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  • WASHINGTON— A draft Republican bill replacing President Barack Obama's health care law would end its Medicaid expansion, scrap fines on people not buying insurance and eliminate taxes on the medical industry and higher earners. The 105- page measure largely tracks talking points that House Speaker Paul Ryan, R- Wis., unveiled last summer and a similar outline...

  • Feb 24- Buyout firm KKR& Co LP is preparing an initial public offering of Gardner Denver Inc that could value the U.S. industrial machinery maker at between $6 billion and $7 billion including debt, according to people familiar with the matter. Gardner Denver may register its IPO with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as early as next week, the people said...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Republican governors from seven states are calling for dramatic changes to Medicaid, which provides insurance to more than 70 million low-income Americans, as they nervously watch President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders move to repeal and replace the Obama-era health law. According to a draft of the proposal obtained by The...

  • WAUWATOSA, Wis. _ Waterstone Financial Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $6.4 million. On a per-share basis, the Wauwatosa, Wisconsin- based company said it had net income of 23 cents. For the year, the company reported profit of $25.5 million, or 93 cents per share.

  • MADISON, Wis. _ MGE Energy Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter profit of $14.5 million. On a per-share basis, the Madison, Wisconsin- based company said it had profit of 42 cents. For the year, the company reported profit of $75.6 million, or $2.18 per share.

  • MILWAUKEE _ Physicians Realty Trust on Friday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 30 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $70.6 million.

  • MEXICO CITY, Feb 23- Mexico is increasingly confident that U.S. Trump wants to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada, but talks cannot begin until he triggers a 90- day notice period by informing Congress. The view of some Mexican officials and business leaders that the U.S. Congress, Supreme Court and some state governors are...

  • MADISON, Wis. _ Alliant Energy Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $65.2 million. Alliant Energy expects full-year earnings to be $1.92 to $2.06 per share. Alliant Energy shares have climbed 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • The Oceti Sakowin Camp was completely vacated shortly after 2:00 p.m. CST, the Morton County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. About a dozen Humvee vehicles entered the camp at around 12:30 p.m. CST and a helicopter flew low overhead, with more police officers and National Guard members stationed outside the site. Around 200 law enforcement...

  • MILWAUKEE _ Marcus Corp. on Thursday reported net income of $8.7 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Milwaukee- based company said it had profit of 31 cents. For the year, the company reported profit of $37.9 million, or $1.36 per share.

  • MILWAUKEE _ Brady Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $25.3 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 34 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $262.8 million.

  • NEW YORK— Kohl's Corp. on Thursday reported a drop in fiscal fourth-quarter profit as sales declined, but the performance still topped Wall Street's expectations and the retailer raised its quarterly dividend. Kohl's and its competitors have been facing a tougher market with more competition from online retailers as consumers increasingly enjoy the ease...

  • Caterpillar Inc, United Technologies Corp, Dana Inc, 3 M Co and General Electric Co, are offshoring work to Mexico, China, India and other countries, according to a Reuters review of U.S. Labor Department records. Executives from the five companies are among a group of business leaders due to meet with Trump on Thursday to discuss how to help the president deliver on...

  • The United States should expect a "strong slap in the face" if it underestimates Iran's defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards says, as Tehran concludes war games. The White House has pushed back the release of a new executive order to replace the directive suspending travel to the United States by citizens of seven mostly Muslim...

  • The United States should expect a "strong slap in the face" if it underestimates Iran's defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards says, as Tehran concludes war games. The White House has pushed back the release of a new executive order to replace the directive suspending travel to the United States by citizens of seven mostly Muslim...

  • The United States should expect a "strong slap in the face" if it underestimates Iran's defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards says, as Tehran concludes war games. The United States is likely to refrain from suggesting major changes to its trading arrangement with Canada, according to a majority of economists polled by Reuters.

  • Caterpillar Inc., United Technologies Corp., Dana Inc., 3 M Co., Timken Co. and General Electric Co., are offshoring work to Mexico, China, India and other countries, according to a Reuters review of U.S. Labor Department records. The six firms are part of the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative, a White House advisory council created to help Trump deliver on his promise to...

  • Caterpillar Inc., United Technologies Corp., Dana Inc., 3 M Co., Timken Co. and General Electric Co., are offshoring work to Mexico, China, India and other countries, according to a Reuters review of U.S. Labor Department records. The six firms are part of the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative, a White House advisory council created to help Trump deliver on his promise to...

  • The United States should expect a "strong slap in the face" if it underestimates Iran's defensive capabilities, a commander of the elite Revolutionary Guards says, as Tehran concludes war games. Mexico will not accept new "unilateral" U.S. immigration proposals and will not hesitate to approach the United Nations to defend immigrants, Foreign Minister Luis...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with California- based Life Technologies Corp. in a patent infringement case that limits the international reach of U.S. patent laws. Life Technologies supplied an enzyme used in DNA analysis kits to a plant in London and combined it with several other components to make kits sold worldwide.