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Where have all the florists gone?
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Across the Milwaukee area, Wisconsin, and the entire country, the ranks of flower shops are drooping like week-old roses.

GE Healthcare's Waukesha business units at the forefront of 'big iron'
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CT, MRI and PET scanners have transformed the way medicine is practiced.

Chinese tech firms gain global markets
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Alibaba Group’s U.S. stock offering is a wake-up call about an emerging wave of technology giants in China’s state-dominated economy.

5 things small businesses need to know this fall
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Heath care, Internet security and new technology make the list of what small business owners need to pay attention to this fall.

Horse power gains favor in fields
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A growing number of small-scale farmers are dedicated to keeping alive the art of the teamster.

Credit cards are back, but in a more sensible way
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America’s torrid love affair with the credit card appears over. In its place is a less passionate, more stable relationship.

Johnson Financial money manager sees more life in bull market
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Steady growth and continued low interest rates are expected to help the economy” and the stock market ” keep chugging along, says Kevin K. Tan, chief investment officer at Johnson Financial Group in Racine.

New UWM school foments 'revolution' in freshwater technologies
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UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences symbolizes the potential for economic growth, jobs and revitalization that can flow from partnerships that apply high-end research to solving real-world problems.

UW, MU business schools focus on skills they want students to have
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“Backwards design” begins with the skills schools want students to have and works backward to ensure those skills are taught in classes.

Convenience store operators line up to oppose Kwik Trip proposals
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Kwik Trip’s expansion plans in the Milwaukee area are frequently running into opposition led by its competitors, the La Crosse-based chain says.

Medicare experiment rewards better health care at a lower cost
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The experiment rewards physician practices and health systems when they provide care for Medicare patients at a lower cost while meeting targets for quality care.

Apple fans line up for new iPhones
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Locally, there were long lines at the Apple stores at Mayfair and Bayshore malls, in addition to some people camping out overnight to be first in line Friday at AT&T stores.

Alibaba's stock soars in its debut
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New York” Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40% in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class.

Honda's 2015 Fit delivers excellent gas mileage, not much else
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Honda’s new 2015 Fit is larger and delivers excellent gas mileage. But its power is modest and the ride is rough.

Business in Wisconsin
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Items of interest about Wisconsin businesses.

First Menasha Bancshares hopes to raise $20.1 million
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A Neenah bank is hoping to raise $20.1 million in new capital as part of plan to increase its lending and presence in the Fox Valley.

Shoutlet chosen to present at Chicago Venture Summit
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Shoutlet Inc., a Madison company that provides customers with a social marketing platform, has been named as one of 30 companies that will make presentations to investors at the Chicago Venture Summit, organizers said Friday.

Judge approves sale of Menomonee Falls-backed Radisson Hotel
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A Waukesha County judge on Friday approved the sale of the Menomonee Falls-financed Radisson Hotel for $8.5 million to an Illinois group owned by investors from Belarus.

Cheese, butter prices continue their record rise
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Cash prices for block cheddar, barrel cheddar and butter all settled at record highs Friday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, as a run-up in prices for dairy products in recent weeks continues.

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