Month: August 2017

Wisconsin will not break even on Foxconn investment for 25 years, maybe longer: fiscal study

It would take at least 25 years for Wisconsin taxpayers to break even on Governor Scott Walker’s incentives to lure Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn to the state, according to a fiscal analysis released on Tuesday. Walker’s bill would exempt construction materials from the state and local sales tax and hand the company up to US$2.85…

Brussels police find no explosives in car stopped by gunfire after high-speed chase

Belgian prosecutors said on Tuesday that no explosives were found in a car stopped by police fire after a high-speed chase in the flash-point Brussels suburb of Molenbeek. “Nothing suspicious was found in the vehicle,” said Ine Van Wymersch, spokeswoman for the Brussels prosecutor’s office. The car was chased by police after running a red…

Kenyans flock to vote in election seen as opposition leader Odinga’s final bid for presidency

Kenyans were voting on Tuesday in an election billed as a knife-edge battle between incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga that has sent tensions soaring in east Africa’s richest economy. From first-time voters to those bent with age, from urbanites to ethnic Samburu warriors, thousands descended on polling stations long before dawn to…