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Doctors Foster & Smith pharmacy to close Video included

Doctors Foster & Smith pharmacy in Rhinelander, owned by Petco, is closing, according to Petco's media relations team. 

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Bus companies searching for new drivers Video included

With the start of the school year just around the corner, bus companies around the country are looking for more drivers. 

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Foxconn plant could reduce road funding by $90 million

Funding for state road projects could be reduced as much as $90 million by mid-2019 in order to pay for roadwork related to the $10 billion Foxconn Technology Group plant in southeast Wisconsin.

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Younkers parent company to close 40 stores in 2018

The Bon-Ton Stores, the parent company of store brands such as Boston Store, Younkers, and Carson's, announced Thursday morning a plan to close 40 stores in the coming year.

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Apple teams with Steven Spielberg on video expansion

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Apple is teaming up with award-winning director Steven Spielberg for its first major push into TV programming.  

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Equifax dumps CEO in wake of damaging data breach

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Credit reporting agency Equifax is ousting CEO Richard Smith in an effort to clean up the mess left by a damaging data breach that exposed highly sensitive information about 143 million Americans.

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Swiss state blocks cyberattack, but another hits contractor

  GENEVA (AP) -- Switzerland's government says state cyber-experts detected and prevented an attempted cyberattack on the Swiss defense department, while another attack "disrupted" the systems of a contractor for the foreign affairs department.  

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Champagne on ice: London Fashion Week off and running

   LONDON (AP) -- London is stepping into its role as style capital with the opening of Fashion Week.   

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Ford teams up with Chinese company for electric cars

(CNN)--Auto giant Ford announced plans Tuesday to sell fully electric vehicles under a new brand in China.  

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Shoe chain Payless emerges from bankruptcy protection

 NEW YORK (AP) -- Payless ShoeSource says it emerged from bankruptcy protection this week and is looking for a new CEO to lead the company.  

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Foxconn package would cost $150 million in lost sales taxes

New fiscal estimates show Gov. Scott Walker's incentives package for electronics giant Foxconn would cost the state and local governments nearly $150 million in lost sales taxes.

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Americans paid $15B in overdraft fees last year

Americans have racked up billions of dollars worth of overdraft charges.

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Gains in the U.S. employment

  WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added 209,000 jobs in July, a second straight month of robust gains that underscore the economy's vitality as it enters a ninth year of expansion.  

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Foxconn bill leaves state on hook for expenses

Gov. Scott Walker's $3 billion incentive package to lure a Foxconn electronics plant to Wisconsin calls for the state to pay local governments' expenses if the factory doesn't move forward.

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Defense lawyer: Shkreli would lose $65 million if convicted

   NEW YORK (AP) -- A defense lawyer says former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli would lose a $65 million stake in a drug company he founded if he's convicted at his securities fraud trial.   

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EPA OKs pollution controls on new diesel Jeeps, Ram pickups

    DETROIT (AP) -- U.S. regulators have blessed emissions controls on 2017 versions of Fiat Chrysler diesel trucks, allowing them to go on sale and potentially helping to resolve allegations that the company cheated on pollution tests.    T 

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Trump admin. declines to brand China a currency manipulator

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States has declined to label China a currency manipulator despite President Donald Trump's insistent pledge during the election campaign that he would do so as soon as he took office. 

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Switch sales take off for Nintendo

(CNN)-- Nintendo looks to have a hit on its hands with the new "Switch" console.  

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Stephen Colbert wants you to forgive him -- & buy his book

 NEW YORK (AP) -- Stephen Colbert wants you to curl up with a good book -- by Stephen Colbert.   

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McDonald's CEO received compensation worth $15.4 million

    NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook received compensation of $15.4 million last year as he worked to refresh the company's image and cut costs amid growing competition and changing tastes. 

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Mozart manuscript fails to sell; $200,000 bid was expected

 BOSTON (AP) -- A fragment from a Mozart manuscript for the third movement of his Serenade in D Major has failed to sell at a Boston auction.  

