September 28, 2011

CBRE picks new manager for Wisconsin

Tim Brauer from CB Richard Ellis Inc.s Chicago office will become the companys Wisconsin market leader in Milwaukee, succeeding Max Rasansky.Rasansky has led the Milwaukee office since 2006, when CBRE bought The Polacheck Co. and changed the name of …
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September 28, 2011

Sara Investment buys Mukwonago building

Madison-based Sara Investment Real Estate LLC is continuing to grow its presence in the Milwaukee market with the $1.75 million purchase of a Mukwonago industrial building that the company will lease to startup company Gearbox Express.The …
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September 28, 2011

Columbus, Wis., firm fined for 'no call' list violations

First American Funding Co. LLC, a Columbus, Wis., marketer of residential mortgage loans to homeowners, has been ordered to pay $144,000 for violating the state of Wisconsin's "No Call" law and other telemarketing laws.The judgment is the largest no …
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September 28, 2011

Wisconsin among states taking health care reform challenge to Supreme Court

Wisconsin and the 25 other states have joined to challenge President Barack Obamas health care reform law.The 26 states, along with the National Federation of Independent Businesses, are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review an Atlanta appeals …
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September 28, 2011

Walker calls special session of Legislature focused on jobs

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is calling a special session of the state Legislature to address a number of items focused on job creation.Legislation in the special session includes items to improve access to capital and loans, worker training, the …
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September 28, 2011

Abele's Milwaukee County budget to avoid transit cuts

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele hopes to avoid most of the proposed 2012 bus route eliminations, such as freeway flyers and special event service, by landing up to $15 million in new federal grants to pay for service.The Milwaukee County …
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September 27, 2011

Green Bay firm to add 15 jobs with expansion

Cherney Microbiological Services Ltd. will add up to 15 jobs over the next two years as a result of a $3 million, 15,000-square-foot expansion of its facility in Green Bay.Cherney is a provider of microbiological testing and technical support for …
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September 27, 2011

Case-Shiller: Home prices show slight uptick

Home prices showed a slight improvement in July compared with June, according to the latest index of home prices from S&P/Case-Shiller.S&P/Case-Shiller's 20-city index tracks residential real estate values in the country's top 20 metropolitan …
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September 27, 2011

Wisconsin joins Disability Employment Initiative program

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has been awarded $2.55 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to improve training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.The Wisconsin grant is part of the second round of …
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September 27, 2011

Barrett budget has small levy increase

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barretts proposed 2012 budget includes a tax levy increase of less than 1 percent without cutting city jobs and creating new programs for the city fire department and educational initiatives.In his budget speech to the Common …
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September 27, 2011

Taxi drivers to sue city of Milwaukee to expand permits

The Institute for Justice, a public interest law firm, is backing three Milwaukee taxi drivers in a lawsuit against the city seeking to expand the number of taxi permits.According to a statement issued in advance of a press conference on the steps …
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September 27, 2011

Visit Milwaukee hospitality training gets energetic start

Visit Milwaukees week-long hospitality training got off to a rousing start Monday afternoon with an energetic presentation from Bob Brown, a nationally renowned hospitality speaker.Brown encouraged a few dozen hotel managers, restaurant owners and …
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