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Oshkosh Counts $4 Million Boost From Filming

Updated: 04/22/2008 - Tourism officials say filming of the Johnny Depp movie "Public Enemies" in Oshkosh last week brought in an estimated $4 million in visitor spending and local production costs.

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Women in Wisconsin, Nation Continue to Earn Less Than Men

Posted: 04/22/2008 - A new report shows that women working in Wisconsin continue to earn less than their male counterparts. In Wisconsin, women in 2006 earned about 22 percent less than men for an average income of $28,000 per year compared with $36,500 for men.

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Manager: CWA Travelers Unaffected by Delta and Northwest Merger

Updated: 04/21/2008 - Central Wisconsin Airport's manager says the proposed merger between Delta and Northwest airlines shouldn't affect travelers flying out of that Mosinee airport. Tony Yaron says officials expect it to be business as usual there.

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Coin Collecting on the Rise

Posted: 04/20/2008 - 20 dealers brought their rare coins, unique notes, and treasured finds to display for those both young and old.

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Midwest Airlines Flies Brewers While Others Wait

Posted: 04/18/2008 - The Milwaukee Brewers weren't benched like hundreds of other Midwest Airlines passengers stranded last week as the airline grounded its MD-80s. The airline flies the baseball team on the planes through a charter service.

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Brewers Club Studies Development Around Stadium

Posted: 04/17/2008 - The Milwaukee Brewers have spent the past few years improving Miller Park inside. Now principal owner Mark Attanasio is focusing attention on development around Miller Park.

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Harley-Davidson Cuts 8 Percent of Workforce, 19 Jobs Lost in Tomahawk

Updated: 04/17/2008 - Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson is cutting 8 percent of its workforce and says jobs will be lost at its headquarters in Milwaukee and at its largest plant, in York, Pennsylvania. Its Tomahawk plant will be losing 19 jobs, according to a company spokesman.

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Spike in Demand for Yachts Means More Jobs at Wis. Boat Maker

Posted: 04/16/2008 - Carver Boat Corporation of Pulaski plans to make $27 million worth of expansions to its operations and add 450 jobs, aided by more than $4 million in state assistance. Plans call for expanding the Carver plants in Pulaski and opening new facilities in Oconto County and the city of Green Bay.

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Midwest: Too Soon to Know Affect of Delta-Northwest Merger

Posted: 04/15/2008 - Midwest Airlines spokesman Michael Brophy says its too soon to know how the Milwaukee-based airline will be affected by a merger between Northwest and Delta. The two airlines announced their merger Tuesday and say they want to complete the deal by the end of the year.

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Wis. Governor Calls for Enhanced Security

Posted: 04/15/2008 - Gov. Jim Doyle wants all state agencies to stop using Social Security numbers as soon as possible to help protect of private information. Doyle also is calling on state agencies to better train their workers who handle sensitive information and appoint safety officers to oversee the handling of such data.

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More Wisconsin Residents Keeping Their Homes

Posted: 04/15/2008 - The home foreclosure rate in Wisconsin remains well below other states. Figures released by RealtyTrac of Irvine, California Tuesday show one in 1,222 Wisconsin homes were in the foreclosure process in March, compared to one in every 538 homes nationwide.

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Taxes Due on Tuesday; Revenue Secretary Urges E-Filing

Posted: 04/11/2008 - With just four days until the April 15 tax filing deadline, taxpayers in Wisconsin are being urged to get their returns in on time. About half a million tax returns are expected to be filed with the state Department of Revenue in the final days before the deadline.

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Report Shows Special Interests Dominate Wis. Supreme Court Race

Updated: 04/09/2008 - A new analysis shows that more than $3.6 million was spent on television advertising during the Wisconsin Supreme Court race won by Michael Gableman last week. Nearly 90 percent of the spending came from outside interest groups and not Gableman or his opponent Justice Louis Butler.

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Court: Customers Must Cooperate to Sue Under Wis. Lemon Law

Posted: 04/09/2008 - An appeals court says customers who buy faulty cars cannot win damages under Wisconsin's Lemon Law if they fail to cooperate with manufacturers. The law requires manufacturers to give refunds or replacements to customers who buy lemons within 30 days of receiving a request.

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Rich Get Richer Faster in Wisconsin

Posted: 04/09/2008 - Rich people in Wisconsin are getting richer faster than middle-income earners and the poor. A couple of reports released Wednesday shows the gap between the rich and poor isn't as wide in Wisconsin as in the rest of the country - but the gap is growing.

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Janesville GM Workers Laid Off Due to Production Cuts

Updated: 04/08/2008 - General Motors is laying off between 160 and 200 workers at its Janesville plant as production cuts translate into fewer jobs. Company spokeswoman Mary Fanning says those workers laid off this week have the lowest seniority in the plant.

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Gas Prices Hit Record in Eau Claire, Near Records Across Wis.

Posted: 04/07/2008 - According to the AAA daily fuel gauge report, a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Eau Claire is a record $3.46 compared to 70 cents cheaper a year ago and 24 cents cheaper last month. Gas prices continue to rise across other metro areas as well.

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Doyle, Lawmakers Express Optimism with Budget Talk Progress

Posted: 04/07/2008 - Gov. Jim Doyle and staff for legislative leaders continue to be optimistic that a fix to the state's budget shortfall can be found soon. Doyle said Monday that the talks are ongoing and he's pleased that lawmakers have said progress is being made.

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Harley-Davidson Workers Ratify Contracts with Company

Posted: 04/04/2008 - Union workers at Harley-Davidson have voted to accept three new contracts. Members of two United Steelworkers locals and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers voted Friday to agree to the new four-year contracts.

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Report: Wisconsin Remains Above Average for Education Funding

Posted: 04/02/2008 - A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau says Wisconsin collects more tax dollars per student than the national average, but the gap is shrinking. Of all states, Wisconsin collected the 17th highest amount per student in taxes to pay for education in the 2005-2006 school year.

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