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October 07, 2011

Roundy's responds to fired Rainbow Foods manager

Roundys Supermarkets Inc. has released a statement regarding the Rainbow Foods manager who said he was fired after suffering post-traumatic stress syndrome related to a stabbing at the store.Scott Ostrom was manager of a Rainbow Foods in St. Paul, …
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October 07, 2011

Top of the List - Architectural firms, Best/worst stocks

Featured in this weeks Business Journal are three lists architectural firms in the Milwaukee area and Wisconsins best-performing stocks and worst performing stocks.The list of the Top 25 architectural firms in the area runs the gamut of firms with …
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October 07, 2011

Oshkosh hires retired Army general to lead defense segment

Oshkosh Corp. has named John Urias, a retired U.S. Army general with 31 years of military service, as president of its defense division.Urias will lead all aspects of the companys global defense segment, including all tactical wheeled vehicle …
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October 07, 2011

Milwaukee economy cooled in August

Twelve of 23 economic indicators in the Milwaukee area posted year-over-year gains in August, according to a monthly report by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.The MMAC said Friday that August indicators showed the smallest number …
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October 06, 2011

QuadMed opens clinic in Oklahoma City

Quad/Graphics Inc. is building an on-site primary care clinic for employees at its Oklahoma City plant.The clinic, operated by QuadMed, a subsidiary of the Sussex-based company, will be the seventh workplace clinic for Quad/Graphics employees. The …
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October 06, 2011

Walgreens Home Care to close Wauwatosa operation

Walgreens Home Care Inc. plans to cease operations at its Wauwatosa facility, resulting in 69 layoffs.The company expects to lay off employees over a two-week span beginning Dec. 6, according to a mass layoff notice filed Thursday with the Wisconsin …
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October 06, 2011

Thermo Fisher to close Two Rivers plant

Thermo Fisher Scientific plans to close its facility in Two Rivers in Manitowoc County, leaving 140 workers without jobs.Layoffs are expected to begin in early December and be completed within two months, the company stated in a mass layoff notice …
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October 06, 2011

Dozens rappel Milwaukee City Center for Special Olympics

Concordia University Wisconsin donated $1,500 to the Special Olympics of Wisconsin to see its president, the Rev. Patrick Ferry, turn into Milwaukees own Spider-Man Thursday.The schools donation bought Ferry a chance to rappel 17 stories of the City …
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October 06, 2011

New Shire housing lots to hit Brookfield

The developer of the Shire subdivision in Brookfield plans to bring 16 new housing lots to market next spring after working out some environmental issues with the state regarding the former landfill site.Joe Niebler Sr., president of …
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October 06, 2011

Roundy's takes heat after firing stabbing victim

Roundys Supermarkets Inc. is taking some heat for the case of a grocery manager in Minnesota who was stabbed on the job and later fired.According to the Twin Cities Pioneer Press, Scott Ostrom was stabbed in the chest by an irate customer at Rainbow …
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October 06, 2011

Mike Falbo appointed to UW task force

Former southeast Wisconsin banking executive Mike Falbo has been appointed chairman of the Special Task Force on UW Restructuring and Operational Flexibilities.Falbo, who is a member of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, was named …
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October 06, 2011

Rock-Tenn settles suit challenging Smurfit-Stone acquisition

Rock-Tenn Co. settled a shareholder class-action lawsuit over its $3.5 billion purchase of Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. in May.Under the terms of the proposed settlement, the class will release all claims against Norcross, Ga.-based Rock-Tenn …
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