Forward Wisconsin
The Definitive Resource For Wisconsin Business Information
 
Wisconsin Business News
emailprint

Wisconsin Business News


Provided by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

U.S. economy posts solid 2.3% growth rate in second quarter
View Article

The economy’s overall growth has been lukewarm since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, resulting the slowest recovery since World War II.

30-year mortgage rate falls below 4%
View Article

Washington— Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for a second straight week, with the key 30-year rate slipping below 4%.

Federal judge Adelman cuts Sachdeva sentence in Koss embezzlement
View Article

Sujata“Sue” Sachdeva will be eligible for release from a federal prison in 2017 as a federal judge Thursday cut her prison sentence by one fourth.

Profits slide at Oshkosh Corp.
View Article

With its overseas business hurt by a strong U.S. dollar, and some domestic equipment sales down, Oshkosh Corp. on Thursday reported a weaker than expected quarterly profit and cut its full-year profit forecast.

Polaris introduces electric motorcycle, beating Harley to market
View Article

Polaris says its electric Empulse TT can travel up to 140 miles between charges. Harley has electric bikes in development but says it is waiting for improvements in battery technology.

Wisconsin travelers sue major airlines, claiming antitrust violations over routes, fares
View Article

Some Wisconsin air travelers have joined the growing numbers of passengers claiming the major airlines have improperly colluded to raise fares and boost profits to record levels.

New Kit and Ace store embraces customers with 'full-contact' lives
View Article

Having gotten millions of women out of jeans and into yoga pants, the Wilson family now wants to drape the world in $80 T-shirts. Or at least part of the world, the part inhabited by young professionals living what the Wilsons call"full-contact" lives.

Griffin pays $7.8 million for Bergstrom property
View Article

Waukesha-based Griffin AM LLC bought the property, 11100 W. Metro Auto Mall, from Bergstrom Chevrolet of Milwaukee Inc. for $7.8 million, according to the Tuesday filing.

Government contract for electronic health records goes to Epic competitor
View Article

A team consisting of Cerner Corp.— Verona-based Epic’s largest competitor — along with Leidos Inc. and Accenture Federal Services was awarded the $4.3 billion contract.

WaterStone Bank to open new branch in Fox Point
View Article

WaterStone Bank said Wednesday it plans to open its first branch on the north shore this fall with an office in Fox Point.

Severance payments diminish Roadrunner profits
View Article

Cudahy trucking and logistics firm Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. said Wednesday it netted $16.5 million in the quarter ended June 30, up from $14.8 million a year ago.

Charge clips Fiserv's net income
View Article

A one-time charge related to debt retirement and refinancing costs cut into Fiserv Inc.'s net income in the second quarter, but revenue rose and the firm's adjusted income from continuing operations topped Wall Street expectations.

Strong dollar takes toll on Rockwell revenues
View Article

Pointing to a deceleration in industrial production from Asia to Latin America and the United States, Rockwell Automation Inc. on Wednesday lowered its full-year earnings outlook and reported a 4.5% decline in quarterly revenue, mainly due to the increase in the dollar's exchange rates.

Mequon Town Center is filling up
View Article

The city's first urban-style development will soon have new residents, and some of the project's businesses already have opened.

Sikich survey says manufacturers are not investing enough in R&D
View Article

A new survey of manufacturers has found that almost a third of the companies spent less than 1% of sales on research and development for new products.

Portage County Bank parent to buy Bancroft State Bank
View Article

The parent company of Portage County Bank plans to purchase Bancroft State Bank, boosting the Almond-based financial institution’s presence in central Wisconsin.

Still driving that old car? You're not alone
View Article

The average age of vehicles has been climbing steadily since 2002, as quality and reliability improvements allow people to keep their cars and trucks longer.

WEC Energy reports drop in profit linked to acquisition of Integrys
View Article

The Milwaukee-based parent company of We Energies reported a 39% drop in profit in the second quarter, as costs linked to its big Midwest acquisition reduced earnings by nearly $67 million.

Nightclub makes new attempt at downtown location
View Article

Simplied Investments LLC has applied for tavern, public entertainment and restaurant licenses for a Silk Exotic club to operate on the top floor of a four-story office building at 804 N. Milwaukee St.

Business Index
View Article

Business Index


 
Copyright Forward WI