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  • Steve Paul, owner of the Test Drive Technologies inspection service in the St. Louis area, said he issued a written report for the company in August 2017. He also told The Associated Press that the tourist boats' canopies make them hard to escape when they sink— a concern raised by regulators after a similar sinking in Arkansas killed 13 people in 1999..

  • MADISON, Wis.— Companies that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson worked for as a consultant laid off nearly 1,900 people since 2015, shutting down plants in Wisconsin and across the country as they moved to save money and shift production overseas. The examples were provided to The Associated Press by American Bridge, a liberal advocacy group, as...

  • MILWAUKEE _ ManpowerGroup Inc. on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $143.4 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $2.35 per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.85 billion.

  • MILWAUKEE _ Sensient Technologies Corp. on Friday reported second-quarter earnings of $39.1 million. Sensient expects full-year earnings to be $3.60 to $3.70 per share. Sensient shares have dropped roughly 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • GREEN BAY, Wis. _ Associated Banc-Corp on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $89.2 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 48 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $316.6 million.

  • WASHINGTON— Promoting a robust economy, President Donald Trump pressed U.S. companies and trade associations on Thursday to enhance their job training programs as employers search for qualified skilled workers to fill vacancies. The White House said the "Pledge to America's Workers" would provide at least 3.8 million new career opportunities for students...

  • DETROIT— Hundreds of miles of Great Lakes shoreline would be spoiled under a worst-case scenario oil spill in Michigan's Straits of Mackinac, scientists reported Thursday. The cost of a doomsday spill could be as high as $1.8 billion, including $500 million in cleanup and $678 million in lost tourism revenue in Wisconsin and Michigan, experts said.

  • *EU readies new trade retaliation list before meeting Trump. July 19- U.S. stocks fell on Thursday after a slew of weak quarterly reports dampened hopes of a robust earnings season, with a strengthening dollar and trade tensions also weighing on. "On most people's minds is the strength of the dollar and it has been pushing new highs over the past 24 hours," said Michael...

  • *China boosts liquidity, set for more policy easing. NEW YORK, July 19- The U.S. dollar hit a year high on Thursday against a basket of major currencies, but copper prices tumbled and major world stock markets pulled back amid concerns over China's economy and continued global trade tensions. Wall Street's main equity indexes fell as investors also responded to a...

  • MANITOWOC, Wis. _ County Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $3.9 million. The bank, based in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, said it had earnings of 55 cents per share. County Bancorp shares have declined 14 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • KENOSHA, Wis. _ Snap-On Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $178.7 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.95 per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $956.3 million.

  • NEENAH, Wis. _ Plexus Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $26.5 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 82 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $720.4 million.

  • MILWAUKEE _ Badger Meter Inc. on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $6.2 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 40 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $111.4 million.

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— Midwest grocery store chain Hy-Vee Inc. has recalled its store-brand spring pasta salad after 20 people got salmonella in Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday the West Des Moines- based grocery chain discovered potential salmonella contamination on Monday night and pulled the...

  • CHICAGO, July 18- Phil Venturas plans for a cozy retirement were shot when the company where he worked for 30 years merged with another and left him unemployed at age 58.. Worried about deficient retirement savings and unaware that job troubles or poor health end up forcing people to retire early, 79 percent of workers are expecting to work during their...

  • CHICAGO, July 18- Phil Venturas plans for a cozy retirement were shot when the company where he worked for 30 years merged with another and left him unemployed at age 58.. Worried about deficient retirement savings and unaware that job troubles or poor health end up forcing people to retire early, 79 percent of workers are expecting to work during their...

  • GREEN BAY, Wis. _ Nicolet Bankshares Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $9.7 million. The bank, based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, said it had earnings of 98 cents per share. Nicolet Bankshares shares have increased slightly more than 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CHICAGO— McDonald's is stopping the sale of salads at 3,000 restaurants after people became sick from a parasite causing intestinal illness. Health officials in Illinois and Iowa say they've identified roughly 100 combined cases of cyclosporiasis apparently linked to consuming McDonald's salads. At least one of the affected restaurants is in each of the...

  • July 13- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Friday after a mixed bag of results from the three big Wall Street banks kicked off what is expected to be a strong corporate earnings season. Wells Fargo shares slid 2.9 percent, having reversed course after reporting a bigger-than-expected drop in quarterly profit as lending activity slowed and it recorded higher...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Wells Fargo& Co., which has been mired in investigations related to its business practices since 2016, said Friday that its second-quarter earnings fell to $5.19 billion from $5.86 billion a year ago. The bank also revised its first-quarter earnings downward after agreeing in April to pay $1 billion in fines to federal regulators.