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Original New York power lunch eatery Four Seasons to close
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A July 26 auction will mark the end of an era for a restaurant that has been a favorite of celebrities and business titans ever since it opened in 1959.

Apple store plans to move into larger space at Mayfair Mall
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The Apple store at Mayfair Mall is planning to move into a larger space closer to the middle of the mall.

Brexit would risk U.K.'s glogal influence, executives say
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Britain risks losing its influence on the global stage if it votes to leave the European Union in June, business leaders warned Friday.

Ionic raises $8.5 million in funding
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Developers around the world have built 2 million mobile apps using the Madison company’s platform

Russ Darrow Group buys Nissan and Volkswagen dealerships in Sheboygan
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Menomonee Falls-based Darrow group adds Sheboygan to the list of cities across southern and northeastern Wisconsin where it has dealerships.

Job market for recent college grads reaches post-recession height
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College graduates of all majors are entering a job market with the most positive outlook since 2008, according to recent surveys.

Travelers spent $11.9 billion in Wisconsin in 2015
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Tourism spending last year was a 4.4% increase from 2014, and directly supported an estimated 135,095 jobs, according to a Tourism Department study.

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek to combine with much larger Kansas City law firm
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The combined firm will be called Husch Blackwell and will have more than 700 lawyers in 19 cities

Wisconsin manufacturing growth eases some but remains positive
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MarquetteUniversity said their index that measures manufacturing growth in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois remained positive in April for the fourth consecutive month.

New faces, new places for April 29
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New Faces, New Places is about personnel changes at Wisconsin businesses.

Earnings rise 8.5% for First Business Financial Services Inc.
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Profits rose 8.5% for the parent company of First Business Bank-Milwaukee in the first quarter as net interest income increased and Small Business Administration lending grew.

Southwest, Delta tangle over whether to cut or raise fares
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Southwest Airlines caught rivals and Wall Street by surprise when it cut many U.S. fares by $5 each way. Meanwhile, Delta Air Lines was busy raising fares on domestic routes by $5 each way.

U.S. economy struggles at start of election year
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Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic health, expanded at a paltry annual rate of 0.5% in the January-March quarter, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.

Purcell to receive lifetime achievement award from investment analysts
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Paul Purcell, chairman of Robert W. Baird& Co. Inc., will receive the award from CFA Society Milwaukee at a lunch in May,

New cafe and hotel plans move forward at Oak Creek's Drexel Town Square
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Valentine Coffee Co. will open a cafe in the Emerald Row mixed-use development in Oak Creek’s Drexel Town Square later this year.

Eau Claire's Royal Credit Union acquiring small bank in Twin Cities
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Eau Claire-based Royal Credit Union plans to acquire Capital Bank in St. Paul, Minn., the latest deal in which a large credit union is buying a community bank.

Florida developer proposes 160 apartments on Milwaukee's south side
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The assisted living project would be at S. 20th St. and W. Layton Ave. Meanwhile, another firm wants to build a much smaller apartment development in the Riverwest neighborhood.

Ford reports best quarter ever
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Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it earned $2.5 billion during the first three months of the year as the automaker logged what executives described as its best quarterly performance on record.

Amtrak to let Milwaukee-Chicago train riders bring small dogs and cats
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Reservations cost $25, and can be made for travel beginning Monday. Animals must be in carriers and, with the carrier, weigh no more than 20 pounds.

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