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October 13, 2011

Susan Dreyfus to lead Families International

Susan Dreyfus, former Wisconsin health leader and secretary of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, will rejoin Milwaukee-based Families International Inc. as president and CEO in January.Families International Inc. is the …
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October 13, 2011

Milwaukee County Board to consider city's streetcar funds

Milwaukee County Supervisor Mark Borkowski is asking board members to support his push for the city of Milwaukee to give its downtown streetcar money to the local bus system.Borkowski on Wednesday introduced a County Board resolution that, if …
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October 13, 2011

Job training program proposed for Milwaukee County

Milwaukee County residents would receive jobs and training on county projects through a $1 million program supervisors will try to work into the 2012 budget.We have contractors working on Milwaukee County projects who tell us that they cannot find …
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October 13, 2011

Art exhibit could make big 'impression' in Milwaukee

If the long line of Milwaukee Art Museum members awaiting entry Thursday morning is any indication, the museum's "Impressionism: Masterworks on Paper" is likely to be very successful.Just before 10 a.m., the museum's below-ground parking structure …
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October 13, 2011

Museum has high hopes for Cleopatra

Milwaukee Public Museum officials are hoping for big things from the museums newest traveling exhibit, Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt.We think Cleopatra is going to be just incredible, said Rich Meeusen, chairman of the museum …
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October 13, 2011

Skylight Opera postpones 'Edith Piaf' for one year

The Skylight Opera Theatre has postponed the upcoming run of "Edith Piaf Onstage" for one year while the show's star, Leslie Fitzwater, undergoes chemotherapy.The show will now become part of the 2012-2013 season. It was scheduled to run Jan. 27 …
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October 13, 2011

Tax credits let Bostik grow in Wauwatosa

The state is providing $1.5 million in economic development tax credits to Bostik Inc. to bring 76 research and development jobs to Wauwatosa instead of potentially moving workers to other states.The adhesives manufacturer is consolidating its U.S. …
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October 13, 2011

Harley shifts Latin America HQ to Miami from Milwaukee

Harley-Davidson Inc. announced Thursday that it has established a new permanent Latin America headquarters in Miami.As part of its business transformation, Harley-Davidson is taking one of the worlds most iconic brands to the many roads of the …
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October 13, 2011

Houston Astros heading to American League?

The Houston Astros, one of the Milwaukee Brewers' National League Central Division rivals, will move to the American League and Houston businessman Jim Crane will become the new owner, MLB.com columnist Peter Gammons said Wednesday.Houston ownership …
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October 13, 2011

Shed fire burns 4,000 tons of hay near Green Bay

It could take days to extinguish a large barn fire that may have been caused by wet hay that spontaneously combusted. The burned structure housed 4,000 tons of hay for cattle at Wiese Brothers Farms.
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October 12, 2011

Curwood to close Oshkosh plant

Curwood Inc., a division of Bemis Co., is closing its tape facility in Oshkosh, leaving 23 employees without jobs.Layoffs are expected to occur on or around Dec. 31, according to a mass layoff notice filed Wednesday with the Wisconsin Department of …
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October 12, 2011

HarQen raises $2.5 million in venture funds

HarQen Inc. of Milwaukee has raised $2.5 million in its current $4 million round of venture capital funding.HarQen co-founder and CEO E. Kelly Fitzsimmons said at a news conference Wednesday in Madison that the successful round of investment funding …
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