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Women launch line of stylish concealed carry handbags
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Faith Kohler couldn’t find a purse that would fit her wardrobe and also her handgun. So she created her own handbag company with Milwaukee native Jodi Been.

Markets see drop in stocks, oil, gold
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New York— For investors, there were few havens on Thursday.

Report highlights state's stable reliance on manufacturing jobs
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Year in and year out, Wisconsin and a small cluster of Midwestern states have maintained their reliance on manufacturing jobs, just as was the case in 1990, according to a new government report.

Acquisitions, commercial sales boost Generac results
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Generac Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings despite the effects of a one-time boost a year ago.

New faces new places in Wisconsin business
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Personnel changes at Wisconsin businesses.

Bon-Ton names Bufano president, CEO
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Bon-Ton Stores Inc. said Thursday that Kathryn Bufano, an executive from Charlotte, N.C.-based retailer Belk Inc., will become the company’s new president and chief executive.

New website launched for airport business park
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Milwaukee County has launched a new website, mkeregionalbusiness park.com, to promote economic development opportunities at the business park located adjacent to Mitchell International Airport.

Engineering firm planning headquarters near Mitchell Airport
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Gestra Engineering Inc., based in Milwaukee’s central city, plans to develop its new headquarters near Mitchell International Airport.

Target taps outsider as CEO
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New York— Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time as the retailer fights to redefine itself to American shoppers.

Entrepreneur group sets Milwaukee meeting
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Two area start-ups” Okanjo Partners Inc. and Scanalytics Inc. ” have been chosen to tell their stories at a weekly gathering that tries to connect entrepreneurs in cities across the country.

Style business raises $1.5 million from investors
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Wantable Inc., a Milwaukee-based membership styling service, said Thursday it has raised $1.5 million from outside investors.

Regional manufacturing growth index remains positive
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An index that measures manufacturing growth in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois remained in positive territory in July.

Spring rebound drives optimism
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The U.S. economy rebounded heartily in the spring after a dismal winter, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday, growing at an annual rate of 4% from April through June.

Fed slows pace of bond buying
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Washington” The Federal Reserve is further slowing the pace of its bond purchases because it thinks an improving U.S. economy needs less help. But it's offering no clearer hint of when it will start raising its key short-term interest rate.

Journal, Scripps deal announced
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Newspaper group to be based in Milwaukee; broadcast company in CincinnatiJournal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati will merge their broadcast operations while spinning off their newspapers into a separate company.

Journal, Scripps deal announced
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Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati will merge their broadcast operations while spinning off their newspapers into a separate company.

Manitowoc Co. says quarterly profits dropped 19%
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The Manitowoc Co. saw profits slide 19% in the second quarter as rising sales in its food service equipment segment were offset by a drop in sales in the construction crane unit.

Master Lock acquires N.Y.-based Sentry Safe for $117 million
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Master Lock Co. acquired Sentry Safe, which calls itself the leading North American brand of security safes for residential and light commercial markets, it was announced Wednesday.

'Factoryless' label could change how U.S. counts manufacturing jobs
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Statisticians propose applying‘manufacturers’ to companies that design, market and distribute their products in the U.S. but that have them made elsewhere.

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