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  • Scott Walker will have to plug a roughly $280 million budget shortfall by the end of June, and the state faces a two-year deficit that could be as large as $2 billion, based on new estimates released Friday by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau. Wisconsin's two-year shortfall hits about $2 billion when state agency requests— which will certainly not be...

  • Garden gnome fans fret: SkyMall files for bankruptcy Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 1:35 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Apparently, airline passengers aren't buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. While flying high over Iowa, they could dream about owning a $16,000 multisensory home sauna or maybe just a grill spatula with a built-in flashlight for $29.95. They don't have a captive audience, "says John DiScala, who runs the travel advice...

  • WASHINGTON— Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal information from the government's health insurance website to private companies with a commercial interest in the data. The administration made the changes to HealthCare.gov after The Associated Press reported...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 23- Deere& Co, the world's largest maker of farm equipment, will lay off more than 900 employees at plants in Iowa and Illinois in the latest round of job cuts spurred by a decline in grain prices that is hurting demand for agricultural machinery. Iowa will be hit hardest by the reductions, with about 565 workers in Waterloo and 300 others in Ankeny slated...

  • Walker rejects Menominee request for Kenosha casino Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 11:49 AM ET

    Scott Walker on Friday denied the Menominee Nation's request for permission to build an off-reservation casino in Kenosha, saying approving the project could leave the state owing a rival tribe hundreds of millions of dollars. The decision is devastating for the Menominee, who have been pushing to build a casino at Kenosha's Dairyland Greyhound Park dog...

  • Jan 23- Rockwell Collins Inc on Friday reported a 26 percent increase in quarterly profit as sales rose 16 percent, and lifted its forecast for 2015.. Profit from continuing operations rose to $169 million, and earnings per share increased 29 percent to $1.24. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa- based company notched up its full year EPS forecast by 20 cents to between $5.10 and...

  • Deere will lay off about 910 workers indefinitely from factories mostly in Iowa and sideline another 500 employees in Illinois until late summer, as the agricultural equipment maker continues its adjustment to demand for its products. The Moline, Illinois, company also said Friday that it is adding 220 jobs at construction and forestry factories in Iowa.

  • Rockwell Collins misses 1Q profit forecasts Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 7:42 AM ET

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa _ Rockwell Collins Inc. on Friday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $167 million. Rockwell Collins expects full-year earnings to be $5.10 to $5.30 per share, with revenue in the range of $5.2 billion to $5.3 billion. Rockwell Collins shares have climbed 3 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index...

  • MidWestOne tops 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:12 PM ET

    IOWA CITY, Iowa _ MidWestOne Financial Group Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $3.9 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 56 cents per share. Analysts expected $17.8 million, according to Zacks.

  • CONCORD, N.H.— Mitt Romney launched his last campaign for president at a New Hampshire farm, relied upon a New Hampshire victory to fuel his strategy to win the nomination and even posed the photos of his last family Christmas card on the shores of a New Hampshire lake where he still owns a home. But whatever home-field advantage the Republican Party's 2012 nominee...

  • The Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase ranked 300 major cities worldwide for economic performance last year.

  • Text of GOP response to State of the Union address Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 10:28 PM ET

    Joni Ernst of Iowa, as provided by the office of the Senate majority leader:. I'd like to have a conversation about the new Republican Congress you just elected, and how we plan to make Washington focus on your concerns again. And now we're getting to work to change the direction Washington has been taking our country.

  • WASHINGTON— The U.S. may not have "risen from recession" quite as rousingly as President Barack Obama suggested in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night. Seven years after that severe downturn began, household income hasn't recovered and healthy job growth is complicated by the poor quality, and pay, of many of those jobs. It's always problematic when a...

  • WASHINGTON— The new Republican Congress understands Americans' suffering from the economy, health care system and Washington gridlock and will steer the country away from President Barack Obama's failed policies, the newly minted senator delivering her party's official response to the State of Union address promised Tuesday. Mixing calls for...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Iowa lawmakers in both the House and Senate are proposing legislation that would force casinos to comply with the state's smoking ban. Casino floors in Iowa are now exempt from following a 2008 law that prohibits smoking in public places. Herman Quirmbach of Ames would eliminate that exemption.

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— A group representing farmers said Tuesday that it's calling on the state to toughen oversight and penalties related to pesticide use. The Iowa Farmers Union said members have petitioned the state to change rules governing pesticide drifting through the air. A spokesman for the state Department of Agriculture said officials would meet with...

  • Correction: Lee Enterprises-CFO story Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 12:19 PM ET

    DAVENPORT, Iowa— In a story Jan. 17 about the retirement of Lee Enterprises Chief Financial Officer Carl Schmidt, The Associated Press erroneously reported based on a statement from Lee Enterprises that his former employer, Johnson Outdoors, is a component of the SC Johnson Group. Lee Enterprises announces CFO Carl Schmidt to retire. Lee Enterprises announces...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 9- Some 20 state attorneys general have joined the federal antitrust investigation of competing bids by Dollar General Corp and Dollar Tree Inc to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc, a development that potentially complicates the companies' efforts to win U.S. approval for a deal. Family Dollar, the No. 2 U.S. discount retailer, had previously disclosed...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 9- Some 20 state attorneys general have joined the federal antitrust investigation of competing bids by Dollar General Corp and Dollar Tree Inc to buy Family Dollar Stores Inc, a development that potentially complicates the companies' efforts to win U.S. approval for a deal. Family Dollar had previously disclosed that state attorneys general...

  • CHICAGO, Jan 7- Armed with lessons learned from last year's polar vortex, the U.S. transportation and shipping network faces its first big test of the winter this week as harsh cold and dangerous wind chills buffet the Plains to the East Coast. Snow blanketed much of the eastern United States, with lake-enhanced accumulations of more than a foot in northwest...