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China slashes interest rates to spur economic growth
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China's central bank unexpectedly slashed interest rates on Friday to re-energize the world's No. 2 economy, joining a growing list of major economies that are trying to encourage growth in the face of a global slowdown.

Shareholders approve Wisconsin Energy takeover of Integrys Energy
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Shareholders of Integrys Energy Group and Wisconsin Energy Corp. on Friday voted to approve the Milwaukee utility company’s takeover of Chicago-based Integrys next year.

Business in Wisconsin
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Business in Wisconsin publishes items of interest about Wisconsin businesses.

Stylish new Mitsubishi Outlander fails to stand out from crowd
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Mitsubishi’s new Outlander is a handsome SUV, but its performance falls in the middle of the crowded sport utility market.

Deadline for Journal Sentinel Top Workplaces nominations is today
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Time’s up! If you appreciate your job, the deadline for nominating your employer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s annual Top Workplaces program is Friday, Nov. 21.

Deadline for Top Workplaces nominations is Friday
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Time’s up! If you appreciate your job, the deadline for nominating your employer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s annual Top Workplaces program is Friday, Nov. 21.

Freshwater Plaza complex in Walker's Point to receive $5 million in city financing
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A $48 million housing, retail and office development planned for Walker's Point would include around $5 million in city financing help, under a proposal that received preliminary approval Thursday.

Generic drug prices get look from lawmakers
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Members of the Senate Aging committee meet Thursday to scrutinize the recent, unexpected trend among generic medicines, which are copies of branded drugs that have lost patent protection.

Thanksgiving travel likely to be up as gas price down
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During the long holiday weekend, 46.3 million Americans are expected to go 50 miles or more from home, the highest number since 2007, according to AAA.

New Faces, New Places for Nov. 21
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New Faces, New Places is about personnel changes at Wisconsin businesses.

U.S. hearing draws apology, admission in air bag controversy
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Washington” The global quality chief of Takata Corp. apologized and an official from Honda acknowledged the automaker broke a disclosure law as a Senate committee put the spotlight on a growing problem with exploding air bags.

State added 35,028 jobs between June 2013 and June 2014, report says
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Wisconsin added 35,028 private-sector jobs in the 12 months from June 2013 to June 2014, according to data released late Thursday by the state Department of Workforce Development.

Wisconsin jobless rate falls to 5.4% in October
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Falling to its lowest level in six years, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate dipped to 5.4% in October from 5.5% in September and 6.5% in October one year ago, according to preliminary estimates.

Zizzo Group acquires Elm Grove-based Clear Verve Marketing
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Milwaukee marketing agency Zizzo Group said Thursday that it has acquired Clear Verve Marketing, a business-to-business agency in Elm Grove.

Spectrum Brands earnings miss analysts' estimates
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Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported record earnings in fiscal 2014, but its fourth quarter results were lower than analysts' forecasts.

Anthem Blue Cross Medicare Advantage to allow online physician consultations
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The new service, LiveHealth Online, will be available 24 hours a day, including holidays, beginning next year.

Brady Corp. earnings pulled lower by restructuring costs
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Brady Corp. began its new fiscal year with rising sales but profits that are under pressure as the Milwaukee manufacturer continues a restructuring.

Boston Store parent Bon-Ton reports quarterly loss as sales drop
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Bon-Ton Stores, parent of Boston Store, posted a loss of $11 million in the third quarter, compared with a loss of $900,000 in the third quarter of 2013.

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