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Google Chrome passes Internet Explorer as top browser for first time
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Google’s Chrome Web browser topped Microsoft’s Internet Explorer among personal computer users last month for the first time, according to one closely watched measure.

Quad/Graphics turns profit on falling sales
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The Sussex-based printing company earned $3.8 million in the first quarter, compared with a $35.2 million loss a year ago

Strong dollar takes toll on Weyco Group's earnings
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Milwaukee-based Weyco, which makes Florsheim, Stacy Adams, Nunn Bush and other shoe brands, had net income of almost $2.7 million, or 25 cents per share.

Wangard proceeding with $24 million Water and Brady mixed-use project
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The four-story, 92-unit luxury apartment development, with approximately 4,500 square feet of first-floor retail space, is proposed for 1701 N. Water St.

Caterpillar moving South Milwaukee technology jobs to Tucson
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The new offices in Southern Arizona will house employees in executive management, engineering, product development and support positions.

New WARF leader to make first public appearance
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Erik Iverson, who takes the helm July 1 at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, will make his first public appearance in the state at the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference in June.

Amtrak lets passengers bring bicycles on Milwaukee-Chicago trains
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The service will cost $5. Amtrak previously required that bicycles be partly disassembled and shipped in cartons

WEC Energy Group earnings jump in first quarter
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Last summer’s acquisition of Integrys Energy Group drove higher sales and profit for the parent company of Wisconsin utilities We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service and Peoples Gas of Chicago.

Aurora to give building to Sixteenth Street for new clinic
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Aurora will donate a building valued at $1 million to the community health center as part of its plans to give $5 million in grants this year through its Better Together Fund.

Baumgartners turn over Paper Machinery to surprised employees
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The Donald and John Baumgartner families, owners of Paper Machinery Corp., stunned employees on Monday by handing over the 65-year-old Milwaukee company to them.

Shark Tank, Milwaukee style
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Seven local inventors and start-up founders to present their technologies for a panel of experts at Miller Park on Thursday.

Ikea plans large store in Oak Creek overlooking I-94
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The store, to be built on 30 acres west of I-94 and north of W. Drexel Ave., will be the first in Wisconsin for the Swedish furniture and home goods retailer.

Madison project studies solar power in northern climate
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Alliant Energy and the Electric Power Research Institute launched a three-year study looking at a range of solar technologies, whether mounted on the roof, a carport or on treelike structures.

Marquette to develop two new residence halls for 750 students
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The two connected buildings will be developed south of W. Wells St., between N. 17th and N. 18th streets. The $96 million project will replace McCormick Hall.

Harley-Davidson Inc. board elects new non-executive chairman
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Michael Cave, a retired senior vice president at The Boeing Company, has served on Harley-Davidson’s board since 2012.

State awards tax credits for 9 Milwaukee apartment developments
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Those Milwaukee proposals, which total 470 apartments, are among 28 projects statewide, totaling just over 1,300 apartments, that are receiving the federal credits through the state housing authority.

Buffett says presidential election won't derail U.S. economy
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Investor Warren Buffett affirms confidence in U.S. economy.

Email from insider led to Epic Systems' $940 million legal win
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The Verona health-care software company sued Tata Consultancy alleging some Tata employees improperly downloaded thousands of Epic documents, including some trade secrets. Tata plans to appeal.

One year in, CEO Marchionni shakes up tradition-minded Lands' End
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The financial performance of Lands’ End in the first year under new CEO Federica Marchionni has been downbeat, and so are some of the assessments of her leadership.

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