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  • Oct 3- General Electric Co will recall 62,000 GE Profile front-loading clothes washers after receiving 19 reports of the washer basket breaking loose during the spin cycle, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Wednesday.

  • GE recalls 62,000 clothes washers, U.S. CPSC says Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 5:08 PM ET

    Oct 3- General Electric Co will recall 62,000 GE Profile front-loading clothes washers after receiving 19 reports of the washer basket breaking loose during the spin cycle, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday.

  • Unemployment rates for Midwestern US cities Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 3:42 PM ET
  • Wis. anchor: Viewer criticizing weight a 'bully' Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 10:06 AM ET

    MILWAUKEE-- Jennifer Livingston has always rebuffed personal attacks, so when the Wisconsin television anchorwoman got an email from a viewer criticizing her weight, she thought nothing of it. Livingston took the airways Tuesday to respond to the email during a 4- minute segment on WKBT-TV in La Crosse, calling the writer a bully.

  • Ryan says more jobs mean more people paying taxes Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 9:11 AM ET

    CLINTON, Iowa-- Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said Tuesday that he and running mate Mitt Romney would help more Americans find jobs so that they can pay taxes, offering a defense of Romney's remark that nearly half the country doesn't pay federal income taxes and supports President Barack Obama.

  • Ryan: More jobs yield more taxpayers Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 3:35 PM ET

    CLINTON, Iowa-- Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said Tuesday that he and running mate Mitt Romney would help more Americans find jobs so that they can pay taxes. At a rally on the front lawn of a county courthouse, the Wisconsin Republican faced a question from a voter about why so many people don't pay federal income taxes.

  • Home price changes in each state in August Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:37 PM ET
  • DENVER, Oct 1- Relatives of victims of a Colorado movie theater shooting rampage demanded on Monday that President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney address gun violence in their first presidential debate this week in Denver.

  • By Martinne Geller and Jessica Wohl NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, Oct 1- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. A handful of sell-side analysts turned out to hear from Walmart workers nearly a year after a similar meeting was held near Wal-Mart's headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas.

  • NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, Oct 1- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. A handful of sell-side analysts turned out to hear from Walmart workers nearly a year after a similar meeting was held near Wal-Mart's headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas.

  • Pocono return celebrates IndyCar history Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 3:09 PM ET

    With Pocono officially back on the IndyCar schedule after a 23- year absence, Carpenter wanted to pick up as many tips as possible from someone with experience at "The Tricky Triangle." The return to Pocono is being celebrated as a nod to IndyCar's history and tradition.

  • Generac Holdings gives strong 3Q outlook Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:35 AM ET

    WAUKESHA, Wis.-- Generac Holdings Inc. offered higher-than-expected earnings and revenue guidance for the third quarter on Monday saying demand was strong for its home stand-by and portable generators due to recent, major power outages.

  • Analysis: Candidates' deficit plans don't add up Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:12 AM ET

    As the government closed the books Sunday with a $1.1 trillion deficit for the year, which required borrowing 32 cents for every dollar it spent, budget analysts have little confidence in either man's plan to address the accumulating debt, now at about $16 trillion.

  • Integrys buys Wisconsin power plant for $440M Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:05 AM ET

    CHICAGO-- Integrys Energy Group Inc., a provider of electricity and natural gas, said Monday that it is buying one of its suppliers, a Wisconsin power plant, for $440 million. Fox Energy Co. is owned by General Electric Co. and Tyr Energy Inc., a privately held company.

  • Macy's to hire 80,000 temporary holiday staffers Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:53 AM ET

    NEW YORK-- Macy's Inc. plans to hire about 80,000 seasonal workers this holiday season, a 2.5 percent increase from last year when the Cincinnati- based operator of Macy's and upscale Bloomingdale's hired 78,000 workers.

  • Oct 1- Electric and natural gas utility Integrys Energy Group Inc will buy privately held Fox Energy Co LLC for $440 million to add a 593 megawatt power generating plant in Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

  • Oct 1- Integrys Energy Group Inc:. *Wisconsin public service enters into agreement to buy fox energy company llc. *Says the transaction is expected to close on or around April 1, 2013.

  • Wisconsin's Walker Survives Recall Election Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 2:32 PM ET
    Scott Walker (L) Tom Barrett (R)

    Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker became the first governor in US history to survive a recall election.

  • Did Bernanke Hand Obama the White House? Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | 7:18 PM ET
    Did Bernanke Hand Obama the White House?

    Some say the new stimulus will improve the economy so much President Obama is guaranteed 4 more years. But others say it may show that Obama's economic policies failed so badly, the Fed had to take extreme action.

  • According to the most recent annual report from the USDA, it now costs $234,900 to provide a child with 17 years of food, shelter, and other necessities. For 2011, that broke down to an annual cost for two-parent, middle-income families of $12,290 to $14,320 –depending on the child’s age. The USDA has a “Cost of Raising a Child”  on their website, which shows that the category taking up the largest chunk out of parental pockets is housing. The second- largest expense category is childcare. Those

    According to the most recent annual report from the USDA, it now costs $234,900 to provide a child with 17 years of food, shelter, and other necessities. Click to learn more.