August 29, 2012

Regional work force development group lands $1M grant

Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington Workforce Development Inc. has been awarded $1.02 million by the U.S. Department of Labor for its YouthBuild program, U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl announced Wednesday.Kohl (D-Wis.) contacted the federal department on behalf of …
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August 29, 2012

Labor Department backs M&I employees in stock-plan suit

The United States Department of Labor has adopted the case of Marshall & Ilsley Corp. employees who believe the companys employee stock plan improperly continued to own M&I stock even as the companys fortunes tanked.A U.S. District Court judge in …
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August 29, 2012

Student-built motorcycles to be auctioned at The Iron Horse Hotel

Two vintage motorcycles built by high school students during an after-school mentor program will be auctioned off Thursday night at The Iron Horse Hotel.The BUILD Moto Mentor Program, founded by the hotel last year, gave six teams of five high …
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August 29, 2012

Journal Sentinel sets another round of buyouts

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is offering a new round of buyouts to its employees in the newspapers latest effort to reduce costs in light of declining print edition readership and advertising revenue.Unlike some previous buyout offers in recent …
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August 29, 2012

Abele vetoes proposal requiring board approval to market land

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele on Tuesday vetoed a proposal requiring County Board approval for efforts to market county land for sale and redevelopment.The resolution, approved by the County Board a month ago, came in response to questions …
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August 29, 2012

'Mittengate' garners award for Wisconsin tourism agency

The Michigan and Wisconsin departments of tourism have received a national award for turning a controversy into a hand-holding opportunity of goodwill.The departments won a U.S. Travel Mercury Award at the Educational Seminar for Tourism …
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August 29, 2012

Immigrant built a Milwaukee business; now he's a Republican delegate

This is a special year for Wisconsin at the Republican National Convention -- not only is a native son, Paul Ryan, being nominated as vice president, but Gov. Scott Walker also is a prime-time speaker, and a Wisconsinite, Reince Priebus, chairs the …
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August 29, 2012

CRE Guide: Take 5 - Kevin Riordan

Kevin Riordan, a partner and the retail team leader at The Boerke Co., is predicting the local retail market will continue to trend positively into the holiday sales season.Riordan has more than 25 years of experience in real estate. He recently put …
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August 28, 2012

Case-Shiller index: Housing market may finally be in recovery

The U.S. housing market is strengthening, with home prices up across the board in the second quarter, according to Fiserv Inc.'s S&P Case-Shiller home price index.Its the first time since the summer of 2010 that all three indices Case-Shillers …
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August 28, 2012

Wisconsin banks post gains in second quarter

Wisconsin banks continued to improve in their overall profitability and credit quality during the second quarter, and total loans increased slightly.Only 7 percent of the states 271 federally insured banks were unprofitable during the quarter ending …
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August 28, 2012

Hhgregg debuts in Milwaukee market

Officials at Hhgregg, the electronics chain making its debut in the Milwaukee market, learned pretty quickly not to mess with the Green Bay Packers.They originally planned the grand opening for the new stores in Greenfield, Racine and Brown Deer for …
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August 28, 2012

Sand mining firms form Wisconsin association

Four sand mining companies with operations in Wisconsin have formed a statewide association to promote sound environmental practices across the industry.The Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association, based in Eau Claire, was established by Badger Mining …
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