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Start-up helps thousands of students find off-campus housing
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About a year after moving to Milwaukee and launching its website, Rent College Pads LLC start-up has 10 employees and does business in 16 markets in three states.

National Bakery to buy Oak Creek's Melody Cookies
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Melody Cookies’ owners are Judy and Milt Baggenstoss, who are planning to retire after helping with the transition to new ownership.

Light industrial buildings planned for Oak Creek
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Minneapolis-based Ryan Cos. wants the city to provide $4.5 million in public improvements as part of a project planned for around 25 acres at 813 W. College Ave.

Small Business Administration awards $500,000 grant to Water Council
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The federal grant will help fund a new Center of Excellence for Freshwater Innovation and Small Business Development to be located in the Global Water Center on Freshwater Way in the Walker’s Point neighborhood.

ProHealth Care joins new statewide network
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ProHealth Care is joining the new statewide network that includes Aurora Health Care, UW Health, ThedaCare, Bellin Health, Gundersen Health System and Aspirus.

MillerCoors expands retro marketing campaign for Miller Lite
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MillerCoors is expanding its retro marketing campaign after the switch to the original label resulted in a“positive” consumer response despite a drop in overall sales.

Marcus Corp. agrees to manage Hotel Zamora in Florida
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Milwaukee-based Marcus Hotels& Resorts announced Tuesday it has agreed to assume management of the Hotel Zamora and Castile Restaurant in St. Pete Beach, Fla., effective Nov. 1.

Johnson Controls to sell its global workplace solutions business
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The unit of Wisconsin’s largest company manages more than 1.8 billion feet of corporate real estate.

Oshkosh Corp. wins military contract worth nearly $100 million
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The contract is for refurbishing extended-boom forklifts for the U.S. Marine Corps and providing 100 armored cabs and replacement parts.

Manufacturing index indicates growth in September
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An index that measures manufacturing growth in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois climbed a few points this month, according to a survey of companies released Tuesday.

9 start-ups in Wisconsin to vie for $100,000 investment by AOL co-founder
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Steve Case will launch a five-city, 1,800-mile bus tour called Rise of the Rest Road Trip in Madison to shine a spotlight on emerging areas and encourage investors to take a look.

Inferior photo memory cards popping up on eBay
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Axel Steimel gets angry when he talks about a thief all but stealing someone’s memories, one snapshot at a time, through counterfeit flash-memory cards sold on eBay.

ATM, overdraft fees keep rising, U.S. survey says
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The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank went up 5% over the past year, a national survey revealed Monday.

U.S. Bank Center parking structure reopens after inspection
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Downtown's U.S. Bank Center, Milwaukee's tallest office tower, has reopened its parking structure after a slight movement caused by a neighboring construction project led to its closing a week ago.

Plan commission OKs 2 major apartment projects
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A Kilbourn Ave. high-rise and housing at the former Pabst brewery were recommended for zoning approval Monday by the city Plan Commission.

Fired Koss executive Sachdeva once seen as 'model' employee by CEO
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Sujata“Sue” Sachdeva, who stole about $34 million from Koss Corp., frequently described herself as an “honest” employee ” a description once endorsed by the company’s chief executive officer who described thinking Sachdeva was a “model” employee.

Oil boom thins the ranks of loggers in Wisconsin
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The logging industry is in need of loggers, as many workers have left for jobs created by the oil-and-gas boom in North Dakota.

Medical College of Wisconsin awarded $2.5 million grant
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The college’s Human and Molecular Genetics Center received the grant to analyze the genes of patients with undiagnosed diseases in collaboration with Illumina Inc. of San Diego.

Cranberry crop estimated at 5.3 million barrels
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Wisconsin Rapids - Growers expect Wisconsin will lead the nation as the top cranberry producer for the 20th consecutive year.

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