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  • Wisconsin official blasts agency official Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 6:21 PM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— A vice president at Gov. Scott Walker's job-creation agency who resigned his position in August then changed his mind two days later complained about the competency of the second-in-command, Walker's former deputy chief of staff, documents released to The Associated Press on Monday showed.

  • Wisconsin shortfall projected at $1.8 billion Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 3:42 PM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— Wisconsin's state budget will be nearly $1.8 billion in the red by mid-2017 based on a new estimate Monday, providing Democrats with more fodder to argue that Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans in control of the Legislature have mismanaged the state's finances.

  • Judge orders state not to enforce PAC limits law Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 3:18 PM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— A federal judge just two months before Election Day has ordered that Wisconsin election officials not enforce the law limiting how much money candidates can collect from political action committees and those run by political parties and legislative campaigns.

  • US-Japan group calls for finishing trade pact Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— Government officials from the United States and Japan called Monday for completion of an international trade agreement that they said would strengthen ties between the two allies and help both countries recover from their own economic struggles.

  • NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES, Sept 4- U.S. fast-food workers staged protests in some 150 cities on Thursday in a fight for higher pay, and organizers said more than 450 were arrested from Manhattan's Times Square to Los Angeles. About 400 protesters clogged Times Square during morning rush hour in the latest of ongoing actions aimed at raising their wage to $15 an hour.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Aug 21- Enbridge Inc, Canada's largest pipeline company, might be able to circumvent a delay in U.S. approvals for plans to nearly double the size of its Alberta Clipper line taking oil sands crude to the Midwest, saying it can put the oil in another pipeline to cross the border.

  • FOND DU LAC, Wis., Aug 20- Glenn Grothman is a fiery conservative who wants to slash welfare programs and crack down on illegal immigrants who he says will "destroy" America. And if U.S. House Speaker John Boehner wants to keep his job next year, he had better be sure Grothman and his fellow House of Representatives newcomers are happy.

  • Aug 20- Departures and primary losses for 28 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have created opportunities for a new wave of conservative and Tea Party- backed candidates. The Republican nominee to replace him is Gary Palmer, a fund raiser for a conservative think tank in Alabama who is backed by the anti-tax group Club for Growth.

  • Aug 19- The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a report by a U.S. cybersecurity firm that it uncovered some 1.2 billion Internet logins and passwords amassed by a Russian crime ring, the largest known collection of such stolen data.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- Hitachi Metals Ltd, a producer of specialty steel and automotive parts, said on Tuesday it would acquire Waupaca Foundry Inc, the world's largest iron castings provider, from buyout firm KPS Capital Partners LP for $1.3 billion in cash. Hitachi Metals, which is listed in Tokyo, has a market capitalization of $7.3 billion.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 13- The millions of Americans that use propane to heat their homes, dry crops or keep livestock warm expect another tough winter this year as a fragmented supply network of pipelines, trains and trucks struggles to keep pace with spiking demand.

  • CHICAGO, Aug 12- Beef Products Inc will reopen a Kansas processing plant on Monday to boost production of "lean finely textured beef," which critics call "pink slime," as wholesale beef prices soar with a shrinking U.S. cattle herd.

  • FDA approves first DNA-based test for colon cancer Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 6:47 AM ET

    The FDA approved the first screening test for colon cancer that uses patients' DNA to help spot potentially deadly tumors and growths.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 7- U.S. stocks fell in choppy trading on Thursday as a sanctions confrontation between Russia and the West kept traders eager to cash any gains. Markets kept an eye on eastern Europe as Moscow imposed a ban on imports of many Western foods, retaliating against sanctions imposed for its support of rebels in eastern Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea.

  • Aug 7- Cargill Inc, a top global commodities trader, said on Thursday its quarterly earnings fell as drought limited farm services opportunities in the United States and due to a loss stemming from the drop in the value of Venezuela's currency. Plains states, which have similarly impacted rival agribusinesses Archer Daniels Midland Co and Bunge Ltd..

  • Aug 5- A cybersecurity firm said it has uncovered about 1.2 billion Internet logins and passwords and more than 500 million email addresses amassed by a Russian crime ring, the largest known collection of such stolen data, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

  • These bikes are 'Made in the USA' Saturday, 2 Aug 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Workers craft Trek Bicycles in Waterloo, Wis. Most bikes, however, are manufactured in Asia.

    As most production has moved overseas, Trek Bicycles has managed to hold onto some domestic production. Inside their Wisconsin headquarters.

  • Aug 1- Harley-Davidson Inc is recalling more than 3,000 motorcycles to fix an ignition switch issue that can cause the bikes to stall and crash, the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration said on Friday. This is the second big recall Harley-Davidson has been forced to make this summer, typically the company's peak selling season.

  • July 30- Journal Communications Inc. and E.W. Scripps agreed to merge broadcast operations and spin off their newspaper businesses into a new publicly traded entity, the media companies said late on Wednesday. The newly formed newspaper entity would combine Scripps' newspapers in 13 markets with Journal Communications' flagship Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

  • CHICAGO, July 30- Cargill Inc, one of the nation's largest beef processors, said on Wednesday it plans to close its Milwaukee, Wisconsin, beef-processing plant on Friday, because the size of the U.S. herd has fallen to its smallest in 63 years.