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2011-07-08 00:00:00

PEORIA, Ill. and OAK CREEK, Wis., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Bucyrus International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BUCY) received notification from the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (MOFCOM) that it has formally approved Caterpillar's planned acquisition of the Wisconsin-based mining equipment company. This action follows the United States Department of Justice's recent clearance of the transaction. The MOFCOM clearance is the last major...

2011-06-21 00:00:29

The Shoe Horn Shout Outs, a series of short form episodes combining animation and live action to promote healthy lifestyle choices for children, has earned a Parent's Choice Award for 2011. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) June 20, 2011 The Parents Choice Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing parents, teachers and caregivers with guides to quality media for children, chooses the best of books, toys, music, magazines, software, television and websites for its award each year. In...

2011-05-20 17:40:00

PEORIA, Ill. and OAK CREEK, Wis., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Bucyrus International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BUCY) received notification from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) that it has closed its investigation into Caterpillar's planned acquisition of Bucyrus. The DOJ action, in addition to the expiration of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act waiting period, concludes the antitrust review process in the United States. The clearance by the DOJ will allow the...

2011-05-17 13:30:00

Susan Arnold of Waukesha, WI has been honored with a recognition by Milwaukee Magazine in its selection of "2011 Milwaukee Real Estate Agents." WAUKESHA, Wis., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Announcing a special recognition appearing in the May, 2011 issue of Milwaukee Magazine published by Quad Graphics. Susan Arnold was selected for the following honor: 2011 Milwaukee Real Estate Agents Susan Arnold commented on the recognition: "This is quite an honor for me. Since Milwaukee...

2011-03-08 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9: SPORTS & OUTDOOR SHOWS Profile America -- Wednesday, March 9th. Many people who love the outdoors are near the end of their patience with cold weather. In Milwaukee, up to 100,000 of them are getting charged up by attending the 71st Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Sports Show....

2011-01-12 00:01:24

Leading Wauwatosa Realtors Doug & Colleen Sprague of the full-service brokerage firm Firefly Real Estate have launched their new website, http://www.FireflyRealEstate.net. The site will serve as a one-stop hub for buyers and sellers of Wauwatosa Homes for Sale and other properties in the area. Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) January 11, 2011 Presenting the best properties the Wauwatosa real estate market has to offer, Realtors Doug & Colleen Sprague have recently launched their interactive...

2010-11-15 06:30:00

PEORIA, Ill. and SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Bucyrus International, Inc. (Nasdaq: BUCY) announced today they have entered into an agreement under which Caterpillar will acquire Bucyrus International in a transaction valued at approximately $8.6 billion (including net debt). The acquisition is based on Caterpillar's key strategic imperative to expand its leadership in the mining equipment industry, and positions...

2010-11-04 08:20:00

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- We Energies is pleased to announce the newest edition of our Cookie Book, a customer favorite during the holiday season. For more than 80 years, the We Energies Cookie Book has been passed down from generation to generation, making many of the recipes cherished family traditions. This year's Cookie Book is dedicated to our extended family of more than 4,000 We Energies retired employees. This year, you will see their family favorites among the 33...

2010-08-25 10:30:00

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rebuilding Together, the nation's leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable home ownership, is partnering with Sears and the American Legion to provide extensive rehabilitations to Dryhootch Milwaukee, a local nonprofit veterans center, through the Heroes at Home program. Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee, one of the 200 Rebuilding Together affiliates located across the country, will work with Sears and their joint program, Heroes at...

2010-08-23 09:15:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial employment in Wisconsin fell 2.5% over the past twelve months according to the 2011 Wisconsin Manufacturers Register®, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI reports Wisconsin lost 15,223 industrial jobs and 154 manufacturers between June 2009 and June 2010, roughly half the loss reported for the state by MNI over the 2008-2009 survey period. (Logo:...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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