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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • DETROIT, July 1- One worker was killed on Tuesday and eight others hurt in a chemical explosion at a General Motors Co auto stamping plant in Marion, Indiana, the company said. Four injured workers were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Marion General Hospital.

  • NEW YORK, June 26- Activist investment firm Relational Investors LLC has amassed a roughly 8.5 percent stake in Manitowoc Co Inc and is urging the crane and food equipment company to break itself up, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • BOSTON, June 25- Police can order an accused criminal to decrypt his computer without violating his constitutional right against self-incrimination, Massachusetts' top court said on Wednesday.

  • June 24- Howie Barokas had just ridden his Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited on Highway 50 across the searing Nevada desert when he heard about the company's new electric motorcycle. Then again, Harley-Davidson Inc was looking beyond loyal baby boomers like 49- year-old Barokas when it unveiled its first electric prototype bike last Thursday.

  • *Wisconsin Energy to buy Integrys for $9.1 bln. *ParkerVision plummets on its heaviest-ever volume. "Right now we're digesting last week's gains and keeping an eye on all the economic data that's coming out this week," said Leo Grohowski, who oversees more than $184 billion in client assets as chief investment officer at BNY Mellon Wealth Management in New York.

  • *Wisconsin Energy to buy Integrys for $9.1 bln. Financial data firm Markit's Composite Purchasing Managers' Index for the euro zone fell more than expected, though the HSBC/ Markit Flash China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose into expansion territory for the first time in six months.

  • June 23- Wisconsin Energy Corp said it would buy Integrys Energy Group Inc for $5.71 billion to create a larger, more diverse Midwest electric and natural gas delivery company.

  • June 23- Wisconsin Energy Corp said it would buy Integrys Energy Group Inc for $5.71 billion to create a larger, more diverse Midwest electric and natural gas delivery company. The combined company, which will be named WEC Energy Group Inc, will serve more than 4.3 million gas and electricity customers in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota.

  • Wisconsin Energy to buy Integrys in $9.1 bln deal Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    The combined company, which will be named WEC Energy Group Inc, will serve more than 4.3 million gas and electricity customers in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota.

  • Prosecutors: Gov. Walker part of 'criminal scheme' Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    Prosecutors allege Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was part of a criminal scheme to illegally coordinate fundraising with outside conservative groups.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, June 19- Enbridge Inc said on Thursday the price tag to replace a major pipeline that exports Canadian crude oil to the U.S. had jumped 7 percent to C $7.5 billion because of labor costs, additional engineering work on its Hardisty, Alberta, crude terminal and a weaker Canadian dollar.

  • TREASURIES-Prices gain as Fed more dovish than expected Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 3:06 PM ET

    *Fed to buy $2.25 bln- $2.75 bln notes 2021-2024 Thursday. NEW YORK, June 18- U.S. "There were a lot of people that thought there would be a lot more mention of inflation there, that there would have been a more hawkish tone, but on balance it came out fairly dovish," said Aaron Kohli, an interest rate strategist at BNP Paribas in New York.

  • Why Minnesota policymakers revamped biz taxes Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 2:07 PM ET
    Dirk Bak

    If there is a silver lining to Minnesota's current business climate, it's that the legislature was forced to repeal biz sales taxes.