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fitzgerald: legislation likely to help lure foxconn


madison, wis. — the wisconsin senate's top republican says the legislature may have to pass a bill to help induce a taiwanese technology company to bring a plant to wisconsin.foxconn, best known for making apple's iphone, is looking to build a display panel factory in the u.s., with several states in the running.the lure of a $7 billion plant that could employ as many as 10,000 people has already prompted u.s. house speaker paul ryan to make a pitch for his home state. senate majority leader scott fitzgerald told the milwaukee journal sentinel (http://bit.ly/2ujwgeq) such a prize would be worth additional help."i can't imagine (we) wouldn't at some point, but i don't know what it would look like," fitzgerald said of potential legislation.fitzgerald also told the newspaper he attended a bar






ryan says foxconn could locate in janesville


madison, wis. — house speaker paul ryan says his hometown of janesville "still could be" in the running for a new manufacturing plant by electronics manufacturer foxconn.ryan was asked friday about comments by the janesville city manager that the city was out of the running because there wouldn't be enough workers. foxconn is looking to build a plant that could employ as many as 10,000 people.ryan says he met with foxconn officials at the request of gov. scott walker. ryan says, "there is great potential there for a lot of great jobs to come to wisconsin. we're having those kinds of conversations with foxconn to do that."ryan says he would not comment on where foxconn could locate, but he's working closely with wisconsin's congressional delegation to find them a "good fit."






snyder urges michigan house to ok incentives to land foxconn


lansing, mich. (ap) — gov. rick snyder is urging the republican-led michigan house to pass economic development tax incentives when it meets in july, saying there’s still time to lure a taiwanese electronics giant to the state.snyder told the associated press friday the job-creation program is “straightforward” and is about “more and better jobs.” house speaker tom leonard canceled a vote on the bills tuesday, citing concerns that snyder had cut a deal with democrats to “undermine” unspecified gop priorities.snyder says “it shouldn’t be about partisanship.”foxconn plans to locate a display panel factory in the u.s. and could announce investment plans by early august for at least three states.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.chairman terry gou has mentioned ohio, pe






apple supplier foxconn may build plant in wisconsin: report


apple ceo tim cook touring a taiwan-based foxconn plant. (file photo) read this hon hai, foxconn boxed in after apple boom hon hai and foxconn need to diversify from apple in a hurry. that move is easier said than done. foxconn may choose wisconsin for its proposed factory in the us, which would be a first for the taiwan-based iphone and electronics manufacturer.according to the associated press, wisconsin officials and foxconn are in discussions about the plant, but no further details were provided. michigan is also being considered because of the state's proximity to the auto industry. president donald trump on tuesday hinted at deal talks, saying wisconsin governor scott walker may get "a very happy surprise very soon."wisconsin officials have declined to comment. it's not clear if the






how to top the iphone? for foxconn, it’s with tvs


shenzhen, china—in a corner of a foxconn technology group warehouse in this southern chinese city, the secretive maker of iphones is looking beyond apple inc. to its own future. dozens of young workers sit before computers in blue plastic chairs, drawing up battle plans for foxconn’s sales initiative for its new sharp-branded television sets. “sell sharp with all your might,” a red banner hanging from the ceiling commands....






fitzgerald says he's not likely to join trump administration


madison, wis. — republican senate majority leader scott fitzgerald says he's not ruling out joining president donald trump's administration, but he's inclined to stay in wisconsin.but fitzgerald said monday he's still considering a run for u.s. senate in 2018.fitzgerald was an early and vocal supporter of trump's in wisconsin, leading to speculation that he may be headed for a job in washington. fitzgerald had said he talked with trump's chief of staff reince priebus in december about possibly working for the administration.but fitzgerald says he hasn't had any serious talks about doing that and the further along the state legislative session gets, the more likely it is he will remain in the state.fitzgerald says he's waiting to see whether u.s. rep. sean duffy runs for senate next year be






