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US retail sales tick up just 0.2 percent in June

 U.S. retail sales increased slightly in June, a sign that consumers remain cautious despite steady job gains this year. More>>

VW to build new SUV in Tennessee, add 2,000 jobs

Volkswagen says it will build a new seven-passenger SUV at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, factory, adding about 2,000 jobs. More>>

Obama asking companies to pay suppliers faster

 The White House says companies like Apple, Honda and Coca-Cola have agreed to pay their suppliers more quickly in a bid to boost small business. More>>

Small business owners still cautious, surveys find

Small business owners are keeping a cautious approach to running their companies even as they grow more optimistic. More>>

State warns shoppers about online scams

Shoppers planning to hit the Internet on Monday looking for deals are being warned to watch out for scammers. More>>

Thousands to get mortgage payments reduced

Thousands of homeowners could be getting some much needed help... Starting this week. Some borrowers with mortgages backed by fannie mae and freddie mac will start receiving offers from lenders to lower their mortgage payments. The borrowers must be at least 90 days behind on payments, but can't be more than 24 months behind. The loans must be at least 12 months old. The principal balance on the loan must be 80 percent or more of the home's value. Officials won't say how many homeowners will ... More>>

Markets are roiled by prospect of early Fed exit

There was no let-up in the flight from stocks and bonds as traders reacted to news that the Federal Reserve could end its massive bond-buying program as next year and as China's manufacturing slowed.

Fed foresees lower US unemployment rate

The Federal Reserve expects the U.S. unemployment rate to fall faster this year and next than it did in March. The Fed now predicts unemployment will fall to 7.2 percent or 7.3 percent at the end of 2013 from 7.6 percent now.

Capital Brewery building new facility in Sauk City

Capital Brewery says it will begin construction this summer on a new $11 million facility in Sauk City. The new brewery is expected to eventually produce nearly 10 times the beer Capital Brewery makes in Middleton.

Gilman Cheese cited; worker loses fingers

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Gilman Cheese Corp. for 10 safety violations after a worker had two fingers cut off by an unguarded packing and labeling machine in December.  More>>

US unemployment benefit applications fall to 334,000

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits dropped 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 334,000 last week, a hopeful sign that steady job gains will continue.

Club of rich, powerful meet in secret near London

Some of the world's most powerful people are gathering near London for a shadowy annual gathering that has attained legendary status for anticapitalist protesters and conspiracy theorists.

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