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  • WASHINGTON— House Speaker Paul Ryan insisted on Thursday that Congress will overhaul the U.S. tax system this year despite the chaos consuming Washington and the political divisions in Congress. "I feel very confident we can meet this goal," Ryan, R- Wis., told reporters. "We no longer live in a world where the U.S. can set a corporate tax rate without considering what our...

  • MADISON, Wis.— The Legislature's finance committee chose Thursday to preserve the state commission that decides workplace disputes, rejecting Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to eliminate it and have his administration issue labor rulings instead. The Republican-controlled committee's co-chairs introduced a motion to save the Labor and Industry Review...

  • WASHINGTON, May 17- A bill proposed in Congress on Wednesday would require the U.S. National Security Agency to inform representatives of other government agencies about security holes it finds in software like the one that allowed last week's "ransomware" attacks. It also calls for the review process to be chaired by the defense-oriented Department of...

  • MILWAUKEE _ Rexnord Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $27.4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 33 cents per share. Rexnord shares have increased 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Among the group's recommendations for the Senate include maintaining the expansion of Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor and disabled, while also limiting federal spending for certain populations, according to a copy of the proposal. Members of the group, which include governors from Utah, Tennessee and Michigan, are also now...

  • The Ringling Bros. and Barnum& Bailey Circus is drawing to a close this weekend after 146 years of performances and travel that at times have been marred by tragedy and celebrated in film, but also constant. —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,...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— An elephant stretches its trunk through a window to soothe a sick child. The other closed this month, in Providence, Rhode Island, and with it, the end to a way of life few others have experienced. The Associated Press was allowed to observe it extensively.

  • MONTPELIER, Vt.— The head of Vermont's largest teachers' union said Tuesday that Republican Gov. In a Statehouse news conference, Martha Allen, the president of the Vermont Chapter of the National Education Association, said the governor last week rejected a plan that was passed by the state Senate that would have saved the same amount of money in health insurance...

  • WASHINGTON— After five consecutive years of coverage gains, progress toward reducing the number of uninsured Americans stalled in 2016, according to a government report that underscores the stakes as Republicans try to roll back Barack Obama's law. Premiums for private insurance were about to jump, and 19 states continued to refuse the ACA's Medicaid...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's homeland security adviser has a message to those blaming U.S. intelligence agencies for the cyberattack encircling the globe: Don't point a finger at the National Security Agency. Cybersecurity experts say the unknown hackers used a hole in Microsoft software that was discovered by the National Security Agency.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, May 11- Enbridge Inc, North America's largest energy infrastructure company, said on Thursday it may acquire more assets and forecast a rise in adjusted earnings this year following its purchase of Spectra Energy Corp.. Calgary, Alberta- based Enbridge, which reported a lower-than-expected profit for the first quarter on Thursday, said it...

  • Enbridge said last September it would buy Spectra, a smaller rival then valued at $28 billion, to create the largest energy infrastructure company in North America. Calgary, Alberta- based Enbridge, which reported a lower-than-expected profit on Thursday, said it expects adjusted profit before interest and taxes of C $7.2 billion to C $7.6 billion in 2017, much...

  • GREEN BAY, Wis. _ Schneider National Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $22.6 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 13 cents per share. Schneider National expects full-year earnings in the range of 92 cents to $1.02 per share.

  • MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.— Kohl's saw its first-quarter profit nearly quadruple from a year ago as it cut costs. The addition of Under Armour workout tights, sneakers and other gear in March was a hit with customers, Kohl's said, and helped boost sales of its entire active apparel department even as its women's, children's and accessories units saw a drop in sales.

  • WASHINGTON, May 7- President Donald Trump took aim again on Sunday at Rexnord Corp for the industrial supplier's decision to move jobs to Mexico from Indiana. Milwaukee- based Rexnord announced plans in October to move a bearing plant and its 300 jobs from Indianapolis, employees told the Indianapolis Star at the time. "Rexnord of Indiana made a deal during the...

  • MEXICO CITY/ OTTAWA, May 4- From launching a data-mining drive aiming to find supply-chain pressure points to sending officials to mobilize allies in key U.S. states, Mexico and Canada are bolstering their defenses of a regional trade pact President Donald Trump vows to rewrite. Mexico, for example, has picked out the governors of Texas, Arizona and Indiana as...

  • *Coach hits 9- month high after results best estimates. *Apple hits record ahead of quarterly results. May 2- U.S. stocks were modestly higher in early afternoon trading on Tuesday, with the Nasdaq Composite eking out another record high, helped by an Apple-led rise in technology stocks.

  • *Coach hits 9- month high after results best estimates. Apple hits record ahead of quarterly results. May 2- U.S. stocks treaded water in a tight range in late morning trading on Tuesday as a rise in technology stocks, led by Apple, was offset by losses in consumer staples and healthcare companies.

  • May 2- Hollywood breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday after movie and TV writers struck a tentative, 11th hour contract deal with major networks and studios, averting a second strike in 10 years. The Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers announced the agreement on a new three-year accord a few hours before a strike...

  • A female deer tick seen under a University of Rhode Island microscope in the entomoloy lab in South Kingstown, R.I.

    75 instances of severe disease have been reported to the CDC, including a 5-month-old baby from Connecticut, Today reports.