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August 03, 2012

Outpost Natural Foods takes cautious approach to Palermo boycott

While some local retailers have reportedly stopped orders of Palermo Villa Inc. pizzas as part of an aspiring boycott, one Milwaukee grocer is taking a more cautious approach.Outpost Natural Foods, a locally owned cooperative with nearly 17,000 …
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August 03, 2012

Hammes picked as owner's rep for new Vikings stadium

Hammes Co., a Brookfield company that has served as owner's representative for various stadiums and hospitals, was chosen Friday as the owner's rep for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.Hammes has been owner's rep for MetLife Stadium in New York and …
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August 03, 2012

Alliant Energy 2Q exceeds expectations

Alliant Energy Corp. said Friday that warm weather in the second quarter of 2012 led to higher electric sales to residential and commercial customers, boosting its utility business.Madison-based Alliant Energy (NYSE: LNT), parent company of …
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August 03, 2012

Slideshow: This week in photos — Aug. 3

Each week, we run a lot of great photos in The Business Journal to go along with our many breaking news and feature stories. We always have additional photos ones that help tell and illustrate the stories that we are writing about but there is not …
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August 03, 2012

Gimbel: New naming sponsor found for Frontier Airlines Center

The Wisconsin Center District has found a new sponsor for the naming rights for the Frontier Airlines Center, said Franklyn Gimbel, district chairman.Frontier Airlines naming-rights contract goes through June 2013, but the Denver-based airline has …
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August 03, 2012

Downtown officials push for expansion of Frontier center

As the community debates the need for a new sports arena to replace the BMO Harris Bradley Center, some are taking a hard look at other facilities in the area as well.Downtown leaders and elected officials questioned the future need for the U.S. …
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August 03, 2012

Garden Fresh Foods of Milwaukee recalls 13,600 pounds of product

Garden Fresh Foods Inc. of Milwaukee, a maker of packaged pasta salads and chicken salads, is recalling 13,600 pounds of products that contain onions possibly contaminated by the bacterium Listeria.The onions are from supplier Gills Onions LLC of …
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August 03, 2012

Wheaton Franciscan to build Mount Pleasant clinic

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare is planning a $15 million clinic for Highway 31 and Braun Road in Mount Pleasant to replace its clinic at 6232 Bankers Road.
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August 03, 2012

Milwaukee region closes health care costs gap

The Milwaukee region has made strides toward shedding the label of being one of the nations most expensive for health care, according to a study HCTrends released Friday.
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August 03, 2012

Republic Airways CEO finally explains Milwaukee cuts

Bryan Bedford, Republic Airways Holdings Inc. chairman and CEO, has finally spoken about Frontier Airlines' drastic cuts in Milwaukee. The exclusive Q&A is included in this week's print issue of The Business Journal.
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August 03, 2012

Pinstripe acquired by California private equity firm Accel-KKR

Pinstripe Inc., a Brookfield recruitment process outsourcing firm, has been acquired by Accel-KKR, a private equity firm that primarily focuses on technology.
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August 03, 2012

Milwaukee pilots protest against Republic Airways in New York

Republic Airways Holdings Inc. pilots, many of whom once called Milwaukee home, gathered in front of the airline's annual meeting in New York City this week to express dissatisfaction with management by casting a vote in support of limiting the …
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