Wisconsin budget forecast improves by $2.9 billion

Wisconsin's budget picture improved by nearly $2.9 billion with a revised forecast released Tuesday driven by higher-than-expected tax collections that will force the Republican-controlled Legislature to decide whether to spend the surplus, save it or put it toward tax cuts.

Wisconsin unemployment hits record low of 2.8%

Wisconsin’s unemployment rate hit a record low of 2.8% in December, after tying the previous low of 3% in November, the state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday.

P&G price hikes for Tide, Downy, Bounce set for February

Procter & Gamble will raise prices across its line of laundry products such as detergent and dryer sheets next month, as the firm's own costs rise and consumers continue to favor the company's brands despite the squeeze on wallets from ongoing inflation.

Inflation surges in December to highest rate since 1982

Prices paid by U.S. consumers jumped 7% in December from a year earlier, the highest inflation rate since 1982 and the latest evidence that rising costs for food, rent and other necessities are heightening the financial pressures on America's households.