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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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Biomass boiler to be installed in coal plant that heats UW-Madison Madison (AP) — Gov. Jim Doyle says he wants to install a new biomass boiler at a coal-burning power plant in downtown Madison by 2012. The state agreed last ...

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OSHA Citations

July B&K Builders Inc., Marshfield, reached a formal settlement with OSHA on July 21 to reduce a $1,500 rough-terrain-forklift citation to $540, a $1,500 hand-and-power-tools citation to $540, a $1,500 safety-related-work-practices citation to $540, a $1,500 fall-protection citation to $540, ...

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