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WPPI Energy to buy power from new natural gas-fired plant
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WPPI Energy, a Sun Prairie electricity provider, says it will buy power from a new natural gas-fired power plant under construction in Illinois.

Dairy farmer's blog has followers from all over the country
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Carrie Mess’ blog has followers from all over the country, and last week she was named social media farmer of the year by the publication Food Nutrition& Science.

Sales down sharply, Koss reports a quarterly loss
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Koss Corp. said it has ceased production at a plant in Mexico, suspended research and development for its wireless headphones and temporarily stopped paying a dividend.

Aver Informatic's move out-of-state was by choice, owner says
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Aver Informatics Inc., a health information technology start-up, moved from Wisconsin to Ohio because the founder wanted to, not because a big investor required it, the investor said Wednesday.

Fantle steps down as deputy state tourism secretary
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David Fantle has resigned as deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.

Dental Health Products wins $9.25 million military contract
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Dental Health Products, of New Franken, has received a $9.25 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense for dental supplies and equipment used by the military.

Tough topic: We'd rather discuss sex or death than finances
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Northwestern Mutual survey finds Americans are more willing to talk with family and friends about death or sex than to discuss money issues.

Fox Bros. planning Piggly Wiggly in Hartford
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Fox Bros. said it plans to open a Piggly Wiggly in Hartford, adding to the supermarket operator’s presence in Milwaukee’s far northern and western suburbs.

Steve Case start-up tour launches in Madison Oct. 6
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AOL co-founder will invest $100,000 in the winner of a pitch contest.

Time Warner Cable hit by outages in Milwaukee, other parts of U.S.
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“We’re working to restore services to all areas as quickly as possible,” the New York-based company said in a Twitter posting.

Gener8tor has notable success nurturing start-ups
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A two-year-old Wisconsin group that took on the daunting task of building a high-growth start-up training program here has made the big leagues.

Wisconsin Innovation Awards honor 10 winners
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Ten winners, ranging from a mobile law clinic to a device that detects infections using a breath sample, were named at the inaugural Wisconsin Innovation Awards ceremony.

Alderman drops historic designation bid for vacant lot
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Ald. Tony Zielinski had launched the action after trees were cleared from the lot and neighbors complained about noise from nearby apartments.

Unique provision in Wisconsin law puts brakes on crowdfunding
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Equity crowdfunding of start-ups is off to a slow start in Wisconsin, with Madison’s Mob Craft beer the only firm even attempting it, in part because the biggest banks can’t participate.

Farm income expected to fall in 2014, USDA says
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Falling corn and soybean prices will result in a decline in net farm income in 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in a forecast issued Tuesday.

Kohl's executive leaves to join private equity firm
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A high-ranking Kohl’s Corp. executive overseeing the products offered in the nationwide chain of department stores has resigned, the company said in a filing with securities regulators.

Harley-Davidson's 2015 motorcycle lineup includes trike, Road Glide
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The three-wheel motorcycle, called the Freewheeler, has a listed price of $24,999, and Harley also put its Road Glide back in the spotlight.

With aging population, need for more geriatricians grows
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The health care system’s emphasis on procedures gives med students an incentive to go into more lucrative specialties, and many fellowships in geriatric medicine nationally go unfilled.

West Allis proposes financing plan for ex-foundry site
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West Allis would spend $5.1 million to help redevelop a former foundry into light industrial space and other uses under a new proposal pending before city officials.

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