ella fitzgerald's 100th birthday marked with grammy exhibit


los angeles — the grammy museum is putting rare ella fitzgerald memorabilia on display for what would have been the singing legend's 100th birthday.the museum's "ella at 100" exhibition includes the first grammy award that fitzgerald won — the first awarded to an african-american woman — as well as some of her gowns, sheet music and personal telegrams. it also features concert footage.fitzgerald died in 1996 at 79 from diabetes complications and left few possessions beyond personal notes, but the exhibit puts a focus on what made fitzgerald a star — her voice.the exhibit is one of several celebrations of fitzgerald's birthday. new york city declared tuesday, her birthday, ella fitzgerald day and the smithsonian has also opened a special exhibit.






foxconn is bidding for toshiba’s chip business


foxconn technology group chairman terry gou said his company is bidding for toshiba corp.’s flash-memory unit, as the two businesses would be a good match.analysts say toshiba’s computer-chip unit could fetch $20 billion or more. a sale to foxconn would be quick because their core businesses are different, eliminating possible antitrust issues, mr. gou told reporters on the sidelines of a factory groundbreaking in southern china on...






manufacturing giant foxconn is taking over softbank’s investment fund in asia


foxconn is taking over softbank’s asia-based tech investment fund. the manufacturing giant, which is responsible for producing apple’s iphone among many other tech products, has agreed to buy a majority 54.5 percent stake in softbank asia capital in exchange for $600 million, according to a filing.the deal is scheduled to go through march 1, after which time softbank asia capital will no longer be a softbank affiliate. a softbank representative confirmed that the agreement will see foxconn become “the decision maker on investments” for the fund.foxconn itself said the fund would blend “softbank’s investment expertise” with its “leadership in advanced manufacturing and technology services” and global presence.“the establishment of this joint venture is in line with foxconn’s overall investm






fitzgerald offers alternatives to walker budget


madison, wis. — republican senate majority leader scott fitzgerald says he doesn't think k-12 schools will get as much money as gov. scott walker proposed.fitzgerald said at a thursday luncheon hosted by wispolitics.com that many schools will get more money, but not the full $649 million walker called for.fitzgerald says he expects the budget to p by july 1. embly speaker robin vos said wednesday the budget debate could drag into the fall as lawmakers search for a long-term solution to transportation funding.one big fight in the legislature will be over how much money to borrow for roads funding. fitzgerald says fitzgerald also questions whether a university of wisconsin tuition cut or move to self-insurance would have enough support to p .






cardinals' fitzgerald confirms he'll return for 2017 season


tempe, ariz. — arizona cardinals wide receiver larry fitzgerald has confirmed he will be back to play a 14th nfl season.in a text to azcardinals.com's darren urban, fitzgerald confirmed a report that he had told espn's jim trotter on wednesday that he would play another season."truthful trotter," fitzgerald wrote.speaking at the pga's waste mana ent open pro-am on tuesday, fitzgerald said he felt much better physically and had pretty much made up his mind on whether he would return, but wasn't ready to make it public.the cardinals still have not heard definitive word from quarterback carson palmer as to whether he will return.at 33, fitzgerald led the nfl in receptions last season with 107.






foxconn posts first-ever annual sales decline as iphone sales lag


apple inc. supplier foxconn technology group experienced its first-ever annual revenue decline since going public in 1991, caused by a slump in iphone sales.foxconn, the world’s largest electronics manufacturer, has been seeking to reduce its reliance on apple, which recently snapped three quarters of its own revenue declines thanks to strong demand for the new iphone 7. however, apple has been shifting some iphone orders to...






new signals that foxconn may bring plant, 10,000 jobs to wisconsin


technology company foxconn is considering bringing 10,000 jobs to southeastern wisconsin, the leader of the state assembly said wednesday.        