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L'Oreal confirms it's considering sale of The Body Shop

 PARIS (AP) -- French cosmetics maker L'Oreal confirms it is considering the sale of its retail unit The Body Shop.  

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Charity bearing Audrey Hepburn's name sues her eldest son

   LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Audrey Hepburn's eldest son is being sued by a charity he helped establish to continue the late actress' support of children's causes. 

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Univision networks back on for Charter customers, for now

NEW YORK (AP) -- Millions of Charter cable customers can watch Univision again, although it may just be a temporary fix.  

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Peoria looking to expand economy after Caterpillar move

  PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- The mayor of Peoria says the city is going to hold Caterpillar officials to their word that the company will remain a presence in the central Illinois city. 

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Judge nixes Nutrisystem bylaw on removing board directors

   DOVER, Del. (AP) -- A Delaware judge has voided a bylaw amendment adopted by directors of weight-loss company Nutrisystem Inc. regarding removal of board members.    

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Ex-UK Treasury chief George Osborne joining BlackRock

   LONDON (AP) -- Former British Treasury chief George Osborne is to join investment management firm BlackRock as an adviser.  

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Hostess stocks surge

(CNN)-- The stock of Hostess brands -- which makes Twinkies -- is really cooking! 

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Business headlines for Tuesday January 3

   FLAT ROCK, Mich. (AP) -- Ford is canceling plans to build a new $1.6 billion factory in Mexico. 

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Whole Foods fires 9 managers over manipulation

 McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- Whole Foods supermarkets says it has fired nine store managers in the mid-Atlantic region for manipulating a bonus program to their benefit.   

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Patagonia gives away $10M environmental groups

(CNN)-- Patagonia's Black Friday sales hit a record-breaking  $10-million dollars and they're donating all of it!   That amount is five times more than what the outdoor clothing and gear company expected to earn--but Patagonia is keeping its promise to give away the sales it brought in on one of the biggest shopping days of the year. The $10-million dollars will go to nearly 800 environmental groups around the world. Tthe vice president of environmental activism at ... More>>

No-brainer: $300K campaign to rescue Dorothy’s ruby slippers

The ruby slippers that whisked Dorothy back to Kansas in three clicks are looking a little down at the heels, prompting the Smithsonian to launch a $300,000 online campaign to conserve them.

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Walker promises to keep road borrowing low in next budget

Gov. Scott Walker says he'll keep borrowing for road projects low in the next state budget.

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Sandwich chain Jimmy John's sells majority stake to Roark

 NEW YORK (AP) -- Sandwich chain Jimmy John's Sandwiches says it sold a majority stake in the company to private equity firm Roark Capital Group.    Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.    Roark Capital of Atlanta has invested in several fast food companies before, including pretzel seller Auntie Anne's and sandwich restaurant chain Arby's.    Founded in 1983, Jimmy John's has more than 2,500 Jimmy John's locations across the country and... More>>

Green Bay mayor charged with violating election law

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Green Bay's mayor is facing criminal charges of violating state election law.

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Court: State doesn't have to pay for man's master's degree

A Wisconsin appeals court says the state Department of Workforce Development doesn't have to pay for a man's master's degree.

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Fly me to the moon: Feds OK private firm's lunar flight plan

The federal government for the first time has given permission to a private Florida company to fly a spaceship beyond Earth's orbit and land on the moon.

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Wall Street losses impact world's billionaires

   NEW YORK (AP) -- A rough day on Wall Street for Warren Buffett means Amazon's Jeff Bezos is now the third richest person in the world.    

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R.I.P.: The world's last VCR will be manufactured this month

Funai Electric, the world's last known VCR manufacturer, says it will cease production of video-cassette recorders this month.

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New Jersey Showboat Casino to reopen as a hotel

  ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- An Atlantic City casino that went out of business two years ago is reopening as a hotel. 

