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New Wisconsin website rates medical clinics for quality
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The website is a start, but the limited information it makes available indicates just how much work remains before patients will have access to truly useful information on their doctors.

Cruisers plans to launch a bruiser of a yacht
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Wisconsin boat builder Cruisers Yachts has designed its biggest yacht ever and plans to launch the vessel, followed by others like it, this summer.

The case for owning gold-related assets
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With gold prices having fallen to the cost of producing it, the precious metal’s potential might only be limited by human fear and euphoria, says Jon Beadell of A.D. Beadell Investment Counsel Inc.

Don't let emotion guide your investment decisions
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Whether it’s regret-driven buying high and selling low or fear-driven failure to make winning wagers, we need a plan to overcome these obstacles to investment success.

Beware Flash Boys and stock shills, but don't stay on the sidelines
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Even if Wall Street doesn’t have your back, it’s important that investors remember that the financial winds usually are at their back.

UW alums' technology firm SnowShoe makes tracks to angel investors
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SnowShoe illustrates how quickly a business plan can evolve when it develops new technology. It also shows what can happen when an idea can be primed with seed funding and support from investors.

Residential, commercial development flow around Global Water Center
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Two large apartment developments overlooking Milwaukee’s new water technology business park are opening this spring, just as the business park’s first office building is to begin construction.

State says pace of job creation in Wisconsin was strong last month
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The monthly numbers are based on a survey of about 3% of employers and typically are revised.

Predictions of spring increase in gasoline prices come true
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The arrival of gasoline reformulated to meet federal clean air standards has led to a spike in prices at the pump. But experts say the longer-term trend still looks fine for consumers.

BMW M235i xDrive takes 2 Series to its raciest extreme
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BMW made its mark in the U.S. years ago with its 2002, a compact sporty-handling car that could run circles around most other cars. The German automaker nails it again with its latest 2 Series.

Business in Wisconsin
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Business in Wisconsin publishes items of interest about Wisconsin businesses.

WaterStone Bank adding investment services
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WaterStone Investment Services will help customers manage their investment dollars“with a focus on understanding their investment risk tolerance and long-term goals,” the bank said.

Chicago private equity firm acquires Germantown-based Gehl Foods
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Wind Point Partners says it will continue to invest in the food manufacturer’s three Germantown and West Bend facilities, which employ more than 330 people.

Government aims to protect low-income users of 'payday' loans
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Washington” Each month, more than 200,000 needy U.S. households take out what's advertised as a brief loan.

FDA to scruntinize unproven alternative remedies
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Washington” Federal officials plan to review the safety and evidence behind alternative remedies like Zicam and Cold-Eeze, products that are protected by federal law but not accepted by mainstream medicine.

New Faces, New Places for March 27
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New Faces, New Places is about personnel changes at Wisconsin businesses.

Roundy's decides not to renew lease on Racine Pick 'n Save store
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Milwaukee-based Roundy's plans to close a Pick 'n Save grocery store at 2210 Rapids Drive in Racine, according to a statement from the company. Roundy's said it will not be renewing the lease on the store when the current lease expires at year-end.

Ho-Chunk sets $10-an-hour minimum wage for its employees
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The $10 minimum will take effect this July. It will apply to the 3,500 people who work for the tribe and its businesses.

Regulators support Madison-to-La Crosse power line
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The state Public Service Commission endorsed a 345,000-volt power line and selected a route that would be about 180 miles long and cost about $580 million.

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