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September 20, 2013

JPMorgan poised to pay $900M to settle probes: Bloomberg (Video)

JPMorgan Chase is poised to pay about $900 million to settle U.S. and U.K. claims that lax internal controls led the bank to provide inaccurate information about last year';;;;s record trading loss to the board, investors and regulators, people with …
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September 20, 2013

Kohl's to hire more than 50,000 holiday seasonal workers

Kohl;;;s Corp. plans to hire more than 50,000 seasonal employees during the holiday season, a similar number to last year, it said in a news release Thursday.Kohl;;;s (NYSE: KSS), Menomonee Falls, will hire an average of 40 employees per store in …
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September 20, 2013

NBA exec's talk of unfit Bradley Center keeps Seattle fans restless

After I posted a story Sept. 18 on the NBA;;;s commissioner-designate explaining why the league's leadership believes Milwaukee needs an arena for the Bucks, some NBA fans in Seattle got excited ;;; or disgusted.Adam Silver, deputy National …
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September 20, 2013

Northcentral Technical College gets $6.2M grant for IT training

A $6.2 million federal grant will help Northcentral Technical College and 15 others in Wisconsin bulk up information technology training in response to employer demand.
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September 20, 2013

Pretzilla vs. the nation: Miller Baking business rises fast off soft pretzel bun

Oftentimes food innovation and trendy new dishes originate on the coasts and reach America;;;s Heartland last. Not so in the case of the soft pretzel bun phenomenon, with sales for manufacturers like Miller Baking Co. in Milwaukee rising fast as …
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September 20, 2013

Strong summer films lift Marcus profits to pre-recession heights

Marcus Corp. said Thursday that it had its best-performing quarter since before the 2008 recession because of strong run of summer movies and an ongoing rebound in the hospitality industry.Milwaukee-based Marcus (NYSE: MCS), which runs a chain of …
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September 20, 2013

Unplug Tower Automotive site from grid? Milwaukee alderman floats idea

Milwaukee Ald. Michael Murphy said the city could gain a competitive edge to attract companies to the 87-acre former Tower Automotive site by unplugging the business park from the grid and generating power through fuel cells, solar panels or other …
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September 20, 2013

Beer belly: Man becomes drunk when stomach turns into brewery - CBS News

NPRBeer belly: Man becomes drunk when stomach turns into breweryCBS NewsWhen a 61-year-old Texas man came into an emergency room claiming he was dizzy and was found to have a blood alcohol concentration of 0.37 percent, doctors assumed he was drunk. …
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September 19, 2013

'Airplane!' team reunites in L.A. to shoot Wisconsin tourism ads

The team behind the classic comedy ;;;Airplane!;;; will reunite on a set for the first time in 33 years on Thursday, when they shoot three new TV commercials in Los Angeles for the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.The three ads being shot Thursday at …
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September 19, 2013

Bucks owner Kohl struggled to get NBA to approve Bradley Center extension

Herb Kohl successfully made his case to his fellow NBA owners for keeping the Milwaukee Bucks at an upgraded Bradley Center until 2017, but the league;;;s incoming commissioner said Milwaukee still needs a new arena to meet today;;;s NBA …
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September 19, 2013

Bucks to unveil Robert Indiana-inspired home court

The Milwaukee Bucks will unveil a new design for the team;;;s BMO Harris Bradley Center home playing court that is inspired by artist Robert Indiana;;;s historic 1970s MECCA floor at the Bucks old home court.The MECCA floor with its bright and bold …
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September 19, 2013

Caterpillar, Joy Global shares downgraded by Baird amid weak mining sector

Caterpillar Inc. and Joy Global Inc. stocks were both downgraded to ;;;neutral;;; by Robert W. Baird & Co. Inc. on Wednesday, another sign of trouble at the two equipment manufacturers struggling in a weak global mining environment.Mig Dobre, …
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