- 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
- Ruan Transportation Corp. says it will be closing it's terminal in Wisconsin Rapids and cutting 37 jobs. The company says it doesn't want to invest the money to improve the location.
- To help people get a jump on their taxes before the Jan. 31 filing season opens, the Internal Revenue Service Friday announced the immediate availability of Free File brand-name software for most taxpayers.
Invest $1 million, try for a U.S. green card Sanjiv Patel has plowed over $1 million into his peanut company Holy Cow. Last year, he had over $300,000 in sales, his product was in roughly 600 stores, and he had two full-time employees. But if he doesn't hire another eight people in the next 12 months, he could get kicked out of the country.
US network to scan workers with secret clearances WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. intelligence officials are planning a sweeping system of electronic monitoring that would tap into government, financial and other databases to scan the behavior of many of the 5 million federal employees with secret clearances, current and former officials told The Associated Press....
Court rules for landowner in trail dispute WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Wyoming property owner in a dispute over a bicycle trail that follows the route of an abandoned railroad, a decision that could force the government to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to compensate landowners....