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  • Feb 22- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared a subsidiary of biotech company Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc of infringing a genetic-testing kit patent held by Promega Corp, overturning a lower court's decision. The justices unanimously decided that subsidiary, Life Technologies Corp, could not be held liable for violating the patent by shipping one part...

  • SUSSEX, Wis. _ Quad/Graphics Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $37.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. Quad/Graphics expects full-year revenue in the range of $4.1 billion to $4.3 billion. Quad/Graphics shares have dropped slightly since the beginning of the year.

  • MADISON, Wis. _ Exact Sciences Corp. on Tuesday reported a loss of $37.2 million in its fourth quarter. Exact Sciences expects full-year revenue in the range of $170 million to $180 million. Exact Sciences shares have climbed 49 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Beneath the capital's radar looms a vexing problem— a catchall spending package that's likely to top $1 trillion and could get embroiled in the politics of building Trump's wall at the U.S.- Mexico border and a budget-busting Pentagon request. Despite the big power shift in Washington, the path to success— and averting a shuttering of the government— goes...

  • MILWAUKEE— "Pokemon Go" monsters can roam virtually wherever they please, but they'll need a permit to get into Milwaukee County parks. "We're prepared for all of them now," said County Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman, who wrote the proposal setting up a permitting process that County Executive Chris Abele signed on Feb. 10. The bill pending in the Illinois Legislature...

  • Participants said conflict remained, and the details and timing of how the GOP will deliver on its long-promised replacement of President Barack Obama's law went unanswered. Mark Walker, R- N.C., said when asked about past GOP promises to quickly deliver legislation repealing Obama's overhaul and replacing it. The evolving GOP proposal would revamp the...

  • Native Americans on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Cannon Ball North Dakota last December.

    The governor of North Dakota ordered protesters on Wednesday to evacuate a demonstration camp near the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

  • Republican Doug Burgum ordered demonstrators to leave the camp located on land owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by Feb. 22, citing safety concerns that have arisen due to accelerated snowmelt and rising water levels of the nearby Cannonball River. His order reaffirms a Feb. 22 deadline set by the Army Corps for the demonstrators to clean up and leave.

  • The House has voted 236-189 to overturn a Labor Department rule establishing when states could require drug testing for certain laid-off workers seeking unemployment insurance. Democratic lawmakers are opposing the GOP- led effort. The GOP- led House has voted to reject two Labor Department rules designed to guide states and large cities and counties as...

  • The moves announced separately by the Health and Human Services Department and the IRS don't amount to sweeping changes to the Affordable Care Act. That would fall to Congress, where Republicans are struggling to reach consensus over how to deliver on their promise to repeal and replace the health law. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R- Wis., is expected to present...

  • MADISON, Wis.— People in rural parts of Wisconsin can't wait any longer for faster internet access, more health care providers and better jobs, a group of Republican lawmakers said Tuesday. Members of the Rural Wisconsin Initiative held a news conference to present their plans for improving life in rural Wisconsin and retaining young people who are choosing big...

  • CARSON CITY, Nev.— Computer chips that store personal information and could be used to pinpoint someone's location could not be implanted in humans without consent under a bill Nevada state lawmakers weighed on Monday. Lawmakers on a judicial panel considered whether Nevada should join at least four other states in banning mandatory identification markers...

  • Protestors gather at the Milwaukee County Courthouse where they attend a rally against President Donald Trumps policy on immigration February 13, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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  • WASHINGTON— Republicans love cutting taxes, especially if they were authored by a president named Barack Obama. Still, annulling its taxes would be a partial victory and is irresistible for many GOP lawmakers and the conservative voters at the core of their support. Jim Jordan, R- Ohio, a leading House conservative.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- Tom Price was sworn in as U.S. secretary of health on Friday, putting in place a determined opponent of Obamacare to help President Donald Trump dismantle his predecessor's law and reshape the nation's healthcare system. The Senate voted 52-47 earlier on Friday to approve the conservative Georgia Republican, former U.S. lawmaker and...

  • WASHINGTON/ CHICAGO Feb 8- President Donald Trump blasted department store chain Nordstrom Inc on Wednesday for dropping his daughter Ivanka's clothing line, prompting critics to accuse him of misusing public office to benefit his family's sprawling business empire. After Trump's highly unusual move to use a White House platform to intervene in a...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The U.S. Senate voted on Friday to confirm Representative Tom Price as the top U.S. healthcare official, putting a determined opponent of Obamacare in position to help President Donald Trump dismantle the healthcare law. The Senate voted 52-47 to approve the conservative Georgia Republican and orthopedic surgeon as secretary of the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The U.S. Senate voted on Friday to confirm Representative Tom Price as the top U.S. healthcare official, putting a determined opponent of Obamacare in position to help President Donald Trump dismantle the healthcare law. The Senate voted 52-47 to approve the conservative Georgia Republican and orthopedic surgeon as the secretary of the...

  • WASHINGTON/ CHICAGO Feb 8- President Donald Trump blasted department store chain Nordstrom Inc on Wednesday for dropping his daughter Ivanka's clothing line, prompting critics to accuse him of misusing public office to benefit his family's sprawling business empire. After Trump's highly unusual move to use a White House platform to intervene in a...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 8- President Donald Trump blasted department store chain Nordstrom Inc on Wednesday for dropping his daughter Ivanka's clothing line, prompting critics to accuse him of misusing public office to benefit his family's sprawling business empire. After Trump's highly unusual move to use a White House platform to intervene in a commercial...