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Business in Wisconsin publishes items of interest about Wisconsin businesses.

2014 Mini Cooper S packs powerful BMW-designed engine in small package
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The Mini continues to be a cute boxy hardtop that is a blast to drive, especially the S version with its new 2.0-liter, twin-turbo four-cylinder engine.

Hotel near State Fair Park to begin construction in September
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The four-story, 100-room Hampton Inn& Suites is planned for 3.2 acres at 8201 W. Greenfield Ave.

Eagle Ottawa tannery reported close to sale
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Milwaukee-based Everett Smith Group is finalizing a deal to sell its Eagle Ottawa tannery business for $800 million, the Wall Street Journal has reported.

JPMorgan Chase, Water Council plan partnership
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The Water Council and JPMorgan Chase will announce a partnership on Monday morning that involves matching capital with water innovation, according to an announcement Friday.

Butter prices reach record high
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The price for a pound of butter hit an all-time high Friday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the latest in a line of dairy products to see soaring prices this year.

Conference will focus on start-up companies
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Jignesh Patel, a University of Wisconsin-Madison computer science professor who sold his company to Twitter, will discuss how to attract West Coast funding to state start-ups next week at the Forward Technology Conference, part of an eight-day event that is among the state's biggest gathering of entrepreneurs.

Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike
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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.

Johnson Creek dairy farmer wins social media award
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Carrie Mess, who has a 100-cow dairy farm, received the award Thursday at the AgChat Cultivate& Connect show in Austin, Texas.

Ad salesman's apology will clear extortion charge
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An advertising salesman who got too aggressive in his pitch to the Lake Express will have to apologize to the ferry service to avoid a felony extortion charge.

From fashion accessories to fashioning a career
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It’s My Biz craft kits take preteen girls from playing grown-up to starting a business.

Milwaukee region's academic institutions explore creating nonprofit center
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Leaders from 20 of the Milwaukee region’s academic institutions explore the idea of a nonprofit center that could help students build start-ups and partnerships with industry.

Apartment project would close gap in Milwaukee RiverWalk
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An apartment development about to begin construction along the Milwaukee River will include a new RiverWalk segment.

New Faces, New Places for Aug. 22
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New Faces New Places is about personnel changes at Wisconsin businesses.

United Airlines lures top fliers with promise of a hot meal
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New York” To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs.

Illinois-based Quest Products moving to Pleasant Prairie
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Quest is moving its headquarters, assembling, packaging and warehousing operations, from Gurnee, Ill., and Independence, Iowa.

Strattec Security raises quarterly dividend 9%
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Strattec Security Corp. announced a 9% increase in its quarterly dividend, payable next month.

UW-Madison to receive cloud computing research funds
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison said Thursday it will receive $2.3 million from the National Science Foundation related to a project called CloudLab, which is bringing together university and industry teams to develop new technlogies for computer networking, storage and security.

New president, CEO named at Dean Health Plan
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SSM Health Care said that Frank Lucia, a senior vice president and chief financial and operations officer of Dean Health Plan, has been selected as the next president and chief executive officer of the health maintenance organization.

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