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  • WASHINGTON— The Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary in President Donald Trump's administration as the farming industry looks to Washington for help amid a downturn in the market. The son of a farmer from Bonaire, Georgia, Sonny Perdue will be the first Southerner in the post in more than two decades.

  • BOWLER, Wis.— At 85, Betty Putnam-Schiel has trouble standing, but she gets along well enough in her home on the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans' northern Wisconsin reservation thanks to tribal assistants who do everything from shovel her snow to change her lightbulbs. But maybe not for much longer. According to the National Indian Gambling Commission, 240...

  • Demonstrators staged months of protests near the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota to try to stop the $3.8 billion, four-state pipeline, saying it will pollute water and damage Native American sacred sites. Dallas- based Energy Transfer Partners, which built the line, says it's safe. Protesters who got their charges dropped last month included Rebecca...

  • McCain Foods USA's recall notice said the golf balls apparently were "inadvertently harvested" along with the potatoes and chopped up. The company is recalling 2- pound bags of Harris Teeter Brand Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia and Maryland. It is also recalling...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut some funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Those threatened were: the state of California; New...

  • CHICAGO, April 21- A fungus that causes vomitoxin has been found in some U.S. corn harvested last year, forcing poultry and pork farmers to test their grain, and giving headaches to grain growers already wrestling with massive supplies and low prices. A vessel carrying a shipment of corn from Paraguay is due next month at a North Carolina port used by Smithfield...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut off funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Those threatened include: the state of California; New...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut off funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Those threatened include: the state of California; New...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. Department of Justice threatened on Friday to cut off funding to California as well as eight cities and counties across the United States, escalating a Trump administration crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities" that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Those threatened include: the state of California; New...

  • WEST BEND, Wis. _ Westbury Bancorp Inc. on Friday reported net income of $746,000 in its fiscal second quarter. The West Bend, Wisconsin- based bank said it had earnings of 20 cents per share. Keywords: Westbury Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • MADISON, Wis.— Wisconsin pension fund managers and those who work directly with the state's investments will receive bonuses totaling nearly $14 million this year, the highest total ever, as a reward for strong returns, the State of Wisconsin Investment Board announced Friday. The $13.8 million in bonuses was approved for 152 of 163 board employees, exceeding...

  • TORONTO— Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that he plans to be respectful and engage the United States with a fact-based approach to solving problems a day after Donald Trump called Canada a "disgrace" for policies that hurt American farmers. Canada changed its policy on pricing domestic milk to cover more dairy ingredients, leading to lower...

  • BUFFALO, New York, April 21- Laicie Manzella lived in a rundown house on Buffalos east side when three of her children tested with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood. A Reuters investigation found at least four city zip codes here where 40 percent of children tested from 2006 to 2014 had high lead levels, making Buffalo among the most dangerous lead...

  • MILWAUKEE _ ManpowerGroup Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter earnings of $74.4 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.11 per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $4.69 billion.

  • WASHINGTON— Eager for a victory, the White House is expressing confidence that a breakthrough on the mired Republican health care bill could emerge in the House next week. The White House optimism is driven largely by a deal brokered by leaders of the conservative Freedom Caucus and the moderate Tuesday Group aimed at giving states more flexibility to pull out...

  • "We can't let Canada or anybody else take advantage and do what they did to our workers and to our farmers," Trump said in the Oval Office. We're going to have to get to the negotiating table with Canada very, very quickly. " Canada changed its policy on pricing domestic milk to cover more dairy ingredients, leading to lower prices for Canadian products including...

  • WAUWATOSA, Wis. _ Briggs& Stratton Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $35.8 million. Briggs& Stratton expects full-year earnings to be $1.31 to $1.46 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.86 billion to $1.9 billion. Briggs& Stratton shares have dropped 3.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Top prosecutors for Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin, all of whom are Republicans, filed a brief in U.S. District Court in Manhattan supporting a lawsuit by Exxon to halt a probe by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

  • GREEN BAY, Wis. _ Associated Banc-Corp on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $56.3 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 32 cents per share. Associated Banc-Corp shares have decreased 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • MONDOVI, Wis. _ Marten Transport Ltd. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $8.2 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 21 cents per share. Marten Transport shares have dropped nearly 6 percent since the beginning of the year.