foxconn still looking at building u.s. plant as it opens factory in china


guangzhou, china—the world’s largest electronics manufacturer is still talking about building a flat-panel plant in the u.s. but in china, foxconn technology group is moving ahead with an $8.8 billion factory that underscores how big a gap remains.foxconn chairman terry gou spotlighted the contrast as he and guangdong province officials flung ceremonial shovels of earth wednesday for a new flat-panel screen factory. officials said...






foxconn founder: us investment agreement expected by august


taipei, taiwan — the chairman of taiwan's foxconn, which assembles apple's iphones and other consumer electronics, said thursday it expects to release investment plans by early august for at least three u.s. states following its announcement it would spend up to $7 billion to build a factory in the united states.terry gou gave no indication where foxconn might locate its planned display panel factory. gou announced plans for the factory in january, setting off a scramble by leaders of several states to attract the investment, which he said might generate as many as 50,000 jobs.foxconn is little-known to consumers on its own but is the world biggest contract manufacturer of smartphones and other devices for apple, sony, blackberry and other brands. it raised its profile with its purchase in






fitzgerald says he submitted resume to trump team


madison, wis. — republican senate majority leader scott fitzgerald says he submitted his resume to president donald trump's transition team shortly after the november election, but never heard back.fitzgerald said thursday that he didn't formally express interest in any particular job and "i didn't even know what the process was. i still don't fully understand it."fitzgerald was one of trump's biggest backers in wisconsin. he's also considering a run for u.s. senate next year against democratic sen. tammy baldwin.






fitzgerald says he doesn't see excitement for tuition cut


madison, wis. — republican senate majority leader scott fitzgerald says he doesn't see a "lot of excitement" for gov. scott walker's proposed tuition cut at the university of wisconsin.walker plans to announce details of the tuition cut on tuesday at stops on uw puses in la crosse, eau claire and green bay.fitzgerald on monday was just the latest republican leader to cast doubt on the merits of the idea. embly speaker robin vos had earlier said he'd rather see money go toward aid that would help more poor students, rather than everyone.fitzgerald says he remains concerned about the rising cost of student fees. fitzgerald says he "didn't have a lot of people" say cutting tuition across the board was a "great idea."






fitzgerald says he wants to look at ending utility tax


madison, wis. — republican senate majority leader scott fitzgerald says he wants to consider eliminating a utility tax that wisconsin residents pay on electric bills.fitzgerald said thursday at a wispolitics.com luncheon that he thinks that could be a more effective tax cut that a $200 million cut to the state income tax that gov. scott walker is proposing.fitzgerald says the legislature doesn't want to do something "meager" that wouldn't have much "bang for the buck."he says eliminating the utility tax would be something that people recognize and help the middle cl .walker proposed the income tax cut as part of nearly $600 million in tax and fee cuts in his two-year budget.






foxconn founder: 'still a chance' to buy toshiba chip arm


taipei, taiwan — the chairman of foxconn says there is "still a chance" the taiwanese electronics giant might be able to buy toshiba's memory chip business despite the japanese company's choice of another bidder as its preferred buyer.terry gou, whose company is best known as the assembler of apple's iphones and other electronics, said thursday the toshiba board's choice of a u.s.-japanese consortium is "not a done deal."at a meeting of shareholders, gou said "it is not a done deal yet. i believe there is still a chance for foxconn."toshiba is trying to sell the chip unit to raise cash due to losses by its u.s. nuclear power unit, westinghouse electric co.






foxconn founder: us expansion might top $10 billion


taipei, taiwan — the chairman of taiwanese electronics giant foxconn said thursday it may spend more than $10 billion to set up manufacturing in the united states, and will announce investment plans by early august for at least three states.terry gou gave no new information about where foxconn will locate a u.s. display panel factory he said in january would cost up to $7 billion to build. that announcement triggered a flurry of lobbying by state leaders hoping to attract the investment, which he said might generate as many as 50,000 jobs.foxconn is the biggest contract manufacturer of smartphones and other devices for apple, sony, blackberry and other brands. its success has made gou taiwan's richest businessman. the company raised its profile with its purchase in march 2016 of struggling






