinton …
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August 09, 2012

Signature Flight Support adds FBO affiliate in Green Bay

Signature Flight Support Corp. this week announced it has signed Jet Air Group in Green Bay as an affiliate fixed-base operator under its Signature Select program.Signature, which is based in Orlando, Fla., has more than 100 global locations, …
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August 09, 2012

U.S. Postal Service loss widens to $5.2 billion

The U.S. Postal Service posted a $5.2 billion loss for its latest quarter, compared to a $3.1 billion loss in the same quarter last year, as mail volume continued to decline and on retiree health benefits costs.The Postal Service again warned large …
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August 09, 2012

State approval clears path for construction of UWM research complex

Construction of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukees new research complex is to begin in early 2013 after the Wisconsin Building Commission on Wednesday approved $44.9 million for the projects first phase.The Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research …
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August 09, 2012

BMO Harris' Chapin to lead bank's employee affinity group Lion's Pride

BMO Harris Bank's office of diversity and inclusion said Thursday that it has appointed its top Milwaukee executive Brad Chapin as the executive sponsor for BMO Harris employee affinity group, Lions Pride.Lions Pride is an affinity group for BMO …
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August 09, 2012

Internet sales tax would cost shoppers $167 a year

A proposed national sales tax law on Internet purchases would cost the average U.S. consumer an extra $167 annually by 2016.Read more at the Memphis Business Journal.
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August 09, 2012

CRE Guide: People In The News - Jack Fischer

Jack Fischer has joined Engberg Anderson, a full-service architecture, planning and interior design firm with offices in Milwaukee, Madison and Tucson, Ariz., as a principal.Read more at The Business Journals Commercial Real Estate Guide …
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August 09, 2012

AARP report finds state's boomers more worried about retirement than jobs

An AARP report released Wednesday found Wisconsins baby boomers are more concerned with having enough money in retirement than about being able to find a job.Read more at the Green Bay Press-Gazette.
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August 09, 2012

Summer drought pushes cattle sales higher

This summers drought has resulted in a small increase in cattle sales, and some agriculture officials predict a strong market next year.Read more at the La Crosse Tribune.
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