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  • RACINE, Wis. _ Johnson Outdoors Inc. on Friday reported a loss of $534,000 in its fiscal first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Racine, Wisconsin- based company said it had a loss of 5 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Sensient meets 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 6:41 PM ET

    MILWAUKEE _ Sensient Technologies Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $19.2 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 71 cents per share. Sensient shares have declined almost 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Badger Meter posts 4Q profit Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 5:51 PM ET

    MILWAUKEE _ Badger Meter Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $5.5 million. Badger Meter shares have climbed nearly 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Badger Meter, Earnings Report.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday that would curb a Justice Department initiative aimed at cutting off perpetrators of fraud from the banking system. The goal of the program, frequently called " Operation Choke Point," has been to hold banks accountable while sniffing out law breakers, according to the department.

  • The $10- per-barrel fee is expected face solid opposition from Republicans who control Congress and oppose new taxes and Obama's energy policies. The White House said the $10 fee would be phased in over five years. The White House said the tax would provide for the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund to ensure the nation maintains its infrastructure.

  • WEC Energy meets 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 8:15 AM ET

    MILWAUKEE _ WEC Energy Group Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $179.9 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 63 cents per share. WEC Energy shares have risen 10 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has fallen slightly more than 6...

  • Snap-On beats 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 6:45 AM ET

    KENOSHA, Wis. _ Snap-On Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $131.4 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.16 per share. Snap-On shares have decreased 11 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has fallen slightly more than 6 percent.

  • Roberts sold more than $250,000 in Microsoft stock Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 3:12 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court's recent decision to step into a relatively unimportant case involving Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming system revealed that Chief Justice John Roberts has sold between $250,000 and $500,000 in Microsoft stock in the past year. Yet in the past few months, Alito has had to sit out a Supreme Court case and Breyer and Roberts...

  • Roadrunner beats 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 5:21 PM ET

    CUDAHY, Wis. _ Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $12.1 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 31 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $502 million.

  • MILWAUKEE— A civil liberties group said Wednesday that it plans to file federal discrimination and harassment complaints after a Wisconsin manufacturer fired seven Muslim employees for violating a company break policy that doesn't provide extra time for prayer. The news of the terminations was first reported by WLUK-TV in Green Bay.

  • Manpower beats 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 7:49 AM ET

    MILWAUKEE _ ManpowerGroup Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $123.9 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.51 per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.02 billion.

  • Modine posts 3Q profit Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 4:55 PM ET

    RACINE, Wis. _ Modine Manufacturing Co. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $8.2 million. Modine expects full-year earnings in the range of 70 cents to 76 cents per share. Modine shares have dropped 34 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Rexnord tops 3Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 4:43 PM ET

    MILWAUKEE _ Rexnord Corp. on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $24.4 million. Rexnord expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.37 to $1.41 per share. Rexnord shares have declined 15 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Fiserv meets 4Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 4:17 PM ET

    BROOKFIELD, Wis. _ Fiserv Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $189 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $1 per share. Fiserv expects full-year earnings in the range of $4.32 to $4.44 per share.

  • House GOP fails anew to repeal Obama's health care law Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 12:50 PM ET

    "What we're proving today is if we have a Republican president next year, we will repeal Obamacare," Ryan, R- Wis., told reporters, using a nickname for a law that GOP lawmakers have despised since it was pushed through Congress six years ago. Ryan said the GOP will offer its own proposal this year for replacing the law, saying it would lower costs and "restore the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 2- U.S. Oil fell around 4 percent on Tuesday, dented by worries about the demand outlook and rising supply, while hopes for a deal between OPEC and Russia on output cuts faded. "I think the reaction in the bonds is greater than you would think from the stimulus of oil and the stock market," said Lou Brien, a market strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago.

  • Twin Disc reports 2Q loss Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 8:19 AM ET

    RACINE, Wis. _ Twin Disc Inc. on Tuesday reported a fiscal second-quarter loss of $2.3 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Twin Disc shares have risen slightly more than 6 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Twin Disc, Earnings Report.

  • Spectrum Brands misses 1Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 6:39 AM ET

    MIDDLETON, Wis. _ Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. on Tuesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $73.6 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.06 per share. Spectrum Brands shares have decreased 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • TIMELINE-Bird flu reappears in U.S. poultry flocks Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 5:06 PM ET

    An Indiana turkey flock was infected with a strain known as H7N8, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Jan. 15. Four states- Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota- declared states of emergency during the outbreak. The timeline below shows the spread of the disease in the United States, according to data and information from the USDA's Animal and Plant Health...

  • Caterpillar closing 5 plants, cutting 670 jobs Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 3:19 PM ET

    Caterpillar says it plans to close five plants, causing a net reduction of about 670 jobs in Illinois and several other states, as part of a broader cost-cutting campaign announced last year. The mining and construction equipment company will cut about 230 jobs for office and production workers at a major manufacturing campus in East Peoria, Illinois, where...