October 03, 2013

Retailers share laughs, ideas at retail rally

Dozens of local retailers gathered to network, share ideas and laugh at the antics of ComedySportz at the most recent "Retail Rally" on Tuesday at Rail Hall, the brand-new event venue in Milwaukee's Walker's Point neighborhood.It was the third event …
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October 03, 2013

Shopping center group predicts stronger holiday sales in 2013

You might be just starting to think about Halloween, but retailers have been eating, drinking and breathing Christmas for several weeks now.The latest evidence is the International Council of Shopping Centers;;; holiday forecast released this week. …
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October 03, 2013

United Milwaukee Scrap merges with Schulz's Recycling

United Milwaukee Scrap LLC said Wednesday it has merged operations with Schulz;;;s Recycling Inc. of Merrill, creating a new company with more than 170 employees at eight Wisconsin locations and offices in Minneapolis and Boston. Terms of the deal …
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October 03, 2013

Wangard considers grocery, office, apartments near Rockwell campus

Wangard Partners Inc. has an option to buy a major site at East Greenfield Avenue and South First Street in Milwaukee and is drawing plans for a grocery, apartments and offices.Stewart Wangard, chairman and chief executive officer, said his …
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October 03, 2013

Isolated cases raise hopes of cure for HIV - San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleIsolated cases raise hopes of cure for HIVSan Francisco ChronicleIn the race for a cure for HIV, the wins are stacking up. We have the Berlin Patient and the Mississippi Baby. There's the Visconti Cohort - 14 patients in …
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October 02, 2013

Abele proposes ACA exchange for county employees

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has directed his staff to analyze transitioning county employees to the new Affordable Care Act insurance exchange, which he says could save about $10 million annually in the county budget.Now that details of …
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October 02, 2013

Actuant 4Q core sales flat

Actuant Corp. posted a boost in earnings from continuing operations in its fiscal fourth quarter on slightly increased sales pushed higher by acquisitions.Actuant (NYSE: ATU), a Menomonee Falls-based manufacturer of branded hydraulic and electrical …
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October 02, 2013

DOT shaves $262M from estimated cost of I-94 rebuild

The state of Wisconsin;;;s estimate of the total cost of rebuilding Interstate 94 between Milwaukee and the Illinois border is now $1.65 billion, a significant reduction from costs predicted in 2006 before the project started.The original 2006 …
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October 02, 2013

Frontier buyer to 'take a hard look' at expanding in Milwaukee

The presumed new owner of Frontier Airlines plans to more than double the size of the airline and will ;;;take a hard look;;; at expanding service in cities such as Milwaukee, The Business Journal has learned.;;;Milwaukee is one of those …
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October 02, 2013

Health exchanges launch, with regional Obamacare official furloughed

Here is an immediate consequence of the federal government shutdown: On the very day that the Affordable Care Act online marketplace is launching, the regional spokeswoman for the federal health care/insurance agency is on furlough and unavailable …
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October 02, 2013

Kenosha's $4M grant for Kenall HQ advances

A $4 million city grant for Kenall Manufacturing;;;s proposed Kenosha headquarters development gained its first approval on Monday.Kenall plans to bring 400 jobs to Kenosha by moving its headquarters from northern Illinois, and anticipates creating …
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October 02, 2013

Milwaukee chefs use extra hour of daylight-saving time for good cause

You weren;;;t planning to use that extra hour of daylight-saving time to sleep, were you?Some Milwaukee chefs are putting it to much better use in a cooking competition to help the hungry.During the first-ever ;;;Serve Taste Give;;; on Nov. 2, chefs …
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