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Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. earned $14.4 million in its third quarter, up 8.9% from the $13.2 million the Cudahy trucking and logistics firm netted a year ago.

A former Trek Bicycle executive alleging Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke was fired from the firm has a Facebook page filled with postings that refer to President Barack Obama in crude terms, call the first lady a man and liken Obama's "hope and change" campaign slogan to a Nazi swastika.

Global Precision Industries Inc., a design and engineering firm, moved into new facilities to accommodate "several years of double-digit growth," but will keep its main operations in southeastern Wisconsin.

Jun Xie, 41, will plead guilty to one count of stealing trade secrets and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

Profits rose 54.5% in the third quarter for Journal Communications Inc., an increase driven largely by political advertising in the company’s broadcast unit.

Two Atlanta-based firms, Campbell Capital Group and Atlantic Realty Partners, have submitted plans to develop a four-story building with 236 apartments at 11011 W. North Ave. in Wauwatosa.

The Delafield Plan Commission is recommending the Common Council reject plans to develop 90 high-end apartments near Village Square shopping center. The commission's 6-1 vote came at its Wednesday night meeting, according to a LakeCountryNow.com article by reporter Kelly Smith. Nearby home owners said Madison developer Joe McCormick's proposed project, with three three-story buildings, would not be compatible with their neighborhood. McCormick has developed two other apartment communities in the downtown Delafield area, and recently submitted plans for an apartment development in nearby Hartland.

Stephen A. Kroll, a 21-year-old Wauwatosa man, has been charged in connection with a strong-armed robbery near the Fox River Trail outside downtown Waukesha early Saturday morning, Oct. 25.

The state Democratic Party sought the training videos under the state’s open records law, but the state Department of Justice declined to release them.

New York — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors like Amazon.com, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season.

Kohl’s Department Stores will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than last year.

New today from PolitiFact Wisconsin:

The latest Marquette University Law School poll shows the Republican governor with a 7-point lead over his Democratic challenger as they are set to travel Thursday to drum up votes.

A 60,000-square-foot light industrial building is being proposed for Muskego.

Milwaukee officers are critical of the chief’s decision to fire the officer who fatally shot Dontre Hamilton in Red Arrow Park.

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