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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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Wisconsin Got $9.6 Billion in Federal Aid Last Year

Posted: 04/01/2008 - A new audit says Wisconsin got about $9.6 billion in federal aid last year. The state departments of Health and Family Services, Workforce Development, Transportation and Public Instruction along with the University of Wisconsin System administered about 95 percent of the federal assistance.

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Wis. Public Service Corp. Asks to Raise Electric, Gas Rates

Updated: 04/01/2008 - Wisconsin Public Service Corp. says it's looking to increase electric and gas rates by $8.29 a month for the average residential customer, starting next year. It wants to raise natural gas rates by 2.16 percent, or $2.18 a month.

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Assembly Speaker Says He Expects Budget Resolution Within Days

Posted: 03/27/2008 - The Republican speaker of the state Assembly says he expects a solution to the state's $527 million budget shortfall within days. Speaker Mike Huebsch of West Salem said Thursday in an interview with the WisconsinEye cable network that talks so far have been very productive and substantive.

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NEW INFO: Wisconsin Senate Passes its Budget Plan

Posted: 03/25/2008 - The Wisconsin Senate passed its plan Tuesday to solve the state's $527 million budget shortfall, but it's a lot different from the plan passed earlier by the Assembly. The bill passed on an 18-14 vote and includes a tax on hospitals that is opposed by Republicans who control the Assembly.

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Wisconsin Senate to Take Up Budget Repair Bill

Posted: 03/24/2008 - The Wisconsin Senate will convene Tuesday to take up its version of a state budget repair bill to fix a $650 million shortfall. The plan differs significantly from the one drawn up by the state Assembly.

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Parents Become the 'Ultimate Piggy Bank' in Lackluster Economy

Posted: 03/21/2008 - Financial planners say they've never gotten so many calls by parents - the ultimate piggy banks in this sagging economy - seeking advice. They're taking in their grown children following divorces and job losses, or in the case of younger people, problems getting jobs in the first place.

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Basketball Court for NCAA Final Four Made in Appleton

Posted: 03/21/2008 - The basketball court for the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Final Four are ready to go because of a company in Appleton. Baseman Floors created them and shipped them to San Antonio, site of the regional championships and national championship.

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