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More efficient health care generates savings
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Accountable care organizations changing the way health care is delivered.

Wisconsin home sales flat in September; prices up 3.1%
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Existing home sales last month were just 0.2% lower than September 2013 while median prices rose to $148,700 from $144,200.

Madison's Semba Biosciences awarded $1.5 million grant
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The money comes in the form of a second-phase Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Cancer Institute.

Looking for a pay raise? Good luck
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Survey figures suggest that the number of people out of work remains high enough that companies aren’t under any pressure to raise pay.

Federal agents arrest former foreclosure king Todd Brunner
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Federal agents arrested Todd Brunner, the onetime king of foreclosures, early Monday on fraud and bankruptcy charges.

Menasha Packaging plans $5 million expansion in Hartford
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Menasha Packaging Co. said Monday it will spend $5 million to expand production capacity at its Hartford plant, a move that could create about 75 jobs in Hartford and Neenah.

Obamacare plan rates in Wisconsin to keep pace or decline next year
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The cost of the health plans is expected to increase next year at roughly the same rate as past years in Wisconsin— and several insurers are even lowering prices.

Small businesses prepare for another rough winter
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With forecasts of another snowy season, small-business owners want to ensure they can operate through whatever’s ahead and, in some cases, capitalize from it.

Manufacturers scramble to fill jobs, struggle to recruit women
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Women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce, but the number of women in manufacturing has been on the decline even as companies clamor for more talent at all levels.

UWM Innovation Campus helps build connections with key partners
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The Innovation Campus sits atop a hill that overlooks the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center and the Milwaukee County Research Park, two nearby sources of collaboration.

Apple growers look to cider to juice the market
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With hard cider making a comeback across the country, apple growers are tapping a juicy new revenue stream by establishing farmstead cideries and planting varieties too tart or tannic for the lunchbox.

Online dinner services offer dash of convenience
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If the only thing standing between you and a home-cooked meal is the time to shop and prep, a new breed of would-be cyber-sous chefs wants to help get you cooking.

Using intrinsic value as a guide, stock bargains are rare
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Money manager Luke Sims buys stocks only when they are trading at two-thirds of their intrinsic value, of which he can find only three.

Madison native brings expertise on Chinese economy back home
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When Nicholas Lardy visits Madison on Wednesday to give a speech on the next phase of China’s development, many will know him for reasons other than his well-known work.

Real estate donations create tax benefits for sellers
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Tampa, Fla.-based Mercy Foundation Group purchases distressed properties at bargain prices and resells them to generate cash for its charity work.

Small businesses supported by government safety net
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Pamela Graham runs her own small business— something she believes was made possible in part with the lift she has gotten from government assistance.

Stock rally ends turbulent week
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Markets have had four weeks of decline, but Dow sees second-best day of the year.

Big, bad 2015 GMC Yukon's size can pose problems
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The 5.3-liter V-8 engine offers good power to pull a load, but the Yukon weighs 5,545 pounds, which makes it feel heavy and slow in city driving.

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