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  • Snap-On beats 2Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 5:36 AM ET

    KENOSHA, Wis. _ Snap-On Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $120 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.97 per share. Snap-On shares have increased 19 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed almost 3 percent.

  • Plexus misses Street 3Q forecasts Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 6:33 PM ET

    NEENAH, Wis. _ Plexus Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $23.8 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 71 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $674.9 million.

  • Jack Link's to pay $50K to former Minnesota employee Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 11:32 AM ET

    MANKATO, Minn.— Beef jerky maker Jack Link's has agreed to pay $50,000 to a former employee who quit after working several months at a Mankato facility because her supervisor made repeated sexual advances toward her. Wisconsin- based Jack Link's knew of the harassment and, after initially disciplining the supervisor, gave him a promotion and the harassment...

  • County Bancorp posts 2Q profit Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 9:45 AM ET

    MANITOWOC, Wis. _ County Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported net income of $2.2 million in its second quarter. The bank, based in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, said it had earnings of 36 cents per share. Keywords: County Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • Scott Walker created to entice a quarter-million jobs to come to Wisconsin ended up with lots of unwanted baggage: allegations of botched underwriting, ineffectiveness and favoritism. Walker created the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation in response to what he described as an economic emergency when he took office in 2011. As the agency's...

  • WASHINGTON— After declaring an economic emergency, Wisconsin Gov. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation awarded $1.2 million in grants and loans in 2011 and 2012 to Green Box NA Green Bay LLC, a company that said it could produce recycled products, electricity and even diesel from fast-food waste. But court records showed that Van Den Heuvel had been...

  • Bratwurst battle brewing in federal court in Milwaukee Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 10:33 AM ET

    Klement Sausage Co. is suing Johnsonville Sausage in federal court for trademark infringement. WLUK-TV reports Klement claims the Sheboygan Falls company is violating federal and state law. Klement sponsors the popular Racing Sausages which appear at Milwaukee Brewers' home games.

  • Manpower tops Street 2Q forecasts Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 7:39 AM ET

    MILWAUKEE _ ManpowerGroup Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $105.7 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.27 per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $4.76 billion.

  • Harley-Davidson beats 2Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 7:12 AM ET

    MILWAUKEE— Harley-Davidson Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $299.8 million. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.39 per share. Ten analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.66 billion.

  • Badger Meter misses 2Q revenue forecasts Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 4:31 PM ET

    MILWAUKEE _ Badger Meter Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter net income of $7.9 million. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $104 million. Badger Meter shares have risen slightly more than 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON— Congress is about to decide the fate of an obscure federal agency that has become improbably tangled in presidential politics and Republican Party infighting, and the billionaire Koch Brothers may end up on the losing side. Conservative Koch-backed groups are among those pushing Republican lawmakers and candidates to oppose the...

  • NEW YORK, July 20- New York political leaders on Monday renewed their push to outlaw microbeads, the personal care plastic additives blamed for polluting waterways, and urged a statewide ban even as Congress considers prohibiting them across the nation. At least seven states, including Illinois, New Jersey and Wisconsin, have banned the beads, found in...

  • Exact Sciences reports 2Q loss Monday, 20 Jul 2015 | 5:09 AM ET

    MADISON, Wis. _ Exact Sciences Corp. on Monday reported a loss of $39.1 million in its second quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 45 cents per share. Exact Sciences shares have risen roughly 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON— Congress' midsummer to-do list may take until Christmas to clear. At the top are maintaining the flow of highway funding, easing automatic budget cuts to the Pentagon and domestic agencies, renewing tax breaks and raising the debt limit. "We're going to leave that fight till September, October, November, December," Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-...

  • Christmas in the Capitol? Congress' to-do list grows Sunday, 19 Jul 2015 | 8:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Congress' midsummer to-do list may take until Christmas to clear. At the top are maintaining the flow of highway funding, easing automatic budget cuts to the Pentagon and domestic agencies, renewing tax breaks and raising the debt limit. "We're going to leave that fight till September, October, November, December," Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-...

  • Chattanooga death toll climbs as mourning grows Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 1:55 PM ET
    Members of the FBI Evidence Response Team work the scene of a shooting in the parking lot of the Armed Forces Career Center/National Guard recruitment office on July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

    One by one, portraits of the Tennessee-based Marines shot by a gunman have emerged, The New York Times reports.

  • July 16- Bank of Montreal agreed to pay $16 million to end a U.S. lawsuit claiming that a lender it bought caused two bankrupt Florida funds to lose money in imprisoned swindler Thomas Petters' $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme. Bank of Montreal denied liability in agreeing to settle. The lawsuit by the trustee Barry Mukamal stemmed from Petters' relationship with...

  • WASHINGTON, July 15- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday resisted calls for more congressional oversight, as members of a House of Representatives panel criticized the central bank's policies and pressed it to be more accountable. In her semiannual testimony to Congress, Yellen repeated her view that the Fed will likely hike interest rates later...

  • WASHINGTON, July 15- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday resisted calls for more congressional oversight and intervention into the U.S. central bank, as members of a House of Representatives panel criticized her and other policymakers for failing to be more accountable. Representative Sean Duffy, a Wisconsin Republican, pulled no punches during...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, July 14- As political pressure mounted on the Federal Reserve this spring in the form of a regulation relief bill and a probe into an alleged information leak, Fed Chair Janet Yellen kicked her congressional outreach efforts into high gear. Of her nearly six hours of lawmaker meetings in May, Yellen spent more than five with Republicans...