- According to the most recent data released by the IRS, more than 48 million tax refunds have been issued so far this tax season. That's about 5.6 percent more than this time last year, and the average refund is up three percent at $3,034.
- Earlier this month it was reported that beef prices are at the highest they've been in nearly 30 years. Now the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates food prices will increase between 2.5 and 3.5 percent in 2014.
- The Wausau City Council voted down a plan to build a convenience store on the city's west side Tuesday night. The proposal, which would have lead to a new Kwik Trip at Bridge St. and Stevens Dr. failed 7-4
Alfa Romeo returns to America... at last Following a nearly 20 year absence Alfa Romeo is returning to the United States market with the 4C, an exotic-looking two-seat sports car that made its American debut at the New York Auto Show.
Unemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery....
Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults....
Brewers seek to rekindle Belgium's love of beer DWORP, Belgium (AP) -- The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub "In de Welkom" has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can't say how much longer. Sooner or later, yet another bar with a warm "Welcome" will be gone....
Venture investments highest since 2001 NEW YORK (AP) -- Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according to a report due out Friday....
3 Ways to Save Money on Easter Meals While Easter dinner may not be in the same league as Thanksgiving dinner, it is still a time when we typically splurge on a big meal to share with family and friends.
Fitness Report: Women and Weights When you go the gym, it's not uncommon to see the guys on one side lifting and the ladies on the other side working up a sweat on the cardio machines.
Easter: Think Outside the Candy Aisle I don’t know about your children, but ours certainly don’t need more single use toys – or piles of candy and sugar coated marshmallow shaped “treats.”