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Sales slow for major automakers in March
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Detroit— U.S. car buyers tapped the brakes in March, a sign of a long-expected slowdown in the blistering pace of sales.

More engineered food may be on tap
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Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.

States rewrite microbrew laws
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Phoenix— Four Peaks Brewing Co. has grown over the last two decades from a historic red-brick microbrewery and restaurant into an Arizona staple that served nearly 1 million gallons of beer last year, including its popular Kilt Lifter ale.

Fondy Food Center to receive funds to help food stamp recipients
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The north side nonprofit will receive $76,654 in federal funds to help food stamp recipients in Milwaukee buy fresh produce from local farms.

Journal Media Group shares close at $8.80 in first day of trading
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The common stock of newly formed Journal Media Group debuted Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange, closing at $8.80.

BioForward names Lisa Johnson as CEO
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Lisa Johnson, vice president of entrepreneurship and innovation at BioForward, has been named head of the trade organization for Wisconsin’s biotech industry.

Office building planned at Wauwatosa research park lands anchor tenant
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A $23.5 million office building planned for Wauwatosa’s Milwaukee County Research Park has already landed an anchor tenant, and the developer is seeking $5 million from the city to finance the building’s parking structure.

US manufacturing slows as orders and hiring weaken
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Washington— U.S. factories expanded last month at a weaker pace, with orders growing more slowly and hiring essentially flat.

Journal, Scripps merger creates two closely aligned media companies
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After 88 years together, the publishing and broadcast divisions of Journal Communications Inc. are splitting Wednesday to become part of two more closely aligned news media companies.

Bank branch of the future? Think Apple store
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PNC hopes to convert a majority of its southeastern Wisconsin locations to its“branch of the future model,” where bank consultants roam with tablets in hand instead of posting behind cash drawers.

Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle
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Many tractor-trailers on the nation’s roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts.

Google, Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets
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Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft’s Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms.

Two Quad-owned packaging firms to expand in Franklin
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Transpak Corp. and Proteus Packaging Corp. both operate on World Packaging Circle, a cul-de-sac within Franklin Business Park.

Harley CEO Wandell proposed as chairman of Exide Technologies
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Harley executive John Olin also was proposed to the board of Exide Technologies, according to a U.S. Bankruptcy Court filing in Delaware.

UW-Madison surveys grads about their business start-ups
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The four-page survey contains 11 questions that request information about companies alumni have founded and the role the university played in helping to get the companies started.

Harvard club names Charter's Mellowes as 2014 business leader
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The Harvard Business School Club of Wisconsin has named John A. Mellowes, chairman emeritus of Charter Manufacturing Co., as the 2014 Wisconsin Business Leader of the Year.

Manufacturing index points to growth in region
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The seasonally adjusted purchasing managers index for Wisconsin and northern Illinois was 53.25 in March, up from 50.32 in February.

Johnson Controls sells global facilities business for $1.5 billion
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Johnson Controls Inc. has agreed to sell its global workplace solutions business to CBRE Group Inc. for $1.475 billion, it was announced Tuesday.

Takata air bag recall stalls in Wisconsin over lack of parts
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Car owners affected by a nationwide recall throughout the state have been placed on waiting lists to replace their potentially dangerous air bags.

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