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  • MANITOWOC, Wis. _ County Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $3.5 million. County Bancorp shares have fallen roughly 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: County Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • MILWAUKEE _ MGIC Investment Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $107.5 million. The Milwaukee- based company said it had profit of 28 cents per share. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 22 cents per share.

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Republican governors who turned down billions in federal dollars from an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law now have their hands out in hopes the GOP Congress comes up with a new formula to provide insurance for low-income Americans. Nineteen Republican governors were successful in defying the Affordable...

  • BROWN DEER, Wis. _ Bank Mutual Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $4.1 million. On a per-share basis, the Brown Deer, Wisconsin- based company said it had net income of 9 cents. Bank Mutual shares have increased 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEENAH, Wis. _ Plexus Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $28.2 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 $649.2 million.

  • MADISON, Wis.— Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos conceded Wednesday that gas taxes "probably" aren't going to be increased to pay for road improvements, given Gov. Scott Walker's opposition to that approach. Vos is presiding over the largest GOP majority in the state Assembly since 1957, but has clashed with fellow Republican Walker on road funding, UW tuition...

  • MADISON, Wis.— A papermaker has agreed to shoulder the financial burden for completing cleanup work on the Fox River in a settlement, federal environmental officials said Tuesday. The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that NCR Corporation has entered into a consent decree to finish the final phase of removing...

  • GREEN BAY, Wis. _ Nicolet Bankshares Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $6.1 million. Nicolet Bankshares shares have decreased 0.5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Nicolet Bankshares, Earnings Report.

  • WASHINGTON— Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul without a replacement, Congress' budget analysts said Tuesday. Spotlighting potential perils for Republicans, the report immediately became a flashing...

  • CLEVELAND— Divers are using information from weekend sonar scans to target their Lake Erie search for remaining debris from a corporate jet that crashed last month in Ohio with six people on board. Officials in Cleveland said the search in the water was resuming Tuesday. The neighbor's daughter was a University of Wisconsin-Madison student.

  • "There isn't any one thing," said Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment. " Major stops include Atlanta, Washington, Philadelphia, Boston and Brooklyn. The final shows will be in Providence, Rhode Island, on May 7 and in Uniondale, New York, at the Nassau County Coliseum on May 21.

  • ELLENTON, Fla.— From New York to Wisconsin to London and beyond, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum& Bailey circus has performed for millions of fans during its 146- year reign as one of the world's biggest big tops. —1841— Phineas Taylor Barnum buys Scudder's American Museum in New York City and renames it Barnum's American Museum, which was something of a zoo, museum,...

  • "There isn't any one thing," said Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment. " Major stops include Atlanta, Washington, Philadelphia, Boston and Brooklyn. The final shows will be in Providence, Rhode Island, on May 7 and in Uniondale, New York, at the Nassau County Coliseum on May 21.

  • SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— Unable to find enough workers to carry out the painstaking tasks of milk production, dairy producers in South Dakota hope to tap into a different labor force: unemployed residents of Puerto Rico. South Dakota dairy farms produced 209 million pounds of milk in 2016, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

  • For Toll and Kitchel, both Democrats who live in the most conservative part of ultra-liberal Vermont, it's a recognition of their abilities that follows a lifetime of service and being immersed in current events, all a part of their family life for well over half a century. Toll and Kitchel still live within a few miles of where they grew up in Danville in Vermont's...

  • With a near party-line 227-198 House vote, Congress gave final approval Friday to a budget that will ease passage of a still-unwritten bill replacing Obama's overhaul with a GOP edition. Friday's roll call sets the stage for what likely will be weeks or months— at least— of GOP efforts to write legislation and push it through Congress. While that will be...

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court said Friday it will decide whether employers can require workers to sign arbitration agreements that prevent them from pursuing group claims in court. One case involves a form that retail gas station owner Murphy Oil USA required its workers to sign, agreeing that any employment disputes would be resolved individually through...

  • West Des Moines- based Hy-Vee says a milk powder ingredient used in chocolate coating has the potential for contamination and the candy's manufacturer, Palmer Candy Co., announced a recall of some of its products. It includes chocolate almond bark, chocolate almond pretzels, dazzled peanut brittle, holiday candy trays and others fully listed on the FDA recall...

  • SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin— Baby Boomers: your millennial children are worse off than you. The generational gap is a central dilemma for the incoming presidency of Donald Trump, who essentially pledged a return to the prosperity of post-World War II America. After moving through a series of jobs, she now earns $18,000 making pizza at Classic Slice in Milwaukee,...

  • TORONTO— Actress Jane Fonda said Wednesday that people should not be fooled by "good-looking liberals" like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who "disappointed" her by approving pipelines from the Alberta oil sands. Last year, Trudeau approved Kinder Morgan's plans to triple the capacity of the Trans Mountain pipeline from Alberta to the Pacific Coast,...