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2008-07-31 12:00:59

By Don Walker, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 31--Wisconsin Energy (WEC), aided by earnings from its Power the Future plan, today reported net income from continuing operations of $58.3 million or 49 cents per share for the second quarter of 2008. That compares with net income from continuing operations of $57.7 million or 49 cents per share for the same time period a year ago. The utility said the second quarter earnings were aided by the new Port Washington generating unit that...

2008-07-31 03:00:37

By Erica Perez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 31--MADISON -- Graduate students attending the Wisconsin School of Business this fall will find the digs decidedly roomier, with more space for career specializations. Construction of the $40.5 million addition to Grainger Hall is nearly complete, with finishing touches scheduled to happen by the time students start arriving in mid-August. The new wing is part of what the University of Wisconsin-Madison says is the biggest building boom...

2008-07-31 03:00:35

By Tom Held, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 31--Wisconsin residents who have only begun to assess the damage from weeks of flooding will benefit from a one-month extension of the deadline for applying for federal disaster relief, Federal Emergency Management Agency officials announced. The Aug. 13 deadline has been extended to Sept. 15. The announcement should come as welcome news to residents who have recently returned to their properties. Dozens were stymied by slowly receding...

2008-07-31 03:00:00

By Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 31--Grede Foundries Inc. has received a $45 million order to build truck axle castings for Daimler Truck assembly plants in Germany, even as Grede eliminates about 90 jobs at its Reedsburg foundry, where some of the work will be done. The Milwaukee-based company also anticipates finalizing another $20 million in sales from European customers in coming weeks. Combined, the contracts would represent a significant portion of Grede's...

2008-07-31 03:00:32

By Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 31--Midwest Airlines Inc.'s flight attendants union will have no further discussions with company executives about possible wage concessions unless Midwest agrees to a major change in its bargaining stance, the union's president said Wednesday. The Association of Flight Attendants' Midwest chapter is seeking a severance package for flight attendants who are facing layoffs as the airline substantially cuts service in September, said Toni...

2008-07-31 03:00:28

By Larry Sandler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 31--By a veto-proof majority, the Milwaukee Common Council voted Wednesday to impose a $20-a-car annual vehicle registration fee on every car and light truck kept in the city. Aldermen also set a binding referendum Nov. 4 on whether to require all private-sector employers to provide paid sick leave to their workers, and to let them use that time to take care of ailing family members. And the council agreed to expand city water sales to...

2008-07-31 03:00:00

By Steve Schultze, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 31--Sen. John McCain arrived Wednesday night for a one-day visit to Racine as his national campaign increased the intensity of its attacks on his presidential rival, Sen. Barack Obama. McCain's visit coincides with the launch of a new TV ad from his campaign in which Obama is compared to celebrities such as Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, concluding that Obama may be the "biggest celebrity in the world, but is he ready to lead?" Obama's...

2008-07-30 18:00:43

By Tom Held, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 30--The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the flood relief application deadline by a month, giving Wisconsin residents until Sept. 15 to register for disaster assistance. The announcement should come as welcome news to residents who have just returned to their properties in the last couple of weeks. Dozens were stymied by slowly receding water, particularly along the Rock River and Lake Koshkonong in Jefferson County. "There...

2008-07-30 18:00:32

By Diana Marrero, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 30--WASHINGTON -- Both chambers of Congress took steps Wednesday to advance an agreement between eight states to prevent outsiders from tapping into water from the Great Lakes. In the House, a key committee approved the agreement, known as the Great Lakes Compact, through a unanimous vote early Wednesday. A Senate committee held its first hearing on the subject later in the day. The actions in Washington gave supporters hope that...

2008-07-30 12:00:36

By Dan Egan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 30--The Great Lakes Compact will hit center stage in Washington D.C. today when the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the eight-state agreement governing large-scale water diversions outside the Great Lakes region. The hearing comes just two days after President Bush issued a statement congratulating the eight Great Lakes states for reaching the historic agreement to protect a group of lakes that provide drinking water to more...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.