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CHICAGO, May 20- Caterpillar Inc said late on Monday that it would resume contract talks with the union representing about 800 Milwaukee workers who make specialized mining machinery.
*No movement seen in Congress on budget talks. WASHINGTON, May 20- The U.S. government added $306 billion in new debt during a four-month suspension of the federal borrowing limit, the Treasury Department said on Monday, but there was no sign on Capitol Hill of any movement toward a budget compromise.
MADISON, Wis.-- Wisconsin employers, including hospitals, nursing homes and other health care agencies, could no longer require workers to get flu shots under a bill pending in the Legislature.
And a spate of scandals, involving the Internal Revenue Service, security for the U.S. mission in Benghazi and the seizure of phone records from the Associated Press news agency, has distracted Congress and the White House. But, he said, "the chances that this Congress does anything useful, which were already low, are even lower."
CHICAGO-- United States Cellular Corp., the sixth-largest cellphone carrier in the country, on Friday closed on the sale of some of its Midwestern markets to No. 3 Sprint Nextel Corp. and announced that it's handing over the proceeds to shareholders through a special dividend.
WASHINGTON, May 17- Unemployment rates dropped in 43 out of the 50 U.S. states and in the District of Columbia in April from a year before, according to Labor Department data released on Friday. A handful of states, including Illinois, Delaware, Indiana, Wisconsin, Mississippi and New Hampshire saw their jobless rates rise over the year.
MADISON, Wis.-- Prosecutors announced Thursday they won't file charges against loggers whose equipment apparently started a massive wildfire in northwestern Wisconsin, concluding there was no criminal intent or negligence.
"Signs of moderation in farmland value gains emerged," the bank said of its district, which includes most of Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan and northern Illinois and Indiana. " The land price trends mirror what was reported on Wednesday by the Kansas City and St Louis Federal reserve banks for the first quarter.
Green Bay Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers and linebacker Clay Matthews may have to soon share the television spotlight with its fans.
Ron Kind and Tom Petri put forward a crop insurance reform plan Wednesday that they say will save the federal government $11 billion over the next 10 years. Kind, a Democrat, and Petri, a Republican, announced their plan as work continued in Congress on a new farm bill.
MILWAUKEE-- ID and security products maker Brady Corp. said Thursday its fiscal third-quarter net income plunged 85 percent, pulled down by hefty loss from discontinued operations and sending its shares tumbling before the morning's opening bell.
WASHINGTON-- Congressional Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday challenged Attorney General Eric Holder over the Justice Department's handling of the investigation of national security leaks and its failure to talk to The Associated Press before issuing subpoenas for the news service's telephone records.
MADISON, Wis.-- The state Assembly has approved a bill that would bar Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. employees from negotiating contracts they have a financial stake in. The bill now goes to the state Senate.
KENOSHA, Wis.-- Snap-on has acquired Challenger Lifts Inc. for about $38 million, putting the tool maker in a better position to serve vehicle repair shops. Snap-on, which also provides equipment, diagnostics, repair information and other services, said Tuesday that Challenger, will be folded into its repair systems and information group.
NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, May 12- When David Pendery, a corporate public relations specialist, decided to move his family from Colorado to Illinois this year for work, his biggest worry was whether he would be able to sell his home quickly. It took just three days.
DETROIT, May 12- Six weeks into his work as Detroit's emergency manager, former bankruptcy lawyer Kevyn Orr has found the city's finances in worse shape than expected, with long-term debt at $15 billion, $2 billion worse than figures disclosed before he took the job.
MADISON, Wis.-- Wisconsin's budget surplus grew by $500 million Thursday, leading to a bipartisan call by state lawmakers and Gov. Scott Walker to put some of the money toward public schools two years after funding was cut by more than $1 billion. The state entered this year with roughly a $500 million surplus, but Walker spent nearly all of that in his budget proposal.
WAUKESHA, Wis.-- Two state lawmakers vented their frustration over Wisconsin's job-creation agency Wednesday, telling members of the agency's board the Legislature would look to impose changes unless the organization showed signs of improvement.
KEWAUNEE, Wis.-- A Wisconsin nuclear power plant has shut down after nearly 40 years of generating electricity. Dominion Resources Inc. on Tuesday shut down its 556- megawatt Kewaunee Power Station east of Green Bay. Kewaunee went into service on June 16, 1974.
May 8- Enbridge Inc, Canada's largest pipeline company, said on Wednesday it is still hoping for speedy regulatory approval for a planned expansion of an oil pipeline to the United States despite the prolonged delays faced by the rival Keystone XL line.