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    Oshkosh Corp. suppliers get economic assistance

    The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. has launched a pilot program that will give businesses impacted by layoffs at Oshkosh Corp. and other major manufacturers access to short-term loans to help pursue new projects or businesses.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Jobless rates drop in most Wisconsin counties

    Unemployment rates have dropped in most Wisconsin counties and cities.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Ask SCORE column: Demand for local food spurs new business

    When a young man visited Green Bay SCORE for mentoring about a year ago, he wanted to start a CSA. Since the concept was new to me, it took research from several mentors to offer guidance.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Walker signs bill delaying phosphorus rules

    Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that would give wastewater plants, paper mills and food processors up to 20 years to comply with the state's phosphorus limits.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Stephenson Bank, Bank North merge

    Stephenson National Bancorp of Marinette and PWB Bancshares of Wausaukee have agreed to merge.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  1. The powerful full-size 2014 Nissan Titan once again offers a range of body, bed and drivetrain configurations designed to fit a variety of buyer needs from a durable business tool to a versatile family adventurer. For 2014, Titan is available in King Cab and Crew Cab body styles with a choice of 4x4 and 4x2 drive configurations, along with two wheelbases (139.8 inches and 159.5 inches) and three bed lengths. Titan is available in four well-equipped models - S, SV, PRO-4X and SL. Wieck

    2014 Nissan Titan pickup truck offers wide range of configurations

    For 2014, the powerful full-size Nissan Titan pickup truck continues to offer a unique combination of style, innovation and excellent value including a range of body, bed and drivetrain configurations.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Denmark Bancshares slide 5.1% in quarter

    DENMARK Denmark Bancshares Inc. said first-quarter net income was $881,000, or $7.45 per share, in the first quarter, a 5.1 percent decrease from $928,000, or $7.82 per share, in the first quarter of 2013.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Integrys Energy Group is parent company of WPS, headquartered in Green Bay. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Integrys Energy annual meeting coming up

    Integrys Energy Group will conduct its annual shareholders meeting at 10 a.m. May 15 in Chase Auditorium, Chase Tower, 10 S. Dearborn St., Chicago.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Owner Matt Lutsey is pictured in front of the meat case at Waseda Farms Market in De Pere. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media

    Waseda Farms opens grocery store in De Pere

    Waseda Farms Market is open in downtown De Pere.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
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    Raechelle Clemmons column: Create a strong, secure password

    The other day I was asked, 'How secure is [a well-known social collaboration website]?' I think my answer surprised the person who asked, and it may surprise you.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Fritz Erickson

    Erickson named Northern Michigan University president

    Northern Michigan University in Marquette named Fritz Erickson as its 15th president Tuesday, selecting the provost of Ferris State University from among four finalists.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    The new Plexus production facility in Neenah. Wm.Glasheen/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Plexus solidifies Neenah base with $50 million plant

    Plexus Corp.'s relocation of employees to its new $50 million manufacturing plant thrills Neenah officials.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    PAi opening office in Sioux Falls

    DE PERE PAi will open an office in Sioux Falls, S.D., on May 5.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Baylake Corp. reports growth in income

    Baylake Corp., parent company of Baylake Bank, said first quarter net income was $2.07 million, or 23 cents per share, compared with $1.76 million, or 19 cents per share, in the first quarter of 2013.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Bank First earnings grow 8.7% in quarter

    Bank First reported net income for the first quarter of 2014 of $3.2 million, compared with net income of $3 million in the first quarter of 2013. Earnings per share increased 8.7 percent, to 50 cents from 46 cents.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  2. Performance, amenities highlight 2014 Kia Forte sedan

    Originally introduced at the 2012 Los Angeles International Auto Show, the all-new 2014 Forte is a stunning European design-inspired sedan that makes it clear the Korean auto manufacturer has another winner in its line-up.

