December 3, 2014 - 2:45pm
Protesters at one of the fast-food strikes that took place last year. Photo: Steve Rhodes (CC-BY-NC-SA).
Once again, fast-food workers in Milwaukee and Madison will strike on Thursday as part of a national protest for the right to unionize and a $15 an hour minimum wage. Organizers predict the walkout will be the largest in a series of job actions that have happened over the past two years.
December 2, 2014 - 5:55pm
Zen Magnets is currently fighting federal efforts to recall its products, since they have been found to be choking hazards. Photo: Michael Himbeault (CC-BY).
The U.S. Public Interest Research Group has released its annual list of toys shoppers should avoid buying.
November 28, 2014 - 12:20pm
There was still some Black Friday spectacle on Friday morning in Eau Claire despite many stores offering deals on Thanksgiving.
November 27, 2014 - 8:20pm
Black Friday shoppers at Wal-Mart. Photo: Laurle (CC-BY-NC-ND).
People are expected to spend more on gifts and decorations this Thanksgiving weekend, according to a National Retail Federation survey: The average person said they'd spend about $800, which would mark a 5 percent increase from 2013 numbers.
November 26, 2014 - 6:55pm
The cost of a Thanksgiving meal for 10 in 2014 is about $50.86, according to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau. Photo: Dru Bloomfield (CC-BY).
The cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner went up a little this year.
November 26, 2014 - 4:55pm
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says that a new basketball arena in Milwaukee could be a catalyst for downtown development.
November 26, 2014 - 4:30pm
One of MG&E's two power plants in Madison. Photo: Michael Leland/WPR News.
The state’s Public Service Commission approved a fixed rate charge increase for Madison Gas & Electric customers on Wednesday.
November 26, 2014 - 4:00pm
2014 has been a year of record-high milk prices. Photo: Stephanie Booth (CC-BY-NC-SA).
Dairy economists are expecting a decline in milk prices — a downward trend that comes after a year of record prices.
November 26, 2014 - 2:05pm
Despite an improving economy and decreasing unemployment rate, Wisconsin food banks say demand for meals they help provide is still increasing.
November 25, 2014 - 9:05pm
The city of Marshfield in northern Wisconsin has already exhausted its snow removal budget for this year.