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Large pickups fare poorly in crash tests

Side impacts put passengers at risk Ken Thomas AP Writer Washington (AP) — Three large pickup trucks that serve as workhorses for construction crews, farmers and small business owners are not providing good protection in side crashes, according to tests ...

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Intel plans $7 billion in factory upgrades

Some construction, tech jobs will be created Jordan Robertson AP Technology Writer San Francisco — Intel Corp. plans to spend $7 billion upgrading its U.S. factories over the next two years, a sign the recession hasn’t extinguished chip makers’ lust ...

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ArcelorMittal posts first ever quarterly loss

Demand for steel sinks amid recession By Aoife White AP Business Writer Brussels — ArcelorMittal SA, the world’s largest steel maker, reported Wednesday its first ever quarterly loss — at $2.6 billion — during the fourth quarter as it wrote ...

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News Briefs

Rockwell to speed expansion into Canada with Rutter Hinz buy Milwaukee (AP) —Rockwell Automation Inc., Milwaukee, agreed to a buy the majority of the assets of Rutter Hinz Inc., a Canadian company with engineering expertise in the oil and gas ...

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Superior weathers state’s economic storms

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com Murphy Oil USA Inc.’s $6 billion refinery expansion is slipping through Superior’s fingers. On top of that, the city’s port-based economy, which annually moves about 22 million metric tons of coal, is bracing for the drop in ...

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Prolonged lawsuit threatens sick-leave law

By Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com Milwaukee’s proposed sick-leave law might be tangled in court for as long as two years. And in two years the Common Council and mayor could opt to work toward its repeal. Sangita Nayak, lead organizer for ...

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Housing market yields pros, cons

By Robert G. Sheridan Dolan Media Newswires Rochester, NY – Every night for the past year we went home, watched the local news or read the newspaper and scratched our heads. Media reported chaos related to subprime loans and property ...

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Hire private firms with public money

By Mike Salsgiver Dolan Media Newswires Portland, OR – There is a lot of activity geared toward stimulating the economy these days. Governments are throwing cash on the table to keep people working and they are investing in public and ...

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Health coverage for all is good move for all

By Matt Pommer The boldest idea of the Democrats’ economic stimulus plan has been to provide complete, federally funded Medicaid coverage for those who lose jobs during the recession. In Wisconsin about 95 percent of residents have some form of ...

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