    • Apr. 22, 2014
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    Construction worker Francisco Olivarez installs the risers for the stadium seating inside one of the movie theaters during the construction of the new 10-screen Carmike Cinema in Manitowoc. The new movie theater is slated to open this summer. Sue Pischke/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Manitowoc movie theater complex taking shape

    A new Manitowoc movie theater with a screen that will measure three stories tall and feature stadium-style seating will open in early summer.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Wisconsin is a leading supplier of sand for the nation's fracking boom. File/AP

    Former EPA official: Fracking transparency vital

    Controversies over the fracking process may be inevitable, a former administrator with the U.S.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Wisconsin home sales decline for third month

    Home sales in Wisconsin dropped for the third consecutive month, which real estate observers attributed to frigid temperatures and hefty snowfall.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  3. 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV combines fuel economy, craftsmanship, safety

    The new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee completely redefines the premium SUV, delivering consumers an unprecedented combination of best-in-class fuel economy and driving range, available clean-diesel technology, a choice of leading powertrain options, legendary

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Gasoline prices drop in past week

    Average retail gasoline prices in Green Bay fell 2.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.64 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 127 gas outlets in Green Bay.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Child-care center breaking ground in Hobart

    Shining Stars Childcare Center will break ground Thursday for a new 125-child center at 4275 Hillcrest Drive.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Ribble hosts job fair at NWTC

    U.S. Rep. Reid Ribble, R-Sherwood, will host a job fair April 29 at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    FedEx moves ahead with Menomonee Falls distribution center

    FedEx is moving ahead with plans to build a distribution center in the Milwaukee suburb of Menomonee Falls.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    David Wegge, executive director of Strategic Research Institute at St. Norbert College in De Pere.

    Weekly Conversation: St. Norbert research center gathers info, uncovers insights

    Press-Gazette Media talks to business leaders in its weekly conversation feature. Today, David Wegge, executive director of the Strategic Research Institute at St. Norbert College, discusses the institute and polling.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
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    Jim Morrison column: Getting customer service just right

    Much has been written about the concept of customer service. It is the subject of meetings, seminars, courses and almost any other way that businesses and nonprofit organizations communicate.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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    Rich Ryman column: Howard home to numerous new restaurants

    Things are cooking in Howard. Two restaurants opened in the village recently and another is scheduled to begin serving before the end of May. And we already wrote about Fajita Republic, opening this week in Urban Edge shopping center.

    • Apr. 20, 2014
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    Caleb Couillard, right, of Kaukauna cuts a hole for a branch connection to come into a main header pipe while training at the Plumbers & Steamfitters United Association Local 400 training center in Kaukauna. At left is Reid Simons of Fond du Lac, who is working on the same project. Dan Powers/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Steamfitters expand training center, programs as demand for welders grows

    The demand for welders and fabricators in Northeastern Wisconsin isn't waning.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Andrew Farah column: Set your goals and make a plan

    In financial terms, retirement day might be the single most important day of your life. Few other moments are as painstakingly planned for or as eagerly anticipated.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Delinquencies on loans expected to rise

    Bankers are predicting more debtors are likely to fall behind on their auto loans and credit card payments this year, but there may be a silver lining.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Business agenda

    Wisconsin Connections Academy info session: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 21, Comfort Suites & Rock Garden Conference Center, 1951 Bond St., Howard. Learn about WCA's customized learning process, and learn how to enroll. Free. connectionsacademy.com.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Business briefcase

    Lisa De Sieno, director of patient services at Unity, Green Bay, was appointed president of board of directors for the Hospice Organization and Palliative Experts of Wisconsin.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    A report released last week said 4.5 million smartphones were lost or stolen in the U.S. last year, up from 2.8 million in 2012. Getty Images/iStockphoto

    4.5M smartphones were lost or stolen in US in 2013

    A report released last week said 4.5 million smartphones were lost or stolen in the U.S. last year, up from 2.8 million in 2012.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Most of the houses on Barberry Lane, south of Lambeau Field, will be razed to make way for parking. Richard Ryman/Press-Gazette Media

