Nicolet to buy bank near Milwaukee

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The company will pay $130 million for Commerce Financial Holdings. Community banking M&A Growth strategies Wisconsin

Authorities Ask For Google’s Help To Track Bank Robbers

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Federal agents served Google with a search warrant in November, asking for data that could help them solve a bank robbery outside of Milwaukee. Google bank robbery civil liberties location data Milwaukee News search warrant What's Hot

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Proxy Showdown Averted at Bank Mutual in Milwaukee

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Bank Mutual in Milwaukee has agreed to support an activist investor's nominee to its board. breaking_news dealmaking-strategy wi community-banking

Northwestern Mutual commits $150m to startup investments

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This builds on the $43 million in capital that the Milwaukee-based investments and insurance giant invested in 14 startups as part of its its first corporate venture fund, which rolled out in 2017.

Regulators Close Wisconsin Bank in First Failure of 2016

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million-asset North Milwaukee State Bank on Friday. The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions closed the $67.1 breaking_news dealmaking-strategy community-banking wi law-regulation

Claim: Racial Disparities Rampant in Three Midwest Metro Areas

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Louis, Milwaukee and Minneapolis metropolitan areas, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition said. Mortgage originators aren't lending enough to people of color or the poor in the St. breaking_news law-regulation mortgage housing consumer-finance

Fiserv Acquires Bypass Mobile

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Over 50 stadiums are already using the combined technology, including Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee; Clover Park in Port St. Payments and FinTech leader Fiserv has announced the purchase of independent software vendor (ISV) Bypass Mobile , according to a press release.

Kohl’s Expands Amazon Returns To 21 Additional Stores

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Kohl’s has expanded its partnership with Amazon , launching Amazon return stations throughout its Milwaukee stores. The recent addition of 21 stores in Milwaukee means that just over 100 Kohl’s locations now participate in the service.

Amazon Plans Whole Foods Expansions In Closed Sears Stores

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Those cities include Birmingham, Colorado Springs, Long Island, Milwaukee, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Tacoma and Tulsa. Amazon has its eyes on expansion for its Whole Foods brand in closed Sears and Kmart stores, according to a report by Yahoo! Finance.

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Tesla To Grow Retail Presence In US, Abroad 

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Based on sources and new listings, Electrek revealed several new retail locations: Tucson, Arizona; El Paso, Texas where the firm already has a service center but is looking to add a gallery in the city; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Smithtown, New York as Tesla expands on Long Island. More than a year after Tesla Inc.

FTC Weighs Probe Into TripAdvisor’s Deleted Reviews

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Following an investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) may launch a probe into TripAdvisor over claims the site deleted negative travel reviews for destinations where injuries, rapes, deaths and other dangerous activity occurred. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ’s investigation, published on Nov.

Local Governments Move In On Retail Vacancies

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It was supposed to be a thriving retail center in Milwaukee when it was built seven years ago. In fact, last week, it was announced that the building would be the new home of the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s K-12 STEM program.

Rockwell Automation Takeover Targets Cybersecurity In Manufacturing

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A cybersecurity provider with over 20 years of experience, Avnet will bolster the Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation’s pivotal goal of gaining double-digit expansion in the arena of information solutions and connected services.

Prime Now Grocery Delivery Expands Across The US

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In September , Amazon and Whole Foods Market brought the service to Ann Arbor, Detroit, Jacksonville, Milwaukee, Madison, Omaha, St.

Amazon’s Delivery Fleet Reaches 30K Cargo Vehicles

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A lot of those vans are going to build out Amazon’s small-package delivery in metro areas,” said Evan Armstrong, president of Milwaukee-based logistics research and consulting firm Armstrong & Associates to Bloomberg.

Malls Close Vacancy Gap With 1700+ Online Retailers

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It now has 85 stores and will soon add another when its Milwaukee location opens. As traditional mall merchants go under, online brands are expanding into brick-and-mortar, the New York Post reported Saturday (Nov. More than 1,700 physical stores in the U.S. were digital merchants first, the Post reported, citing Fifth Wall and Thinknum Alternative Data. One example is New York’s UNTUCKit , which started as an online men’s clothing store and grew into a global brand.

Kohl’s Views Amazon Returns As Key Sales Driver

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The two retailers piloted the program in 100 stores in the Los Angeles, Chicago and Milwaukee markets before announcing in April plans to roll out the service to all stores this summer — just in time for back to school shopping season.

Amazon Adds Eight More Cities To Grocery Pickup At Whole Foods

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In a press release , Amazon said the cities it expanded to include Birmingham, Colorado Springs, Long Island, Milwaukee, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Tacoma and Tulsa.

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CFPB to hold May 14 field hearing on student debt

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The CFPB has announced that on May 14, 2015, it will hold a field hearing in Milwaukee on student debt. John L. Culhane, Jr. Similar to other field hearings, Director Cordray will give remarks and witnesses will include members of consumer groups, industry representatives, and members of the public.

