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Feb 17, 2011

Wisconsin Senate to vote on anti-union bill

Wisconsin Rep. Jennifer Shilling (left), D-La Crosse, questions Bob Lang (seated at desk), director of the Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau, on Wednesday at the state Capitol in Madison during a […]

Feb 17, 2011

Obama: Walker ‘short-sighted’ for refusing rail money

MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama calls Gov. Scott Walker “short-sighted” for turning down $810 million in federal money for high-speed rail. Obama told WTMJ-TV on Wednesday that high-speed rail […]

Feb 4, 2011

Some brats, a couple six packs and White House admission

By Marie Rohde

staff writer

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says jokingly that when he got his invitation to a Super Bowl party from the White House, he asked, “What should I bring? Some brats? A couple of six packs?”

Feb 3, 2011

Obama promotes energy ideas, training for workers in commercial building

By BEN FELLER AP White House Correspondent STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — President Barack Obama, turning briefly to his eclipsed domestic agenda Thursday, called on the nation’s businesses to make […]

Jan 26, 2011

Democrats question GOP jobs promise

By James Briggs The state Legislature is moving at a brisk pace this week, pushing pieces of Gov. Scott Walker’s special session agenda closer to his desk. Walker on Monday […]

Jan 26, 2011

Obama calls for new era of competitiveness during trip to Wis. (UPDATE)

By JULIE PACE Associated Press MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — President Barack Obama campaigned vigorously for his revamped economic message Wednesday, warning that other countries have been grasping for first place […]

Jan 26, 2011

Lakeshore manufacturers ready for president

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — Three Wisconsin lakeshore manufacturers are preparing for a presidential visit Wednesday. Fresh from his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama is due to land […]

Jan 24, 2011

Union membership declines again

By Sam Hananel Associated Press Writer Washington — The nation’s labor unions experienced another steep decline in membership last year, even as the economy showed signs of recovery and job […]

Jan 23, 2011

Obama to visit Manitowoc’s Orion Energy Systems

MANITOWOC, Wis. (AP) — President Barack Obama will visit Orion Energy Systems in Manitowoc on Wednesday when he visits Wisconsin. The company makes high efficiency lighting and renewable solar technology […]

Jan 3, 2011

Construction spending continues upward trend

By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer Washington — Builders began work on more homes and the government boosted its investment in federal construction projects in November, marking a third straight […]

Dec 22, 2010

Consumers increase spending at fastest pace in four years

By Jeannine Aversa AP Economics Writer Washington — The economy grew at a moderate pace last summer, reflecting stronger spending by businesses to replenish stockpiles. More recent barometers suggest the […]

Dec 1, 2010

Feds back away from street sign regulation

By ?JOAN LOWY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Who would have thought that something so humble as a street sign could ignite such passion? The Obama administration sought to distance […]


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