September 19, 2013

Early promotions, slow growth expected for holiday shopping season

An early prediction for the holiday shopping season isn;;;t showing the kind of robust growth retailers hope for.ShopperTrak, a retail research firm based in Chicago, is predicting retail sales to grow 2.4 percent in November and December, less than …
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September 19, 2013

Incoming NBA commissioner Silver says Bradley Center unfit for league

For years, officials from the Milwaukee Bucks, team owner Herb Kohl and other city leaders have claimed that the city's downtown basketball arena is outdated and not fit for an NBA team. On Wednesday, a top NBA official, soon to be the league's top …
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September 19, 2013

MECCA floor's reinvention as sculpture to be unveiled Saturday

You;;;ve never seen the MECCA floor the way it will look Saturday.The floor was designed by famous pop artist Robert Indiana and once served as the basketball court at the Milwaukee Exposition Convention Center & Arena (now the U.S. Cellular Arena). …
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September 19, 2013

Roadrunner Transportation acquires Massachusetts firm

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. said Wednesday it has acquired the assets of Yes Trans Inc., a refrigerated truckload service provider based in Salisbury, Mass., for $1.2 million in cash.The announcement came a day after Roadrunner …
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September 19, 2013

Solaris' Menomonee Valley HQ project wins Milwaukee committee approval

Solaris Inc.;;;s plan to purchase 3.7 acres in Milwaukee;;;s Menomonee Valley Industrial Center received approval Wednesday from the city;;;s zoning, neighborhoods and development committee.The proposal now heads to the Milwaukee Common Council, and …
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September 19, 2013

System will 'greenlight' streetcars through Milwaukee intersections

Green lights would appear sooner or last longer for streetcars at downtown Milwaukee intersections under a planned $873,000 city project.The proposal, primarily paid for through a federal grant the city secured two years ago, would allow streetcars …
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September 18, 2013

Annex Wealth appoints R.A. Smith National exec as CFO

Annex Wealth Management LLC has appointed Melissa Case, former controller at R.A. Smith National Inc., as its chief financial officer, according to a news release.Case joined R.A. Smith National in 2000 and was named a CFO of the Year by The …
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September 18, 2013

Barrett, Milwaukee County continue transit center sale negotiations

Milwaukee County officials continue to negotiate with developer Rick Barrett over the sale of the Downtown Transit Center and no date is publicly set for a formal vote by County Board members.Barrett plans to demolish the center and build the …
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September 18, 2013

Despite scandals, less cheating now in NCAA: Mark Emmert

Despite what seems to be a never-ending series of scandals involving big-time college athletic programs and their athletes, the amount of cheating in those programs has decreased in recent years, NCAA president Mark Emmert says.;;;If you talk to …
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September 18, 2013

Irgens sells Brookfield medical office for $7.6 million

Irgens sold a medical office on West North Avenue in Brookfield with tenants including the Children;;;s Hospital of Wisconsin and Greater Milwaukee Plastic Surgeons SC for $7.6 million this month.The Lilly Centre office, which sold to a …
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September 18, 2013

Milwaukee committee approves selling Sweet Water Organics assets

A city of Milwaukee committee has approved selling off the assets of Sweet Water Organics after a group looking to re-establish the site abandoned the plan.The Milwaukee Community & Economic Development Committee approved the resolution Tuesday …
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September 18, 2013

Quality Calibration Service moving to New Berlin from West Allis

Quality Calibration Service Inc. will relocate from West Allis to New Berlin after purchasing a 20,000-square-foot building in the Westridge Business Park.The facility sits on 3.1 acres that allows for an addition of up to 30,000 square feet in the …
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