foxconn in investment talks with us


taiwanese electronics giant foxconn, the maker of apple iphones, has announced that it's in talks with the united states government to boost investment there.the world's largest maker of electronic products for international brands said in a statement that it is studying a major expansion in the us.latest news on asiafoxconn technology group thanked the white house's office of american innovation, created by president donald trump and directed by jared kushner, for its efforts to pave the way for the company's negotiations with the us government.this statement follows a two-day visit by foxconn president terry gou to the white house.gou told the media that hon hai planned to make a "capital intensive investment" in the us market."we are planning a series of investments in america. this pro






photo of ella fitzgerald going on display at dc museum


washington — the national portrait gallery is putting up a photograph of american jazz singer ella fitzgerald, often referred to as "the first lady of song."the portrait is on view beginning thursday, ahead of the 100th anniversary of fitzgerald's birth. fitzgerald, who died in 1996 at the age of 79, would have celebrated her 100th birthday april 25.the national portrait gallery said in a statement the photograph on display is of fitzgerald in performance flanked by ray brown, dizzy gillespie and milt jackson. it was taken around 1974 by william gottlieb, who learned to use a camera to take pictures to accompany his weekly music column for the washington post.it's the first time the photograph has been displayed at the museum. it will be on view through may 14.






apple contractor foxconn may spend $10b on u.s. expansion


taipei, taiwan — the chairman of taiwanese electronics giant foxconn said thursday it may spend more than $10 billion to set up manufacturing in the united states, and will announce investment plans by early august for at least three states.terry gou gave no new information about where foxconn will locate a u.s. display panel factory he said in january would cost up to $7 billion to build. that announcement triggered a flurry of lobbying by state leaders hoping to attract the investment, which he said might generate as many as 50,000 jobs.foxconn is the biggest contract manufacturer of smartphones and other devices for apple, sony, blackberry and other brands. its success has made gou taiwan’s richest businessman. the company raised its profile with its purchase in march 2016 of struggling






foxconn's broken pledges cast doubt on trump jobs plan


for some residents of this small city, there was something familiar about foxconn's recently announced plan to hire up to 50,000 u.s. workers, one of the many hiring pledges from companies rounded up by president trump in the first weeks of his administration.the only difference was the scale.in 2013, foxconn's chairman sent a jolt through this state capital when he said his company — best known for making apple iphones in china — would invest $30 million and hire 500 workers for a new high-tech factory in central pennsylvania.locals were giddy. foxconn had a small office here, but this seemed like the start of an entire new industry. pennsylvania's governor boasted about the deal. the brookings institution think tank hailed foxconn's decision as a sign of u.s. manufacturing's strength.but






foxconn founder: ‘still a chance’ to buy toshiba chip arm


taipei, taiwan (ap) — the chairman of foxconn says there is “still a chance” the taiwanese electronics giant might be able to buy toshiba’s memory chip business despite the japanese company’s choice of another bidder as its preferred buyer.terry gou, whose company is best known as the assembler of apple’s iphones and other electronics, said thursday the toshiba board’s choice of a u.s.-japanese consortium is “not a done deal.”at a meeting of shareholders, gou said “it is not a done deal yet. i believe there is still a chance for foxconn.”toshiba is trying to sell the chip unit to raise cash due to losses by its u.s. nuclear power unit, westinghouse electric co.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






apple, amazon join foxconn push to secure toshiba chip business


toshiba apple and amazon are reportedly working with foxconn to secure a slice of toshiba's semiconductor business which is up for sale. hon hai, also known as foxconn, has offered more than two trillion yen ($18.2 billion) for the business, as reported by nikkei over the weekend. according to foxconn chairman terry gou, this bid has received financial backing from both amazon and apple, although specific financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. "of course apple and amazon are offering money together, but i cannot comment on how much funds each company is putting on the table," gou said. it is currently unclear whether the deal on the table is based on financing as investors, or whether amazon and apple want to chip in in return for a percentage of toshiba's unit or assets. b






