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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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Green Bay businesses oppose roundabouts

Military Avenue project could kill district’s potential, alderman says Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com A nearly two-mile stretch of Green Bay’s Military Avenue is becoming the battleground for a roundabout war. “I’m not opposed categorically to roundabouts,” said Green Bay Alderman Guy ...

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Madison alderman claims council too picky

Rejection of Alexander project prompts debate Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com The economic recession and related slowdown in construction is sparking a debate between Madison leaders about how strict they should be with developers. “We should always have standards that are important, ...

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DNR closes in on statewide radium compliance

Waukesha utility yet to settle three years after deadline Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com The Waukesha Water Utility is the final loose end in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources nine-year effort to get water systems to comply with federal radium limits. ...

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Detroit Three scrape by in U.S. market

Construction rebound could spur demand for trucks Tom Krisher AP Auto Writer Detroit — The Detroit Three’s share of the U.S. auto market hit a record low in January, casting new doubt on the ability of General Motors Corp. and ...

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GM seeks money from Thai government

Stephen Wright AP Business Writer Bangkok — General Motors Inc., barely staying afloat with the aid of a U.S. bailout, is now seeking money from Thailand’s government and banks to keep its auto business running in the Southeast Asian nation. ...

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Rising unemployment hits hard in Midwest

Workers feel trickle-down of housing market collapse Jeannine Aversa AP Economics Writer Washington — Metropolitan areas across the Southeast and Midwest are seeing some of the steepest increases in joblessness, stung by their dependence on factories serving the struggling housing ...

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