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Mequon taking an urban turn with new apartment, retail projects
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One year after the opening of the community’s first urban-style development, Mequon Town Center, a much larger mixed-use project is moving forward.

Retailers look to high tech to engage visitors to their store
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All sorts of things are bubbling up— from exotica such as holograms and virtual reality to more-prosaic but potentially more-useful technology — as legacy retailers seek to merge their physical outposts with the online world.

Hosting the Olympics has proven costly over time
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The Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will further stress a country already reeling from a long recession.

Unusual times push Milwaukee money manager toward safe harbor
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With higher stock prices and lower yields, Luke Sims turns again to one of his old favorites, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

UW-Madison and collaborators launch website on patients' experiences
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Using video clips of patients with certain medical conditions, a new website involving researchers from UW-Madison aims to help other patients with similar problems understand what they’re facing.

C-Level: Gender should be factor in corporate branding
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Women control more than 85% of all household purchase decisions, yet more than 90% of all advertising agency creative directors are men.

Marcus Theatres finds value in loyalty program
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Marcus Theatres’ loyalty program, Magical Movie Rewards, was launched in 2014. It has grown to have about 1.6 million users.

U.S. economy grew less than expected in recent months
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Consumer spending surged last quarter as expected, rising 4.2%. However, business investment declined for the third straight quarter, sliding 2.2%, partly from the long-standing downturn in exports.

Price, warranty make the Santa Fe attractive
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The 2017 Santa Fe looks even better than its predecessor and now adds more features to make it even more attractive and a strong competitor with the likes of Honda’s popular Pilot.

Profits slide 9.3% for National Presto Industries
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Second-quarter profits slipped 9.3% for National Presto Industries Inc. as revenue fell in its defense and small appliance divisions, the company said Friday.

Lending up at Wisconsin's biggest credit unions in first half of 2016
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Lending rose at Wisconsin’s 10 biggest credit unions in the first half of 2016, an increase industry professionals attributed to improved economy, low interest rates and growing membership.

SABMiller to recommend AB Inbev deal despite value shift
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Decision clears the way for shareholder vote on massive brewing deal.

New faces, new places for July 29
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New Faces New Places is about personnel changes at Wisconsin businesses.

Hamburger Mary's moving to La Perla site
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Building, neighborhood draw Hamburger Mary’s to new location.

Aviation and aerospace center proposed for Milwaukee
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The Center of Excellence for Integrated Aerospace and Defense Technologies would bring together researchers, engineers and programmers to develop and test new aerospace and cybersecurity systems.

Oracle buying 'cloud' business software provider NetSuite
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NetSuite is just the latest cloud acquisition by Oracle, and its biggest splurge in more than a decade.

Earnings slip almost 4% for parent of First Business Bank-Milwaukee
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Madison-based First Business Financial Services Inc. posted net income of $3.7 million in the second quarter. That compared with almost $3.9 million in last year’s second quarter.

Volkswagen retakes spot as world's largest automaker
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Volkswagen Group overtakes Toyota as largest automaker in the world.

Expansion in India is paying off for Amazon
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Amazon continues to invest in logistics to set the pace on fast delivery, offering to get tens of thousands of items to customers in as little as an hour in many cities.

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