Top News & Analysis Wisconsin

  • Midwest pushed into the Northeast on Friday, ushering in temperatures that could top 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Washington and prompting utilities to take steps to prevent power outages. The huge blob of warm air is likely to blanket the region, home to a third of the U.S. population, through Sunday with little overnight relief, said meteorologist David Roth of...

  • WASHINGTON, July 16- Lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel on Tuesday pressed an executive from Amazon.com Inc on allegations that it competed against its own sellers and pushed them to buy advertising and fulfillment services. Matt Perault, head of global policy development at Facebook, faced skepticism from Representative Hank...

  • *J.B. Hunt jumps after strong DCS performance. NEW YORK, July 16- U.S. stocks edged lower on Tuesday as quarterly results from banks added to concerns about lower interest rates dampening their profits, while comments from U.S. President Donald Trump on trade also dragged down Wall Street's major indexes.

  • *J.B. Hunt jumps after strong DCS performance. July 16- U.S. stocks were lower on Tuesday as results from big Wall Street lenders rekindled concerns about slowing profit growth in a low interest rate environment, while comments from President Donald Trump on trade also soured the mood. "Much of the outlook remains very unclear for the sector, with falling rates and...

  • WASHINGTON, July 16- Executives from tech giants Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Facebook Inc and Alphabet's Google go before the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel Tuesday to discuss competition in online markets. The committee is likely to discuss antitrust probes of the four companies under way at the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission,...

  • NEW YORK, July 12- Wall Street stocks edged higher and the dollar fell on expectations of a U.S. interest-rate cut on Friday, while oil futures were little changed as supply worries triggered by a tropical storm were offset by signs of a global surplus for several months. Treasuries the yield curve was slightly steeper, with yields largely unmoved by...

  • Total U.S. farm debt is on track to rise to $427 billion this year, up from an inflation-adjusted $317 billion a decade earlier and approaching levels seen in the 1980 s farm crisis, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But now- after years of falling farm income and an intensifying U.S.- China trade war- JPMorgan and other Wall Street banks are heading...

  • *Fed's Powell begins two-day testimony before Congress. July 10- The benchmark S&P 500 briefly crossed the 3,000 points mark for the first time on Wednesday, as bets for a sharp interest rate cut later this month were boosted by Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell's dovish comments. They got news that the Fed was ready to cut in July, "said Michael Antonelli,...

  • A farmer loads soybeans from his grain bin onto a truck before taking them to a grain elevator in Dwight, Illinois.

    Farm states are suffering from a host of challenges, including trade concerns, climate change, depressed commodity prices and a lack of immigrant labor. Bankruptcies are on the rise, threatening the family farm.

  • Wisconsin State Flag painted on grunge wall

    This state ranks high in school performance, but businesses aren't thrilled with the steep regulations.

  • CNBC's Scott Cohn digs into Foxconn's deal with the state of Wisconsin as part of CNBC's Top States for Business ranking.

  • CNBC's special correspondent Scott Cohn reports from an undisclosed location ahead of CNBC's Top State for business in the U.S. and discusses the Foxconn deal.

  • CNBC is getting ready to unveil the annual rankings of America's top states for business. CNBC's Scott Cohn joins "Squawk Box" to report on the latest.

  • Full interview with Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers

    CNBC's Scott Cohn sits down with Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers for an exclusive interview about subsidies to lure Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn to Racine County.

  • President Donald Trump and Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou (R) tour a Foxconn facility at the Wisconsin Valley Science and Technology Park on June 28, 2018, in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin.

    Gov. Tony Evers reveals that the Foxconn manufacturing complex planned in Wisconsin is likely to continue falling short of the threshold required to begin receiving billions of dollars in state incentives, even after production begins next year.

  • HOUSTON, July 5- The planned closing of an oil refinery in Philadelphia damaged by a massive fire last month will reverse nearly two years of capacity gains at U.S. refineries, according to a Reuters analysis of government data. U.S. refining capacity was 18.8 million bpd as of Jan. 1, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration data...

  • NEW YORK, July 1- U.S. stocks climbed on Monday, but finished off earlier highs, led by gains in technology stocks on optimism for progress in U.S.- China trade talks and signs of a likely reprieve for Chinese telecom company Huawei. Despite losing some of its initial steam, the S&P 500 still managed to close at a record high after the United States and China agreed on...

  • Foxconn, the world's top contract manufacturer of electronics, is building a massive factory in rural Wisconsin. CNBC got a rare glimpse into what's going on.

  • President Trump and Foxconn Founder Terry Guo shake hands at the Foxconn construction site groundbreaking June 28, 2018

    Foxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronics and the biggest assembler of Apple products, is now building a massive factory in a village in rural Wisconsin. The state offered Foxconn close to $4 billion in subsidies to bring the project there. In return, Foxconn promised 13,000 jobs and a $10 billion investment in Wisconsin, but plans have changed a lot in the last two years. CNBC got a rare chance to sit down with Foxconn to ask: What's really going on with the project?

  • NEW YORK, June 26- The machinists union said on Wednesday it opposes a tentative labor contract reached this week with General Electric Co, potentially impeding the Boston- based conglomerate's efforts to avoid labor unrest during a difficult period. "Our recommendation is to reject," Brian Bryant, general vice president of the International Association of...