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Wisconsin premium shoe maker offers factory seconds online

   PORT WASHINGTON, WI -- Allen Edmonds, the U.S. premium men's shoe manufacturer headquartered in Port Washington, Wis., announces the return of its online "Factory Seconds" sale on AllenEdmonds.com. The five-day sale ends July 11.     

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New York City buys distressed housing

   NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City is taking a novel approach to addressing enduring pockets of the home foreclosure crisis. 

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Porsche unveils new hatchback

(CNN)--Porsche unveiled its new-and-improved hatchback Tuesday. The four-door Panamera Turbo will sport sleeker body lines and a lower look.  

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Buick introduces first convertible for the U.S. market in 25-years

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   Buick's first convertible for the U.S. market in 25 years is a stylish, comfortable, soft-top cruiser that's reasonably priced, seats up to four people and has an expandable trunk.

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DiCaprio to be questioned in lawsuit over "The Wolf of Wall Street"

 CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) -- A federal judge says actor Leonardo DiCaprio can be questioned for litigation stemming from "The Wolf of Wall Street."    

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David Allan Coe ordered to pay IRS $980,000

 CINCINNATI (AP) -- Authorities say country music singer-songwriter David Allan Coe has been ordered to pay the IRS more than $980,000 in restitution for obstructing the tax agency.  

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Foo fighters sue insurers over Paris terror attacks

 LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Foo Fighters are suing insurers for failing to reimburse them for European shows they cancelled following the Paris terrorist attacks in November.

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World Bank tackles health concerns

(CNN) -- Preventing the next pandemic and tackling world health issues was the focus of  an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. 

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Adele rumors swirl about big record deal

(CNN) -- Adele is reportedly ready to sign one of the biggest record deals in music history.   

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How the Dow Jones Industrial Average Fared on Monday

(ABC) -- A jump in oil prices and some deal news helped send stocks up broadly Monday, breaking a three-day losing streak. 

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LG Electronics' 1Q Profit Soars 96 Fold on Fridges, TVs

(ABC) -- LG Electronics Inc. has reported a stunning jump in its first-quarter earnings. 

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High Product, Labor Costs Lead to Decline in Boeing's Profit

(ABC) -- Aerospace giant Boeing Co. saw its quarterly earnings plunge 9 percent compared to last year, with the Chicago-based company posting $1.2 billion in profits.

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Money changes announced

WAUSAU (WAOW)-  The look of some paper currency is about to change 

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Wendy's investigating `unusual activity' on payment cards

Wendy's says it is investigating reports of "unusual activity" on payment cards that had been used at some of its restaurants.

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Average movie ticket up to a record high of $8.70

The average movie ticket has hit a record high of $8.70.

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Stocks slump the most in 3 months on new China worries

Stocks and oil prices plunged again on more worries about a slowdown in China, giving the market its worst drop in three months.

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Investment firm to acquire Mills Fleet Farm

Family-owned Mills Fleet Farm has agreed to sell to one on the country's largest investment firms based in New York. 

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Wisconsin firms cash in on marijuana legalization elsewhere

Some Wisconsin companies are cashing in on new opportunities created by the legalization of marijuana in other states.

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Powerball jackpot rises to $334M, 12th-highest in history

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The Powerball jackpot has risen to $334 million, the 12th largest in the game's history.     No one won the jackpot on Wednesday, and the next drawing is set for Saturday. The lump-sum cash prize for the winner is $205 million.     Iowa Lottery spokesman Kevin Kirkpatrick says the last time the prize was close to this amount was in March 2013, when a New Jersey man won $338 million.     Powerball's largest jackpot was more than $59... More>>

Fed hikes rates for first time in 7 years

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The latest on the Federal Reserve's landmark two-day policy meeting that ended Wednesday. The central bank raised interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. All times local.    ------ 2:00 p.m. The Fed just lifted rates, ending seven years of an extraordinary measure to combat the damage from the 2008 financial crisis. Fed officials voted unanimously to raise the key federal funds rate -- the interest banks charge each other overnight -- to a ra... More>>

Japan: Court rules married couples use one surname

Japan's Supreme Court said Wednesday that married couples must continue to use only one surname, rejecting a lawsuit filed by five plaintiffs who wanted to make it easier for women to keep their maiden names.

