- 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
Stocks flat ahead of earnings deluge Stocks drifted higher in early trading Monday as U.S. investors got back into action after the long holiday weekend. It will be a week full corporate earnings reports, including well known brands like Netflix and McDonald's and Facebook.
Gauge of US economy up for 3rd straight month WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's health rose in March for the third consecutive month, a sign of stronger growth after harsh winter weather caused the economy's pace to slow....
Stocks are mixed at start of a busy earnings week NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks were mixed Monday at the start of another major week for company earnings. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is coming off its best week since July as first-quarter corporate earnings begin to come in....
Hasbro posts 1Q profit, sales of girls' toys rise PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) -- Hasbro returned to profitability in its first quarter, driven by sales of girls' toys such as My Little Pony and Nerf Rebelle. The prior-year results were dragged down by restructuring charges....
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Common Sense Incredible! A nine-year-old girl shaves her head to show her best friend with cancer support. In turn, the nine-year-old is expelled from school because a shaved head is against the rules!