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August 29, 2013

Carroll University to replace Maxon Hall with new science building

Carroll University in Waukesha said Wednesday that it will raze Maxon Hall and build a state-of-the-art science center that is expected to be ready for occupancy in fall 2016.The multi-level building will be about 50,000 square feet and will cost …
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August 29, 2013

Gov. Walker: Fall legislative agenda to focus on work force development

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker;;;s legislative push this year around work force development will continue when the Legislature reconvenes in the fall, he said in an interview Wednesday in The Business Journal;;;s offices.State legislators earlier this …
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August 29, 2013

Johnson Controls forms new China automotive joint venture

Johnson Controls Inc. has formed a new fabrics joint venture in China that makes it one of the first Fortune 500 companies to invest in Haining City in the country;;;s Zhejiang Province, according to a Wednesday announcement.The joint venture will …
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August 29, 2013

Memoir by Milwaukee chef, restaurateur Sanford D'Amato to be released Nov. 12

A memoir from Sanford Restaurant founder Sanford ;;;Sandy;;; D;;;Amato will come out Nov. 12 from Agate Publishing Inc., according to a press kit from the publisher.D;;;Amato has been working on ;;;Good Stock: Life on a Slow Simmer;;; since at least …
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August 29, 2013

Menomonee Valley gets grant to support business park

A $100,000 state grant will help the city of Milwaukee monitor groundwater contamination support the development of the final acres in the Menomonee Valley business park.The money from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. reimburses the city for …
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August 29, 2013

Milwaukee food and beverage industry group charges fee, expands services

FaB Milwaukee ;;; southeastern Wisconsin;;;s food and beverage manufacturing industry network ;;; has begun charging members fees in order to support the organization and its expanded services, the group said Wednesday.The group was launched in …
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August 29, 2013

Upstart brewery Brenner Brewing Co. blending beer and art

Beer and art ;;; Milwaukee;;;s heritage and part of its new identity ;;; will collide in the former Bucketworks building in Walker;;;s Point.Mike Brenner, who has been active in Milwaukee;;;s arts and music scene, has been raising money through …
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August 29, 2013

Boozing in early adolescence ups breast cancer risk - Times of India

AFPBoozing in early adolescence ups breast cancer riskTimes of IndiaResearchers have linked increased breast cancer risk to drinking between early adolescence and first full-term pregnancy. Co-author Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, associate director for …
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August 28, 2013

Bad Genie owners to open Irish Genie on Milwaukee's east side

The owners of Bad Genie Rock Lounge downtown will open Irish Genie in November at the former Judge;;;s Irish Pub, according to a news release.The restaurant and bar at 1431 E. North Ave., Milwaukee, will include American pub-style lunch and dinner, …
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August 28, 2013

Caterpillar, Case IH equipment running on auto-pilot? Sort of

Bulldozers and tractors running on auto-pilot?OK, so we;;;re not completely there yet, but we;;;re apparently on our way. Equipment manufacturers like CNH Global NV, Caterpillar Inc., Komatsu Ltd. and Deere & Co. are integrating advanced GPS …
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August 28, 2013

Menominee tribe offers Potawatomi a partnership in Kenosha casino project

The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin is offering to make the Forest County Potawatomi Community a partner in its proposed off-reservation casino in Kenosha, a project the Potawatomi have vigorously opposed as detrimental to its Milwaukee casino …
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August 28, 2013

Milwaukee 'arena' task force needs more time to coalesce: Sheehy

Most Wisconsinites know business and everything else in the state slows down the final two weeks before Labor Day, and now Tim Sheehy says he is encountering the same phenomenon. He's finalizing the roster of a planned community task force on …
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