Business Journal Report (4-23-12)

In business news for Monday, April 23rd, 2012 -- Wisconsin home sales are on the rise, increasing 25 percent in March, compared to last year. The growth follows a nearly 16 percent increase statewide in sales for February.

Also, Bartolotta's Mr. B's Steakhouse restaurant has been named one of the 45 best steakhouses in the United States by Food and Wine Magazine.

And, the Sue Sachdeva sale was a popular draw in Mequon this past weekend. The dollar amount sold hasn't yet been released, but nearly 80 percent of the merchandise was sold. Proceeds benefit the Koss Corporation, from which Sachdeva embezzled $34 million when she was VP of Finance.