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New ABB headquarters a showcase of environmentally friendly features
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The three-story building, which houses over 300 of ABB’s 725 area employees, also has a design that encourages working together.

Michigan protests proposed Wisconsin Energy acquisition
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In order to get a planned $9.1 billion acquisition approved, Wisconsin Energy Corp. may have to address a power supply quandary in Upper Michigan.

Deadline for Journal Sentinel's 2015 Top Workplaces program extended
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To make sure every deserving employer gets a chance to be honored in our 2015 edition, we will accept nominations through Nov. 21.

Portfolio manager says Amazon may be poised to fall
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Despite Amazon’s feeble profitability, its stock trades at about 800 times the last 12 months’ earnings, said John C. Thompson, chief executive officer and portfolio manager at Vilas Capital Management Inc.

With long-term rates below 4%, mortgage lenders get busy
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Five consecutive weeks of falling mortgage rates have caught the attention of would-be homebuyers and homeowners looking to refinance their mortgages.

Have a game plan for holiday toy shopping
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Toy sellers are increasingly catering to time-starved, budget-conscious shoppers with new features on websites or improved layouts in the toy aisle.

India's Royal Enfield hopes to ride a wave of motorcycle nostalgia in U.S.
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Known for bikes that capture the essence of old-school motorcycling, Royal Enfield is counting on a former Harley-Davidson executive to establish its brand in North America.

Special health insurance sign-ups for same-sex couples planned
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A number of Wisconsin health insurance companies are holding special enrollment periods to enable same-sex couples to add their spouses to health plans.

2 Saukville manufacturers considering expansion
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Two manufacturers that operate at Saukville’s Dekora Woods Business Park, Injectec Inc. and Cramer Coil, are considering expansion.

C300 helps puts Mercedes-Benz back in top tier of luxury automakers
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Mercedes-Benz has rejoined the top tier of luxury automakers after a decade of struggling with design and execution while automakers were raising the bar.

60-unit assisted living center proposed for Oak Creek
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Lakewood, Colo.-based Azura LLC, which does business as Azura Memory Care, is proposing the apartments for a 5.7-acre parcel at 8870 S. Mayhew Drive.

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

Faced with delisting, Koss to switch stock exchanges
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Facing delisting on the Nasdaq Global Market, Koss Corp. will apply to have its shares traded on the less-stringent Nasdaq Capital Market.

Dairy organizations weigh in on raw milk sales
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The National Milk Producers Federation and the International Dairy Foods Association said they oppose a proposed state rule that would“establish a system to allow the direct sale of raw milk.”

Waterstone Financial quarterly earnings increase
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Earnings jumped 48% for the parent company of WaterStone Bank in the third quarter as interest income and mortgage revenue rose while delinquent loans continued to decline.

National Presto quarterly sales, profits decline
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Profits for National Presto Industries Inc. dropped 43% in the third quarter as sales fell in its absorbent products and housewares/small appliance units, the company said Friday.

Sensient net income falls 32% in 3rd quarter
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Net income at Sensient Technologies Corp. fell 32.4% in the third quarter as the Milwaukee-based maker of food flavorings and colors took a $21 million hit for restructuring and other one-time costs.

Milwaukee nonprofit plans computer coding classes
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A nonprofit Milwaukee group that runs two start-up companies plans to begin offering classes early next year in how to write computer code.

Nominate your employer now for the Journal Sentinel's Top Workplaces program
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Love your work? If so, take a few seconds today to nominate your employer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's annual Top Workplaces program.

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