    Packers to raze houses south of Lambeau for parking

    The Green Bay Packers will raze about a dozen houses near Lambeau Field this spring to make way for new parking.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
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    Chris Dorn hangs images by photographer David McClain for an exhibition commemorating The Boldt Company's 125th anniversary at the Trout Museum of Art in Appleton. Adam Wesley/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Exhibit pays tribute to The Boldt Company's 125th anniversary

    Take a drive through this city's downtown and it's hard to miss The Boldt Company's imprint.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
  4. The 2014 Infiniti Q70 combines inspired performance, a welcoming interior, a crafted feel and advanced technology. Wieck

    Style, performance, luxury all part of 2014 Infiniti Q70 sedan

    Of all the ways used to describe Infiniti's halo sedan, the 2014 Q70 (formally the M Sedan), it can all be summed up in one word: inspired.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Alex Breitinger column: Gold prices drop on China fears

    SAGold prices plunged this week, falling over $40 per ounce during the day Tuesday, the largest sell-off this year.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Limestone carrier Lewis J. Kuber, and tanker Sichem Onomichi, in the Port of Green Bay. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Port of Green Bay earns Pacesetter award

    The Port of Green Bay is one of six ports selected for an annual award for increases in international cargo during the 2013 shipping season.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Michaels, the largest arts and crafts chain in the U.S., announced that an estimated 2.6 million cards used at its stores across the country may have been affected by a security breach. Getty Images

    Michaels stores in Green Bay, Grand Chute affected by breach

    The Green Bay Michaels store was exposed to a security breach for three months, according to the nation's largest arts and craft chain.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Bucks' new arena may mean added sales tax in Milwaukee area

    Seated at a table on the Milwaukee Bucks' home court, Peter Zehren looked around the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Thursday and acknowledged that the facilities look out of date.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Shopko Corporate headquarters on Holmgren Way in Ashwaubenon. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Shopko CFO takes job with DSW

    Mary Meixelsperger, chief financial officer for Shopko, accepted the CFO position with DSW Inc., a branded footwear and accessories retailer.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke speaks to reporter Nick Penzenstadler on Thursday in Appleton. Dan Powers/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Burke cites appeal to wide socioeconomic range of voters

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke says she appeals to a variety of Fox Valley voters, and spelled out Thursday how her policies would benefit the region.

    • Apr. 18, 2014
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    Dear Monty column: Selling a nice home in a distressed neighborhood

    Q. We have a good house in a bad location. The other homes are not as nice and people have junk cars and other stuff in their yards. We have not been able to sell. What can we do? Ashley C.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Baylake sets dividend, stock repurchases

    Baylake Corp., parent company of Baylake Bank, declared a quarterly dividend of 7 cents per share, payable June 2 to shareholders of record on May 12.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    Associated earnings flat in 1st quarter

    Associated Banc-Corp, parent company of Associated Bank, reported net income of $44 million, or 27 cents per share, for the quarter ended March 31.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    State unemployment drops to 5.9 percent

    Wisconsin's unemployment is down to 5.9 percent, its lowest level since November 2008.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
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    2014 GMC Sierra HD pick-up truck ready for anything

    With its broadest ever heavy-duty truck line-up ever, GMC unveiled the current Sierra heavy-duty pickup truck at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  6. 2014 Chevrolet SS sedan all about performance

    As Chevrolet's first V-8, rear-wheel-drive performance sedan since 1996, the new 2014 Chevrolet SS is designed to deliver performance on the street and on the track.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    Miron to pay $4M to settle billing investigation

    Miron Construction Co. has agreed to pay $4 million to settle a federal investigation into how the company billed five Wisconsin school districts for labor costs.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
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    A robotic barn cleaner or scraper similar to a Roomba inside the cow barn. Tina M. Gohr/Door County Advocate

    Door County farm shows off its robot milker

    Cows at Olson Farms north of Algoma get milked whenever they want, thanks to a newly installed robotic milker.

    • Apr. 15, 2014

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