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  • Michelle Obama: High school diploma is not enough Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 3:36 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— It may be a few years before the first daughters head to college, but Michelle Obama is already brainstorming a dorm room checklist while encouraging high school students to dream big about their education beyond graduation. The first lady told a group of students Thursday that a high school diploma is not enough in today's global economy.

  • Wisconsin unemployment drops to 5.9 percent Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— Wisconsin's unemployment is down to 5.9 percent, its lowest level since November 2008. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that the unemployment rate was 5.9 percent in March, down from 6.1 percent in February.

  • Minnesota Pipe Line seeks to expand capacity Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    MINNEAPOLIS— Minnesota Pipe Line Co. announced plans Thursday to nearly double the capacity of a crude oil pipeline that carries oil from Canada and North Dakota to the two refineries in the Twin Cities that produce most of Minnesota's and much of Wisconsin's transportation fuels.

  • NY-based co. closing Syracuse-area lab in July Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    CICERO, N.Y.— An Albany-based pharmaceutical company that's part of a $250 million economic development project in Buffalo is shutting down its Syracuse- area research center, eliminating 45 jobs. Albany Molecular Research Inc. announced Wednesday that it will close its 12- year-old facility in Cicero on July 15.

  • *China's growth slows, but exceeds median forecast. NEW YORK, April 16- U.S. stocks rose for a third straight session on Wednesday after data showed China's economic growth exceeded expectations and U.S. industrial production rose for a second straight month.

  • Johnson Controls buying air distribution business Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 12:13 PM ET

    MILWAUKEE— Johnson Controls, which makes both automotive and building systems, said Wednesday that it's buying Air Distribution Technologies from the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for about $1.6 billion.

  • Whitefish shortage causing Passover meal problems Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 5:23 PM ET

    Markets in Chicago and Detroit were among those struggling to fill whitefish orders before the beginning of the eight-day celebration Monday evening, and a representative of a commercial fishing agency said the shortfall extended as far as New York.

  • Airlines warm to web-surfing in the friendly skies Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    Wireless Internet access in the sky is taking off, promising better connections for travelers and a bonanza for companies that sell the systems.

  • NEW YORK/ HAMBURG, April 14- Wi-Fi in the sky is taking off, promising much better connections for travelers and a bonanza for the companies that sell the systems.

  • NEW YORK, April 13- The wrenching selloff in U.S. high-growth technology and biotech shares could leave investors braced for more than a minor pullback when earnings pick up speed this week.

  • Tribe banks on syrup for sweet relief from poverty Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 9:12 AM ET

    But it's the forest that will be the first to deliver as the impoverished tribe seeks to become one of the biggest maple syrup operations in Maine. The tribe, which owns 60,000 acres of land near the Canadian border in western Maine, has big plans for the syrup operation deep in the woods.

  • "There's skepticism among investors about the outlook, and we're getting into the first-quarter earnings season, so you're going to see some positioning," said Brian Jacobsen, chief portfolio strategist at Wells Fargo Funds Management in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

  • No tax refund? Victims of fraud voice frustration Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    Thieves have claimed billions of dollars in bogus tax refunds from the IRS by swiping the Social Security numbers and identities of ordinary people.

  • Tax refund fraud is a big frustration for victims Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 2:09 AM ET

    TOLEDO, Ohio— Laura Hankins knew something was wrong when she filed her daughter's tax return and it was rejected hours later: An identity thief already had sent in a return using the 19- year-old's personal information.

  • Oshkosh Corp. laying off 760 from defense division Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    MILWAUKEE— Oshkosh Corp. said Thursday it plans to eliminate about 760 jobs from its defense division this summer, or 29 percent of the group's workforce, a decision driven by lower demand for its mine-resistant trucks and other military vehicles.

  • House passes Ryan budget with big cuts Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 3:26 AM ET

    Democrats countered with a plan that would leave Obama's health care plan and rapidly growing health programs like Medicare intact, relying on $1.5 trillion in tax hikes over the coming decade to bring deficits down to sustainable but still-large levels in the $600 billion range.

  • Call of cyber duty: Military academies take on NSA Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 3:08 AM ET

    WEST POINT, N.Y.— If MacArthur or Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen. The academies for Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine compete, and the one that does the best job fending off the barrage of cyberattacks is declared the winner.

  • Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a possible 2016 White House contender, unveiled legislation on Wednesday to broaden the use of financial vehicles known as "income share agreements" that students can use to fund their higher education costs.

  • Tesla questions lemon law king's motivations Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 5:22 PM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— Tesla Motors officials questioned Wisconsin's self-proclaimed lemon law king's motivations in suing over a Milwaukee- area doctor's electric car, saying the company did all it could to fix the car and suggesting someone may have tampered with it.

  • Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a possible 2016 White House contender, will unveil legislation on Wednesday to broaden the use of financial vehicles known as "income share agreements" that students can use to fund their higher education costs.

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