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Exact Sciences executive attends Cancer Moonshot Summit
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Kevin Conroy, top executive at the Madison-based diagnostic test company, was among more than 350 business people, researchers, oncologists and others at the Cancer Moonshot Summit in Washington, D.C.

Time is running out to get free upgrade to Windows 10
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July 29 will be final day for free Windows 10 upgrade

Beyond fast food: New franchising ideas draw entrepreneurs
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Franchise buyers are taking chances on ideas such as a nursing service, a personal assistant company and a used clothing retailer

Microsoft CEO Nadella to pen book about changes in his life
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Satya Nadella is an alumnus of UWM.

Madison utility company to be added to S&P 500 stock index
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Madison-based Alliant Energy Corp. will be added to the Standard& Poor's 500 stock index later this week.

Fed gives approval to 30 banks to increase dividends, buy back shares
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Largest banks pass annual“stress tests” for financial sustainability.

Jockey taps veterans to 'Show 'Em What's Underneath'
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Kenosha company celebrates 140th anniversary with new branding campaign focusing on veterans and other heroes.

S&P assigns debt ratings to Johnson Controls automotive business
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The world’s largest maker of automotive seats is expected to be spun off later this year from Johnson Controls.

S.C. Johnson CEO testifies before Senate committee about controlling spread of Zika virus
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Racine company ramps up production and donations of insect repellents.

Indoor sports complex pitched for Jackson
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The development would include volleyball courts, basketball courts, batting cages, a golf hitting area, a fitness center and a sports medicine clinic.

Stegman is new president of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Gannett promotes Chris Stegman to be president of the Milwaukee news organization, succeeding Elizabeth“Betsy” Brenner.

Canadian bank to buy parent company of The PrivateBank
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Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce plans to buy Chicago-based PrivateBancorp Inc., the parent company of The PrivateBank in downtown Milwaukee, for about $3.8 billion.

Marcus considers building downtown tower that would include new cinema
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A conceptual plan calls for a 20-story office and residential tower, along with an eight-screen movie theater, restaurants and other commercial space. It would overlook the Milwaukee River.

Meijer says Waukesha store to open on Aug. 2
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Store will be the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer’s second to open this summer in metro Milwaukee area.

Spike Brewing provides custom equipment for homebrewers
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Milwaukee company is poised to grow with rising popularity of homebrewing.

Annual survey shows the high cost of long-term care
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The median cost of long-term care can range from $47,208 a year for assisted living to $102,204 for a private room in a nursing home.

Private equity firm buys majority stake in music publisher Hal Leonard Corp.
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Company will remain in Milwaukee and under direction of current management. Longtime owner Keith Mardak will stay on as chairman and CEO, and will hold a minority share.

Verizon to sell $1.17 billion in bonds backed by mobile payments
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Company intends to reduce its borrowing costs.

Walker's Point neighborhood draws another apartment development
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The Barclay, a $23.5 million project, would create 115 units within former industrial space at S. Barclay and E. Oregon streets.

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