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Cerner Corp. to upgrade U.S. military records
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Cerner Corp. is confident it can handle the mammoth task of upgrading the U.S. military’s medical records — and it already has a model system ready to go, says the company’s president, Zane Burke.

Feds to require disclosure of gap between pay of CEO, workers
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A rule that’s expected to be approved by the SEC on Wednesday will compel public companies to disclose the ratio between their chief executives’ annual compensation and median employee pay.

Quad/Graphics lost $45.1 million in quarter
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Quad/Graphics Inc.'s second-quarter loss widened amid a tepid advertising and retail environment, the company said Tuesday.

UWM signs deal with virtual bookstore eCampus.com
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Following a national trend of brick-and-mortar campus bookstores falling to online competitors, UWM announced Tuesday it has signed a five-year contract with eCampus.com for a virtual bookstore that officials estimate will save students up to 60% on textbooks.

Rexnord trims earnings outlook
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Saying that it is operating in an uneven global market, Rexnord Corp. on Tuesday reported a higher profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 but lowered its outlook for the year.

Earnings slip at Weyco Group
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Profits fell 8% for shoemaker Weyco Group Inc. in the second quarter as earnings decreased in Australia and Europe and sales dropped at its North American retail stores, the company said Tuesday.

WERCBench Labs receives SBA grant
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Milwaukee-based WERCBench Labs, a start-up training program that will be run by the Mid-west Energy Research Consortium, said Tuesday it has received a $50,000 grant as a winner of a competition run by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Judge dismisses suit against asphalt contractor
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A lawsuit that claimed the controlling shareholders of Waukesha asphalt contractor Payne& Dolan Inc. failed to properly distribute excess funds to other company owners has been dismissed.

Community solar projects are popping up in Wisconsin
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Construction is expected to begin as soon as September on two community solar projects being advanced by WPPI Energy of Sun Prairie.

City Lights, a new craft brewery, proposed for Menomonee Valley tower
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The well-known octagonal red brick tower in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley will be renovated into a craft brewery under a new proposal.

Kohl's to donate $3 million to fight breast cancer
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Kohl's Corp. said Tuesday it will donate $3 million over three years to the American Cancer Society as part of the company's continuing support of efforts to fight breast cancer.

Magnetek posts profitable quarter
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Magnetek Inc., a Menomonee Falls manufacturer of motion control systems used in material handling systems, on Tuesday reported an increase in its second quarter earnings.

Meijer opens stores in Wauwatosa and Oak Creek
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Meijer, the newest entrant in southeastern Wisconsin's highly competitive grocery scene, opened new stores Tuesday in Wauwatosa and Oak Creek.

Bliffert Lumber buys Midwest Millwork
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Bliffert Lumber& Fuel Co. said Tuesday it has purchased Midwest Millwork Inc. in Cudahy.

OSHA cites Kapco for safety violations
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Kapco Inc., a Grafton-based manufacturer, faces $207,600 in penalties stemming from an accident at its Osceola plant in which a worker lost part of her finger a year after a similar accident.

More than 100 employers expected at Washington County job fair
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Recruiters and hiring managers from more than 100 employers will be on hand at a job fair set for Wednesday in Washington County.

Foley&Lardner adapting to technological change and expanding in global economy
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Jay Rothman, chairman and CEO of Foley& Lardner LLP, had the opportunity to go to the big law firms in New York, Chicago and the West Coast after graduating from Harvard Law School.

Key Roadrunner shareholder to reduce stake in company
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The largest single stockholder in Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. plans to sell two million shares, the Cudahy-based trucking and logistics company said in a securities filing Monday.

UW researcher seeks ways to extract components of acid whey
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Dean Sommer wants to turn 8 billion pounds of whey from a liability into an asset. The dairy industry pays to dispose of acid whey— a byproduct of cream cheese, cottage cheese and Greek yogurt.

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