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  • Dairy industry braces for a milk bust following 2014 boom Saturday, 17 Jan 2015 | 10:59 AM ET

    "I guess I'm sorry if I'm hurting the farmer or the middleman, but I'm certainly delighted to pay under $3 a gallon," said Michael Kleinhenz, of Madison, Wisconsin. Less than a year ago, they struggled to meet global demand and milk prices climbed to record highs— about $25 per hundredweight, or roughly the equivalent of a 10- gallon tank, according to Mark Stephenson,...

  • DENVER— Frontier Airlines said Friday that it will hire contractors to do the work of 1,300 employees— about a third of its total workforce— at the Denver airport and in Milwaukee. Frontier said it will hire a unit of Swissport International Ltd. to perform all ground-operations work at the Denver airport, replacing 1,160 airline employees.

  • County Bancorp Inc. shares rose, while Patriot National Inc. fell. It raised about $18.6 million after offering 1.18 million shares at $15.75 per share. The stock is being traded on the Nasdaq stock exchange under the symbol "ICBK."

  • WASHINGTON— The victims vary: Fast-food colossus McDonald's. Medical device maker Cooper Cos. "It's clearly a drag on corporate profits," says David Kelly, chief market strategist at J.P.

  • Bank Mutual posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 4:36 PM ET

    BROWN DEER, Wis. _ Bank Mutual Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings climbed by 42 percent to $3.8 million. Bank Mutual shares have declined slightly since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Bank Mutual, Earnings Report.

  • The speech, delivered just over a week into Walker's second term, comes amid growing speculation about his intentions for seeking the White House. Walker defended his record— pointing out that unemployment is lower now than when he took office and taxes have been cut by $2 billion— while also contrasting Wisconsin with Washington, in the brief 25- minute speech.

  • Colorado group helps breast cancer survivors get tattoos Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 1:15 AM ET

    WEST ALLIS, Wis.— For women who have survived breast cancer, breast or nipple reconstruction can be a first step toward looking like their old selves. A Colorado organization is helping some of those women, and others who don't choose reconstruction, in their emotional healing— through tattoos to help conceal their scars. Its first annual P.ink Day was in 2013, when...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 13- U.S. companies are increasingly penalizing workers who decline to join "wellness" programs, embracing an element of President Barack Obama's healthcare law that has raised questions about fairness in the workplace. Among the two-thirds of large companies using such incentives to encourage participation, almost a quarter are imposing...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 12- U.S. Treasuries yields fell on Monday as a sell-off in Wall Street stocks and strong demand at a three-year Treasury note auction fed buying for U.S. government debt, driving 30- year yields to near-record lows. Despite forecasts that U.S. inflation would continue to fall short of the Fed's 2 percent target, most top Wall Street firms still...

  • Wall Street is also punishing the sector. "The producers have to be getting murdered," said Steven Boyd, senior managing director at Sun Coast Resources Inc., a Houston- based distributor of petroleum and alternative fuels. Blue Ridge Biofuels, a small biodiesel producer in Asheville, North Carolina, that makes its product from used restaurant cooking oil, says...

  • *J.C. Penney climbs after sales results. NEW YORK, Jan 7- U.S. stocks bounced back on Wednesday after five sessions of losses, following strong private sector jobs data and as deflation concerns in the euro zone were seen pushing the bloc's central bank into action. "The deflationary data suggested the ECB will be justified in doing more and that is probably what...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 2- U.S. The Institute for Supply Management said its index of national factory activity fell to 55.5, below economists expectations for 57.6, from 58.7 the month before. "On a day where there are probably not many people around, even a small decline is noteworthy," said Jim Kochan, chief fixed income strategist at Wells Fargo Funds Management in Menomonee...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 2- U.S. Treasury prices gained on Friday after data showed that growth in the American manufacturing sector slowed more than expected in December, overturning earlier bond weakness on signs the European Central Bank is closer to launching new stimulus. "On a day where there are probably not many people around, even a small decline is noteworthy," said...

  • Dec 29- Carl Icahn reported a 7.7 percent stake in Manitowoc Co Inc, and became the second activist investor this year to push for a splitup of the company's crane and foodservice equipment businesses. Manitowoc's shares rose 11 percent to $23.25 before the bell on Monday. Ralph Whitworth's Relational Investors urged the company to spin off the foodservice...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 4- Thousands of U.S. fast-food workers and supporters marched in nearly 200 cities around the United States on Thursday including Chicago and Boston to advocate for a $15 minimum wage and other labor rights. About 200 demonstrators marched in downtown Chicago starting near the Rock' N' Roll McDonald's, the largest in the city, chanting "We can't...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 4- U.S. fast-food workers and supporters marched for higher pay in Chicago, Milwaukee and Boston on Thursday as demonstrations advocating for a $15 minimum wage and other labor rights in about 190 cities began around the United States. About 200 demonstrators marched in downtown Chicago starting near the Rock' N' Roll McDonald's, the largest in the...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 4- U.S. fast-food workers and supporters marched for higher pay in Chicago, Milwaukee and Boston on Thursday as demonstrations advocating for a $15 minimum wage and other labor rights planned in at least 160 cities began around the United States. About 200 demonstrators marched in downtown Chicago starting near the Rock' N' Roll McDonald's, the...

  • The SEC on Wednesday filed civil fraud charges against former Assisted Living Concepts Inc chief executive Laurie Bebo, and chief financial officer, John Buono, who devised a scheme to fraudulently inflate occupancy rates at certain facilities it ran for seniors. Their misconduct included adding Bebo's parents and husband in the company's leasing figures...

  • The slide came the day after oil cartel OPEC decided not to cut output in a meeting in Vienna. "We do not know if OPEC has ulterior motives to let oil prices drift lower and pinch the global sector, or if reaching a consensus on cuts was just too challenging," wrote Wells Fargo Securities in a Friday client note. "We'll wait to see the trend next week when there's full...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. Among possible Republican candidates, Romney's 19 percent put him ahead of former Florida governor Jeb Bush with 11 percent, New...