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9 start-ups in Wisconsin to vie for $100,000 investment by AOL co-founder
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Steve Case will launch a five-city, 1,800-mile bus tour called Rise of the Rest Road Trip in Madison to shine a spotlight on emerging areas and encourage investors to take a look.

Inferior photo memory cards popping up on eBay
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Axel Steimel gets angry when he talks about a thief all but stealing someone’s memories, one snapshot at a time, through counterfeit flash-memory cards sold on eBay.

ATM, overdraft fees keep rising, U.S. survey says
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The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank went up 5% over the past year, a national survey revealed Monday.

U.S. Bank Center parking structure reopens after inspection
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Downtown's U.S. Bank Center, Milwaukee's tallest office tower, has reopened its parking structure after a slight movement caused by a neighboring construction project led to its closing a week ago.

Plan commission OKs 2 major apartment projects
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A Kilbourn Ave. high-rise and senior housing at the former Pabst brewery were recommended for zoning approval Monday by the city Plan Commission.

Fired Koss executive Sachdeva once seen as 'model' employee by CEO
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Sujata“Sue” Sachdeva, who stole about $34 million from Koss Corp., frequently described herself as an “honest” employee ” a description once endorsed by the company’s chief executive officer who described thinking Sachdeva was a “model” employee.

Oil boom thins the ranks of loggers in Wisconsin
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The logging industry is in need of loggers, as many workers have left for jobs created by the oil-and-gas boom in North Dakota.

Medical College of Wisconsin awarded $2.5 million grant
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The college’s Human and Molecular Genetics Center received the grant to analyze the genes of patients with undiagnosed diseases in collaboration with Illumina Inc. of San Diego.

Cranberry crop estimated at 5.3 million barrels
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Wisconsin Rapids - Growers expect Wisconsin will lead the nation as the top cranberry producer for the 20th consecutive year.

Medical College of Wisconsin explores adding a school of pharmacy
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The Medical College of Wisconsin is considering adding a school of pharmacy with possible campuses in Green Bay or central or western Wisconsin.

More small businesses dropping insurance, helping workers buy health plans
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Nearly 3% of 1,600 small businesses surveyed by the Society for Human Resource Management plan to give employees subsidies so they can buy coverage on private exchanges.

Harley issues recalls to fix clutches, fuel tanks
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Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 105,000 motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their clutches may fail, causing stopped bikes to creep forward and potentially crash.

FAA fails to account for drones in air traffic update
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Neglecting to take drones into account has raised questions about whether the FAA can handle the escalating demand for the unmanned aircraft and predicted congestion in the sky.

Air safety course readies frequent fliers for crashes
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Started as a training exercise for oil company employees who routinely flew to remote locations, the course is now open to frequent fliers willing to pay $265.

Good growth prospects include banks, colon cancer test
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For most stocks, the key factors to consider fall into four basic categories, said James T. Evans, chief investment officer at Thompson Investment Management Inc., Madison.

Time to plan for possible increase in interest rates
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At the risk of being accused of crying wolf, I believe it is time to begin adjusting your investment strategy in anticipation of rising interest rates.

Economic theorists differ on near-term fate of markets
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The near-term fate of financial markets may hinge on the outcome of a decades-old academic debate among economic theorists.

Wisconsin National Guard leads state's cybersecurity battle
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The state’s Emergency Management Council is hosting the Wisconsin Cyber Security Summit aimed at helping businesses, government and individuals address cyberattacks.

St. Francis storage case-maker King Kase thinks inside the box
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King Kase operates in a small, vintage St. Francis building and is moving a few blocks away, with financing help from the city and county.

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