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One year in, CEO Marchionni shakes up tradition-minded Lands' End
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The financial performance of Lands’ End in the first year under new CEO Federica Marchionni has been downbeat, and so are some of the assessments of her leadership.

Harley-Davidson CEO says increased competition is the 'new normal'
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Saturday at the annual shareholders meeting, Harley executives stressed the need to continue reaching new customers, including first-time motorcycle buyers.

Wisconsin needs to keep pace with the 'Internet of Things'
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How to manage the IoT revolution is a daunting prospect for people who must worry about storing and safeguarding data, protecting privacy and making sure there’s enough broadband capacity.

Commodities would benefit from weakening dollar
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After two strong years, the U.S. dollar may be starting to weaken. That would mean opportunities in beaten-down commodities, Brookfield investment manager says.

Pass along the torch of institutional knowledge
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Retiring baby boomers need to be intentional about passing along institutional knowledge to the next generation.

Echelon adds to ranks of Wauwatosa's growing apartment market
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Echelon has filled most of its apartments one month after its last building opened. Meanwhile, several other new apartment communities are adding hundreds of higher-end units in Tosa.

Harley-Davidson cracks the millennials' code with bikes, events
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In 2015, for the eighth straight year, Harley was the No. 1 seller of highway motorcycles in the U.S. to adults ages 18-34, women, African-Americans and Hispanics, according to motorcycle registration data.

Kia's K900 offers luxury at an impressive price
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Its price tag might seem like a lot, but cars that are this quiet inside, this luxurious, with this much power and so many features can run $70,000 or more.

Profits down 11% for National Presto
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First-quarter earnings declined 11% for National Presto Industries Inc. as sales decreased, the Eau Claire company said Friday.

Original New York power lunch eatery Four Seasons to close
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A July 26 auction will mark the end of an era for a restaurant that has been a favorite of celebrities and business titans ever since it opened in 1959.

Apple store plans to move into larger space at Mayfair Mall
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The Apple store at Mayfair Mall is planning to move into a larger space closer to the middle of the mall.

Brexit would risk U.K.'s glogal influence, executives say
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Britain risks losing its influence on the global stage if it votes to leave the European Union in June, business leaders warned Friday.

Ionic raises $8.5 million in funding
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Developers around the world have built 2 million mobile apps using the Madison company’s platform

Russ Darrow Group buys Nissan and Volkswagen dealerships in Sheboygan
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Menomonee Falls-based Darrow group adds Sheboygan to the list of cities across southern and northeastern Wisconsin where it has dealerships.

Job market for recent college grads reaches post-recession height
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College graduates of all majors are entering a job market with the most positive outlook since 2008, according to recent surveys.

Travelers spent $11.9 billion in Wisconsin in 2015
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Tourism spending last year was a 4.4% increase from 2014, and directly supported an estimated 135,095 jobs, according to a Tourism Department study.

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek law firm to combine with Husch Blackwell
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The combined firm will be called Husch Blackwell and will have more than 700 lawyers in 19 cities.

Wisconsin manufacturing growth eases some but remains positive
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MarquetteUniversity said their index that measures manufacturing growth in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois remained positive in April for the fourth consecutive month.

New faces, new places for April 29
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New Faces, New Places is about personnel changes at Wisconsin businesses.

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