First Business

May 09, 2012

Yahoo board to get help on CEO resume probe

Yahoo Inc.'s board reportedly is hiring an outside law firm to help with its investigation of false academic claims that have appeared on CEO Scott Thompson's official biographies for a number of years.
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May 09, 2012

Gundersen, La Crosse County to use landfill gas to power Onalaska clinic

Gundersen Lutheran's clinic in Onalaska will be powered by gas generated from buried trash through a partnership between the health care system and La Crosse County, which operates a landfill near the clinic.
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May 09, 2012

Kraft Foods fined for short-weight Oscar Mayer packages

Kraft Foods Group has paid a nearly $37,000 fine for shipping Oscar Mayer packages that weighed less than their stated weight. Inspectors found 24 packages, all in Wisconsin, but none were produced at Oscar Mayer's plant in Madison, where the …
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May 09, 2012

Hostess warns of job cuts

Hostess Brands and its affiliate Interstate Brands, which are in the middle of a restructuring effort, have warned state officials that it may have to cut a total of 184 jobs in Wisconsin it it's forced to close its nine locations across the state.
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May 09, 2012

ERCO Worldwide plans $18M expansion project

ERCO Worldwide, a Canadian chemical company, has announced an $18 million expansion of hydrochloric acid production capacity at its Port Edwards plant.
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May 09, 2012

Milwaukee Mayor Barrett gets rematch against Gov. Walker

With a resounding win in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett forcefully called on his supporters to get busy the next four weeks as he attempts to unseat incumbent and mega-funded Gov. Scott Walker.He (Walker) is going …
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May 09, 2012

CRE Guide: Take 5 - Dave Merrick

David Merrick, vice president of Irgens, is predicting continued slow improvement in the local office market, which is seemingly stuck in a good-but-not-great holding pattern.Merrick is responsible for developing new business for Milwaukee-based …
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May 08, 2012

CleanPower warns of layoffs if it loses state contract

CleanPower Inc., a Wauwatosa-based janitorial services provider for workplaces, has notified state of Wisconsin officials that it may have to lay off up to 48 employees if the company does not win an extension of a state contract to provide cleaning …
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May 08, 2012

Journal Broadcast seeks Green Bay TV duopoly

Journal Broadcast Group wants to buy a MyNetwork station it has been running in the Fox Valley and officially combine the operation with Journals existing Green Bay NBC affiliate WGBA-TV (Channel 26), according to uppermidwestbroadcasting.com.The …
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May 07, 2012

Milwaukee teams with Helios, Ingeteam to promote solar projects

The city of Milwaukee is handling marketing and customer assistance and local solar power manufacturers Helios USA and Ingeteam are offering discounts in a bid to get more city homeowners to install solar panels.The pilot program is running May 1 …
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May 07, 2012

Marinette Marine-built Navy ship passes trials

The USS Fort Worth, the second littoral combat ship to be built at Marinette Marine Corp. in Marinette, has successfully completed its U.S. Navy acceptance trials and will be delivered to the Navy this summer.Lockheed Martin Corp., the defense …
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May 07, 2012

ABB to make vehicle fast charger in New Berlin for U.S. market

ABB announced Monday that it has entered the U.S. market for electric vehicle charging solutions with the launch of its best-selling Terra 51 direct current charger, marking the start of a massive infrastructure rollout that is designed to further …
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