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Yahoo scraps original Alibaba spin off plan

Yahoo is scrapping its original plan to spin off its prized stake in China's Alibaba Group and will instead break off the rest of its business into a new company.

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UW: Three-quarters of 2014-15 graduates had debt

A new University of Wisconsin System report says nearly 75 percent of graduates during the last fiscal year left school in debt.

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Facebook CEO celebrates birth of daughter with pledge to give way 99% of shares

Mark Zuckerberg announced the birth of his daughter Max today in a heartfelt post where he also shared his plans to give away 99 percent of his Facebook shares -- amounting to $45 billion at today's prices -- to fund a new charitable initiative.

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Info on 5 million VTech customers and kids exposed in breach

Kid's technology maker VTech says the personal information of about 5 million of its customers and their children may have been stolen by hackers.

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No empty nest: Young women live with M & D like it's 1940

The percentage of young women living at home with parents or relatives has risen to its highest level since 1940. More>>

New York to daily fantasy sports: Stop taking bets here

New York's attorney general has told the daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel to stop accepting bets in the state, saying their operations amount to illegal gambling. More>>

Walker: Oscar Mayer has 'nothing to do with Wisconsin'

Gov. Scott Walker says Oscar Mayer's decision to close its 100-year-old plant in Madison and relocate its corporate headquarters to Chicago "has nothing to do with Wisconsin." More>>

Home sellers see biggest price gain in 8 years

Good news for the housing market, home sellers saw an average gain of almost $41,000 in the third quarter. More>>

Oscar Mayer in Madison to close, Kraft Heinz to close 7 factories

Kraft Heinz says it will close seven factories in North America over the next two years as part of a downsizing that will shed 2,600 jobs. More>>

Target closing 13 stores nationwide citing falling profits

Target plans to close 13 stores nationwide, including one in New Ulm and two others in Milwaukee and Superior, Wisconsin. More>>

Amazon sues review sellers in salvo against bogus reviewers

Amazon is suing more than 1,000 people for advertising their services writing fake reviews for as little as $5 as it seeks to crack down on bogus reviews on its site. More>>

Sargento Foods expanding Hilbert plant

Sargento Foods says it's planning to expand its Hilbert plant and add 140 jobs. More>>

South Dakota minimum wage to increase a nickel in January

The state's minimum wage will bump up a nickel to $8.55 in January because of a cost-of-living increase built into the law that voters approved in November 2014.  More>>

Government: No benefit rise for Social Security next year

The government says there will be no benefit increase next year for millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees. More>>

4.2 billion people are still offline

For majority of the world, "Googling" and "Facebooking" are not second nature. There are currently 4.2 billion people -- 57% of the world -- who are still offline on a regular basis, according to the United Nations Broadband Commission.  More>>

Men selling fall leaves on the internet

A couple of enterprising men in Vermont have come up with an unusual way to make money. More>>

Playboy says it will stop publishing fully nude female photos

You won't find any naked women in the pages of Playboy. More>>

Energy stocks lead another advance as price of oil climbs

Stocks are closing solidly higher on Wall Street, continuing a weeklong advance. More>>

VW's US CEO to face tough questions in congressional hearing

Volkswagen's top U.S. executive is expected to face tough questions on Capitol Hill as the emissions-rigging scandal enveloping the world's largest automaker appears to be deepening. More>>

New York AG wants details of fantasy sports investigations

New York's attorney general has sent letters to daily fantasy sports websites DraftKings and FanDuel demanding they turn over details of any investigations into their employees. More>>

US trade deficit widens to $48.3 billion in August

 The U.S. trade deficit jumped sharply in August as exports fell to the lowest level in nearly three years while imports increased, led by a surge in shipments of cell phones from China. More>>

Wisconsin Senate committee holds hearing on state workers

A Wisconsin state Senate committee is holding a public hearing on a Republican bill that overhauls the state's 110-year-old civil service system affecting about 30,000 state employees. More>>

