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August 27, 2012

Aurora Health Care partners with private Tennessee health system

Aurora Health Care on Monday announced a partnership with a Tennessee-based health care system that will kick off with a new cancer care center in Kenosha.The wide-ranging partnership with IASIS Healthcare includes forming a development joint …
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August 27, 2012

$12M Brookfield memory care facility to open in fall 2013

Silverado Senior Living is preparing for a September construction start for its $12 million memory care facility in Brookfield after buying the project site for $1.2 million. Read about it in reporter Sean Ryan's latest Real Estate Roundup on The …
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August 27, 2012

U.S. mortgage rates rise for fourth straight week

Fixed mortgages have inched higher for the fourth consecutive week, according to Freddie Mac.
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August 27, 2012

Former astronaut Neil Armstrong dies following heart surgery

Neil Armstrong, the first human to walk on the moon, died Saturday, according to media reports. A statement from Armstrong's family said he died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures, the Associated Press reports.
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August 27, 2012

Madison's first meadery opening

Bos Meadery, the first meadery in Madison and second in Wisconsin, has begun production and will soon distribute the beverage in Madison-area stores.
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August 27, 2012

First in Print: Importing workers; Tax credits and jobs; Parks in play

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. Building a work force: Sullivan to …
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August 27, 2012

Green Bay bars see fewer third-shift patrons in mornings

Green Bay-area bars are getting less morning business from third-shift workers as manufacturing jobs have declined and some businesses switch to 12-hour work days.
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August 24, 2012

Fairway Transit to buy 8.4 acre site in Waukesha for long-term expansion

Fairway Transit Inc. in Waukesha plans to buy an 8.4-acre site neighboring its headquarters for a slow but steady expansion of the company in response to growing demand.The 45-year-old trucking company has an option to buy the neighboring site at …
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August 24, 2012

Devo Management seeks disaster bonds for Sendik's West Bend Plaza

A Devo Management Co. LLC affiliate is seeking final approval for up to $4.5 million in Midwestern Disaster Area Bonds to reduce the financing costs of the Sendiks West Bend Plaza development.Devo has already completed the construction on the …
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August 24, 2012

Koss sues Max Sound to protect marketing slogan

Koss Corp. for the second time in three years has filed a lawsuit to protect its Hearing Is Believing registered mark, suing audio software developer Max Sound Corp.The Milwaukee-based stereo headphone maker is seeking a preliminary injunction and a …
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August 24, 2012

China trade deficit costs Wisconsin 54,600 jobs

More than 2.7 million American jobs, including 54,600 in Wisconsin, have vanished since 2001 because of the U.S. trade deficit with China, according to a report this week by the Economic Policy Institute.The nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank traced …
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August 24, 2012

Business supporters of Obama getting sheepish

Business owners and executives in southeast Wisconsin who support President Barack Obamas re-election do exist, but some have become sheepish about trumpeting their position.After I reported last week about heavy support for Mitt Romneys running …
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