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  • *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.

  • Biden calls on governors to lead nation Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 3:06 AM ET

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the political gridlock crippling Washington, calling on Republican and Democratic governors alike to lead the nation "out of this mess" while insisting that Congress approve billions of dollars to repair the country's aging infrastructure.

  • How states fared on unemployment benefit claims Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000. That's not far from a reading of 298,000 two months ago, which was the lowest since 2007, before the Great Recession began. California: Down 7,294, due to layoffs in the service industry.

  • Obama presses Congress to consent on border money Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the U.S. border have overwhelmed the government's ability to respond, senior administration officials said Wednesday as President Barack Obama urged Congress to move swiftly to approve emergency spending request for the crisis.

  • July 7- Touchscreen chipmaker Atmel Corp said it would buy Newport Media, a maker of low-power Wi-Fi and bluetooth gear, for $140 million to gain ground in a technology that helps connect everything through the Internet. Atmel's shares were down 1 percent in early trading on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 3- The U.S. Export-Import Bank is considering financing a massive coal-fired power plant in India despite the fact the Obama administration has called on domestic and global public lenders to stop funding coal-plants in his climate change strategy.