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  • MADISON, Wis. _ Exact Sciences Corp. on Tuesday reported a loss of $44.8 million in its second quarter. Exact Sciences expects full-year revenue in the range of $90 million to $100 million. Exact Sciences shares have risen 35 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • RANDOM LAKE, Wis.— Cone heads, zombies, beards, bananas— they are some of the creative beer tap handles that have become a big business as the number of craft breweries has skyrocketed. There were 2,033 craft breweries in 2011 compared to 4,144 last year, according to the Brewers Association. It behooves breweries to stay within the guidelines, says Rob Zellermayer,...

  • MILWAUKEE _ Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter earnings of $18.3 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 57 cents per share. Artisan Partners shares have decreased 22 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WAUWATOSA, Wis. _ Waterstone Financial Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $7.8 million. The Wauwatosa, Wisconsin- based company said it had profit of 29 cents per share. Keywords: Waterstone Financial, Earnings Report.

  • MILWAUKEE _ Sensient Technologies Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $28.1 million. Sensient expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.20 to $3.25 per share. Sensient shares have increased 12 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • GREEN BAY, Wis. _ Associated Banc-Corp on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $49.1 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share. Associated Banc-Corp shares have dropped roughly 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK— Japan's Komatsu is buying mining equipment maker Joy Global in a deal worth about $3.7 billion. Joy Global Inc. stockholders will receive $28.30 per share in cash, a 21 percent premium to the Milwaukee company's Wednesday closing price of $23.30. Komatsu Ltd. said that it plans to keep Joy Global as a separate subsidiary.

  • MILWAUKEE _ ManpowerGroup Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $115.4 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.52 per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.06 billion.

  • MILWAUKEE _ Johnson Controls Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $383 million. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $9.65 billion. For the current quarter ending in September, Johnson Controls expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.17 to $1.20.

  • KENOSHA, Wis. _ Snap-On Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $140.1 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.22 per share. Snap-On shares have dropped almost 6 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen slightly more than 6 percent.

  • BROWN DEER, Wis. _ Bank Mutual Corp. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $3.9 million. Bank Mutual shares have remained stable since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Bank Mutual, Earnings Report.

  • MILWAUKEE _ Badger Meter Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $9.4 million. Badger Meter shares have climbed 28 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Badger Meter, Earnings Report.

  • NEENAH, Wis. _ Plexus Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $26.1 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 76 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $655.6 million.

  • In addition to a $61 million penalty, the deal requires spending on measures to prevent future spills, detect leaks and prepare for emergencies across Enbridge's Lakehead network, a web of 14 pipelines extending more than 2,000 miles across seven states. Additionally, Enbridge pledged to replace 300 miles of a pipeline, pay $1 million for a separate 2010 spill...

  • MONDOVI, Wis. _ Marten Transport Ltd. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $8.5 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 25 cents per share. Marten Transport shares have risen 21 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • GREEN BAY, Wis. _ Nicolet Bankshares Inc. on Tuesday reported net income of $3.3 million in its second quarter. The bank, based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, said it had earnings of 39 cents per share. Keywords: Nicolet Bankshares, Earnings Report.

  • MILWAUKEE _ MGIC Investment Corp. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $109.2 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 20 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • WASHINGTON, July 18- Tents, ladders, coolers, canned goods, tennis balls and bicycle locks are banned in the area surrounding the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. When Ohio Governor John Kasich on Sunday rejected the Cleveland police union's request to ban the open carrying of firearms near the Quicken Loans Arena, he weighed into a national debate...

  • MADISON, Wis.— No one, it seems, can escape "Pokemon Go." Not the kids who slouch along my neighborhood sidewalks with their faces buried in their phones. Not the chic twenty-somethings who shuffle along Madison, Wisconsin's Capitol square like they're scanning a beach with metal detectors.

  • WASHINGTON— Cleveland, we have a problem. Uncompromising opposition to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul has been a winning issue for Republicans, helping them gain control of Congress. Capturing the White House would finally let them make good on "repeal and replace."