Two Wisconsin families have become the first to accept settlement offers from the GM Ignition Switch Compensation Fund.» Read More
Enbridge is trying to build the 612- mile pipeline to carry 225,000 barrels of oil a day through northern Minnesota to a hub in Wisconsin. The pipeline was expected to be ready in early 2016, but because of a "longer than expected permitting process" in Minnesota, it likely won't be in service until 2017, Enbridge spokeswoman Katie Haarsager said.
MADISON, Wis.— The top lobbyist for Wisconsin's chamber of commerce defended the group Tuesday from accusations by Democratic lawmakers and others that a graphic on its website was offensive and indicated the business organization was against pay equity for women.
AUGUSTA, Maine— Big changes are on the horizon for many low-income Maine residents as Gov. The Republican governor, whose efforts to overhaul the state's welfare programs are playing a central role in his re-election campaign, says Maine must prioritize its resources for the neediest while encouraging recipients to become self-sufficient.
Dramatic cellphone video recorded by stopped motorists and obtained by a newspaper shows federal land management rangers and a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper scuffling with a 20- year-old man before he was fatally shot on a road outside Las Vegas. MARCH 16: Albuquerque, New Mexico.
BEAVERCREEK, Ohio— A man walks through Wal-Mart, holding something to his ear as he passes a gun case. He leans toward a shelf and steps back into view, now holding a long, dark object— a gun? In the Wal-Mart case and others, cameras meant to help catch bad guys or document police actions are drawing attention for capturing officers using force.
Massasoit Community College in Massachusetts and Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley Technical College are the largest recipients and will each get about $20 million. A Maryland program will receive $15 million to partner with companies like Raytheon and IBM to train workers with little education for jobs in cybersecurity or information technology.
MADISON, Wis.— The state Department of Natural Resources says Wisconsin saw record timber sales from state lands during the last fiscal year. DNR Chief Forester Paul DeLong says timber sales totaled $11.71 million during the year that ended June 30. That's up from $10.8 million during fiscal year 2013..
MILWAUKEE— Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 105,000 motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their clutches may fail, causing stopped bikes to creep forward and potentially crash. The Milwaukee company also is recalling 1,384 motorcycles made earlier this year to test for possible fuel tank leaks.
CHICAGO— Airlines were scrambling to accommodate travelers whose flights were canceled after a contract employee allegedly set a fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center where he worked, halting flights at two of the nation's busiest airports. By Friday night, more than 2,000 flights in and out of Chicago had been canceled.
Brown, a crusader against the role that Wall Street banks play in commodity markets, warned that Congress would write new laws if the CFTC and foreign regulators were unable to fix what he called "ongoing irregularities" in the market.
*Medicaid expansion key part of Obama's healthcare reform. Up to a dozen states, including several led by Republicans, could move forward with plans to expand coverage under Medicaid after the November elections. Texas Governor Rick Perry once said expanding Medicaid would be similar to "adding a thousand people to the Titanic."
The usual autumn decline of the price of gasoline is getting an assist from lower global oil prices. Up to 30 states could see an average price below $3 a gallon by the end of the year. Source: AAA, OPIS and Wright Express.
Companies like Whirlpool and Caterpillar are making costly additions to their otherwise sinewy supply chains to compensate for aging U.S. roads that are too potholed and congested for "just in time" delivery. Whirlpool, for instance, has set up a network of secure drop lots outside Chicago, Milwaukee and Minneapolis.
DETROIT— As General Motors begins to compensate the victims of crashes tied to faulty ignition switches, this week more than a dozen families were given a choice: accept a settlement, presumably in the millions of dollars, or fight GM in a potentially lengthy court battle.
DETROIT— The families of two Wisconsin teenagers killed in a car crash involving a faulty General Motors ignition switch have dropped their lawsuit against the company and are seeking a settlement with the automaker.
WASHINGTON— Three years ago, Jason Prosser was stunned to discover the cost of child care for his newborn son— so much so that he and his wife postponed having a second child. The day care center they found near their Seattle home tops $10,000 a year.
MILWAUKEE— A second round of talks in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's bankruptcy case failed to yield a deal, and mediation has ended, an archdiocese spokesman said Tuesday. Archdiocese spokesman Jerry Topczewski said in an email Tuesday afternoon that they were unsuccessful.
The acquisition of Viasystems Group, Inc., of St. Louis, Missouri, is expected to be completed during the first half of 2015 would give TTM 30,000 employees in 10 assembly factories in the U.S., Canada and China. TTM says the acquisition of Viasystems will diversify its business partners and provide entry into the automotive industry.
NEW YORK— The Procter& Gamble Co. is selling its Iams and Eukanuba brands in Europe to Spectrum Brands, shedding the remaining parts of its pet care business. Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. is a consumer products company whose pet group brands include Tetra, Furminator and Dingo.
With a worldwide gross of over $6.2 billion, "The Lion King" stage musical has now achieved the most successful box office total of any work in any media in entertainment history, The Associated Press has learned.