MillerCoors to build service center

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The parent company of MillerCoors is expanding its Milwaukee footprint with a business service center to support its operations in North America. Parent Molson Coors Brewing Company says the new center will be located at the Miller Valley Campus on Milwaukee’s west side. The center is expected to eventually employ about 150 […]

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GOP resurrects bill exempting rent-to-own from consumer act

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans are trying again to exempt rent-to-own businesses from the state’s consumer protection act. Rep. Warren Petryk and Sen. Terry Moulton began circulating a bill for co-sponsors Tuesday that would create a new section of statutes specifically for the rent-to-own industry. Under the new provisions, rental-purchase agreements must disclose in […]

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Fire at Chicago chocolate factory is the second in November

CHICAGO (AP) — For the second time this month, the Chicago Fire Department has responded to a blaze at the Blommer Chocolate Company factory. Fire officials said Tuesday’s fire started in a cooling tower on the roof of factory near the city’s Loop business district. All workers at the factory have been accounted for and […]

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Wisconsin Senate lifts mining moratorium

  MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican lawmakers took their final steps toward lifting Wisconsin’s nearly 20-year ban on gold and silver mining Tuesday, pushing a bill that would eliminate the prohibition through the state Senate and on to Gov. Scott Walker. The GOP has been pushing the measure since mid-September. The Assembly passed it last […]

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WEDC board set to vote on Foxconn contract

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s economic development board is set to vote on a contract implementing a $3 billion incentive package for a Foxconn Technology Group plant. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s board is set to vote during a closed session late Wednesday afternoon. The board will not vote on the contract’s actual language but […]

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Economic development board will see full Foxconn contract

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The head of Wisconsin’s economic development agency says the full board will be allowed to review a proposed $3 billion contract with Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group before voting on it. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s board is due to vote on the contract Wednesday. In a letter on Friday, agency […]

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Wisconsin food company investing in solar electricity

LA FARGE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin food company is planning to invest in solar electricity aimed at increasing the state’s solar capacity and reducing electric bills for rural customers. La Farge-based Cooperative Organic Valley has partnered with solar developer OneEnergy Renewables and the Upper Midwest Municipal Energy Group on the project, the La Crosse […]

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Personalized maps offer the gift of place

If you’ve got avid travelers on your gift list this year, or just armchair ones, consider getting them a custom map. Maps of favorite places might commemorate special trips or experiences, and can appeal to any age or gender. Map Your Travels, in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, has some options. One of its maps shows […]

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Book World to close all stores in 7 states

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — Book World says it’s closing all of its 45 stores in seven states, citing a shift in consumer preference to online shopping. The company’s senior vice president Mark Dupont says 325 employees will lose their jobs as a result. Book World plans to begin liquidation sales on Thursday. Dupont says the […]

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Sargento Foods expanding in Wisconsin

HILBERT, Wis. (AP) — Sargento Foods is expanding in eastern Wisconsin for the fourth time in the past decade. The company is adding 40,000 square feet and 150 jobs to its Hilbert location, WLUK-TV reported . The Hilbert location currently employs about 300 people. The company is expanding to meet the growing demand for natural […]

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