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On Kickstarter, all entrepreneurs wants to be a 'Staff Pick'
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Entrepreneurs have been seeking the secret to getting their projects selected as a“Staff Pick,” a designation that one of Kickstarter’s employees can give a project based on personal tastes.

At Bay View's Avalon Theater, it's all about the ambience
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A historic landmark, Bay View’s Avalon Theater now includes a full kitchen and bar -- along with new seats, screens and digital projection.

Aurora, Progressive partnership benefits health care providers and patients
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Plans to open a clinic and an urgent care clinic at Aurora Sinai come as health systems report sharp increases in the number of people seeking more costly care at emergency departments.

Lake Mills Elementary is schooled in green building design
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Lake Mills Elementary School can claim it’s the greenest K-12 building in the U.S. because it’s the only one being judged using the U.S. Green Building Council’s new, more stringent criteria.

As market expands, money manager seeks stocks with growth potential
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In the heart of an economic expansion, Milwaukee money manager Brandon Nelson, co-founder and chief investment officer at Timpani Capital Management LLC, says the market craves just one thing: growth.

Restaurants seek simpler menus
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Casual-dining restaurants, long known for boasting tome-like menus to appeal to a broad range of customers, are narrowing their offerings to focus on the cuisines they do best.

Fast, yes, but 2015 Subaru WRX is affordable, fuel efficient
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There are faster cars, but most of them start at $40,000-plus. A few weigh less, but cost much more. None has an all-wheel-drive system at this price, and some are a good deal less fuel-efficient.

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

NLRB decision goes against McDonald's
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Washington” The National Labor Relations Board on Friday designated McDonald's Corp. as a"joint-employer" with franchisees at nearly 14,000 U.S. restaurants, delivering a big win to unions.

Kleefisch says Chinese think tank officials predict 'unavoidable' U.S. decline
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The think tank officials’ comments came during a 10-day trade visit to China by Wisconsin’s lieutenant governor and other American politicians.

Georgia-based Pratt Industries to open factory in Beloit
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The $52 million factory for Pratt Industries of Conyers, Ga., is expected to create 140 new jobs and should be operating fully by January 2016.

Appleton Coated sold to management-led group
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The 570-employee Fox Valley company, which operates a large mill in the village of Combined Locks, will continue operations with no substantial changes planned for the immediate future.

Johnson Controls lithium-ion batteries to power hybrid luxury SUVs
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Johnson Controls Inc. said its Michigan battery factory is producing lithium-ion batteries for the hybrid Range Rover sport utility vehicle that goes on sale next year.

'Super Saturday' likely to eclipse Black Friday's sales totals
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For the first time in 10 years, experts say the biggest shopping day of the year may be the final Saturday before Christmas, a day that has become known in retail circles as Super Saturday.

New Faces, New Places for Dec. 19
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New Faces, New Places is about personnel changes at Wisconsin businesses.

Beaver Dam attorney avoids suspension for son's use of client account
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The state Supreme Court rejected the Office of Lawyer Regulation recommendation that attorney Richard Steffes’ law license be suspended for two years and that he pay $10,000 restitution.

County votes to sell lakefront property to developer
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The Milwaukee County Board voted 12-4 Thursday to grant a purchase option for the Downtown Transit Center, 909 E. Michigan St., to Couture developer Barrett Visionary Development.

Regulators won't delay vote on Wisconsin Energy, Integrys deal
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The Public Service Commission voted 2-1 to deny the request by customer groups and large manufacturers to delay action on Wisconsin Energy’s $9.1 billion acquisition of Integrys Energy Group.

Wisconsin has gained back all the private sector jobs lost in recession, state numbers suggest
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Wisconsin gained an estimated 16,500 private-sector jobs in November from October, which suggests that the state has recovered all the private-sector jobs it lost during the national recession of 2008-'09.

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