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  • Marcus beats Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 8:06 AM ET

    MILWAUKEE _ Marcus Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $3.1 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 4 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $116.3 million.

  • Wisconsin judge declines to block new right-to-work law Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 5:01 AM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— A judge on Thursday declined to block Wisconsin's new right-to-work law, allowing it to remain in effect while several unions challenge the statute. Dane County Circuit Judge William Foust rejected the request by three unions to grant a temporary injunction blocking the law from being enforced pending the outcome of their lawsuit.

  • LOS ANGELES/ SEATTLE, March 18- Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Howard Schultz has deftly navigated thorny issues such as gay marriage, gun control and Congressional gridlock, but his move to weigh in on U.S. race relations has brewed up a social media backlash. at center page and "RaceTogether" and the Starbucks logo near the bottom. The issue flared following the...

  • Trump said he had formed an exploratory committee to determine whether to run, and that he had hired staff in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. In a telephone interview with Reuters, Trump said he would put his job creation record up against anyone, including the dozen or so Republicans who are considering a White House run in 2016.. The United States for years...

  • WASHINGTON, March 18- Real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump took the first steps on Wednesday toward launching a 2016 presidential campaign, a sign the businessman may jump into the Republican race after publicly considering it in years past. Trump said he had formed an exploratory committee to determine whether to run, and that he had hired staff in...

  • Actuant reports 2Q loss Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:15 AM ET

    MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. _ Actuant Corp. on Wednesday reported a fiscal second-quarter loss of $64.8 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. For the current quarter ending in May, Actuant said it expects revenue in the range of $315 million to $325 million. Actuant shares have declined almost 10 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON— Senate Republicans are matching President Barack Obama's proposals to cut Medicare by more than $400 billion over the coming decade, though they're not embracing his specific cuts to health care providers like hospitals and drug companies. Slated for release Wednesday afternoon, the GOP senators' companion measure contains greater cost cuts...

  • Puerto Rico's governor, Alejandro García-Padilla, has models from JetBlue, Lufthansa, Avianca and local airline Seaborne in his office. European aircraft manufacturer Airbus took in 1,456 passenger plane orders from 67 airlines around the world last year. It also placed 30,000 of its own orders— for model Airbus jets.

  • House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling said the Fed's Office of Inspector General reopened the case on March 4, according to the letter, which was sent to Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Friday. Details of the Federal Open Market Committee's September 2012 meeting were published by Medley Global Advisors in a report to clients on Oct. 3 of that...

  • March 8- Firefighters on Sunday were still working to extinguish the last of a series of fires that erupted when a BNSF Railway train loaded with crude oil derailed two days ago in a rural area south of Galena, Illinois, a local official said. Nobody was injured in the fiery Thursday wreck, in which 21 cars of a 105- car BNSF train that originated in North Dakota...

  • March 7- Firefighters were still working on Saturday to extinguish several blazes that erupted when a BNSF Railway train loaded with crude oil derailed two days ago in a rural area of northwestern Illinois, a local official said. Nobody was injured in Thursday's fiery wreck, in which 21 cars of a 105- car train that originated in North Dakota derailed on the...

  • March 7- Firefighters on Saturday were still working to extinguish several blazes that erupted when a BNSF Railway train loaded with crude oil derailed two days ago in a rural area south of Galena, Illinois, a local official said. Nobody was injured in the fiery Thursday wreck, in which 21 cars of a 105- car BNSF train that originated in North Dakota derailed about 3...

  • LA JOLLA, Calif., March 6- One of the earliest tasks in President Barack Obama's $215 million "precision medicine" program will be finding a way to piece together data from a hodgepodge of existing studies, said Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health. Volunteers include Kaiser Permanente, the Mayo Clinic, the Marshfield Clinic in...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- U.S. stocks retreated on Friday, with the S&P 500 index poised for its second straight weekly drop, after a strong monthly jobs report fueled expectations for an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve this year. "There's speculation we're going to see an increase in rates earlier than anticipated," Jim Herrick, director of equity trading at R.W.

  • NEW YORK, March 6- Asked last week about his agenda if elected, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker began: "Should I choose to be a candidate..." Like the other would-be Republican candidates who took the stage over three days in Washington at the Conservative Political Action Conference, the Wisconsin governor studiously avoided...

  • WASHINGTON, March 3- Republican lawmakers at a hearing on Tuesday said that the U.S. consumer watchdog should stop attempts to regulate overdraft charges on prepaid cards even as the agency considers tighter rules on the practice. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in November proposed rules to treat overdraft fees on prepaid cards as a form of credit...

  • Republicans on the committee that oversees financial services disagree, and Texas Representative Randy Neugebauer plans to introduce a bill later this week to replace the agency's director with a five-person commission appointed by the president. "Sometimes, I think you are trying to do good, but in the end, what you do creates harm to an industry where people...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 27- The Obama administration is battling Wall Street to win the support of dozens of Democrat lawmakers over rules that could rein in brokers who handle trillions of dollars in retirement accounts. President Barack Obama on Monday called on the Department of Labor to write new rules for brokers that seek to reduce conflicts of interest and "...

  • MADISON, Wis., Feb 25- The Wisconsin Senate narrowly approved a "right-to-work" bill on Wednesday that would bar private-sector employees who work under union-negotiated contracts from being required to join their unions or pay them dues. The bill, which would make Wisconsin the 25th U.S. state with a right-to-work law on the books, cleared the Republican-led...

  • MADISON, Wis., Feb 25- The Wisconsin state Senate on Wednesday began debating a proposal to make Wisconsin the 25th right-to-work state in the nation, as thousands of demonstrators protested the measure at the state capitol. The Republican-led state Senate is expected to approve the bill, which would prohibit requiring private sector workers to join or...