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  • July 22- U.S. motorcycle maker Harley Davidson Inc came late to the offshoring game. For Harley-Davidson, they turned a happy debut into a near-debacle, as its second-quarter earnings released on Tuesday showed.

  • ND wants specifics on backlogged grain shipments Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.— North Dakota's congressional delegation is pressing Canadian Pacific Railway to provide details of its backlog of grain shipments, saying farmers need detailed information with fall harvest fast approaching. But Sen John Hoeven, R- N.D., Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D- N.D., and Rep.

  • July 22- Harley-Davidson Inc cut its full-year forecast for motorcycle shipments on Tuesday, citing weaker-than-expected U.S. retail sales and a delay in getting its newest bike into dealer showrooms.

  • Harley-Davidson 2Q profit rises 30 percent Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:13 AM ET

    MILWAUKEE— Harley-Davidson Inc. on Tuesday reported net income that climbed by 30 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. The Milwaukee- based company said earnings rose to $354.2 million, or $1.62 per share, from $271.7 million, or $1.21 per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

  • July 22- Harley-Davidson Inc reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday but cut its full-year forecast for motorcycle shipments, citing weaker-than-expected U.S. retail sales and a delay in getting its newest bike into dealer showrooms.

  • *Sees 3rd- qtr profit of $1.46- $1.54/ shr vs est $1.45. July 21- Staffing company ManpowerGroup Inc reported better-than-expected second-quarter results and forecast third-quarter profit above analysts' expectations, helped by a pick up in hiring in Europe.

  • Ranking US states by job creation in past 5 years Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has generated 7.8 million jobs. North Dakota, benefiting from an oil and gas drilling boom, has created nearly 98,000 jobs over the past five years, a 27 percent increase-- by far the best in the country.

  • July 18- U.S. auto parts maker Johnson Controls Inc reported a 3 percent rise in quarterly revenue, as demand rose for its car seats, and the company said it expected its cooling and heating systems business to return to growth in the current quarter.

  • Trek president calls on Walker to take down ad Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 5:26 PM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— John Burke, the president of Trek Bicycle Corp. and the brother of Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke, said Thursday that Republican Gov.

  • Wisconsin unemployment rate holds at 5.7 percent Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 2:04 PM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— Wisconsin's unemployment rate is holding steady. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that the unemployment rate was 5.7 percent in June, unchanged from May. More reliable numbers are released quarterly by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, but they lag the monthly figures.

  • Federal grant to help laid-off Oshkosh workers Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 5:02 AM ET

    OSHKOSH, Wis.— The U.S. Department of Labor is providing nearly half a million dollars in assistance for the workers who were laid off by the defense arm of Oshkosh Corp. in recent months. The grant was awarded to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. Oshkosh Corp. said in April it was cutting about 700 hourly positions and 60 salaried positions.

  • Wisconsin releases new Medicaid enrollment numbers Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 9:29 AM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— More than 60 percent of the people in Wisconsin who lost state Medicaid coverage earlier this year did not purchase private insurance through the online marketplace, according to official data released Wednesday.

  • INSIDE WASHINGTON: Bogus cash pays for roads Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 3:07 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— If there's anything that can unite Democrats and Republicans in the partisan swamp of Capitol Hill, it's free money. The latest example of free money in Washington is a retread proposal called "pension smoothing" that raises money but doesn't increase anyone's taxes. To some people's way of thinking, that's a win-win situation.

  • Solar panel array to help heat, power Ohio prison Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 12:19 AM ET

    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio— The state on Wednesday unveiled a large solar panel project at a southern Ohio prison it says will save taxpayers $245,000 in annual energy costs, reduce greenhouse emissions and help train inmates involved in the project as a route to future jobs.

  • WASHINGTON, July 15- The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to ban permanently any taxation of Internet access, a prohibition that is temporary and currently set to expire in 16 weeks. The approval came on a voice vote, sending the legislation next to the Senate, where it also has bipartisan support.

  • House votes to extend moratorium on Internet taxes Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The House voted Tuesday to make permanent a moratorium that prevents state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet. Bob Goodlatte, R- Va., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

  • Carbo Ceramics Inc, a Houston- based oil services company that is the world's largest producer of tiny ceramic balls that can boost the production of fractured wells, may hold the answer.

  • Tesla, Wisconsin doctor settle lemon lawsuit Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— Tesla Motors has settled a lawsuit alleging the company sold a defective electric car to a Wisconsin doctor. The deal calls for the California- based company to pay Franklin physician Robert Montgomery nearly $127,000 to cover the car's cost, his taxes and his attorney fees.

  • But I feel like I'm changing one or two minds here or there, "said Felice Pete, a nurse anesthetist and a member of the state party's Black Advisory Board. The swing state, one of 11 where the Republican National Committee has hired staff to reach black voters, hosts one of the country's most important Senate races in November's midterm elections.

  • NHTSA to investigate fatal truck tank explosion Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will probe a fatal truck explosion that happened last spring when a forklift pierced the vehicle's natural gas fuel tank. The federal agency said the April 3 accident in Howard, Wisconsin, occurred when a Daimler 2014 Freightliner Business Class M2 truck was carrying a three-wheel electric forklift.