By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer Washington — Sales of existing homes fell for a third straight month in February, pushing sales down to the lowest level since last July. There is concern the fragile housing rebound is faltering, making ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan The federal government will hemorrhage $11.1 billion in 2010 highway money if Congress doesn’t pass a bill by Sunday to temporarily plug the leak. Wisconsin has $200.7 million at stake in the Congressional debate over jobs bills ...
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By Sean Ryan A Wisconsin congressman is joining a chorus of boos over a federal agency’s decision to limit bidding to two out-of-state companies for an Onalaska stimulus project. U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., has asked the White House to ...Read More »
By Michelle Hicks Dolan Media Newswires Boise, Idaho — Prior to his State of the Union Address to Congress and the American people, President Obama outlined for the middle class retirement security initiatives that include significant implications for employers. One ...Read More »
By JULIE PACE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday offered help for people struggling to pay bills and care for their families, appealing to a middle-class he says has been “under assault for a long ...Read More »
By Alan Zibel AP Real Estate Writer Washington (AP)— The Federal Housing Administration is raising fees and tightening lending standards to shore up its strapped finances and avoid a taxpayer bailout. The government agency has seen its losses rise with ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Construction and development experience does not guarantee industry support for two Wisconsin congressional candidates. “It’s always a tremendous opportunity to have a member of your industry running for office because they’re people who actually know the business,” ...
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By ALEX VEIGA AP Real Estate Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even a holiday gift from Uncle Sam couldn’t brighten the homebuilders’ outlook in December. The National Association of Home Builders said Tuesday its housing market index fell by one ...Read More »
By CHARLES J. HANLEY AP Special Correspondent COPENHAGEN (AP) — This decade is very likely to be the warmest since record keeping began in 1850, and 2009 could rank among the top-five warmest years, the U.N. weather agency reported Tuesday ...Read More »
By DINA CAPPIELLO and H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency took a major step Monday toward regulating greenhouses gases, concluding that climate changing pollution threatens the public health and the environment. The announcement ...Read More »