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— The latest episode of “ The Show” features an interview with Damien Weidmann, chief science officer for MIRICO, about the British company’s work and how he views Wisconsin’s technology strengths.

Also on the show, Tom Still talks about the upcoming Wisconsin Technology Summit, and Liz Schrum presents this week’s Tech Metrics, which chart key indicators in the Wisconsin economy.

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— Madison and Milwaukee need to work more closely together to keep talent in Wisconsin and attract others here, company leaders agreed at a WARF panel this week.

Both cities, said Understory founder and CEO Alex Kubicek, have a large amount of talent but need to improve the state’s reputation as a place to grow a startup.

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— Northwestern Mutual reported it had record revenues of $27.9 billion last year and will pay shareholders dividends totaling $5.6 billion.

The company said the figures reflect people’s desire for “the company’s distinctive approach to financial security,” which takes into account clients’ entire wealth, rather than just looking at their insurance or investment options.

Northwestern Mutual also pointed to its acquisition of online financial planner LearnVest as an example of the company “investing in the future.”

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Lockheed Martin drops lawsuit over $6.7B U.S. Army contract won by Oshkosh Corp.

Northwestern Mutual reports record revenue

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Health care consulting firm Tricast expands into software industry

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– Reid Ribble in talks with roofing group

– Milwaukee Bucks, city take step toward arena-construction worker training program

– Room boom: Hotel construction grows 17 percent year-over-year in January


– WEDC Market Update: International growth opportunities — Turkey


– Parents, educators steer children away from STEM teaching careers


– ThedaCare plan draws praise, emotions


– Legislature again considers debt collection for Milwaukee County


– Oak Creek printer buys nearby building for expansion

– Goodwill sells former store location in West Allis

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– Grocery chain closes for immigrant rally in Madison

– Restoration Hardware store opens in Third Ward


– Cambridge Winery opens event center, tasting room

– Redox Inc. to pitch at SXSW conference

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– Packers raise regular-season ticket prices


– Port of Milwaukee cargo traffic dips after power plant converts from coal to natural gas

– Southwest adds daily nonstop service between Milwaukee and San Diego


– Deep divide on Waukesha plan on display for Great Lakes reps


Dean Haen: What shipping means for our community


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CBRE Group: Hired to bring 4.2 million-sq.-ft. former Janesville General Motors plant site to market

CUNA Mutual Group: Posts strong 2015 results

Fiserv: Names Robert Hau as chief financial officer

Milwaukee Bucks: MVP season ticket memberships for 2016-17 season now available

Northwestern Mutual: Record 2015 results show Northwestern Mutual is strong and growing

Northwestern Mutual: Study finds African Americans dream big, but struggle to reach financial goals

UW-Madison: Tradition of serving others keeps drawing alumni into Peace Corps

UW-Madison: UW South Madison Partnership puts down roots after a successful first year

UW-Madison: UW-Madison Master Plan open house scheduled for Feb. 24

UW-Whitewater: Economic impact more than $407 million

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek: Adds Robert Romashko to its corporate and finance practice group

Wisconsin Technology Council: ‘WisBiz: The Show’ covers Tech Metrics, commentary; interview with UK tech exec on Wisconsin landscape

Ziegler Wealth Management: Madison brokerage firm announces new vice president and financial advisor