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LaToya Dennis

The biggest shopping day of the year means hiring extra workers, not to mention moving tons of merchandise.

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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and you are not alone if you have not finished the grocery shopping required to put a holiday meal on your table.

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People have all sorts of traditions for Thanksgiving weekend. 

As Wisconsinites approach the busy holiday shopping season, the specter of having our personal data stolen looms in the background.  

Marti Mikkelson

Entrepreneur Week kicks off Monday in Milwaukee. The city has helped plan more than a dozen events to help new businesses grow.

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Organizers hope The Commons, a new seed accelerator project, will spark more collaboration between the business community and higher education institutions in the Milwaukee region.

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Wisconsin may not be known for its entrepreneurial spirit, yet some investors are convinced the state holds potential.

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Over the summer on Lake Effect, Milwaukee financier and philanthropist Sheldon Lubar talked about the importance of a strong business school in the community - in this case, the one that carries his name.  

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The city of Milwaukee’s license division is continuing to accept applications from prospective taxi operators. 

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There's positive news in the Wisconsin employment picture. A quarterly hiring survey done by Manpower Group indicates that many Wisconsin employers believe they're going to be adding new staff in the fourth quarter of 2014. 

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Two local organizations focused on innovation and the Milwaukee economy are teaming up with nearly two dozen colleges and universities to create a seed accelerator.

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Late last month, leaders of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s parent company announced a merger with the E. W. Scripps corporation of Cincinnati.  The deal combines print operations into a 14-newspaper business called Journal Media Group.  It will also bring together broadcast media businesses into a separate company.

Since then, national and local analysts have been discussing what the merger will mean to the financial health of the companies, and what it will mean for local control of Milwaukee’s last daily print newspaper.

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About 600 Milwaukee people are unexpectedly back in the job market after losing theirs when Cargill abruptly closed its slaughterhouse in the Menomonee Valley.

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Buzzwords come and go. According to the Global Language Monitor, which tracks English language usage and compiles a yearly list of the top 50 business buzzwords, 2013 was the year of proactive, monetize, transparency, and win-win, among others.  

The Cargill Company sent shock waves through Milwaukee last week.

Cargill announced it was closing its slaughterhouse in the Menomonee Valley and laying off 600 workers. The company blames the country’s declining herd of beef cattle.

Under Wisconsin law, companies with more than 50 workers must give 60 days’ notice when closing a plant.

Cargill told its 600 workers on Wednesday; then shut the doors, two days later. We asked Governor Walker about the short notice.

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