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Number of new Wis. businesses increases

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The number of new businesses created in Wisconsin last year compared with 2010 increased 2.3 percent.

The state Department of Financial Institutions says there were 33,190 new businesses formed in 2011. That is up from 32,458 the previous year.

In the fourth quarter of last year, 8,034 businesses were formed. That is up slightly, just 0.3 percent, from the last three months of 2010.

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