TomorrowWorld organizers offer refunds after bad weather

Organizers say a massive electronic dance music festival will offer refunds for Sunday ticketholders after bad weather made the event inaccessible to them on the final day.  More>>

US consumer spending up 0.4 percent in August

 U.S. consumer spending rose at a healthy rate in August, while income growth slowed after a big jump in July. More>>

Economy grew at 3.9 percent rate in April-June quarter

The U.S. economy grew at an even faster clip in the spring than previously estimated. More>>

Hyundai recalls 470,000 Sonatas to fix big engine problem

Hyundai is recalling nearly a half-million midsize cars in the U.S. to replace key engine parts because a manufacturing problem could cause them to fail.  More>>

Applications for US jobless aid tick up to still-low 267,000

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week yet remained at a low level consistent with solid job growth. More>>

Ford reveals new Super Duty pickups

Ford's Super Duty trucks are getting a new aluminum body, just like their smaller sibling, the Ford F-150 pickup. More>>

Volkswagen scandal widens: $7.3 billion cost, 11 million cars

Volkswagen says some 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide were fitted with software at the center of the U.S. emissions scandal. More>>

Cheaper oil lowers US current account deficit in 2nd quarter

Cheaper oil imports and greater U.S. exports lowered the deficit in the broadest measure of U.S. trade in the April-June quarter.  More>>

Applications for US jobless aid fall to very low 264,000

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in two months, suggesting employers remain confident enough in the economy to hold onto their workers. More>>

US homebuilding slows in August after hot streak

Builders broke ground on fewer houses and apartment complexes in August, a possible sign that the housing market may be levelling off after accelerating for much of the year.  More>>

Budweiser confirms Miller takeover talks

Beer and soft drink maker Anheuser-Busch InBev has confirmed it has made a takeover approach to rival SABMiller plc.  More>>

Google names auto veteran to lead self-driving car push

Google is adding a veteran automotive executive to run its program focused on developing self-driving cars.  More>>

US trade deficit drops to $41.9 billion in July

The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to the lowest level in five months as exports posted a small gain while imports declined, reflecting a big drop in shipments of consumer goods such as cell phones.  More>>

Madison-based group gets $20M to study nanotech, environment

A center hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is getting $20 million in National Science Foundation funding as it studies the effects of nanotechnology on the environment.  More>>

Greek economic growth in second quarter revised up

Greece's statistics agency says the country's economy grew slightly faster than earlier forecast in the second quarter of the year.  More>>

For the first time, 1 billion people used Facebook in a day

For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day on Monday. More>>

Denver bar killer Dexter Lewis will be sentenced to life

Jurors have spared Denver bar killer Dexter Lewis the death penalty, and he will instead be sentenced to life in prison. More>>

Rubio says strength is only way to maintain peace with China

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says the United States must bolster its military, push for more free trade and hold China far more accountable on human rights. More>>

Japan inflation, household spending slow in July, incomes up

Japan reports that its inflation rate fell slightly in July while household spending also edged lower, though incomes were boosted by higher bonus payments. More>>

Free cash or tuna for customers from settlement

The suit claimed StarKist was under-filling its five-ounce tuna cans by a few tenths of an ounce. More>>

Christmas in August: Wal-Mart's holiday layaway comes early

Wal-Mart is giving customers a head start on holiday shopping, launching its annual layaway program two weeks earlier than last year. More>>

Applications for US jobless aid drop to very low 271,000

Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, evidence that employers remain confident in the economy and are laying off few workers.  More>>

US economy surged at 3.7 percent rate in April-June quarter

The U.S. economy posted a much bigger rebound in growth during the spring than previously reported, thanks to improvements in a number of areas including consumer spending and business investment. More>>

Army awards tactical vehicle contract to Wisconsin firm

Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Corp. has won a major contract to build a new combat vehicle to replace a large share of the military's Humvee troop carriers. More>>