apple, amazon join foxconn push to secure toshiba chip business


toshiba what's hot on zdnet apple and amazon are reportedly working with foxconn to secure a slice of toshiba's semiconductor business which is up for sale. hon hai, also known as foxconn, has offered more than two trillion yen ($18.2 billion) for the business, as reported by nikkei over the weekend. according to foxconn chairman terry gou, this bid has received financial backing from both amazon and apple, although specific financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. "of course apple and amazon are offering money together, but i cannot comment on how much funds each company is putting on the table," gou said. it is currently unclear whether the deal on the table is based on financing as investors, or whether amazon and apple want to chip in in return for a percentage of toshiba






photo of ella fitzgerald going on display at dc museum


washington (ap) — the national portrait gallery is putting up a photograph of american jazz singer ella fitzgerald, often referred to as “the first lady of song.”the portrait is on view beginning thursday, ahead of the 100th anniversary of fitzgerald’s birth. fitzgerald, who died in 1996 at the age of 79, would have celebrated her 100th birthday april 25.the national portrait gallery said in a statement the photograph on display is of fitzgerald in performance flanked by ray brown, dizzy gillespie and milt jackson. it was taken around 1974 by william gottlieb, who learned to use a camera to take pictures to accompany his weekly music column for the washington post.it’s the first time the photograph has been displayed at the museum. it will be on view through may 14.most read stories3-cours






st. paul is throwing a big party for f. scott fitzgerald, and you're invited


“and i like large parties. they’re so intimate. at small parties there isn’t any privacy.” – jordan, in “the great gatsby” by f. scott fitzgeraldusing this definition, st. paul is hosting an intimate party this week as the 14th international f. scott fitzgerald society conference pulls into town, running june 25 through july 1.there will be intellectual rigor for conference-goers, but also singalongs and pool parties that are open to the public. here’s what you need to know about fitzfest, which honors the saintly city’s most famous native son. (for more information on the whole conference, visit fitzgerald2017.org.)‘babylon revisited’for the first time, the biennial conference is returning to a city. guess that makes sense, given that fitzgerald was born in st. paul in 1896. the conferenc






rediscovering the lost tales of f. scott fitzgerald


f. scott fitzgerald is a legendary author, and deservedly so. now readers have the chance to get a deeper look at his craft and genius in i’d die for you: and other lost stories, a collection of unpublished or uncollected stories spanning some of the hardest years of fitzgerald’s life.i’d die for you is edited by anne margaret daniel, who provides helpful introductions before each story and biographical context. much of i’d die for you was written in the 1930s, when fitzgerald was struggling financially and personally. as daniel writes in the introduction, “debt and hard times wounded him irrevocably in the mid-1930s.”this is fitzgerald writing when he’s backed against the wall. he’s trying hard to find some deep human truth in the midst of the pain, and sometimes he succeeds quite masterf






fitzgerald unsure if there's support for hidden weapons


madison, wis. — republican senate majority leader scott fitzgerald says he doesn't know if there is enough support yet to pass a bill allowing the carrying of concealed weapons without a permit.fitzgerald told reporters thursday that there are aspects of the proposal that "almost everybody feels comfortable with" given that the concealed carry law has been in place for six years.that law requires a permit holder to undergo training. a bill circulated this week would no longer require training, or a permit, to carry a concealed weapon.fitzgerald says he hasn't spoken yet with republicans who control the senate to see if there's enough backing to pass the measure.






taiwan’s foxconn eyes seven states for $10 billion investment


taipei—taiwan’s foxconn technology group, which assembles apple inc.’s iphones in china, is looking at seven states in the american heartland where it would invest $10 billion or more to manufacture flat-panel screens and related equipment.“over the years, manufacturing of consumer goods has shifted out of the u.s.,” terry gou, the chairman of the company formally known as hon hai precision industry co., told reporters after the...






