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MILWAUKEE-- The number of Wisconsin workers killed on the job increased 28 percent last year, in part because of an increase in workplace shootings, according to federal statistics released Wednesday. Three employees at the Azana Salon& Spa in Brookfield were killed in October 2012 by one worker's estranged husband.
MADISON, Wis.-- The state Department of Natural Resources is outlining the steps a company looking to dig a huge iron mine in far northwestern Wisconsin will need to take bulk mineral samples. Gogebic Taconite wants to dig a 4 1/ 2- mile long open-pit iron mine in the Penokee Hills east of Mellen. Larry Lynch is the DNR's mine project manager.
MILWAUKEE-- Residents in eastern Wisconsin soon will be able to buy health insurance through a nonprofit cooperative that claims to offer lower-cost insurance options because it will re-invest its profits back into the company.
The line runs from Superior, Wis., to Sarnia, Ontario, passing through Michigan's Upper Peninsula and crossing the Straits of Mackinac, a five-mile-wide area where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet.
MADISON, Wis.-- Democrats in the Wisconsin Legislature, including possible gubernatorial candidate Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, called on Republicans Tuesday to hold a public hearing on a bill to increase the minimum wage. The request for a hearing comes as President Barack Obama and Democrats nationally have been calling for an increase in the minimum wage.
NEWS: The mining company Joy Global's fiscal fourth-quarter net income tumbled 87 percent, stung by a large charge related to its branding initiative. DETAILS: The Milwaukee- based company's total bookings fell 19 percent to $1.1 billion in the quarter. NUMBERS: Joy Global Inc. earned $26.8 million, or 25 cents per share, for the period ended Oct. 25.
In an open letter on Tuesday to Boeing Chief Executive Jim McNerney and Boeing Commercial Airplanes Chief Executive Ray Conner, the state's two senators and 10 representatives emphasized the congressional support that would come with putting the jet factory in their state.
A business in Madison, Wis., offering "therapeutic cuddling" for $60 an hour—the Snuggle House—has closed after its owner took too much "grief."
MADISON, Wis.-- Wisconsin's ultra-liberal capital city is a place where just about anything goes, from street parties to naked bike rides. But city officials say a business is pushing even Madison's boundaries by offering, of all things, hugs.
Marching north, it was expected to pummel the East Coast with snow, sleet, and freezing rain from Baltimore to north of Portland, Maine, according to the National Weather Service. The Delaware Memorial Bridge, which links Delaware with New Jersey, was closed briefly "due to ice and multiple accidents," according to the bridge's official Twitter account.
MILWAUKEE-- Joy Global Inc. said Friday that it has added its soon-to-be CEO Edward Doheny II to its board. He has also served as president and chief operating officer of its underground mining business since 2006. The company announced in March that he would succeed Michael Sutherlin as president and CEO after Sutherlin retires at the end of the year.
MILWAUKEE-- "Cannibal sandwiches," an appetizer featuring raw, lean ground beef served on cocktail bread, may be a Wisconsin tradition, but they are not safe, health officials said, noting that more than a dozen people became ill after consuming them last holiday season. The meat came from a Watertown market that later recalled more than 2,500 pounds of meat.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-- A Green Bay, Wis.- based beef processing company has submitted the minimum $12.75 million bid for an idled South Dakota plant, according to court paperwork filed Wednesday.
*Canada's No. 4 bank is first to report quarterly results. TORONTO, Dec 3- Quarterly earnings at Bank of Montreal rose 1 percent due to stronger wealth management profit, and Canada's No. 4 bank raised its dividend, but its shares fell on Tuesday on the back of a sluggish performance at its U.S. Harris Bank unit.
MADISON, Wis.-- A company looking to dig a huge iron mine in far northwestern Wisconsin has submitted a scaled-down sampling plan that would make blasting a last resort. Gogebic Taconite originally wanted to remove 4,000 tons of rock from five sites in the Penokee Hills. The company planned to use excavation equipment or explosives.
TORONTO, Dec 3- Bank of Montreal said on Tuesday that its quarterly earnings rose 1 percent, topping estimates, after stronger wealth management results offset weaker income from the brokerage and U.S. Harris Bank units.
But specialists said weeks of work lie ahead, including a major reconfiguration of the computer hardware.
Nov 26- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a dispute in the bankruptcy of a small-town pizza shop owner, taking on a case that could dictate how inherited individual retirement accounts are treated in bankruptcy.
WASHINGTON, Nov 24- Despite humiliation, solitary confinement and having a gun held to his head during the U.S. Embassy crisis in Iran three decades ago, former hostage Bruce Laingen still favors diplomacy with Tehran.
CHICAGO, Nov 22- The Maschhoffs, LLC, the country's largest family-owned pork producer, agreed to buy U.S. chicken company GNP Company for an undisclosed amount, the two companies announced on Friday.