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The Latest: Republicans decry Wisconsin governor's veto

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:09pm

The Latest on the Wisconsin GOP tax cut bill (all times local):

Garmin and La-Z-Boy rise while CVS and Southwest tumble

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:56pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday:

Italy's economy minister: Alitalia won't be nationalized

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:36pm

Italy's economy minister says there is no plan to nationalize Alitalia, the troubled airline that declared bankruptcy two years ago.

US soldier wounded in suicide attack sues bomber's employer

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:09pm

A U.S. soldier grievously wounded in a suicide bombing two years ago in Afghanistan filed suit Wednesday against an American defense contractor that employed the bomber, saying it failed to supervise the man as he built an explosive vest on the job using the company's tools and parts.

Reddit co-founder pushes hard for paternity leave

Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:02pm

Alexis Ohanian wants other guys to be jealous of him. Not because he's a multimillionaire venture capitalist. Or because he's married to tennis pro Serena Williams.

Mexican privacy watchdog criticizes government over spyware

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 1:58pm

Mexico's privacy watchdog said Wednesday that the federal Attorney General's Office stonewalled it for more than a year as it tried to investigate the government's use of powerful Israeli spyware against journalists, lawyers and activists.

Reddit co-founder pushes hard for paternity leave

Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 1:51pm

Venture capitalist Alexis Ohanian says he can't imagine how he and Serena Williams would have coped with a new baby if he had not been able to take leave from his job.

Pritzker's $39B budget relies on taxing marijuana, betting

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 1:47pm

New Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker proposed a budget Wednesday that relies partly on tax revenues from two industries that currently aren't even legal in the state, which is saddled with billions of dollars in pension obligations and other debts.

Muslim group seeks congressional probe on terror watchlist

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 1:43pm

A Muslim civil rights group called for a congressional investigation Wednesday after its lawsuit revealed that the U.S. government has shared its terrorist watchlist with more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities.

Minutes show Fed officials noted number of rising threats

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 1:08pm

Federal Reserve policymakers last month noted greater threats to the U.S. economy, ranging from adverse effects of the government shutdown to rising trade tensions, and decided to emphasize that they would be "patient" in raising interest rates.

Trump says EU trade talks key to outcome on auto tariffs

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 1:04pm

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that tariffs on autos imported from Europe are something "we certainly think about" as the White House reviews a Commerce Department report on whether imported vehicles and parts pose a threat to U.S. national security.

Those 'Today' show deals? Read the fine print before you buy

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 12:48pm

About twice a month, the "Today" show looks like a home-shopping program. TV personality Jill Martin comes out for a four-minute segment called Jill's Steals and Deals, hawking discounted coats, watches or electric toothbrushes. Then she steers the show's millions of viewers to its website to buy.

The Latest: Analysts see Galaxy Fold as a niche product

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 12:32pm

The Latest on Samsung's new-phone announcement (all times local):

EU's Juncker, UK's May say Brexit talks were "constructive" and plan another meeting before month's end

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 12:19pm

EU's Juncker, UK's May say Brexit talks were "constructive" and plan another meeting before month's end.

Failing Payless to honor gift cards, store credit into March

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:47am

The failing Payless ShoeSource chain will honor gift cards and store credit until March 11 as the company liquidates all operations.

Q&A: What Payless shoppers need to know

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:38am

Payless ShoeSource, the shoe store chain famous for its buy-one-get-one half-off sales, is going out of business.

Driver hurt by air bag shrapnel as investigation drags on

Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:34am

Nearly four years ago, the U.S. government's highway safety agency began investigating air bag inflators made by ARC Automotive of Tennessee when two people were hit by flying shrapnel after crashes.

Bill to raise fee for private forest owners goes to governor

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:23am

Legislation that will for the first time in 16 years raise the assessment private forest owners pay the state to make sure logging is done in a sustainable way and in compliance with Idaho laws is headed to Gov. Brad Little.

Some tips to help small business owners manage change

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:14am

While change at small businesses can come in a variety of forms, owners can improve their chances of success by being strategic and empathic with staffers.

Changes in your business? You should plan, talk to staffers

Joyce M. Rosenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:04am

As Nick Haschka bought four small horticultural businesses over the past two years, he had to help his new employees navigate almost constant change.