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Potential conflict of interest cited in O'Donnell Park dealings
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The wife of Milwaukee County’s economic development director, who’s leading the effort to sell O’Donnell Park to Northwestern Mutual, works for a financial adviser who sells the company’s products.

New three-wheel motorcycle brings Batmobile to mind
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Part motorcycle, part sports car, new Polaris trike is coming to Wisconsin in November.

Wisconsin returns to top 20 in annual energy-efficiency report
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The state moved up six places to 17th on the list, but it may backtrack if regulators approve utilities’ pending rate proposals.

Innovation Campus seeks more retail space
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Two parking structures planned for Wauwatosa’s Innovation Campus would have street-level retail and restaurant space under a new proposal.

Koss Corp. reports loss, as sales fall 20%
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The sales drop-off in the most recent quarter stemmed largely from results in Europe, President and CEO Michael J. Koss said in a statement.

Metro Milwaukee jobless rate drops to 5.4% in September
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The figure is a limited tool that allows comparisons from one region of the state to another.

Brown Deer sets terms to drop purchase plans for American TV site
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The Village of Brown Deer will drop its offer to buy the former American TV& Appliance store if the property’s owner submits a redevelopment plan by the end of November.

Isomark awarded grant to commercialize breath analyzer
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The company’s device, called the Isomark Canary, uses patented technology and methods to provide early warnings of potentially deadly infections by monitoring for changes in metabolism.

ThedaCare to build $44 million cancer center in Appleton
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The new center will be designed around providing team-based, collaborative care that provides oncology, behavioral health, nutrition, therapy and other services at one location.

Anchor BanCorp shares rise nearly 17% in first day of trading
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The Madison parent company of AnchorBank trades under its old ticker symbol, ABCW, on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.

Morningstar ranks Edvest college savings plan above peers
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The Edvest program, which manages about $2.1 billion, received a Bronze ranking when Morningstar released its 2014 ratings this week.

Hunting season delivers big bang for the bucks
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The economic impact of Wisconsin’s deer harvest, including the firearms hunt that runs Nov. 22 through 30, is considerable for some businesses in rural areas.

Don't miss out: Nominate your employer as a Top Workplace
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Time is running short to nominate your employer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's 2015 Top Workplaces program.

World Economic Forum names Husco a global growth company
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Husco International, a Waukesha manufacturer of hydraulic and electro-hydraulic components used in the automotive industry and other industries, said Tuesday it's been named one of 12 Global Growth Companies by the World Economic Forum.

Soda a sweet complement to beer for craft brewers
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Sprecher Brewing Co. might be best known for its Sprecher Amber” or perhaps its Black Bavarian. But the Glendale-based brewer’s most popular brand, by far, is one with a sweeter taste: Sprecher Root Beer.

Women's Business Development Center expands into Wisconsin
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The Chicago-based Women's Business Development Center kicked off an expansion into Wisconsin on Tuesday morning at an invitation-only event in downtown Milwaukee, the first of many discussions, workshops and other events the nonprofit organization says it will hold here.

Kimberly-Clark to cut up to 1,300 jobs worldwide
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Job cuts will be spread across the company’s international operations and will have “very little impact” on the production workforce, a spokesman said.

Kohler names new president of Americas engine division
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Kohler Co. says it has appointed Brian Melka to president of its Americas engine division.

A.O. Smith earnings up 9.5%, higher than analysts' forecasts
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In the third quarter, net income rose to $50.6 million, or 56 cents a share, from $46.2 million, or 50 cents, a year earlier.

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