US stocks jump after Chinese rate cut

U.S. stocks jumped at the open after China's central bank cut interest rates to support its economy. More>>

US home rents rose in July as ownership market cooled

U.S. home rents jumped in July as house prices showed signs of flagging.  More>>

China cuts interest rates in new bid to spur economy

China has cut interest rates for fifth time in nine months in a new effort to shore up slowing economic growth.  More>>

UPDATE: US stocks slump; Dow briefly plunges 1,000 points

U.S. stocks are closing sharply lower, with the Dow Jones industrial average down more than 588 points and the Standard & Poor's 500 index now down more than 10 percent off its recent high. More>>

China's stock market suffers biggest one-day fall since 2007

 China's stock market has fallen by its biggest margin in eight years, defying Beijing's multibillion-dollar intervention to stop a slide that has wiped out the gains of this year's price boom.  More>>

Single-family houses fuel gains in US homebuilding in July

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. builders started work on single-family houses last month at the fastest pace since the Great Recession began in late 2007.  The Commerce Department says housing starts in August rose 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.21 million homes. Construction of single-family houses accounted for all of the gains, shooting up 12.8 percent last month to the highest rate since December 2007.  Fueled by steady job gains and low mortgage ... More>>

QVC owner Liberty buying Zulily in about $2.3 billion deal

The owner of QVC is buying online flash deal business Zulily in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately $2.32 billion. More>>

Property values in Wisconsin increase for second year

The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says property values statewide have risen for a second year. More>>

Wisconsin gas prices rising due to refinery problem in Indiana

Gas prices are expected to rise in the Chicago area over the next few days because of a problem at the BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana. More>>

Clinton: GOP failed to mention '1 word' about college costs

Hillary Rodham Clinton says the Republican presidential field failed to mention "one word" about making college affordable during last week's GOP debate. More>>

US trade gap widens 7 percent in June as imports jump

The U.S. trade deficit increased in June as solid consumer spending pulled in more imports, while the strong dollar restrained exports. More>>

Survey: US businesses add 185,000 workers in July

The rate of hiring by U.S. businesses slowed in July but remained at a solid levels, which should help boost overall economic growth.  More>>

Wisconsin's unclaimed lottery winnings exceed $57M

Wisconsin lottery officials say more than $2 million was left on the table by people who had winning tickets but failed to collect their cash in fiscal year 2015. More>>

Meeting unions, Clinton offers support for $12 minimum wage

Hillary Rodham Clinton is offering some support for a proposal in the Senate that would raise the federal minimum wage to $12 an hour. More>>

Fiat Chrysler raises outlook as Q2 profits jump 70 percent

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles raised its revenue forecast after strong sales in North American and recovery in the European market boosted second-quarter profits by 70 percent.  More>>

US economy posts solid 2.3 percent growth rate in Q2

After a harsh winter, the U.S. economy posted a solid rebound in the April-June quarter, led by a surge in consumer spending and a recovery in foreign trade. More>>

Applications for US jobless aid rise to still-low 267,000

 More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the increase was from a very low level and the figures still point to a healthy job market.  More>>

Orders for US durable goods jump 3.4 percent in June

 Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods posted a sizable gain in June, reflecting a surge in demand for commercial aircraft. More>>

Dunkin' CEO: $15 minimum wage is 'outrageous'

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Dunkin' Donuts' top executive says a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers is "absolutely outrageous." More>>

AT&T-DirecTV deal set to close after clearance from FCC

AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV is set to close after winning clearance from the Federal Communications Commission. More>>

Anthem acquiring rival Cigna in $54.2 billion deal

 Anthem is buying rival Cigna in a deal valued at $54.2 billion that will create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about 53 million patients in the U.S.  More>>

Applications for US unemployment aid plummet to 42-year low

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid plunged last week to the lowest level in nearly 42 years, evidence of a strong job market. More>>

Report: Social Security disability fund could dry up in 2016

The government says people who receive Social Security disability face steep benefit cuts next year unless Congress acts. More>>

