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The following bankruptcies were filed during October in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Western District of Wisconsin.

The following bankruptcies were filed during October in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Western District of Wisconsin.

American Airlines is taking some heat after an internal memo leaked telling employees that their first priority during delays or cancellations should be to get elite passengers to their destinations, even if it means using a competing airline, but economy passengers shouldn’t get that option.

Microsoft is teaming up with prominent Indian athlete Anil Kumble to debut a cricket bat that can track batting analytics in real-time, and send them straight to fans.

The following area business registrations, such as limited liability companies and corporations, were filed in September.

The following area business registrations, such as limited liability companies and corporations, were filed in September.

The following area business registrations, such as limited liability companies and corporations, were filed in September.

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WASHINGTON — Negotiators from the U.S. focused much of their effort in reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement on provisions affecting auto manufacturing, touting the final deal with Canada and Mexico as a boon to domestic carmakers and their employees.

Apple Inc., with a trillion-dollar market capitalization, is turning to a federal appeals court in its years-long patent fight with Andrea Electronics Corp., one of Long Island’s smallest public companies.

With many area employers still having a hard time filling job openings, the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce’s flagship event will feature advice on attracting and keeping workers.

There may be a second act for Toys R Us, the retail wonderland for children that over summer turned out the lights at hundreds of stores for what was thought to be the final time.

SAN FRANCISCO — Google, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week, on Monday looked to the future as it unveiled three big shifts in search that appear to take aim at some of its biggest competitors.

The following area business registrations, such as limited liability companies and corporations, were filed in August.

Produce companies that want to sell lettuce and salads at Walmart and Sam’s Clubs will have to learn the skills of cryptocurrency traders, the giant retailer announced last week.

SAN DIEGO — When Amazon arrived like Godzilla to the retail world, stomping out brick-and-mortar shops with speedy e-commerce delivery, small businesses suffered the brunt of the damage.

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court ruled last week that Uber can force its drivers into individual arbitration over pay and benefit disputes, voiding an effort by thousands of drivers to join in a class-action suit against the ride-hailing company.

The following area business registrations, such as limited liability companies and corporations, were filed in August.

BEIJING — A day after a bruising round of new tariffs came into effect, China ramped up its criticism of the U.S. in a news conference of six top trade and industry officials, portraying itself as a virtuous defender of global trade and the Trump administration as hurting the global economy.

Eau Claire-based National Presto Industries announced Monday that its defense subsidiary received a $46.8 million option award to provide more 40mm cartridges for the U.S. Army.

SEATTLE — Amazon Go grew from a single convenience store to four over eight months. A report Wednesday suggested that the retail giant is considering a much faster pace of expansion.

If millennials are killing brick-and-mortar stores, then their successors might save it, according to new surveys that say some young shoppers actually like to shop in person.

Retailers won’t just be battling each other for customers this holiday season — they’re also gearing up to fight over the temporary workers who will make the sales.

The following area business registrations, such as limited liability companies and corporations, were filed in August.

The following area business registrations, such as limited liability companies and corporations, were filed in August.

The following area business registrations, such as limited liability companies and corporations, were filed in August.