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Madison health care systems and insurance companies form new collaborations
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UW Health and UnityPoint Health align physicians.

Yahoo CEO paints bright picture with potential sale looming
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Marissa Mayer says Yahoo is“making great progress” at shareholders meeting.

IDAvatars merges with Colorado company
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IDAvatars, based in Mequon, and CodeBaby, based in Colorado Springs, have complementary technologies and combined will employ 35 people and 10 contractors.

Moody's lowers outlook for U.S. retail sales
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Moody’s Investors Service said Thursday it lowered its outlook for U.S. retail sales amid disappointing earnings by major companies such as Walmart, Macy’s, Nordstrom and Kohl’s.

Retailers win as appeals court throws out antitrust settlement with credit cards
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Appeals court throws out a settlement with Visa and MasterCard.

Cheata motorbikes are retro rides into the future
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The motorized bicycles manufactured in South Milwaukee can go up to 30 mph.

Pipeline problems won't dampen fun for Fourth of July travelers
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Tanker trucks and Great Lakes ships are delivering gasoline to Green Bay to make up for loss of fuel from shuttered pipeline.

Feds may block Anthem's bid to acquire Cigna
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Rejection could prompt insurers to seek smaller acquisitions

Southwest Airlines tries to balance strong brand and the need to grow revenues
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The popular airline does not want to alienate loyal customers while seeking new revenue streams.

Exact Sciences executive attends Cancer Moonshot Summit
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Kevin Conroy, top executive at the Madison-based diagnostic test company, was among more than 350 business people, researchers, oncologists and others at the Cancer Moonshot Summit in Washington, D.C.

Time is running out to get free upgrade to Windows 10
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July 29 will be final day for free Windows 10 upgrade

Beyond fast food: New franchising ideas draw entrepreneurs
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Franchise buyers are taking chances on ideas such as a nursing service, a personal assistant company and a used clothing retailer

Microsoft CEO Nadella to pen book about changes in his life
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Satya Nadella is an alumnus of UWM.

Madison utility company to be added to S&P 500 stock index
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Madison-based Alliant Energy Corp. will be added to the Standard& Poor's 500 stock index later this week.

Fed gives approval to 30 banks to increase dividends, buy back shares
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Largest banks pass annual“stress tests” for financial sustainability.

Jockey taps veteran to 'Show 'Em What's Underneath'
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Kenosha company celebrates 140th anniversary with new branding campaign focusing on heroes.

S&P assigns debt ratings to Johnson Controls automotive business
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The world’s largest maker of automotive seats is expected to be spun off later this year from Johnson Controls.

S.C. Johnson CEO testifies before Senate committee about Zika virus
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The Racine company is ramping up production and donations of insect repellents.

Indoor sports complex pitched for Jackson
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The development would include volleyball courts, basketball courts, batting cages, a golf hitting area, a fitness center and a sports medicine clinic.

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