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Investor rips Olive Garden management, demands changes
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In a nearly 300-page treatise on what’s wrong with Olive Garden and its management, investor Starboard Value suggests the Italian restaurant chain is being reckless with its unlimited breadsticks. The hedge fund notes the chain’s official policy is to bring out one breadstick per customer at a time, plus an extra for the table.

Businesses find cash in composting organic trash
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Small businesses have sprung up to serve the needs of those willing to pay a little extra to have their garbage recycled into compost.

Winter's onset keeps companies busy
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Furnace, insulation firms were inundated last season by surprised homeowners.

Brown Deer senior housing plan draws complaints from residents
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New Perspective Senior Living LLC wants to operate apartments for 133 residents, with assisted living and memory care services, west of N. 60th St., on Brown Deer Road, but nearby residents say the four-story building would be too large for its 4.7-acre site.

Energy Innovation Center aims to bring together research, businesses
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The hub will house labs and a small-business energy, power and control incubator inside the former Eaton Corp. research center.

Analyst's strategy relies on gross profit
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That figure is cleaner than the net income number at the bottom of the income statement, said John F. Collopy, director of research for the Oshkosh brokerage firm Carl M. Hennig Inc.

Don't invest based on faith in rising interest rates
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The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco would like you to know that you are wrong.

Silicon Valley companies frustrated by red tape of health technology
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The tech giants that have famously disrupted so many industries are now facing their own unexpected disruption: regulation.

Craft beer venture plans brewery in Bud's backyard
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Brew Hub LLC, the craft-beer venture that's majority owned by billionaire investor Ron Burkle, is taking its attack on traditional brewers straight to Budweiser's back door.

Partnership Bank establishing headquarters in Cedarburg
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Partnership Bank, which has roots in Ozaukee County but is part of a Tomah-based bank, plans to establish headquarters in Cedarburg as part of its restructuring.

Grant could help fund Planet Fitness at Midtown Center
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The grant would help pay for renovating 25,000 square feet of vacant space at 5730 W. Capitol Drive into the fitness center, according to a Department of City Development report issued Friday.

2015 Genesis puts up a strong fight against mainstream competitors
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The luxurious 2015 Genesis sedan is revamped with a longer wheelbase than its predecessor and better overall feel.

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

Real estate brokerage firm Redfin opens in Milwaukee, Madison
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The Seattle-based real estate brokerage firm Redfin said it has begun operating in the Milwaukee and Madison markets.

Butter tops $3 a pound on Chicago Mercantile Exchange
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The cash price for a pound of butter hit $3 Friday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, a record price that prompted floor traders to break into applause.

Bon-Ton to close Naperville furniture store
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Bon-Ton Stores Inc. said Friday it plans to close its furniture store in a Naperville, Ill, shopping center.

Madison organization providing grants for start-ups
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Madworks at Campus, a Madison organization, will provide grants of as much as $4,000 to start-ups in its fall program.

Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation
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Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case.

San Diego regulating cab driver body odor
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San Diego” Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination.

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