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TV producers may start making you wait for new shows online
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Streaming TV has gotten popular as several online services such as Netflix make past seasons of TV shows available for binge-watching, while Hulu offers episodes from the current season.

Strong U.S. dollar continues to hamper American exports
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The changes have made it difficult for U.S. manufacturers and farmers to compete globally on price, as a strong dollar makes their products more expensive abroad.

Super Bowl social media chatter declines
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Despite another season of Super Bowl-sized hype from Silicon Valley, some tech companies didn’t exactly win this year. Online activity surrounding the big game actually declined by some measures — an unusual occurrence for big public events in the age of social media.

Light industrial building proposed for West Milwaukee
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Project would be the latest in a series of similar buildings developed on or near Miller Park Way.

Manning gave Budweiser $14 million in free Super Bowl ads
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Companies paid $5 million for 30 second ads during Super Bowl 50. It took Peyton Manning about two seconds to accomplish the game's biggest plug.

Grasch's in Brookfield will become a Balistreri Sendik's
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Grasch family will sell its property and grocery business at 13950 W. North Ave. in Brookfield to the Balistreri family, which will convert it to a Sendik’s Food Market.

Fund to pump millions into faster broadband connections in rural Wisconsin
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Many parts of Wisconsin are limited to a slow-speed connection unsuitable for watching videos, operating a business and other uses, but that could change with $572 million from the FCC.

Mitchell airport may create rules, regulations for ride-share services such as Uber, Lyft
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The airport, like others across the U.S., is working with Uber and Lyft to determine how the transportation companies operate at the airport, and the fees they would have to pay to do so.

We Energies customers could save $150 on heating this winter
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With temperatures warmer than normal and strong natural gas supplies keeping prices down, utility customers could see lowest heating bills since the late 1990s.

Fifteen cars fell through ice at Lake Geneva's Winterfest
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The Lake Geneva Fire Department said 15 vehicles went through the ice on Geneva Lake Saturday afternoon.

State's top credit unions post strong year
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Fueled by an increase in lending, Wisconsin’s biggest credit unions saw earnings grow in 2015. Credit unions also added new members even as the number of credit unions continued to shrink.

Small budget surplus gives lawmakers a chance to stimulate economy
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With state lawmakers facing a small surplus, a few proposals could enhance Wisconsin’s economic growth – and thus create additional tax revenue to keep this budget and future spending plans in balance.

Wisconsin nonprofit executives get chance to study at Harvard University
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The Harvard Business School Club of Wisconsin plans to give four scholarships this year to nonprofit leaders to attend one of two Harvard Business School social enterprise courses.

Apartment plans tout upscale units, but little or no parking
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Apartment buildings recently pitched for downtown Milwaukee’s riverfront, and the former Pabst brewery, focus on nearby existing parking structures for residents’ cars.

Milwaukee designer's T-shirts find Hollywood lights
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Brian Holoubek has a very small business. But he has seen his“Heavy Rotation” T-shirts show up in movies, on “The Big Bang Theory” TV show and in a Beyoncé video.

Kohl's opens NYC showroom
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Kohl’s Corp. this week opened a showroom in New York City that gives the retailer a space where it can host events to put a spotlight on seasonal product offerings and new brand launches.

Small Milwaukee credit union closed by state regulator
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A small credit union that served members of Christ the King Baptist Church in Milwaukee was declared insolvent and shut down by a state regulator Friday.

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