SPECIAL REPORT: Making more than the president

The President of the United States is a pretty high-paying gig. But there are some state employees in Wisconsin that make even more than the country's commander in chief. More>>

Applications for US jobless aid fall to low level of 281,000

  Fewer people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week as employers remain confident enough in the economy to hold onto their staffs. More>>

US personnel chief resigns in wake of massive data breach

The head of the governments personnel office has resigned in the wake of a massive data breach on her watch. More>>

GM recalling nearly 780K SUVs to fix power lift gate problem

General Motors is recalling nearly 780,000 crossover SUVs mainly in North America because the rear power lift gates can suddenly fall and hit people. More>>

US: More than 21 million affected by government data breach

The Obama administration says hackers stole Social Security numbers from more than 21 million people and took other sensitive information when government computer systems were compromised. More>>

Applications for US unemployment benefits climb

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to the highest level since late February. More>>

IMF downgrades 2015 outlook for global growth to 3.3 percent

The International Monetary Fund says the U.S. economys stumble at the start of 2015 is dragging down the worlds growth prospects. More>>

NYSE resumes trading following outage of more than 3 hours

Trading has resumed on the New York Stock Exchange after an outage of more than three hours caused by technical problems. More>>

Glitch halts trading on New York Stock Exchange

Trading was halted on the New York Stock Exchange in the late morning because of a technical issue. More>>

Microsoft cuts 7,800 jobs as phone sales flag

Microsoft will cut 7,800 jobs and take a $7.6 billion impairment charge to restructure its flagging phone hardware business. More>>

Republicans reach deal to end budget impasse

Republican legislative leaders have reached a deal on a new state budget.Leaders of the Senate and Assembly plan to hold a news conference on Wednesday morning to announce terms of the agreement. More>>

Why more workers could get overtime pay

More American workers would qualify for overtime with a plan President Barack Obama is proposing. More>>

Vos asks Senate to give position on prevailing wage

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says a proposal scaling back the use of prevailing wage in Wisconsin has the votes to pass the Assembly and he's waiting for the Senate to say what it has the votes to do. More>>

Fastest rising rents in US?

Home rental prices are climbing across much of the United States -- with the biggest gains coming from not from New York or San Francisco but Jackson, Mississippi, and Portland, Maine. More>>

Consumer prices up 0.4 percent in May

Consumer prices increased in May by the largest amount in more than two years, reflecting the biggest one-month jump in gas prices in nearly six years.
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Applications for US jobless aid fall to nearly 15-year low

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week, evidence that layoffs remain at unusually low levels and the job market is moving closer to full health. More>>

Bird flu leads to cheaper chicken in US

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A bird flu outbreak in the Midwest has actually resulted in cheaper chicken meat in the U.S. because exports have been restricted, leaving a plentiful domestic supply.In a monthly poultry market report published Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says importers halted shipments even though chickens remain unaffected by bird flu. Wholesale prices in the Northeast are 32 percent lower than a year earlier. Drumsticks are down 33 percent.The bird flu outbreak did... More>>

US homebuilding drops in May, but pace stronger than in 2014

U.S. builders broke ground on fewer homes in May, although the pace of construction is significantly higher than a year ago. More>>

Target selling pharmacy, clinic businesses to CVS Health

Target is selling its pharmacy and clinic businesses to CVS Health Corp. for about $1.9 billion. More>>

US factory output down in May, hurt by oil refining cuts

A decline in refining oil caused U.S. factory output to slip in May, overshadowing solid gains by automakers. More>>

You've been hacked ... do this right now

The entire U.S. federal workforce may be at risk after yet another intrusion from what security experts believe were hackers based in China.
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UW System budget cuts to be reduced

Gov. Scott Walker's proposed $300 million cut to the University of Wisconsin System would be reduced by $50 million under changes to the plan endorsed Friday. More>>

US jobless aid applications rose last week; total still low

More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the overall level remains low and points to a healthy job market. More>>

