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State Supreme Court upholds PSC's wind farms ruling
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In a 5-2 decision, the court upheld lower court rulings that determined an impact report did not need to be prepared before the agency submitted its wind tower siting rules to the Legislature.

Shine Medical Technologies receives $150,000 National Science Foundation grant
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Shine Medical Technologies Inc., a Monona company that is building a factory to produce radioactive isotopes used in medical imaging tests, said Tuesday morning it has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Alaska Airlines service to Seattle begins Wednesday
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Alaska Airlines will be competing with Southwest Airlines on the nonstop Milwaukee to Seattle route

U.S. Supreme Court will decide issue of dues for government employee unions
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A group of teachers want the court to overturn a 38-year-old legal precedent that said unions can require non-members to pay for bargaining costs as long as the fees don’t go toward political purposes.

Manufacturing index contracts for a third straight month
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The seasonally adjusted purchasing managers index was 46.55 in June. An index score below 50 indicates a decline in market conditions.

Light-emitting robots help keep VA hospital patient rooms germ-free
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The $92,000 robots were turned loose last week at the hospital to help eliminate and reduce potential infections like MRSA, staff and C. difficile.

Justices rule against EPA power plant mercury limits
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The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration’s attempt to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may only be a temporary setback for regulators.

Farm living is the life for them
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Getting into agriculture wasn’t necessarily part of their life plan, but plenty of people have made the transition from other careers.

Strategic Fundraising closes Oshkosh call center, cutting 153 jobs
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In a notice to state officials, Strategic Fundraising Inc. said“unforeseen circumstances” had impaired the firm’s continued operations and forced the closing without advance notice.

MillerCoors launching local ad campaign
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MillerCoors is a joint venture that was founded in 2008 and employs about 1,300 people in Milwaukee.

Two health care technology companies raise funds from investors
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Waukesha-based Elli Health Inc. raised $1.2 million from 11 investors, while Health eFilings LLC, Madison, has raised $935,000 from 10 investors.

Jack Link's rolls out sausage products
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Based in Minong, Jack Link’s sells meat snacks in a variety of flavors and varieties.

Need to hit friends up for cash? There's an app for that
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Person-to-person mobile payment services like PayPal-owned Venmo are catching on as a way to bypass searching for an ATM or splitting a bill on multiple cards when the dinner check comes.

Wisconsin Energy, Integrys deal powered by natural gas
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Milwaukee-based Wisconsin Energy Corp. will become the eighth-largest natural gas utility in the country when it completes its acquisition of Integrys Energy Group Inc. on Monday.

From taxes to tolls, states struggle to fund transportation needs
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Since the first toll road opened in Virginia in 1772, policy-makers have struggled to keep up with the demands of people and goods in motion.

Active vs. passive investing: Which strategy is best for you?
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With billions of dollars’ worth of asset management fees at stake, a vigorous debate is raging about which asset management strategy is best.

Fencing coming to W. Brown Deer Rd.
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The W. Brown Deer Road commercial strip has seen more than its share of vacancies in the 12 years since Northridge Mall closed. Now, it's landing an unusual business that could draw people from throughout much of the Milwaukee area.

Bike nights gain traction across Milwaukee area
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On almost any summer evening, hundreds of motorcyclists gather for weekly“bike nights,” a tradition that’s gained traction across Wisconsin.

Reasons for bond investors to cheer rising interest rates
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Investors should be more excited about the extra income and the ability to invest it at higher rates than they should be worried about the decline in bond prices, says Brian Andrew of Cleary Gull.

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