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No Fed rate hike expected this week, but September increase possible
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The likelihood of a Federal Reserve interest rate increase this year has been subject to a topsy-turvy shift of opinions the past few months. This week’s Fed meeting isn’t likely to provide much clarity.

Pink clothes for girls, blue for boys? Parents seek to end stereotypes
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For parents looking for clothes that defy gender norms, options for back-to-school shopping are limited” but they’re growing. Lands’ End, and some smaller start-ups, offer alternatives.

Technology in Pokémon Go has multiple real-world applications
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Augmented reality could soon be used to identify a land mine, aid a physician or find a restaurant.

Neumann Companies plans 351-home development at Pabst Farms
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A residential real estate project featuring 351 home sites is being proposed for 255 acres of land at the Pabst Farms development in the Village of Summit.

Mayer's tenure as CEO of Yahoo has been rocky
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Hopes for Marissa Mayer have been high ever since the Wausau native came to Yahoo four years ago to take over as CEO. But the former Google executive’s tenure has been rocky.

Investment firm to acquire Outerwall
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Outerwall is the parent company of RedBox and Coinstar.

Want a new redesigned iPhone? You might have to wait until 2017
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Apple will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iPhone in 2017.

New 'Force for Positive Change' contest to make four $25,000 awards
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Four Wisconsin organizations that integrate a social or environmental mission into their business will be awarded $25,000 each through a new state competition, WARF said Monday.

Defibrillator-maker Cardiac Science resurgent under new owners
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The Waukesha company, which makes automated external defibrillators, sees sales jump after the sale of its assets to a private equity firm in a bankruptcy proceeding.

Radial will hire 600 seasonal workers in Eau Claire
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The Pennsylvania-based firm, which contracts with retailers, is looking to add staffing at its Wisconsin customer-service center for the coming holiday season

Verizon to buy Yahoo for $4.83 billion
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The fate of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is not clear.

Job fairs proliferate as economy improves, but be prepared
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The atmosphere at hiring events could be less desperate for job-seekers this summer because the economy has improved and northeast Wisconsin, especially, is bustling with factory work.

REITs are on an amazing roll, but how long can it last?
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Real estate investment trusts have benefited from the recovery of commercial properties.

Debate over international trade has implications for Wisconsin
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Wisconsin’s economy depends on a healthy export climate, with a business sector that’s more connected to the world every day.

Morin's collaborations reap benefits for Milwaukee
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Darryl Morin rallies diverse coalition to bring national Latino conference to Milwaukee.

Former Concordia campus will be converted for urban Indian culture
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The near west side buildings, now known as Wgema Campus, are being redeveloped as tribal offices and programs tied to the Forest County Potawatomi Community. The next projects total $30 million.

Simple gizmos come from complex journeys
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SuperBand for cyclists is the latest product designed by a Mequon firm.

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