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  • MILWAUKEE _ A.O. Smith Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $73.5 million. A.O. Smith expects full-year earnings to be $3.47 to $3.55 per share. A.O. Smith shares have increased 4.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • RACINE, Wis. _ Twin Disc Inc. on Tuesday reported a fiscal third-quarter loss of $963,000, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Twin Disc shares have risen 22 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Twin Disc, Earnings Report.

  • CALGARY, Alberta— Canada's National Energy Board has granted conditional approval to a massive Enbridge Inc., project to replace a pipeline that would enable more Canadian crude to flow into the U.S. The pipeline would enable 760,000 barrels a day to be shipped from Hardisty, Alberta, to Superior, Wisconsin. The project would be the largest undertaking in...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, April 25- Canadian regulators recommended the federal government approve Enbridge Inc's plan to replace one of its major crude oil export pipelines on Monday, but also imposed 89 conditions on the project to enhance safety and environmental protection. Calgary- based Enbridge plans to replace all segments of pipe on the 1,031 mile Line 3...

  • WEST BEND, Wis. _ Westbury Bancorp Inc. on Monday reported net income of $873,000 in its fiscal second quarter. The bank, based in West Bend, Wisconsin, said it had earnings of 23 cents per share. Keywords: Westbury Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • MILWAUKEE _ Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. on Monday reported first-quarter profit of $16.3 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 52 cents per share. Artisan Partners shares have dropped 3.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON— Debt-ridden Puerto Rico faces a $422 million bond payment deadline Sunday with no sign Congress will act in time to help. The AP explains Puerto Rico's debt crisis, what's happening in Congress and the outside forces. Agricultural revenue has diminished and federal tax incentives that lured manufacturers were phased out by Congress a decade ago.

  • But beyond the chart-toppers and dance parties, the legacy of Prince Rogers Nelson grew to include political stances, challenges to record execs and an overarching focus on African-American empowerment. At the Grammys in Los Angeles, Prince was referring to the Black Lives Matter Movement that was galvanized by the 2014 police killing of an unarmed Michael...

  • NEW YORK, April 22- The U.S. dollar rose to a three week high against the yen on Friday, on a report of likely further monetary policy easing from the Bank of Japan, while a rise in crude oil prices was offset by poor technology sector earnings, leaving Wall Street stocks steady. A rise in oil prices helped energy stocks, but disappointing earnings from top technology...

  • WAUWATOSA, Wis. _ Waterstone Financial Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter profit of $3.9 million. On a per-share basis, the Wauwatosa, Wisconsin- based company said it had profit of 14 cents. Keywords: Waterstone Financial, Earnings Report.

  • MILWAUKEE _ Strattec Security Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $1.9 million. Strattec Security shares have increased almost 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Strattec Security, Earnings Report.

  • WAUWATOSA, Wis. _ Briggs& Stratton Corp. on Thursday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $26.8 million. Briggs& Stratton expects full-year revenue in the range of $1.85 billion to $1.92 billion. Briggs& Stratton shares have risen 33 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • GREEN BAY, Wis. _ Associated Banc-Corp on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $42.5 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 28 cents per share. Associated Banc-Corp shares have dropped 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • MONDOVI, Wis. _ Marten Transport Ltd. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $8.2 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 23 cents per share. Marten Transport shares have climbed 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • April 21- Auto parts maker Johnson Controls Inc said on Thursday its merger with Ireland- based Tyco International Plc is to close on Oct. 1 in a move that would lower its tax rate. While the North American headquarters will remain in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the international headquarters for the combined company will be in Ireland. Johnson Controls said it had a net...

  • The company, whose shares rose nearly 3 percent, also said it expected its planned merger with Ireland- based Tyco International Plc to close on Oct. 1 in a move that would lower its tax bill. Johnson Controls said it had a net loss of $530 million, or 82 cents per share, for the second quarter ended March 31, compared with a year-earlier profit of $529 million, or 80 cents...

  • MILWAUKEE _ ManpowerGroup Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $71.7 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 93 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $4.62 billion.

  • MILWAUKEE _ Johnson Controls Inc. on Thursday reported a fiscal second-quarter loss of $530 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $9.08 billion. For the current quarter ending in July, Johnson Controls expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.01 to $1.04.

  • KENOSHA, Wis. _ Snap-On Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $128.3 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.08 per share. Snap-On shares have decreased almost 6 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen nearly 3 percent.

  • HOUSTON, April 20- At least eight people have died and some 1,150 homes have been damaged in flooding triggered by torrential downpours in the Houston area this week as more rain fell in the region on Wednesday adding to vast pools of standing water. Don Oettinger, a forecaster with the National Weather Service's Houston/ Galveston office, said there was a...