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Coding school teaches the languages of computers
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Spencer Ritzow, 21, says he knows at least 10 languages.

ConsortiEX raises $1 million, plans new financing round
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ConsortiEX, a start-up company in Milwaukee that is developing software for hospital compounding pharmacies, said it has raised $1 million from investors.

Republic shares plunge 56% as pilot shortage may threaten flights
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Dallas— Republic Airways warned that its operation of regional flights for the nation's biggest airlines could be disrupted by a pilot shortage and labor standoff.

Cellphone tower plan stirs concern among Mequon property residents
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Plans for a 120-foot cellphone tower in Mequon are being opposed by some residents who say it would lower their property values, and could be dangerous, even if it boosts wireless coverage in the area.

California lawsuits challenge Kohl's discount pricing practices
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Kohl’s Corp. is being targeted in two lawsuits over the retailer’s longtime practice of promoting its merchandise as being heavily discounted.

Muskego project would include 99 condos; city financing sought
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A developer is proposing a $33 million commercial and residential project in Muskego, and is seeking city financing assistance of around $7 million.

New York manufacturer to acquire Magnetek for $188.9 million
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Magnetek of Menomonee Falls is being acquired by Columbus McKinnon Corp. The Magnatek brand will be retained.

Israel's Teva buys Allergan generic drug company for $40.5 billion
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Teva is the largest manufacturer of generic drugs in the world.

Medical College researchers start medical-test company, Tai, in Wisconsin
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After their Silicon Valley company, Ariosa, sold for hundreds of millions of dollars, they decided the infrastructure at UWM’s Innovation Campus was strong enough to support their latest start-up.

Strategist says MGIC stock is poised for growth
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Despite a powerful market rise, some stocks have yet to reach their full potential. A portfolio manager says MGIC is one of them.

Commerce State Bank plots new growth
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With its 10th anniversary coming up next month, the West Bend-based financial institution already has $391 million in assets, and it has big plans to grow even more over the next few years.

New state labor laws should help, not hinder, workforce
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The return to good times has also given policy-makers, state and federal, a whole new set of issues to debate— and quite possibly mishandle.

A bit of luck, connections bring Scátháin artistry to celebs' homes
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John McWilliam runs an industrial-chic, metal-smithing, wood-shaping shop called Scátháin in Walker’s Point, and enjoys the satisfaction of seeing his work purchased by the world’s rich and famous.

Pricey Volvo XC90 brims with high-tech options
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Volvo’s XC90 crossover is a high-end luxury vehicle that offers Volvo safety and substance, but drops the ball on a variety of details.

Mortgage activity sparks gains for Waterstone Bank
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Second-quarter profit jumped more than 40% for the parent company of WaterStone Bank as earnings from its mortgage banking unit nearly tripled.

Company formerly known as Stroh Die Casting files for receivership
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A company that as Stroh Die Casting was a longtime fixture among Milwaukee-area manufacturers has filed for receivership in Juneau County.

AT&T-DirecTV deal gets nod from FCC
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The pairing will create the largest provider of cable or satellite TV in the U.S., with 26.4 million cable and satellite TV subscribers.

Bergstrom Automotive sells Chevrolet dealership to Griffin
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Griffin owner Jim Griffin says the company will hire all of the roughly 75 employees at the dealership.

New buyer possible for former Ponderosa on King Drive
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A long-vacant key property on Milwaukee’s N. Martin Luther King Drive has a prospective buyer.

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