Top News & Analysis Wisconsin

  • South Dakota soars to the top spot in CNBC's annual survey of the Top States for Business. What other surprises are in store?

  • ST. PAUL, Minn.-- Minnesota Republicans called for the immediate repeal of a just-approved tax on commercial warehousing on Thursday, but the demand was met with skepticism from top Democrats who noted that lawmakers have nearly a year to revise or scrap the tax before it takes effect.

  • A welder builds parts for finished petroleum tanks at Southern Tank and Manufacturing in Owensboro, Kentucky.

    Which are the top states for the creation manufacturing jobs? Here's the countdown.

  • An Alpha Oil & Gas crew building a 10-inch gas pipeline near Watford City, N.D.

    When we launched Top States for Business in 2007, North Dakota was nowhere on the list. Now it's growth and employment numbers are the envy of the nation.

  • CNBC has been ranking all 50 states for competitiveness since 2007. This year's report comes as states continue to get back in fighting shape—fighting for jobs, that is.

  • CNBC scores all U.S. states on 55 measures of competitiveness and 10 categories, from the cost of doing business to technology and innovation.

  • Green Bay Packers fan Steve Tate waits for players to enter Lambeau Field during the Packers Super Bowl XLV victory ceremony.

    Green Bay Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers and linebacker Clay Matthews may have to soon share the television spotlight with its fans.

  • Octavio Castillo paddles a boat down a street to reach his cousin's home in Des Plaines, Ill., on April 19.

    Rivers including the Mississippi and Illinois are expected to remain in "major flood stage" through this weekend, as more rain and snow fell on much of the Midwest. NBC News reports.

  • Residents of Des Plaines walk down a flooded sidewalk on a residential street in Des Plaines, Illinois.

    Flooding from torrential rainfall Friday continued to test the resolve of flood fighters as they attempted to hold back the raging waters from the Mississippi River threatening many Midwest communities.

  • Most homeowners use personal savings to pay for renovations, but borrowing makes sense when the updates will pay you back.

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    China's largest auto parts maker won U.S. government approval to buy A123 Systems Inc, a bankrupt maker of electric car batteries that was funded with U.S. government money, a source familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.

  • Google unit Motorola Mobility has asked a trade panel to drop two key patents from an infringement complaint that it filed against Microsoft.

  • Conservative of the Year Goes To ...

    Conservatives may be under attack in Washington, but many of htem are winning huge battles in the individual states. John Gizzi, Human Events Senior White House Correspondent, weighs in.

  • Unlike previous years, teachers and other government workers are at the forefront of the major public policy battles of the day.

  • From outside Michigan Republican circles, it appeared that the Republican drive to weaken unions came out of the blue - proposed, passed and signed in a mere six days.

  • President Barack Obama and his Republican opponents in Congress enter a crucial week in the "fiscal cliff" impasse with more than just differences over taxes to bridge.

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    China's largest maker of auto parts won a politically sensitive auction for A123 Systems, a bankrupt maker of batteries for electric cars that was funded partly with U.S. government money, the investment banker for A123 said on Saturday.

  • Nov 6- Contract electronics manufacturer Plexus Corp said it would no longer make switches and network gear for its largest customer, Juniper Networks Inc, sending its shares down more than 20 percent after the bell. For the year ended October 2011, Juniper accounted for 17 percent of Plexus' total sales of $2.23 billion.

  • Larry Kudlow's Five States to Watch

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow says Mitt Romney has a real shot of breaking through the "Obama Midwest Firewall."

  • Paul Ryan to Vote in Wisconsin Hometown

    The GOP hopes Ryan will put the traditionally blue state in play, reports NBC's Ron Mott.