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  • Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin said he would not vote for the proposal being debated by the Senate Finance Committee, telling the Wall Street Journal that it unfairly benefited corporations over other kinds of businesses. Their views could signal problems for Senate Republicans, who want to pass tax legislation by December but can afford to...

  • SUPERIOR, Wis.— Police have arrested three protesters at an Enbridge pipeline construction site in northwestern Wisconsin. Authorities say 12 to 15 pipeline opponents gathered at the site in Superior about 9 a.m. Wednesday. It's the third time in two months that arrests have been made at the site in Superior, where Enbridge is replacing a segment of its aging Line...

  • Deb Fischer, R- Neb., was included in a late revision to the bill written by Sen. Orrin Hatch, chair of the Senate Finance Committee. The Senate's tax-writing panel has rejected Democrats' efforts to modify a Republican tax overhaul bill.

  • Technology companies led U.S. stocks lower Wednesday, giving the market its biggest loss since early September. Grocery stores and packaged foods and beverage companies also accounted for much of the decline. Unlike October's broad market rally, fewer stocks and sectors have been notching gains this month, and the latest market decline reflects that, noted...

  • WASHINGTON— Wisconsin's Ron Johnson on Wednesday became the first Republican senator to say he opposes his party's tax bill, signaling potential problems for GOP leaders. Passage of a similar package seemed certain Thursday in the House, where a handful of dissidents conceded they expected to be steamrolled by a GOP frantic to claim its first major...

  • Orrin Hatch, chairman of the Finance Committee, confirmed late Tuesday he was revising the bill to include repeal of the insurance mandate "to help provide additional relief to low- and middle-income families." The surprise renewal of the failed effort to scrap the law's mandate came a day after President Donald Trump renewed pressure on GOP lawmakers to...

  • Kratom, a natural plant grown in parts of Asia, is available in the United States as a dietary supplement and the FDA has said kratom products have been crossing into the U.S. in increasing amounts. In 2012 and 2014 the FDA placed import alerts on kratom, allowing FDA agents to detain the products at the border. The FDA declined to say over what period the 36 deaths...

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— As he tows a 96- square-foot house around Des Moines, Joe Stevens is overwhelmed by the intense, sometimes tearful support he receives from churches, schools and service groups for his plan to use the trendy little structures to help homeless people. "We got shot down," said Stevens, who leads a group that proposed erecting 50 tiny homes on a 5- acre...

  • Kratom, which is a naturally growing plant in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, is increasingly being used to treat pain, anxiety, depression and opioid addiction in the United States, at a time when the country is already battling an ongoing opioid epidemic. Kratom has similar effects to narcotics like opioids and carries similar risks of abuse,...

  • MILWAUKEE— As regional leaders prepare for challenges that will result from the massive Foxconn plant in southeastern Wisconsin, the possibility of driverless vehicles is being studied as one way to deal with traffic issues. State money has been earmarked to widen I-94 to eight lanes and improve local roads as Foxconn develops a $10 billion flat-screen...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 13- World stock markets were down on Monday amid uncertainty over the fate of U.S. tax reform efforts, while Britain's pound fell on growing concerns about the future of Prime Minister Theresa May. Investors were waiting for any signs of compromise on U.S. tax policy after U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a plan that would cut corporate...

  • Scott Walker and Foxconn Technology Group Chairman Terry Gou have signed off on a $3 billion contract for the Taiwanese company to build a massive display screen factory in southeast Wisconsin. Walker and Gou signed a contract Friday that locks the state into providing up to $3 billion in tax incentives if Foxconn invests $10 billion on a new display screen...

  • BROOKFIELD, Wis. _ Connecture Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $171,000 in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the Brookfield, Wisconsin- based company said it had a loss of 8 cents. Connecture expects full-year revenue in the range of $73 million to $78 million.

  • NEW YORK— Kohl's reported a drop in third-quarter profit Thursday on higher costs and essentially flat revenue, but raised its guidance for the year. "Unfortunately for Kohl's, the uplift was not reflected on the bottom line where operating income fell by 14.6% and net income by 19.9%." Kohl's Corp, based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, reported revenue at $4.33...

  • WASHINGTON— It's an article of faith among Republicans— reinforced by the party's drubbing in this week's off-year elections in Virginia and New Jersey— that the GOP's electoral fortunes next year hinge on whether they succeed in their longstanding dream to redraft the nation's complex, inefficient tax code. GOP lawmakers would have few accomplishments to...

  • Nov 8- Wisconsin's economic development agency on Wednesday approved a $3 billion incentives package for Taiwan- based Foxconn to build a massive liquid-crystal display plant in the state, Governor Scott Walker said. The vote by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation clears a final hurdle for the controversial deal, in which Foxconn hopes to open a...

  • EPS $7.20- $7.50 vs est $7.38. Nov 8- Rockwell Automation Inc Chief Executive Blake Moret said on Wednesday that he would stick with delivering the company's factory automation equipment on one platform, reinforcing its rebuff of Emerson Electric Co's $27.6 billion takeover bid. Emerson's latest $215 per share cash-and-stock bid for Rockwell is based on...

  • MADISON, Wis.— The Latest on a contract implementing $3 billion in state incentives for a Foxconn Technology Group plant in Wisconsin:. Scott Walker signed a bill in September that provides nearly $3 billion in cash to Foxconn if it invests $10 billion in a new flat-screen factory in Mount Pleasant and employs 13,000 people. The 15- year deal ties state tax credits...

  • EPS $7.20- $7.50 vs est $7.38. Nov 8- Rockwell Automation Inc, which rebuffed Emerson Electric Co's $27.6 billion takeover bid last month, said on Wednesday it will focus on its business as it missed Wall Street's quarterly revenue and profit expectations. "We're here today to discuss our results and fiscal 2018 guidance," Rockwell Chief Executive Blake Moret said...

  • Congress' budget experts are projecting that repealing the requirement that people buy health coverage would mean 4 million additional uninsured people by 2019 and 13 million more by 2027.. That's slightly fewer than the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated last year. House Republicans have rejected Democratic proposals to restore tax...