larry fitzgerald will address future nfl plans only once this season


larry fitzgerald announced after the 2016 season he had no plans to retire. entering the 2017 season, fitzgerald is done answering questions each week about his future.the minnesota native said monday night at the arians family foundation charity dinner he will address his future only once at training camp, this season.“i'm going to answer it one time, and i'm not even going to address it anymore," fitzgerald said, according to espn.fitzgerald spent most of last season dismissing speculation he would retire before the 2017 season. he waited until a month after the cardinals season ended to announce he would return for at least one more season.the 33-year-old wide receiver is entering his 14th nfl season and continues to put together pro bowl-caliber seasons. he played in his 10th pro bowl






taiwan’s foxconn eyes seven states for $10 billion investment


taipei—taiwan’s foxconn technology group, which assembles apple inc.’s iphones in china, is looking at seven states in the american heartland to invest $10 billion or more to manufacture flat-panel screens and related equipment.“over the years, manufacturing of consumer goods has shifted out of the u.s.,” terry gou, the chairman of the company formally known as hon hai precision industry co., told reporters after the company’s...






vos says iphone manufacturer eyeing southeastern wisconsn


madison, wis. — assembly speaker robin vos says a taiwanese technology company wants to build a plant in wisconsin that would create thousands of jobs.vos said in a letter to special interest groups and businesses wednesday that foxconn has indicated its desire to locate in southeastern wisconsin with up to 10,000 jobs but work on improving interstate 94 from racine to kenosha counties remains delayed. he didn't elaborate.the letter marks the first time high-level state officials have publicly acknowledged foxconn might locate a plant in the state. foxconn assembles smartphones and other devices for apple, sony, blackberry and other brands.vos went on in the letter to challenge the groups and businesses to find a way to fill a $1 billion shortfall in the state's roads fund by monday.






fitzgerald says lifting lids on vouchers not dead


madison, wis. — republican senate majority leader scott fitzgerald says lifting enrollment caps on private schools in the statewide voucher program is not dead even though gov. scott walker didn't propose it in his budget.fitzgerald said thursday at a luncheon sponsored by wispolitics.com that lifting the caps will "absolutely" be a part of the discussion as the legislature works on rewriting the governor's budget.fitzgerald says he doesn't know what the governor didn't loosen or eliminate the caps. school choice advocates are pushing for the caps to go away so more students can enroll in the statewide voucher program more quickly.






grammy exhibit honors ella fitzgerald on 100th birthday


the grammy museum is putting rare ella fitzgerald memorabilia on display for what would have been the singing legend’s 100th birthday.read black history: remembering 10 pioneers in musicthe museum’s “ella at 100: celebrating the artistry of ella fitzgerald” exhibition includes the first grammy award that fitzgerald won – the first awarded to an african-american woman – as well as some of her gowns, sheet music and personal telegrams.fitzgerald died in 1996 at 79 from complications with diabetes and left few possessions beyond personal notes, but the exhibit puts a focus on what made fitzgerald a star – her voice.grammy museum curator nwaka onwusa says she wants visitors to be captivated by her singing, so the exhibit includes video and audio of her early performances with jazz greats count






protests erupt at u.s. airports over ban on refugees


closeskip in skipxembedxshare sara flounders from jersey city at the union square subway station en route to jfk protests. rick green/northjersey.comprotesters at john f. kennedy international airport in new york on urday, jan. 28, 2017.(p o: keldy ortiz/northjersey.com) 63 connectlinkedinemailmoreprotests erupted at airports around the nation urday as americans reacted in outrage to president trump's sweeping order that banned people from seven muslim-majority countries from entering the u.s. and suspended the nation's refugee program.more than 120 people gathered at newark liberty international airport clutching signs denouncing the executive order, alongside lawyers who rushed to airports to defend the rights of refugees, immigrants and green-card holders, among others, who were being d