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US consumer spending up 0.2 percent in October

US consumer spending up 0.2 percent in October

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. consumers picked up spending by a modest amount in October, a slight improvement after no gain at all in the previous month. The Commerce Department says consumer spending rose 0.2 percent last month, while September was revised from a decline to a flat reading. Income grew 0.2 percent in October, matching […]

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Applications for US jobless aid jump to 313,000

Applications for US jobless aid jump to 313,000

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits jumped last week, pushing total applications above 300,000 for the first time in nearly three months. The Labor Department says weekly applications rose 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 313,000, the highest level since the first week of September. The four-week average, a less volatile […]

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2 FBI agents shot, wounded in St. Louis area

2 FBI agents shot, wounded in St. Louis area

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) – An FBI spokeswoman says two special agents have been shot in St. Louis County and that the incident isn’t directly related to the Ferguson protests. Rebecca Wu, a spokeswoman with the FBI St. Louis Division, says the agents were assisting the University City Police Department execute an arrest warrant at 2:53 […]

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Wisconsin hospital gets $1.5M for neonatal care

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has received a $1.5 million donation to endow a family chair in intensive care. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the Wauwatosa health system announced the gift Tuesday from John and Linda Mellowes. Neonatal intensive care unit medical director Michael Uhing will be the first person to hold […]

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State legislator to be sentenced on sexual assault

State legislator to be sentenced on sexual assault

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State Rep. Bill Kramer is headed to jail for five months after pleading no contest to fourth-degree sexual assault. Kramer, the former Assembly majority leader, reached a plea deal last month just before he was to go to trial on felony charges. He starts his sentence Dec. 4. Kramer, a Town […]

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Wisconsin, UNC, Florida, UCLA lead Atlantis field

Wisconsin, UNC, Florida, UCLA lead Atlantis field

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) – By Saturday night, some of the top teams in college basketball will know a lot more about themselves. A quick trip to the Bahamas might set them up for big things this season as well. The Battle 4 Atlantis starts on Wednesday, with an eight-team field featuring four Top 25 […]

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3 die in crash on Wisconsin Hwy. 35 near Onalaska

3 die in crash on Wisconsin Hwy. 35 near Onalaska

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

ONALASKA, Wis. (AP) – Three people have died in a head-on crash on Highway 35 north of Onalaska in western Wisconsin. It happened about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Highway Z. The La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office says the initial call said it was a crash between two cars, but deputies arrived to find a third […]

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Brown’s mother: Ferguson decision ‘heartbreaking’

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Michael Brown’s mother says it has been a “sleepless, very hard, heartbreaking and unbelievable” time for her since the announcement that a grand jury didn’t indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson for killing her son. Lesley McSpadden said during an interview on NBC’s “Today” show Wednesday that she also felt that […]

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USDA buying cranberries due to oversupply

USDA buying cranberries due to oversupply

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – An oversupply of cranberries from record harvests in Wisconsin and Canada has prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture to buy up to 68 million pounds of berries. The result will be more stable prices for cranberry growers. The oversupply means growers are getting between 10 cents and 19 cents a pound. […]

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Wisconsin regulators to consider electric increase

Wisconsin regulators to consider electric increase

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – State regulators are set to consider raising electric rates for tens of thousands of Dane County customers. Madison Gas and Electric has asked the Public Service Commission for permission to raise its fixed monthly rates from $10.44 to $19, the utility’s largest increase in the last decade. The proposal also calls […]

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