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Ongoing changes at Johnson Controls come with challenges
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After a year of wheeling and dealing by Johnson Controls Inc. under its new leadership, analysts are expecting even more moves by the state’s largest company before too long.

Data center companies are finding Cleveland fertile ground for growing their server farms
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Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland.

Despite cuts elsewhere, Quad/Graphics stays on Wisconsin hiring binge
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Quad is in the process of filling 750 openings in Wisconsin, where the Sussex-based company has kept all nine of its printing facilities up and running.

Hackerspaces help would-be inventors turn ideas into reality
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At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors hoping to change the world— or just make cool things.

EmbedTek sees computer revenue soar after dividing responsibilities
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EmbedTek has posted striking growth since the Hartland designer of embedded computers divided its ownership and key management responsibilities.

Video ATMs promise digital convenience, human touch
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North Shore Bank says it is the first bank in Wisconsin to use long-distance video tellers, but it won’t be the last. The technology is being tried at banks and credit unions around the country.

Shorewood residents pan proposed development plans
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Shorewood’s central district master plan, which creates a vision for development over the next several years, is drawing concerns from some residents, who say it could lead to less open space and more traffic.

Could the everywhere bull market become the everywhere bear market?
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The unprecedented degree of correlation among asset classes creates the potential for a synchronized bear market when the recovery ends or inflation revives.

Profitable lessons to be learned in the margins
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The direction that a company’s gross margin and operating margin are moving tell Brookfield money manager Todd Voit a lot about its investment potential.

Tim Hortons reassures Canadian fans
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Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. So news last week that Burger King will buy Tim Hortons served as a bittersweet reminder of how beloved the homegrown chain is in Canada.

Amazon's purchase of Twitch validates gaming site's worth
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Twitch’s 55 million monthly users viewed over 15 billion minutes of content on the service in July, making Twitch.tv one of the world’s biggest sources of Internet traffic.

Business in Wisconsin
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Business in Wisconsin publishes items of interest about Wisconsin businesses.

MGE, Wisconsin Energy create joint venture, may bid for state plants
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Two Wisconsin utility companies that previously expressed interest in buying state power and heating plants have formed a joint venture to team up to bid for them.

Fusion Energi is good looking, economical to drive
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Fusion may prove to be Ford’s biggest hit since the Taurus was introduced.

Area Harley dealerships gear up for Milwaukee Rally
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The Milwaukee Rally is called the largest free motorcycle rally in the Midwest, with street parties and events at dealerships and the Harley-Davidson Museum.

Brass Rooster men's hat shop will relocate, add women's headware
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The Brass Rooster, the tradition-honoring retailer and maker of men's hats in Bay View, will relocate to larger quarters and open a women's headware shop.

Roar of a Harley: Life saver or nuisance?
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The sound of a Harley is sweet to many people who associate it with summer and good times. But the"loud pipes save lives" mantra also stirs complaints from people who say excessive noise disrupts their peace and quiet.

OEM Fabricators to move Prentice operations to Phillips
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OEM Fabricators Inc. will move its operations in Prentice to a larger location in Phillips, and expects to expand its workforce there.

Elm Grove's Imaging Biometrics granted a patent
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Imaging Biometrics LLC, an Elm Grove software firm, has been issued a U.S. patent covering a technology for data acquisition and processing from certain medical images.

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