Business Journal Report (10-2-12)

In business news for Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 -- The Milwaukee Art Museum says more than 395,000 visitors passed through its doors during fiscal 2012, which ended August 31st. This year's attendance was topped only by 2002 and 2003, following the debut of the Calatrava wing.

The National Retail Federation is forecasting a 4% increase in holiday spending this year. Retailers depend on the last two months of the year for nearly half of their annual sales.