The Badger State boasts a strong infrastructure, but persistent budget woes threaten to curdle the state’s economy.» Read More
As the government closed the books Sunday with a $1.1 trillion deficit for the year, which required borrowing 32 cents for every dollar it spent, budget analysts have little confidence in either man's plan to address the accumulating debt, now at about $16 trillion.
CHICAGO-- Integrys Energy Group Inc., a provider of electricity and natural gas, said Monday that it is buying one of its suppliers, a Wisconsin power plant, for $440 million. Fox Energy Co. is owned by General Electric Co. and Tyr Energy Inc., a privately held company.
NEW YORK-- Macy's Inc. plans to hire about 80,000 seasonal workers this holiday season, a 2.5 percent increase from last year when the Cincinnati- based operator of Macy's and upscale Bloomingdale's hired 78,000 workers.
Oct 1- Electric and natural gas utility Integrys Energy Group Inc will buy privately held Fox Energy Co LLC for $440 million to add a 593 megawatt power generating plant in Kaukauna, Wisconsin.
Oct 1- Integrys Energy Group Inc:. *Wisconsin public service enters into agreement to buy fox energy company llc. *Says the transaction is expected to close on or around April 1, 2013.
Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker became the first governor in US history to survive a recall election.
Some say the new stimulus will improve the economy so much President Obama is guaranteed 4 more years. But others say it may show that Obama's economic policies failed so badly, the Fed had to take extreme action.
According to the most recent annual report from the USDA, it now costs $234,900 to provide a child with 17 years of food, shelter, and other necessities. Click to learn more.
New polls show that Medicare ranks as the third most crucial issue to likely voters in Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin, and that more respondents in those crucial states trust President Obama to manage the program, The New York Times reports.
While the July unemployment figure rose a tenth of a point from June to 8.3 percent, the government says 44 states saw their rates increase.
Retail gasoline prices in the U.S. Midwest were as much as 50 cents higher than in the rest of the country this week, and a number of contributing factors are to blame.
Wisconsin has implemented long-term reforms to ensure the delivery of vital services, and invested in things like infrastructure, technology and education, says Gov. Scott Walker, but business needs more measures to create stability and drive growth.
CNBC's Scott Cohn and Eamon Javers offer insight on the state of the business climate for three key political swing states: Wisconsin, Virginia and Ohio.
In this video Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker reveals why he thinks his state is a top state for business. To vote for Wisconsin tweet your vote to #TopStatesWI
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the "Badger State's" economic turnaround and why it is ranked one of CNBC's top states for business.
What U.S. cities have the best credit scores for 2012? Click to find out.
According to a recent Gallup poll, only 29 percent of Americans say they have a "great deal" or "quite a lot of confidence" in the U.S. education system. Michelle Rhee, StudentsFirst founder and CEO, discusses the quality of public education in the United States, with radio talk show host John Batchelor.
Despite his earlier opposition to Mitt Romney’s candidacy for the White House, former General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz said Wednesday he backed the former Massachusetts governor.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on Wednesday hailed the outcome of the Wisconsin recall election, praising Governor Scott Walker for emboldening conservatives in their drive to slash spending on a national level.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) discusses the state of U.S. debt, the political impact of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's win, and President Obama's leadership performance.