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  • Gaming commission rejects Cedar Rapids casino 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:59 pm
  • COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission rejected a proposed $164 million Cedar Rapids casino Thursday, saying it would hurt existing casinos.

  • Wisconsin unemployment drops to 5.9 percent 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:16 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin's unemployment is down to 5.9 percent, its lowest level since November 2008.

  • Auto company will expand operations in Michigan 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:07 pm
  • ORION TOWNSHIP, Michigan - An international automotive company is investing $15.3 million to expand its business in Oakland County.

  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:55 am
  • Wisconsin State Journal, April 16

  • NY-based co. closing Syracuse-area lab in July 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:55 am
  • CICERO, New York - An Albany-based pharmaceutical company that's part of a $250 million economic development project in Buffalo is shutting down its Syracuse-area research center, eliminating 45 jobs.

  • Federal money could have paid settlements 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:12 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - An official of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services said Wednesday that some federal money may have been used to pay former state employees to keep quiet about settlement agreements, which one lawmaker suggested could potentially be a serious problem for the state.

  • Shell holds meeting on Pennsylvania plant proposal 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:26 pm
  • ALIQUIPPA, Pennsylvania - A plan to build a huge new petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania is making progress, Shell Oil Co. officials said Wednesday - but there's still no guarantee the multi-billion dollar project will actually be constructed.

  • Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:54 pm
  • OAKDALE, Pennsylvania - Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help people land good-paying jobs.

  • Walker refuses to back down on jobs promise 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:42 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker isn't expected to fulfill his 2010 campaign promise to add 250,000 private sector jobs by next year in Wisconsin, but he said Wednesday that he doesn't think voters will hold it against him.

  • Unemployment rate steady; state adds 6,700 jobs 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:14 pm
  • OLYMPIA, Washington - The state added an estimated 6,700 jobs in March and the unemployment rate is holding steady at 6.3 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Department.

  • Mentors help minority companies accelerate growth 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:14 am
  • NEW YORK - Mel Gravely says his construction company might not exist today if he didn't have mentors to guide it.

  • US home building up in March after frigid winter 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:20 am
  • WASHINGTON - U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction.

  • Sen. Markey to outline "business plan" for state 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:37 am
  • BOSTON - U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is planning to outline what he's calling his "Massachusetts Business Plan" during a speech in Boston on Wednesday.

  • Prairie Sun Foods buys corn oil plant in Merrill 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:37 pm
  • MERRILL, Iowa - A company has purchased a former corn oil plant in northwest Iowa with the intention of starting it up again.

  • Union fights push to hire private tax collectors 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:22 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A public employees union is fighting a bipartisan effort in Congress to force the Internal Revenue Service to hire private contractors to collect some delinquent taxes.

  • Walker kicks off re-election campaign with rallies 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:07 pm
  • DANE, Wisconsin - Republican Gov. Scott Walker, touting nearly $2 billion in tax cuts over the past three years and the addition of more than 100,000 jobs, officially launched his re-election campaign Tuesday with a series of rallies across Wisconsin.

  • Iowa's popular governor suddenly put on defense 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:53 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - In Terry Branstad's nearly 20 years as governor of Iowa, he has earned a reputation for steady management, frugality and a distinct absence of drama. Gray-haired, smiling and always attired in a crisp business suit, he's been a model of Midwestern stability and owner of a public approval rating over 60 percent.

  • US retail sales up strong 1.1 percent in March 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:22 am
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products.

  • USDA lending $8.5M to 2 Louisiana businesses 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 8:59 am
  • NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Department of Agriculture says its rural development program is lending $7.1 million to a New Orleans sausage maker and $1.3 million to a Bunkie senior care company.

  • Tribe banks on syrup for sweet relief from poverty 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:29 pm
  • PRENTISS TOWNSHIP, Maine - The members of the Passamaquoddy tribe have looked under their feet for a bottled water plant and have turned to the sky for a wind farm. But it's the forest that will be the first to deliver as the impoverished tribe seeks to become one of the biggest maple syrup operations in Maine.

  • Iowa hires nearly 400 without advertising the jobs 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 8:43 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - At least 386 state employees have been hired by Gov. Terry Branstad's administration without advertising the positions, but this is not a new practice in Iowa.

  • Gov. Malloy touts success of Conn. jobs program 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:28 am
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is touting the success of a state program that promotes job creation by providing wage subsidies and training grants to small businesses.

  • NC farmers lead country on legal foreign workers 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:49 am
  • As a push to change U.S. immigration laws stalls, North Carolina farmers have proven adept at legally bringing thousands of temporary agricultural laborers into the United States using a specialized visa program.

  • Official: Projects could bring 450 new jobs 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 9:13 am
  • GREENWOOD, Mississippi - Economic development officials say several projects in the works could bring up to 450 jobs to Leflore County.

  • Cabinet maker plans expansion at SW Indiana plant 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:07 pm
  • FERDINAND, Indiana - MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc. says a planned expansion of a southwest Indiana operation could create more than 260 jobs by the end of 2016.