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

N.Y. real estate investor apparent winner of Grand Avenue mall auction
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A Brooklyn, N.Y.-based real estate investor is apparently the high bidder on downtown Milwaukee’s Shops of Grand Avenue mall.

High-tech camera helps improve diabetic care
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Two local clinics have found a way to help prevent patients with diabetes from losing their eyesight while saving money.

Manitowoc's Bank First National earnings jump 30%
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Profits for the parent company of Bank First National increased more than 30% in the third quarter as net interest income rose and the bank's loan portfolio improved.

Baylake earnings rise, aided by improving loan portfolio
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An improving loan portfolio required no addition to loan-loss reserves in the third quarter, helping the parent company of Baylake Bank post an 11.4% increase in earnings.

'ChevyGuy' becomes social media sensation
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ChevyGuy and MadBum are the big winners of the World Series.

Roadrunner Transportation Systems earnings up 8.9%
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Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. earned $14.4 million in its third quarter, up 8.9% from the $13.2 million the Cudahy trucking and logistics firm netted a year ago.

Global Precision Industries moves to Menomonee Falls
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The privately held firm will relocate from Germantown to a new building in Menomonee Falls, which it is expanding with facilities for rapid prototyping, testing, warehousing and design.

Higher broadcast revenue lifts Journal Communications earnings
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Profits rose 54.5% in the third quarter for Journal Communications Inc., an increase driven largely by political advertising in the company’s broadcast unit.

Apartments planned at Hall Automotive site in Tosa
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Two Atlanta-based firms have submitted plans to develop a building with 236 apartments at 11011 W. North Ave. in Wauwatosa.

Wal-Mart testing plan to match online competitors' prices
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New York” Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors like Amazon.com, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season.

Kohl's stores will open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day
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Kohl’s Department Stores will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than last year.

Johnson Controls' fourth-quarter earnings triple, driven by battery sales
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The battery business was boosted in part by sales of start-stop vehicles, which use Johnson Controls batteries that enable a car’s engine to stop when idling.

Modine earnings fall 63% on sales of lower-margin products, plant closing costs
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Modine Manufacturing Co. said Thursday fiscal second-quarter earnings tumbled 63%, due to its sales mix of lower-margin products and inefficiencies related to plant consolidations and volume shifts.

Southwest Airlines transforms air service in Milwaukee
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Five years ago this week, on Nov. 1, 2009, Southwest Airlines landed with great fanfare at Mitchell International Airport” an arrival that would become the centerpiece of a transformation in air service in Milwaukee.

UPS sees six shipping days topping 2013's record on e-commerce
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The world’s largest package delivery company says it will deliver more than 585 million packages in December. That’s up 11% from a year ago.

Fiat Chrysler to spin off luxury brand Ferrari
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Wednesday it will spin off sports car maker Ferrari into a separate company, a move to unlock the luxury brand’s value and distinguish it from its mass-market parent.

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