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Solar group calls for PSC commissioner's recusal from We Energies case
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The Alliance for Solar Choice wants a Wisconsin utility commissioner to remove herself from the We Energies rate case based on comments she made during an industry conference last summer.

U.S. economy proves stronger than expected
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Back-to-back quarterly GDP best since 2003

Phoenix Nuclear Labs raises $2 million
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The Monona maker of neutron generator technology will use the money to support several key hires and to continue to scale up its manufacturing infrastructure.

Mellowes give $1.5 million to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
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The gift will endow the John A. and Linda Mellowes Family Chair in Intensive Care.

Medicare sets reimbursement rate for Exact Sciences' cancer test
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The Cologuard test is the first noninvasive stool test based on DNA for colorectal cancer to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Wisconsin bank profits increase in third quarter
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The 252 banks headquartered in the state posted total income of $255.7 million in the quarter, compared with $238.7 million a year earlier, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Alaska Airlines expands partnership with SkyWest, adds Milwaukee service
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Alaska Airlines said Tuesday it is expanding its partnership with SkyWest Airlines by adding three new destinations, including Milwaukee, from Alaska's Pacific Northwest hub in Seattle.

Pentair to cut up to 60 jobs in Delavan
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Pentair Flow Technologies, a manufacturer of equipment used in water management systems, says it's closing a production line at its plant in Delavan, resulting in the elimination of up to 60 hourly employee positions.

Choir director's career a musical journey
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Richard Hynson’s path from gifted choirboy to musical conductor brought him to Milwaukee in 1987 to be music director of the Bel Canto Chorus.

United Technologies CEO retires
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Hartford, Conn.— Aerospace and building systems giant United Technologies announced Monday the abrupt retirement of CEO Louis Chenevert, and named Chief Financial Officer Greg Hayes to succeed him.

Retailers offering faster shipping
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New York— A procrastinator's holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day.

Skiing trending toward the wealthy, new study says
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Denver— In 2010, the price of a walk-up, single-day lift ticket at Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts topped $100. Aspen quickly followed suit, and ticket prices at resorts across the country have consistently increased in the years since.

Douglas Dynamics acquires Iowa company for $95 million
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Douglas Dynamics Inc., a Milwaukee based manufacturer of snow plows, says it has agreed to acquire an Iowa maker of snow and ice control equipment for $95 million.

Woman wins reversal of negligent homicide conviction in GM ignition switch case
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A Texas woman who pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in the death of her fiancee in a 2004 accident involving a since-recalled General Motors Saturn Ion won a reversal of her conviction on Monday.

Madison's Solomo Technology raises additional funding
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Solomo Technology Inc., a Madison maker of software and sensor devices to connect businesses with customers, has raised $331,000 of a planned $1 million offering, according to a filing with federal securities regulators.

Black Friday sales push earlier— some even before Thanksgiving dinner
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Shoppers won’t even have a chance to digest the turkey and pumpkin pie before they start gathering at the doors of retailers.

Program seeks to promote peace through helping businesses
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The Business Council for Peace, or Bpeace, helps provide mentoring for entrepreneurs from countries torn by war or violent crime.

Retailers' own reports cited in push to increase workers' wages
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A Milwaukee shareholder activist is leading the effort to get the pay issue on the annual meeting agendas of several major retailers, including Kohl’s, Target and Wal-Mart Stores.

Trek Bicycle moving Oconomowoc distribution center to Johnson Creek
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Trek Bicycle Corp. is moving to an expanded global distribution center that is now under construction in Johnson Creek.

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