Kroger Debuts Rx Membership Program

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” Kroger also announced plans to buy pharmacy records from 42 Shopko locations, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Kroger has launched the Rx Savings Club, which aims to significantly reduce the cost of prescription drugs for customers across the country.

Stepping Into 21st Century Hospitality With Apartments And Technology

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It has units in cities such as Charlotte, Tampa, Milwaukee and Columbus.

Bon-Ton Stores Will Close By August

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Bon-Ton, a Milwaukee-based retailer, includes its eponymous stores in addition to Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers. After years of struggle with decreasing sales and mall traffic, Bon-Ton Stores is going out of business. All of the chain’s brick-and-mortar stores are scheduled to close by the end of August, Chain Store Age reported. Bon-Ton going-out-of-business sales will commence today (April 20) across 212 brick-and-mortar stores and its websites.

Building A Subscription Box For Tools And Construction Supplies

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Products in the box come from brands such as Milwaukee, Ryobi and Gorilla Glue as well as Varathane, Watco, Everbilt and 3M. Consumers are taking home improvement projects into their own hands, and they are tackling construction work instead of turning to others for help.

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Bon-Ton Is The Next Retailer To File For Bankruptcy

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Bon-Ton, a Milwaukee-based retailer, includes its eponymous stores in addition to Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers. After struggling for years with decreasing sales and mall traffic, Bon-Ton Stores has filed for bankruptcy. The retailer said it voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware and is exploring a sale, Fortune reported.

3 Ways Credit Union Are Driving Growth

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A recent article in the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel notes, “More community bank takeovers by large credit unions are likely.” According to the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) , credit unions had a record year in 2015, with 3.7 million new members bringing total membership to 102 million -- surpassing the 100 million-mark for the first time ever. This impressive growth is not surprising when you consider these three ways credit unions are excelling.

Peace Coffee Perfectly Times Its Pandemic-Fueled Growth

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Last week, it announced that its products would expand beyond the Twin Cities to Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago and (in September) Denver. “I The retail news is full of companies that have made brilliant and sometimes dramatic pivots to catch up with the shift to Digital 3.0.

Which are America's healthiest credit unions?

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For many people, trusting another party with their hard-earned money can be an anxiety-inducing experience. Whether it is securing funds in a checking or savings account, or investing in a retirement fund, many Americans need a sense of security that comes with an outstanding experience from their financial institution. Credit unions often prioritize providing that security blanket through a positive banking relationship.

Amazon Expands Amazon Home Services To Twenty New Metro Areas

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In a press release , the eCommerce giant said the new cities include Indianapolis, IN; Las Vegas, NV; San Antonio, TX; Ann Arbor, MI; Cleveland, OH; Milwaukee, WI; Boulder, CO; Raleigh, NC; Trenton, NJ; and more. Amazon announced Monday (Nov. 14) it has expanded its Amazon Home Services into 20 new metropolitan markets around the country.

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Physical Retail Looks For New Life This Holiday Season

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It now has 85 stores and will soon add another when its Milwaukee location opens. The obituary for brick-and-mortar retail has been written many times. But recent developments show there is still life — and perhaps even new life — in physical commerce.

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Mortgage applicants find cozy home at some credit unions

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At best, 2014 has been an uneven year for home buyers. As reported earlier this week, existing home sales hit a six-month low , after two consistent months of growth. Although the November numbers were disappointing, sales are still up 2.1 percent from one year ago.

Retail Chains Find New Ways To Fight

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That notably includes Kohl’s , which has launched Amazon return stations throughout its Milwaukee stores, expanding on a partnership that started last year. The recent addition of 21 stores in Milwaukee means that just over 100 Kohl’s locations now participate in the service. It’s a good time to be a retail chain. Yeah, really.

Going Truly Over The Top For Christmas

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In a last-ditch effort,” she said, “we driove 200 miles one way to Milwaukee. Christmas is now in the 2019 rear-view mirror. Gifts have been unwrapped, and 10 percent of packages are, or are in the process of being returned. This year, confident U.S. consumers spent, and spent big.

Why Grocers Are Providing Fresh Options For Digital Omnicommerce Shopping

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In a continued expansion of its Prime Now delivery offering, for instance, Amazon and Whole Foods Market brought the service to several new cities such as Tampa and Milwaukee in September, as well as new areas of Seattle and New York.

And The Beat Goes On: Music?s New Playbook For Summer 2020

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Austin’s Levitation music festival has been canceled, as has Milwaukee’s annual Summerfest musical festival. The summer season is usually the time of year for the young and the hip to hit the scene at music festivals and cultural events in the U.S. and around the world.

Retail Pulse: Macy’s Collaborates With Brands For STORY; Kohl’s Accepts Amazon Returns

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The two merchants experimented with the program in 100 stores in the Chicago, Los Angeles and Milwaukee markets before announcing in April plans to launch the service in all stores this summer — in time for the back-to-school shopping season.