October 06, 2011

Home sale prices decline in Milwaukee

Home sale prices dropped 1.3 percent in the Milwaukee metropolitan area in August 2011 compared with the same month last year as the price paid for single-family houses declined nationwide, according to CoreLogic.August brought the first decline in …
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October 06, 2011

ASQ: Consumer awareness among keys to quality

Global responsibility and consumer awareness lead the list of key forces that provide opportunities and challenges for quality, according to a new study by the American Society for Quality.The report lists eight significant forces that will play a …
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October 05, 2011

Apple founder, mastermind Steve Jobs dies

Steve Jobs, the mastermind and co-founder of Apple Inc., has died at age 56, the company announced Wednesday night."Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being," Apple said in a statement on its …
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October 05, 2011

Democrats propose more job training spending

Two Wisconsin Democratic legislators are circulating a bill that would raise income taxes for people who earn more than $1 million a year in order to bolster job-training programs at technical colleges.The bill would train at least 35,000 people, …
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October 05, 2011

American Family adding 65 jobs in Pewaukee

American Family Insurance said it plans to add about 65 jobs to its Pewaukee claims office as part a plan to consolidate 20 claims offices into six offices.The transition will be complete by August 2012, the Madison-based insurer said Wednesday. The …
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October 05, 2011

Milwaukee streetcar debate heats up

City of Milwaukee streetcar supporters, including Mayor Tom Barrett, on Wednesday rallied against the proposal to give Milwaukee County buses up to $54.9 million in federal grants dedicated to the streetcar.Milwaukee Alds. Joe Dudzik and Bob Donovan …
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October 05, 2011

MPS awarded $30 million to improve college readiness

Milwaukee Public Schools has been awarded a 7-year, $30 million matching grant from the U.S. Department of Education to improve high school graduation and college readiness and access for more than 2,700 middle school students."Were proud to be one …
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October 05, 2011

Frontier Airlines reports increased traffic

Frontier Airlines experienced a 5 percent increase in passengers in September compared with the same month a year ago, the airline reported Wednesday.Frontier counted 1,257,797 passengers last month, up from 1,203,083 in September 2010. That follows …
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October 05, 2011

Slideshow: Diamondbacks rout Brewers before sellout crowd

Despite a dust storm early Tuesday, fans sold out Chase Field in Phoenix to watch the Arizona Diamondbacks, on the brink of elimination, rebound against the Milwaukee Brewers in a big way.After losing the first two games on the National League …
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October 05, 2011

ATC plans $3.8 billion-plus in projects

American Transmission Co., which has invested about $2.5 billion in updating, improving and building electronic transmission systems in Wisconsin and surrounding states since 2001, plans to spend between $3.8 billion and $4.4 billion from this year …
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October 05, 2011

Walmart plans move forward in South, West Milwaukee

Proposals for Walmart stores in South Milwaukee and West Milwaukee moved forward Monday night.The South Milwaukee Community Development Authority recommended approval of the sale of 3.6 acres of land to Gatlin Development Co. Inc., Dickson, Tenn., …
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October 05, 2011

Koss Corp. meeting frustrates some shareholders

A handful of shareholders at the Koss Corp.s annual shareholders meeting Wednesday morning left frustrated after CEO Michael Koss declined to comment about the companys high-profile embezzlement case or show off any new products.Koss read prepared …
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