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JACKSON — A 20.5-acre lot on Spruce Street has been sited for residential development by the village, though what type of residential is still under consideration. Read more

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LOS ANGELES — Hoping to recover a lost anchor chain, a work boat dragged a grappling hook along the seabed near an oil platform off the Southern California coast. But it hooked something else -- a pipeline carrying crude oil from the towering rig to shore. Read more

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is taking steps to address the economic risks from climate change, issuing a 40-page report Friday on government-wide plans to protect the financial, insurance and housing markets and the savings of American families. Read more

MINNETONKA, Minn. — UnitedHealth’s Optum division continues to outperform and after putting up better-than-expected numbers for the third quarter, the nation’s largest health insurer raised its outlook for 2021 for the third time. Read more

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MADISON - Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce President Kurt Bauer on Wednesday said customers are having a tough time finding things on the shelves and businesses in the state are having a tougher time making things or getting them to the marketplace. Read more

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is wrestling with whether and when to offer another dose of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, while a new study out Wednesday raises the prospect that using a different brand as the booster might work better. Read more

Facebook will expand its policies on harassment to remove more harmful content, the company said Wednesday in its latest change following congressional testimony from a whistleblower who faulted the social media giant for not doing enough to stop harmful content. Read more

WASHINGTON — Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022. The biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years follows a burst in inflation as the economy struggles to shake off the drag of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

NEW YORK — Food companies are coming under renewed pressure to use less salt after U.S. regulators spelled out long-awaited guidelines aimed at reducing sodium levels in dozens of foods including condiments, cereals, french fries and potato chips. Read more

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden tried to reassure Americans on Wednesday that he can tame high inflation, announcing a deal to expand operations at the Port of Los Angeles as prices keep climbing and container ships wait to dock in a traffic jam threatening the U.S. economy and holiday shopping. Read more

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While metropolitan Milwaukee home sales may have decreased in September by 4.2%, Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors President Mike Ruzicka cautioned it’s not necessarily a sign of a trend of declining home sales. Read more

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WEST BEND — Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin sat down on Tuesday with leaders of Moraine Park Technical College, the West Bend School District and the Kettle Moraine YMCA to discuss how the organizations work together to provide an education to area students looking to enter a workforce … Read more

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HARTFORD — The Plan Commission this week cleared the site plan for an expansion to the Country Veterinarian Clinic, which is looking to add about 1,000 square feet to the existing business. Read more

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PEWAUKEE — Three tool and die students at Waukesha County Technical College took first in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference this summer. Read more

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From left: Kelly Lambrecht, Sharon Niesing, Jay Schreurs, Linda Chay, and Dave Mulder, mortgage lenders at Port Washington State Bank, were recently given the Five Star Mortgage Professional Award presented by Five Star Professional.The recognition is earned by less than 7% of lenders in a g… Read more

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MILWAUKEE — Dominic Ortiz has been named CEO and general manager of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. After conducting a nation-wide search, Ortiz began his role at the Milwaukee property on Monday. Read more

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WAUKESHA — Moreland OB-GYN & Associates, a women’s health care organization serving Waukesha County and the surrounding communities, announced it has welcomed three new physicians to its southeastern Wisconsin clinics serving the Brookfield, Hartland, Mukwonago, Oconomowoc, Sussex, and Watertown communities.  Read more

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