August 30, 2013

Double-decker freeway near Miller Park backed in public comments

The spectrum of opinions on the double-decker freeway on Interstate 94 was spelled out in handwritten comments the state collected at Wisconsin State Fair.One person wrote it would insult the memories of U.S. veterans buried in the Solders Home …
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August 30, 2013

Harley CEO Wandell: Project Rushmore leaves competition in the dust

Harley-Davidson Inc. already dominates the U.S. heavyweight motorcycle market, and the August release of its 2014 product lineup ;;; dubbed Project Rushmore ;;; will push the competition even further back in the rear view mirror, according to …
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August 30, 2013

Harley-Davidson 2014 lineup on display in Menomonee Falls: Slideshow

The public got its first local glimpse of Harley-Davidson Inc.;;;s 2014 motorcycle lineup, Project Rushmore, at the company;;;s powertrain manufacturing facility in Menomonee Falls on Thursday.Click the photo on the right to view a slideshow of the …
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August 30, 2013

Harley-Davidson's marketing leader not buying Indian strategy

Polaris Industries Inc.;;;s marketing strategy around the revived Indian Motorcycle has been about choice in American motorcycles, but Harley-Davidson Inc. chief marketing officer Mark-Hans Richer isn;;;t buying it.;;;There;;;s always been choice …
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August 30, 2013

Hotel rooms still unfilled for Harley-Davidson anniversary

Given the number of Harleys rumbling through Milwaukee, you;;;d think visitors to the Harley-Davidson 110th anniversary celebration this weekend had snapped up every hotel room in town.Not so. You can still find a few last-minute hotel rooms, …
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August 30, 2013

Residents seek halt to $16M Hwy. 164 rehab

Homeowners along Highway 164 are asking a federal judge to block the state from planning a $16.1 million reconstruction that includes acquiring 44 acres to expand the road.The project, planned for a 2016 construction start, would widen lanes and …
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August 30, 2013

Voters must decide on new Milwaukee arena, Walker says

Gov. Scott Walker said keeping the Milwaukee Bucks in town is ;;;incredibly important,;;; but stopped short of backing taxes to pay for a new downtown Milwaukee arena.Walker, in an interview with The Business Journal this week, said the only way he …
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August 30, 2013

Wisconsin bank profits continue to improve

Wisconsin banks continued to improve earnings and grew assets slightly in the second quarter, although lending continues to be stagnant, according to data released Thursday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.Insured banks in Wisconsin reported a …
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August 30, 2013

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: His Medicaid plan will work

Wisconsin Medicaid director Brett Davis has his work cut out for him in enrolling at least 250,000 uninsured Wisconsinites, but Gov. Scott Walker is confident the goal can be achieved.Wisconsin hospital executives and physicians are concerned the …
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August 29, 2013

Andy Geiger leaving UWM Aug. 30

Former Ohio State and Stanford University athletic director Andy Geiger will complete his stint in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee athletic department on Aug. 30.Geiger;;;s departure was expected.After Amanda Braun was named UWM;;;s new …
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August 29, 2013

Aurora Health Care saves $13M in refinancing

Aurora Health Care has completed a $116 million refinancing that will save the Milwaukee-based system $13 million in interest costs over the next 22 years.Aurora reduced its interest rate to an average of 5.19 percent from a range of 6.4 percent to …
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August 29, 2013

Bills go unpaid as Milwaukee County withholds War Memorial funds

Milwaukee County War Memorial Inc. has about $100,000 in overdue bills that it cannot pay because its regular third-quarter payment from county government is being withheld.;;;We;;;ve been calling them and explaining the situation, so they know at …
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