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  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 19- Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to rage over the Caribbean this month, killed at least one person in Guadeloupe and barreled toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after devastating the small island nation of Dominica. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. forecasters said. Just to the north of...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 19- Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to rage over the Caribbean this month, killed at least one person in Guadeloupe and barreled toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after devastating the small island nation of Dominica. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. forecasters said. Just to the north of...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 19- A Wisconsin appeals court on Tuesday upheld the state's "right-to-work" law, which bars mandatory union membership and prohibits unions or employers from requiring non-members to pay dues. In July, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago threw out a similar federal challenge and also ruled the law constitutional. It marked a win for...

  • Bob Corker says he's reached a tentative agreement with other Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee on how much its tax plan would add to the government's debt. Traditional Capitol Hill scorekeepers are likely to say the GOP plan would add more than $1 trillion over a decade to the $20 trillion- plus debt. A Republican on the Senate Budget Committee says...

  • The Kaiser Family Foundation said Tuesday that 50 percent of companies with three to 49 employees offered coverage this year. "There's just not as much money around for compensation, including benefits," said Gary Claxton, a Kaiser vice president and lead author of the nonprofit health policy organization's annual health benefits study.

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 19- Hurricane Maria caused "mind boggling damage," ripping off roofs across the small island of Dominica before pushing on toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday as the second top-strength storm to lash the Caribbean this month. The storm plowed through Dominica, a mountainous island nation of 72,000 people in the...

  • WASHINGTON— Top Republicans on a key Senate panel have reached a tentative agreement on a tax plan that would add about $1.5 trillion to the government's $20 trillion debt over 10 years, according to congressional officials. Corker didn't offer a number, but officials familiar with the Senate Budget panel's internal discussions said the allowance for the tax...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 19- Hurricane Maria caused "mind boggling damage," ripping off roofs across the small island of Dominica before pushing on toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday as the second top-strength storm to lash the Caribbean this month. The storm plowed through Dominica, a mountainous island nation of 72,000 people in the...

  • PONCE, Puerto Rico, Sept 19- Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, crept toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after it ripped through the small island nation of Dominica, causing widespread devastation. Croix in the Virgin Islands, with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said...

  • Backed by the White House and Senate leaders, the bill's chief sponsors, Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Louisiana's Bill Cassidy, are still hunting for the 50 GOP votes they'd need to prevail over solid Democratic opposition. "He warned that the chance to dismantle Obama's law, a top priority for President Donald Trump and the GOP," may well pass us by if we...

  • PONCE, Puerto Rico, Sept 19- Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, crept toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after it ripped through the small island nation of Dominica, causing widespread devastation. Croix, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory. The storm plowed through Dominica, an island nation...

  • WASHINGTON— Republicans straining to find about $1 trillion to finance sweeping tax cuts are homing in on two popular deductions that are woven into the nation's fiscal fabric— the mortgage interest deduction that millions of homeowners prize and the deduction for state and local taxes popular in Democratic strongholds. According to the most recent IRS...

  • MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.— The Latest on Wisconsin legislators' efforts to bring a Foxconn Technology Group plant to southeastern Wisconsin:. House Speaker Paul Ryan says he is "very excited" about the $3 billion tax incentive deal for Foxconn Technology Group signed into law by Wisconsin Gov. He says Foxconn will create an industrial park for the Silicon Valley in...

  • The governor told reporters after the signing that next steps call for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to finalize a contract with Foxconn to execute the provisions in the bill. Foxconn executives will then likely reveal the precise location for the plant before the contract is signed in early October. Foxconn hopes to open the plant in 2020..

  • That southeast part of Wisconsin is where the Taiwan- based company plans to build a massive display-screen manufacturing plant that could thousands of people. Foxconn could only get the full $3 billion if it invests $10 billion on the project and employs 13,000 workers. The package won bipartisan legislative approval, but critics say Wisconsin is offering...

  • *S&P 500 trading near 17.6 times expected earnings. Sept 15- Wall Street reached record highs on Friday, with the S&P 500 surpassing 2,500 points as telecommunications shares rose and technology bounced back after two days of declines. Wall Street largely shrugged off reports showing an unexpected drop in U.S. retail sales last month and the first drop in...

  • *Three major Wall Street indexes hit record highs. Sept 15- Wall Street touched intra-day record highs on Friday, with the S&P 500 approaching the 2,500 mark as technology stocks bounced back after two days of declines. U.S. stocks have surged this year, despite turmoil in the White House, doubts about President Donald Trump's ability to push through his...

  • *Three major Wall Street indexes hit record highs. Sept 15- The three major Wall Street indexes inched up to record highs on Friday, with the S&P approaching the 2,500 mark, as technology stocks bounced back after two days of declines. "Investors are keeping an eye on the retail sales data, thinking it maybe transitory and are focusing on growth areas such as...

  • *Three major Wall Street indexes hit record highs. Sept 15- The three major Wall Street indexes inched up to record highs on Friday, as investors shrugged off North Korea's latest missile test and domestic economic data that did little to move the needle on the timing of an interest rate hike. Earlier in the day, Pyongyang fired a second missile in as many weeks over...

  • WAUKESHA, Wis.— Jury finds Wisconsin girl mentally ill in stabbing of classmate to appease horror character Slender Man.