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Unemployment rate up in most Wis. cities

State officials say Wisconsin's unemployment rates were up in most major cities last month, while most counties saw unemployment drop. More>>

Foremost Farms to close one WI cheese plant, idle another

Foremost Farms USA is consolidating its cheese operations, which means the closure of one plant in western Wisconsin and the idling of another. More>>

Jobless rate drops in March

Most Wisconsin cities and counties saw lower unemployment rates in March. More>>

WI lawmakers to unveil investment capital bill

Wisconsin lawmakers are ready to reveal a bill that will detail how a proposed new venture capital fund will operate. More>>

Job outlook for UW-Madison's class of 2012

Seniors at The University of Wisconsin-Madison head into their last stretch of finals and then, the real world. More>>

A push for cheaper pennies

The United States Mint says it costs more to make pennies and nickels than the coins are worth. More>>

Apple shares hit $500 for first time

Shares of Apple hit $500 Monday for the first time ever. More>>

Study: Men spend more money when women are scarce

A new study by the University of Minnesota found when men think the female population is scarce, they compete by saving less, borrowing more and being more impulsive. More>>

San Francisco to top $10 minimum wage

San Francisco will become the first city in the nation to pay minimum wage workers more than 10 dollars an hour. More>>

Report: 1 in 5 Americans economically insecure

A new report finds one in five Americans lost at least a quarter of their available household income during the recession. More>>

Existing home sales rise in October

A new report from the National Association of Realtors finds sales for existing homes were up last month. More>>

More recycling could add millions of jobs

More recycling could add millions of jobs. More>>

Retail sales increase from Sept. to Oct.

Fears about the economy haven't kept Americans from shopping. More>>

Poll: Public feelings mixed on "Occupy" protests

A new poll finds most Americans don't trust Wall Street. More>>

Manufacturers see shortage of skilled workers

Some manufacturers in Wisconsin are concerned about the availability of qualified, skilled workers. More>>

GM posts quarterly profit

A big increase in sales means a big payday for General Motors. More>>

Delta to issue refunds to some passengers

Delta Airlines is issuing refunds to some of its passengers. More>>

Jet Blue looking for more business travelers

Jet Blue is looking to increase its business from business travelers. More>>

1,200 employers planning to give raises

You may have a chance for a raise next year. More>>

The cost of the Chrysler bailout

The Treasury Department says U.S. taxpayers likely lost $1.3 billion in the government bailout of Chrysler. More>>

Google tops list of MBA employers

Google tops the list of 100 Top MBA Employers. More>>

College tuition costs surge

A college degree may have high value on the job market, but it's also coming at a higher price. More>>

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