U.S. employers added 559,000 jobs in May, an improvement from the sluggish gain seen in April but still evidence that many companies are struggling to find enough workers as the economy rapidly recovers from the pandemic recession.Read More »
Federal regulators have approved a natural-gas pipeline in western North Dakota, a step state officials believe will help curb the wasteful flaring of excess gas and increase state tax revenues by millions of dollars annually by allowing more oil drilling.Read More »
U.S. traffic deaths rose 7% last year, the biggest increase in 13 years even though people drove fewer miles due to the coronavirus pandemic, the government's road safety agency reported Thursday.Read More »
For nearly an hour, President Joe Biden and the top Senate Republican negotiating infrastructure met behind closed doors — two seasoned legislators engaged in another round of conversations, but emerging with few outward signs of tangible progress ahead of a deadline next week.
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Wisconsin business owners, university leaders and government officials would be prohibited from requiring COVID-19 vaccination or from treating unvaccinated people differently under Republican-backed bills moving through the state Legislature.Read More »
Wisconsin should get tougher on unemployed people who apply for jobs to meet work-search requirements but then skip the interview, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Wednesday as he advocated for eliminating a $300 a week additional payment to the unemployed.Read More »
A Neenah paper mill with about 300 employees is closing, officials with Clearwater Paper Corp. announced Monday.Read More »