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'ChevyGuy' becomes social media sensation
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ChevyGuy and MadBum are the big winners of the World Series.

Roadrunner Transportation Systems earnings up 8.9%
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Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. earned $14.4 million in its third quarter, up 8.9% from the $13.2 million the Cudahy trucking and logistics firm netted a year ago.

Global Precision Industries moves to Menomonee Falls
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Global Precision Industries Inc., a design and engineering firm, moved into new facilities to accommodate"several years of double-digit growth," but will keep its main operations in southeastern Wisconsin.

Higher broadcast revenue lifts Journal Communications earnings
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Profits rose 54.5% in the third quarter for Journal Communications Inc., an increase driven largely by political advertising in the company’s broadcast unit.

Apartments planned at Hall Automotive site in Tosa
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Two Atlanta-based firms, Campbell Capital Group and Atlantic Realty Partners, have submitted plans to develop a four-story building with 236 apartments at 11011 W. North Ave. in Wauwatosa.

Wal-Mart testing plan to match online competitors' prices
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New York— Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors like Amazon.com, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season.

Kohl's stores will open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day
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Kohl’s Department Stores will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, two hours earlier than last year.

Johnson Controls 4Q earnings triple, driven by battery sales
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The battery business was boosted in part by sales of start-stop vehicles, which use Johnson Controls batteries that enable a car’s engine to stop when idling. Production of those batteries rose 23% year-over-year, the company said.

Modine earnings fall 63% on sales of lower-margin products, plant closing costs
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Modine Manufacturing Co. said Thursday fiscal second-quarter earnings tumbled 63%, due to its sales mix of lower-margin products and inefficiencies related to plant consolidations and volume shifts.

Southwest Airlines transforms air service in Milwaukee
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Five years ago this week, on Nov. 1, 2009, Southwest Airlines landed with great fanfare at Mitchell International Airport— an arrival that would become the centerpiece of a transformation in air service in Milwaukee.

UPS sees six shipping days topping 2013's record on e-commerce
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The world’s largest package delivery company says it will deliver more than 585 million packages in December. That’s up 11% from a year ago.

Fiat Chrysler to spin off luxury brand Ferrari
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Wednesday it will spin off sports car maker Ferrari into a separate company, a move to unlock the luxury brand’s value and distinguish it from its mass-market parent.

American College of Physicians urges approval of referendums
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The medical society that represents internists is encouraging its members to support non-binding referendums that endorse the state’s accepting additional federal dollars available through the Affordable Care Act to expand its Medicaid program.

Investors warned to watch for scams tied to Ebola
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Wisconsin’s securities regulator is warning investors to be on the lookout for investment scams related to Ebola.

Robert Kraft buys marketing and direct mail businesses from Berkshire Hathaway
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Milwaukee businessman Robert M.“Bobby” Kraft has acquired a marketing and direct mail unit from Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway and will move the company’s headquarters from Nebraska to Wisconsin.

Kohl's plans major changes, including personalized marketing
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Kohl’s Corp. is poised to launch a major change in its retailing approach that will increase personalized marketing and greatly diversify product assortment.

Start-up hub Ward4 Milwaukee seeks applications
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Ward 4 Milwaukee, a start-up hub planned for the Pritzlaff building complex south of downtown Milwaukee, has begun taking applications for potential occupants, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele said Wednesday morning.

Church Mutual Insurance passes $500 million milestone
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Church Mutual Insurance Co. said it has passed the $500 million mark in policy holders’ surplus.

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