Orders for durable goods drop 0.5 percent in April

 Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell slightly in April.
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US home prices rose at steady pace in March from year ago

U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in March, pushed higher by a limited supply of houses for sale. More>>

US home construction surges to fastest pace since 2007

U.S. homebuilders ramped up construction in April to the fastest pace in nearly seven-and-a-half years, providing newfound momentum for an economy that has struggled in recent months. More>>

Summer skies: airlines to fly record number of passengers

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US industrial output falls for 5th month on lower drilling

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US producer prices fall in April; food, energy costs drop

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US retail sales flat-line in April

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Giving back without giving away your info

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Egg, turkey meat prices begin to rise as bird flu spreads

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Stocks barely budge in early trade following big gain Friday

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US employers add 223,000 jobs, rate falls to 5.4 percent

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Walker's UW proposal dead in Legislature, cuts debated

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US trade deficit jumps to 6-year high of $51.4 billion

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A weak open for US stocks following weak growth and earnings

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Ford's 1Q net income falls on strong dollar, lower sales

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US durable goods orders jumped 4 percent in March

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Higher US gas prices spark modest inflation in March

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Factory output rises in March for first time since November

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Obama spending tax filing deadline week on the economy

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  • Peru, Ecuador tighten requirements for Venezuela migrants

    Peru, Ecuador tighten requirements for Venezuela migrants

    Friday, August 17 2018 6:29 PM EDT2018-08-17 22:29:42 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File). FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018 file photo, Venezuelan citizens stand in a line outside of Foreign Ministry office in Lima, Peru. Peru announced on Friday, Aug. 17, that all Venezuelan citizens that want to travel to Peru wi...(AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File). FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018 file photo, Venezuelan citizens stand in a line outside of Foreign Ministry office in Lima, Peru. Peru announced on Friday, Aug. 17, that all Venezuelan citizens that want to travel to Peru wi...
    Two South American nations are stiffening entry requirements for the flood of Venezuelans fleeing their nation's economic and humanitarian crisis, a move that could make their plight even more arduous.More >>
    Two South American nations are stiffening entry requirements for the flood of Venezuelans fleeing their nation's economic and humanitarian crisis, a move that could make their plight even more arduous.More >>
  • The Latest: Moody's cuts Turkey's credit rating further

    The Latest: Moody's cuts Turkey's credit rating further

    Friday, August 17 2018 8:30 AM EDT2018-08-17 12:30:34 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 4:56 AM EDT2018-08-18 08:56:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis). A man walks out of a currency exchange shop in Istanbul, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Beset by a weak currency and tension with the United States, Turkey is reaching out to Europe in an attempt to shore up relations with majo...(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis). A man walks out of a currency exchange shop in Istanbul, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Beset by a weak currency and tension with the United States, Turkey is reaching out to Europe in an attempt to shore up relations with majo...
    Turkey's state-run news agency says a higher Turkish court has also rejected an appeal for the release from detention of an American pastor who is at the center of a Turkish-U.S. spat.More >>
    Turkey's state-run news agency says a higher Turkish court has also rejected an appeal for the release from detention of an American pastor who is at the center of a Turkish-U.S. spat.More >>
  • Getting personal: US, Turkish leaders feud over arrest

    Getting personal: US, Turkish leaders feud over arrest

    Friday, August 17 2018 4:25 AM EDT2018-08-17 08:25:59 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 4:56 AM EDT2018-08-18 08:56:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis). A general view of Istanbul, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Turkey's finance chief tried to reassure thousands of international investors on a conference call Thursday, in which he pledged to fix the economic troubles that have ...(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis). A general view of Istanbul, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Turkey's finance chief tried to reassure thousands of international investors on a conference call Thursday, in which he pledged to fix the economic troubles that have ...
    Turkey's currency remains steady against the dollar despite an apparent threat of possible new sanctions by U.S. President Donald Trump.More >>
    Turkey's currency remains steady against the dollar despite an apparent threat of possible new sanctions by U.S. President Donald Trump.More >>
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