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      Biden dismisses age concerns and tells Wisconsin rally ‘I am running’

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 7 days ago - 20:42

    President tells audience ‘I wasn’t too old to create over 50m new jobs’ as worries mount following debate performance

    Joe Biden had a clear message at his Wisconsin rally on Friday: he isn’t going anywhere.

    “There’s been a lot of speculation – what’s Joe going to do?” said Biden. “Here’s my answer: I am running and am gonna win again.”

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      Biden faces test in Wisconsin as Gaza supporters call for ‘uninstructed’ vote

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Tuesday, 2 April - 10:00

    Voters will also potentially enshrine two state amendments that some say could have a negative impact on elections administration

    Voters in Wisconsin cast their ballots today in an election that will test voter enthusiasm for Joe Biden and Donald Trump – and potentially enshrine two amendments in the state constitution impacting election administration across the state.

    The president and former president are already the presumptive nominees and will almost certainly face off in the general election in November, and it seems that the threat of prosecution, general unpopularity and advanced age can’t stop them.

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      Deadly fungal outbreak in Wisconsin linked to neighborhood construction

      news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Friday, 31 March, 2023 - 21:33

    This micrograph shows the presence of the fungal agent Blastomyces dermatitidis, 1978.

    Enlarge / This micrograph shows the presence of the fungal agent Blastomyces dermatitidis, 1978. (credit: Getty | CDC/Dr. Libero Ajello )

    Toxic fungal spores wafting around a Wisconsin neighborhood—possibly spread by recent construction in the area—sparked an outbreak of rare infections that left one person dead, state health officials reported Friday in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report .

    In all, the outbreak cluster included five pet dogs and four people, with the onset of symptoms spanning from October 2021 to February 2022. While two of the cases in people were mild, the other two required hospitalization, including the fatal case. The five dogs were reported to have mild to moderate cases.

    The outbreak was caused by the poorly understood fungus Blastomyces ( B. dermatitidis and B. gilchristii ), which lurks in moist soil and decomposing organic matter, such as wood and leaves, often near water. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the fungus could exist throughout the eastern US , but its distribution is uneven. It's often found around the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys and the Great Lakes. Parts of Wisconsin and Minnesota are considered hotspots.

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      Wisconsin blames Foxconn, says $3 billion factory deal is off

      Timothy B. Lee · news.movim.eu / ArsTechnica · Tuesday, 13 October, 2020 - 14:40 · 1 minute

    Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou, and former House Speaker Paul Ryan participate in a groundbreaking for a Foxconn facility in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin in 2018. Foxconn has hired significantly fewer people than it claimed it would do at the time of the company

    Enlarge / Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou, and former House Speaker Paul Ryan participate in a groundbreaking for a Foxconn facility in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin in 2018. Foxconn has hired significantly fewer people than it claimed it would do at the time of the company's 2017 development deal with the state. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

    The state of Wisconsin was supposed to provide Foxconn with $3 billion in subsidies over the next few years to support the construction of a massive LCD display factory in the state. The deal was negotiated in 2017 by Gov. Scott Walker and announced by Donald Trump at a White House event. It was part of Trump's strategy to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States.

    In a Monday letter, the state informed Foxconn that the company wouldn't get the first installment of the $3 billion because Foxconn wasn't holding up its end of the deal. Under Foxconn's 2017 agreement with the state, Foxconn would be eligible for the first round of subsidies if it hired at least 520 full-time employees to work on the LCD panel factory by the end of 2019. Foxconn claimed that it had cleared this bar by hiring 550 employees in the state. But Wisconsin found that Foxconn had only 281 employees who counted toward the requirement.

    Foxconn was supposed to spend $3.3 billion on the project by the end of 2019. Instead, Foxconn had only spent around $300 million by the end of the year.

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