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Flag sales have banner year; rise in patriotism cited
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In the flag business, summertime is like Christmas. After Memorial Day weekend, there’s Flag Day (June 14) and the Fourth of July, which all give sales a healthy boost.

Interactive: Renewable energy in the state of Wisconsin
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Wisconsin's plan to overhaul long-term care programs raises concerns
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The programs cost the state more than it spends on the UW System each year. But a plan to provide better care while controlling costs is raising questions among patients’ families and advocates.

Less rhetoric, more reflection needed when reviewing higher education
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Some people believe higher education’s financial woes in Wisconsin began the day Gov. Scott Walker took office in 2011. They would be mistaken.

Energy stocks beckon with rising oil prices
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Mequon money manager has a way to play the oil price increase without directly investing in pure-play energy stocks.

Josh Linker's antidote to obsolescence: 'Be a disrupter'
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Consultant, investor and author Josh Linkner says he has the antidote to obsolescence.

Ideas conflict on redevelopment of Northridge area's empty buildings
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A Department of City Development plan urges converting some empty stores into light industrial space. Newly elected Ald. Chantia Lewis says the city should instead focus on attracting retail uses.

Report cites mixed results for Wisconsin's renewable energy progress
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Clean-energy advocates want the state to expand the state’s use of renewable energy. Others say the state shouldn’t be in a rush, given federal climate change rules could override a state target.

2017 Audi Q7 full-size SUV lives up to rave reviews
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Big SUVs are generally luxurious land barges that’ll pull a load and haul a load of people. Audi’s new 2017 Q7 3.0T Quattro will do all that, but in addition to power it delivers ride and handling.

Yellen: Rate hike 'appropriate' in coming months
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Fed chair said the economy is picking up after a weak first quarter, leaving a move in the next two months on the table.

We Energies: Home heating costs fell 25% this winter
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The third-warmest winter on record and low natural gas prices added up to $150 savings for a typical customer compared with last winter.

Crystal clear: Winners emerge in crystal-growing contest
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High school and middle school students from around the state won prizes for crystals grown in a contest organized by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Circuit court ruling in Epic Systems case seen as victory for workers
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In a former employee’s lawsuit against Epic Systems, an appeals court ruled that agreements barring employees from participating in class-action lawsuits involving overtime pay violate federal law.

Laughlin Constable hires industry vet Dan Fietsam as chief creative officer
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Fietsam, who has led creative teams at such agencies as BBDO, DDB and Foote, Cone& Belding, will split time between Laughlin’s Milwaukee and Chicago offices

Cellular Dynamics, Michael J. Fox Foundation join on Parkinson's research
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Madison-based CDI is partnering with the Michael J. Fox Foundation to make cells available to researchers developing new therapies for Parkinson’s disease.

Johnson Controls, Tyco announce management team for combined company
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Most of the top executives come from Johnson Controls, Wisconsin’s largest company based on sales. The merger still needs shareholder approval and is slated to be completed in October.

Total health care costs for typical family will top $25,000 this year
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The Milliman Medical Index, which provides a gauge of average total spending for a family of four, has more than tripled since 2001.

Developer plans another east side apartment building
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Wiechmann Enterprises is proposing the building for a site at 1623-1639 N. Jackson St.

New faces, new places for May 27
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New Faces New Places is about personnel changes at Wisconsin businesses.

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