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Rockwell Automation Inc. chairman and CEO Blake Moret on Friday talked about bringing manufacturing back to Milwaukee, impact of federal tariffs and why the company rejected an unsolicited bid recently as part of the Milwaukee Business Journal's Power Breakfast. Check out the attached slideshow to see photos from the popular event. The biggest news of the event was Moret's surprise announcement that Rockwell would be bringing manufacturing back to its sprawling headquarters in Milwaukee's Walker's…

Sturgis is commander of U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, which covers 3,500 square miles of waterways including Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

The 37th annual edition of the largest beer festival in America is happening this weekend in Denver. The Great American Beer Festival welcomes a crowd of nearly 62,000 attendees Sept. 20-22 at the Colorado Convention Center. It offers four sessions in three days, giving more than 800 breweries the chance to pour a combined 4,000 types of beers to visitors. It’s an event that is expected to generate a $29.3 million economic impact for the Denver area, as roughly half the attendees are coming…

An institutional investor in McDonald’s Corp. is scrutinizing the fast food giant for the "potential financial and reputational risks" associated with its treatment of chickens. In a letter addressed to McDonald's Chairman Enrique Hernandez Jr. and CEO Stephen Easterbrook, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli — a trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund — advised the company to adopt precise standards for chicken welfare. According to Bloomberg News, which obtained a…

text The algorithm that is Fenway’s John Henry
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 11:15:53 +0000
Part mathematical whiz, part prankster and dedicated fan, the makeup of the Red Sox owner is a large part of the "secret sauce" to the team’s success.

Nearly $32 million has been awarded to BAE Systems Hawaii Shipyards Inc. for the modification and repairing of the USS Hopper, a U.S. Navy destroyer vessel.  The defense contract’s aim is to complete previously awarded but unfulfilled contracted work for the vessel, which will mainly focus on supporting modernization packages by the alteration installation team. The work will take place at Pearl Harbor and is expected to be completed by July 2020.   Scheduled maintenance and updates…

text Hawaii unemployment rate drops again
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 00:49:47 +0000
Hawaii’s unemployment rate was 2.1 percent for August, a slight drop compared to 2.2 percent from the same period last year, according to data released by the Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations. August’s figures mark the third consecutive month that the state’s unemployment rate was at 2.1 percent. Statewide, 672,700 were employed and 14,600 unemployed in August for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 687,300. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment…

text Uniqlo to open first Hawaii store next week
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 00:03:57 +0000
Japan-based clothing retailer Uniqlo will hold a soft opening for its first Hawaii store at Ala Moana Center on Sep. 28. Only the top floor, accessible on level three of the Ewa wing, will open as part of the soft-opening, with the lower level set to open once the store is complete.   Uniqlo said the 17,300 square-foot store will carry its LifeWear apparel line for men, women and kids, including a new line of aloha wear exclusive to the Honolulu store. Uniqlo has more than 1,900 stores in 19…

A Medina estate with the coveted Evergreen Point Road address is on the market for $21.5 million. The owner, a tech executive who is moving to the East Coast for his work, wishes to remain anonymous. Brokers Tere Foster and Moya Skillman of Team Foster at Compass have the listing. Foster says this Hamptons-style estate and its manse and guest house could well be right out of Architectural Digest. Built in 2003 and last sold in 2014, it took two years to do an extensive remodel in artistic…

The report, which was released on Friday, said the volcanic activity on the Big Island and the recent flooding on several islands this year have dealt a setback to tourism, the state’s No. 1 industry.