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  • Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    Kohler Co. has introduced a deodorizing toilet seat that it says eliminates embarrassing bathroom odors and the need for candles and sprays to cover them up. The $90 seat is one of many high-tech gadgets that Wisconsin- based Kohler and its competitors have introduced in recent years to make time spent in the bathroom more pleasant. When it comes to toilets,...

  • Recalls this week: strollers, candles, chargers Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    DETAILS: Eleven Graco and Century-branded strollers with model names Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate. They were sold between August 2000 and November 2014. Strollers with a manufacture date from August 1, 2000 to September 25, 2014 are included in the recall.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- The morning after President Barack Obama announced his sweeping action to overhaul the U.S. immigration system, conservative groups and states were already pulling together legal strategies to dismantle the plan. Opponents said there will likely be a three-pronged legal approach to stymie Obama's moves: Congress could sue the president for...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- Soon after President Barack Obama announced his immigration plans on Thursday evening, Democrats and Republicans who might be angling for his job in 2016 weighed in on an issue that is almost certain to be at the center of their campaigns. Hillary Clinton, who lost the Democratic nomination to Obama in 2008 and is expected to make a run to be the...

  • Kozy Shack recalls some puddings over labeling Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:02 PM ET

    ARDEN HILLS, Minn.— Pudding maker Kozy Shack Enterprises is recalling some of its puddings because they are not labeled as containing milk. The product was distributed to 20 states— Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- President Barack Obama planned on Thursday to ease the threat of deportation for about 4.7 million illegal immigrants, as leading Democrats lined up behind the U.S. leader in the face of Republican attacks. Obama dispatched his chief of staff, Denis McDonough, to Capitol Hill for lunch with Senate Democrats who grilled him on the politics and...

  • Brady misses 1Q profit forecasts Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 8:09 AM ET

    MILWAUKEE _ Brady Corp. on Thursday reported profit of $13.6 million in its fiscal first quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 39 cents per share. Analysts expected $308.8 million, according to Zacks.

  • Spectrum Brands misses 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 7:24 AM ET

    MIDDLETON, Wis. _ Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $47.9 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.12 per share. Spectrum Brands shares have climbed 30 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Representative Paul Ryan, the leading Republican voice on fiscal policy, vowed on Wednesday to start overhauling the U.S. tax code despite Washington gridlock that he says will worsen with President Barack Obama's planned immigration order. The candidate for vice president in Mitt Romney's 2012 White House bid, Ryan was confirmed by Republicans on...

  • WASHINGTON/ CHICAGO, Nov 19- U.S. farmers are about to reap a bumper harvest not just in corn and soybeans but also in new subsidies that could soar to $10 billion, blowing a hole in the government's promise that its new five-year farm bill would save taxpayers money. If payments for 2014, the first year the farm bill takes effect, do come in at that level- as some private...

  • Ryan to chair tax panel, a possible 2016 platform Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— House Republican leaders chose Paul Ryan on Tuesday to head the powerful House Ways and Means Committee for the next two years, giving him a high-profile platform if he decides to run for president in 2016 or beyond. Jason Chaffetz of Utah to head the House Oversight Committee and Rep. Mac Thornberry of Texas to head the Armed Services Committee.

  • Wisconsin agency proposes fee for electric cars Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— Wisconsin would join five other states that impose special fees on owners of electric vehicles, in an attempt to help make up for revenue drivers of those fuel-efficient cars aren't paying in gas taxes, under a road-funding proposal put forward by Gov. The $50 annual charge, which would raise about $4 million a year, is part of $751 million in new taxes...

  • Wisconsin agency proposes fee for electric cars Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— Wisconsin would join five other states that impose special fees on owners of electric vehicles, in an attempt to help make up for revenue drivers of those fuel-efficient cars aren't paying in gas taxes, under a road-funding proposal put forward by Gov. The $50 annual charge, which would raise about $4 million a year, is part of $751 million in new taxes...

  • Reynolds launching heat-not-burn cigarette Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— Reynolds American Inc. is launching a cigarette that heats tobacco rather than burning it, hoping to capitalize on the growing appetite for alternatives to traditional smokes. The nation's second-biggest tobacco company said Monday that it will begin selling Revo— a cigarette that uses a carbon tip that heats tobacco after being lit— in...

  • Madison credit union falls victim to fraud scheme Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    UW Credit Union says it has taken an estimated $13.1 million "loss contingency" charge against earnings. UW Credit Union in the fourth-largest credit union in Wisconsin. UW Credit Union was the second financial institution in Wisconsin to report it had invested in the USDA loans through Pennant Management Inc. Blackhawk Bancorp Inc. of Beloit said in October...

  • LAPD technology that tracks ex-cons stirs concerns Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Los Angeles police are increasingly relying on technology that not only tells patrol officers where crime is most likely to occur but also identifies and keeps track of ex-cons and other bad guys they believe are most likely to commit them. Ed Prokop, head of the Los Angeles Police Department division that watches over the grimly nicknamed "Shootin'...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 13- Farmland prices in the U.S. "The downturn in crop prices of the past two years finally extinguished the trend of rising farmland values that had prevailed in the District since the fourth quarter of 2009," the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago said, reporting land prices fell 2 percent from the second quarter but were unchanged from a year ago.

  • CHICAGO, Nov 13- U.S. farmland prices in the central Corn Belt states eased slightly in the July-September quarter, but stayed steady on year-ago levels as values held up despite the downturn in grain prices that accelerated with this year's record harvest, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago said on Thursday. "Declines from a year ago in' good' agricultural land...

  • Wisconsin ag exports climb 17 percent Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— Agricultural exports are moving out of Wisconsin at a strong rate. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says Wisconsin farms and agribusinesses have exported nearly $2.8 billion worth or products to 138 countries so far this year. Wisconsin is first in exporting bovine genetics, whey, ginseng, processed sweet corn, mink fur...

  • Kohl's misses 3Q earnings forecasts Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.— Kohl's Corp. reported fiscal third-quarter results that missed Wall Street expectations as sales at its department stores fell. The company, based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, reported net income of $142 million, or 70 cents per share, in its fiscal third quarter. Analysts expected $4.42 billion, according to Zacks.