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Brown Deer approves conversion of American TV property for light industrial use
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Brown Deer’s plan to sell the former American TV& Appliance property, and provide financing help to redevelop the building into a light industrial facility, has been approved by village officials.

Upscale apartment complex for Bay View receives initial approval
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A large, upscale apartment development proposed for Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood received preliminary zoning approval Tuesday from city officials.

New Berlin manufacturer Infratrol files for receivership
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Infratrol Manufacturing Corp., a 59-year-old New Berlin firm, has filed for receivership.

US trade deficit jumps to 6-year high of $51.4 billion
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A larger trade deficit acts as a drag on economic growth because it means more U.S. producers are losing sales to foreign competitors

Acquisition costs, milder winter send earnings down for We Energies' parent
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Costs tied to Wisconsin Energy Corp.’s planned $9.1 billion acquisition of Integrys Energy Group Inc. of Chicago reduced earnings by $8.3 million, or 4 cents a share.

Katie Maloney Perhach maintains role of women at Quarles&Brady
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When Katie Maloney Perhach became managing partner for the Milwaukee office of Quarles& Brady at the beginning of this year, she added to the increasing presence of women in leadership positions in the legal profession.

Kublys' $2.5 million gift will support residential mental health treatment for teens
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Michael and Billie Kubly, who pledged $5 million to Marquette University earlier this year to support research on the treatment of mental illness, are giving $2.5 million to Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Costs of acquisition reduce Douglas Dynamics profit
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Milwaukee-based snowplow manufacturer Douglas Dynamics Inc. saw revenue soar and profit plunge in the first quarter, with both developments linked to a recent acquisition.

Exact Sciences loss grows as company builds sales force
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Exact Sciences Corp. reported larger losses in the first quarter as the Madison company builds its sales force and gains coverage for its Cologuard colon cancer test.

Green Bay Packaging Inc. acquires Baird Display of Waukesha
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Green Bay Packaging Inc. said Monday that it has acquired Baird Display, a Waukesha-based maker of point-of-purchase displays.

Launch Milwaukee to focus on new tech companies
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A first-ever weekend event called Launch Milwaukee, which aims to produce new technology companies, is being planned for early June.

Downtown Dunkin' Donuts takes city to court over panhandler allegation
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A Circuit Court filing says the Milwaukee Common Council acted unfairly at its April 21 meeting when it voted to not renew the extended-hours license for Dunkin‘ Donuts.

Luxury housing market reaches new threshold
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Rather than settle for garages of antique cars or a museum’s worth of paintings, billionaires are increasingly willing to pay $100 million for homes that can serve as showcases for their fortunes.

Small businesses still feeling recession's effects
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Nearly two-thirds of owners in a Bank of America survey said their companies still are recovering from the downturn that officially ended nearly six years ago.

Kohler father and son see business the same way
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Don’t look for sweeping changes as David Kohler succeeds his famous father, Herbert V. Kohler Jr., as head of the namesake company their family has owned since 1873.

Conference will help entrepreneurs grow, succeed
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The 13th annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference theme of “Launch, Grow, Succeed” will bind together several speakers, 15 panel discussions and the finalist round in the Governor’s Business Plan Contest.

Developer says timing right for 300 lakefront apartments in St. Francis
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The timing is right to begin building around 300 upscale apartments overlooking Lake Michigan in St. Francis, says developer S.R. Mills.But the proposal comes after years of lagging development along the community’s lakefront area, where projects so far have fallen short of their goals.

Buffeted by health care reform, Assurant Health faces uncertain future
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The parent company of the Milwaukee-based health insurance company intends to sell it or shut it down because it has become unprofitable.

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