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  • Ann E. Harris, of Monongahela, helped funnel the money into the 33,000- square-foot mansion in Sewickley, a $260,000 Ferrari and a $237,000 down payment on a swimming pool, according to a conspiracy charge filed Thursday by federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh. The person is described as the controlling officer of Automated Health Systems Inc., a suburban...

  • MILWAUKEE— Gearheads converged on the Harley-Davidson Museum on Friday to show off, talk shop and get started on a weekend motorcycle rally and custom bike show. Tents outside the museum featured T-shirts, trinkets made from spare parts, custom pin-striping, Harley's new line, pencil sketches, fine art, industrial art and— of course— custom leather.

  • Walker announced Thursday that he has tapped Mark Hogan to serve as the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.' s chief executive officer. Hogan has worked for nearly 40 years at M&I Bank and BMO Harris Bank. He signed on as BMO Harris' senior adviser the following year.

  • Lands' End posts 2Q profit Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 6:57 AM ET

    DODGEVILLE, Wis. _ Lands' End Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $7.5 million. The Dodgeville, Wisconsin- based company said it had profit of 23 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Joy Global 3Q results miss Street, lowers guidance Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 6:12 AM ET

    MILWAUKEE— Joy Global's fiscal third-quarter results missed analysts' estimates as falling commodity prices led to project delays and customers holding off on spending. The Milwaukee- based company earned $44.9 million, or 46 cents per share, for the period ended July 31. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for...

  • AP survey: How cities are handling surge in oil trains Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 2:20 AM ET

    In the wake of a half-dozen fiery crashes this year, The Associated Press surveyed nearly a dozen cities with populations of more than 250,000 to gauge how prepared they are to respond to an oil-train derailment. —Variety of tabletop exercises and training exercises have taken place in and around Chicago involving railroads, first responders and government...

  • After a series of fiery crashes, The Associated Press conducted a survey of nearly a dozen big cities that, collectively, see thousands of tank cars each week, revealing a patchwork of preparedness. The AP surveyed emergency management departments in Chicago; Philadelphia; Seattle; Cleveland; Minneapolis; Milwaukee; Pittsburgh; New Orleans; Sacramento,...

  • US Muslims hope new billboards reclaim Islam's message Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 12:05 AM ET

    The New York- based Islamic Circle of North America has erected 100 billboards over the summer that feature statements such as: "Muhammad believed in peace, social justice, women's rights" and "Muhammad always taught love, not hate; peace, not violence." They are in cities including Boston; New York; Phoenix; San Diego; El Paso and Austin, Texas; Memphis, Tennessee;...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 2- U.S. safe-haven Treasuries prices slipped on Wednesday on greater risk appetite, with long-dated prices falling the most on continued speculation of foreign central bank selling. "We're down a little bit because stocks have shown some resiliency in the face of weaker data," said John Briggs, U.S. rates strategist at RBS in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • Clinton, in an op-ed published by the Huffington Post, was critical of the "so-called revolving door" between government and Wall Street firms in particular, saying it erodes public trust "if a public servant's past and future are tied to the financial industry." "That's when people start worrying that the foxes are guarding the hen house," Clinton, the front-runner...

  • CHARLESTON, S.C.— If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it. It's rhetoric that doesn't always square with the realities of the relationship between the world's two largest economies, said experts on America's ties with China, even if it does make for nifty campaign sound bites. "When you're in the early...

  • CHARLESTON, S.C.— If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it: Spurred by the stock market's wild ride, they lashed out at the world's most populous nation. It's rhetoric that doesn't always square with the realities of the relationship between the world's two largest economies, said experts on America's...

  • EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 2:37 PM ET

    The EPA says the rule, which took effect Friday in more than three dozen states, will safeguard drinking water for millions of Americans. The House has ignored a White House veto threat and passed a bill to block it, and a Senate committee has passed a measure that would force the EPA to withdraw and rewrite it. The senators— two Democrats and two Republicans— said in an...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- Oshkosh Corp will dominate the U.S. military's wheeled vehicle market after winning a $6.75 billion deal to build 17,000 armored trucks to replace the U.S. Army and Marine Corps' aging fleet of 140,000 Humvees, analysts said on Wednesday. The Army said Tuesday that Oshkosh beat AM General, the privately held maker of the original Humvees, and a...

  • Walker talks tough on China while campaigning in Iowa Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 3:51 PM ET

    DENISON, Iowa— GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker renewed his call Wednesday for President Barack Obama to cancel an official state visit with the president of China, saying the move would not hurt trade with states like Iowa, where he was spending the day campaigning, or Wisconsin where he is governor. Walker defended the call on Wednesday when asked about...

  • DUBUQUE, Iowa— Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has opened up a new media feud, taking on another popular TV news personality even as his appearances continue to draw big ratings. Trump engaged in a prolonged confrontation Tuesday with Jorge Ramos, the Miami- based anchor for Univision, during a news conference in Dubuque, Iowa.

  • OSHKOSH, Wis.— Wisconsin- based Oshkosh Corp. won a major contract Tuesday to build a new combat vehicle to replace a large share of the U.S. military's Humvee troop carriers. The Army and Marine Corps plan to buy as many as 55,000 JLTVs by 2040. Nearly 49,100 would be built for the Army with 5,500 going to the Marines. Pentagon officials declined during a briefing for...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Tens of thousands of low-income New Mexicans will have more time to meet work and job-training requirements if they want to remain eligible for food stamps, state officials announced Tuesday. New Mexico Human Services Secretary Brent Earnest told The Associated Press that his department decided to delay implementation of the...

  • About 4,400 lawn mowers recalled due to gas tank leak Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 11:04 AM ET

    NEW YORK— About 4,400 ride-on lawn mowers are being recalled because the gas tank can leak and cause a fire. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday that Scag Power Equipment, the maker of the lawn mowers, received five reports from customers of a gas tank leak. Scag is a unit of Metalcraft of Mayville Inc., a metal manufacturing company in Maryville,...

  • Tech startups want to change the way you drive Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— A veteran computer scientist hates sitting in his car at stop lights, so he creates software that makes the experience less annoying. A former engineering professor wants to double the range of today's electric vehicles. Entrepreneur and computer scientist Matt Ginsberg hates red lights.