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Dell shareholders underpaid in buyout, but most won't benefit from court ruling
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Disgruntled Dell investors holding about 34 million shares had sought as much as $28-per-share.

Wal-Mart's Sam's Club: A bright spot in China
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Wal-Mart Sam’s Club is also expanding its array of foreign imports and spicing up the offerings with eye-catching fancy TVs. Sam’s Club stores are Wal-Mart’s biggest success in China.

Wal-Mart steps up online efforts in China as a key to future
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Online sales in China hit $307 billion in 2013, reached $589.2 billion last year and should exceed the trillion dollar mark by 2019.

Cliffs shares soar on iron-ore supply contract
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The deal won’t postpone the shutdown this year of the Empire mine in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, but it will help return peole to work at a mine in Minnesota’s Iron Range.

TierPoint completes data center expansion
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The St. Louis-based information technology company added more than 16,000 square feet to former Cosentry data center on Milwaukee’s south side.

Stocks ended May with another monthly gain
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Stock market continues to surge, even as quarterly reports fail to impress.

Local firm launches ultrafast residential internet service
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Ethoplex, based in Germantown, says it will use new technology to deliver internet speeds of up to 500 megabits per second, to individual homes, and 1,000 mbps (a gigabit) to multifamily buildings.

Lands' End wins customer service award
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The Dodgeville catalog and online clothing company received a 2016 Elite Award from StellaService

Aurora launches new Karen Yontz Center for Cardio-Oncology
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Aurora Health Care plans to set up a database to help determine what cancer drugs may increase the risk of heart disease.

Starbucks aims to rule cold coffee market with launch of nitro brew
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The Seattle-based coffee company said Tuesday it will introduce nitro cold brew in stores as it aims to capitalize on the explosive growth in iced coffee drinks.

Consumer spending rises most in 7 years
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The strong April showing for consumer spending, which accounts for 70% of economic activity, is a good sign that the economy is performing notably better this quarter.

Flag sales have banner year; rise in patriotism cited
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In the flag business, summertime is like Christmas. After Memorial Day weekend, there’s Flag Day (June 14) and the Fourth of July, which all give sales a healthy boost.

Interactive: Renewable energy in the state of Wisconsin
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Wisconsin's plan to overhaul long-term care programs raises concerns
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The programs cost the state more than it spends on the UW System each year. But a plan to provide better care while controlling costs is raising questions among patients’ families and advocates.

Less rhetoric, more reflection needed when reviewing higher education
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Some people believe higher education’s financial woes in Wisconsin began the day Gov. Scott Walker took office in 2011. They would be mistaken.

Energy stocks beckon with rising oil prices
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Mequon money manager has a way to play the oil price increase without directly investing in pure-play energy stocks.

Josh Linker's antidote to obsolescence: 'Be a disrupter'
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Consultant, investor and author Josh Linkner says he has the antidote to obsolescence.

Report cites mixed results for Wisconsin's renewable energy progress
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Clean-energy advocates want the state to expand the state’s use of renewable energy. Others say the state shouldn’t be in a rush, given federal climate change rules could override a state target.

2017 Audi Q7 full-size SUV lives up to rave reviews
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Big SUVs are generally luxurious land barges that’ll pull a load and haul a load of people. Audi’s new 2017 Q7 3.0T Quattro will do all that, but in addition to power it delivers ride and handling.

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