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Harvesting data: Farmers go digital
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Modern agriculture, like other industries, is plugged into the world of big data. Some farmers are capitalizing on the information gleaned from their fields by selling it to other agribusinesses.

Chinese citizen working for Rockwell charged with stealing trade secrets
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Tan Liu, 45, is the third Chinese citizen charged by the FBI with taking proprietary information from major Milwaukee area employers since 2013.

Muslims file religious discrimination complaint against Ariens Co. in Brillion
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The manufacturer of snowblowers and lawn mowers fired seven Muslims for taking unscheduled prayer time, while 14 other employees resigned over the issue.

Judge: Substantial progress in Volkswagen emissions talks
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Senior U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer said the parties have made substantial progress in reaching a deal for nearly half a million polluting Volkswagens in the U.S.

The empty nest can wait: Millennials staying longer with parents
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For the first time on record, living with parents is now the most common arrangement for people ages 18 to 34, an analysis of Census data by the Pew Research Center has found.

Schupper leaves Greater Milwaukee Committee
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Schupper was policy director and oversaw the GMC’s Scale Up Milwaukee initiative.

Ascension Wisconsin announces plan to restructure
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The health system, now the second-largest in the state, plans to set up northern and southern regions, each with its own president.

Developer proposes 181 apartments for Brewers Hill sites
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Royal Capital Group wants to develop three buildings in the neighborhood at a $32 million cost.

Fetch Rewards lands partnership with Kraft Heinz
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Kraft Heinz will provide capital and other resources to Fetch Rewards Inc., while the Madison mobile shopping company will help Kraft Heinz sell more ketchup and mustard.

University Club, Tripoli Country Club plan merger
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The plan would combine organizations that together have nearly 800 members, giving them access to both a private golf course and a downtown club

New east side apartment building is green from top to bottom
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Sage on Prospect, which opens this August, includes solar panels on the roof to provide power, and a geothermal system in the basement to heat and cool the five-story, 34-unit building.

Hot dog! Wisconsin's first Portillo's preparing to open in mid-July
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Wisconsin’s first Portillo’s restaurant is getting set to open in mid-July. The diner-themed restaurant is under construction at The Corridor development on W. Blue Mound Road in Brookfield.

Progressive opens urgent care clinic at Aurora Sinai Medical Center
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The community health center’s new urgent care clinic is designed to provide a less costly and more convenient alternative to the hospital’s emergency department.

Bucks arena design wins final Common Council approval
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The basketball team is planning a June 18 groundbreaking ceremony for the $524 million arena project, which is getting $250 million in public financing.

Bayer offers $62 billion to buy Monsanto
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Combining Bayer’s crop protection products with Monsanto’s seed offerings would create the world’s largest agricultural supplier with a strong global presence in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

UW-Madison team develops wind turbine for cell towers in rural India
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The Badger engineers are among 12 college teams competing in the Collegiate Wind Competition, which starts Tuesday in New Orleans.

HealthMyne's Mark Gehring to receive 'Seize the Day' award
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Gehring is co-founder and chief strategy officer of HealthMyne, a Madison company that provides analytics for medical images in cancer care.

Hal Leonard Corp. buys play-along music publisher
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The purchase of Music Minus One adds to the already-extensive offerings of Milwaukee-based Hal Leonard.

Home sales, values continue climbing in tightening real estate market
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Statistics released by the Wisconsin Realtors Association show home sales rose nearly 9% between April 2015 and April 2016, and home values are now up 26% over the past four years.

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