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BREAKING NEWS / URGENT: The State Supreme Court upholds Act 10, Voter ID, and the state's domestic partnership registry

MADISON, Wis (WSAU)  - The Wisconsin State Supreme Court upheld Act 10, the state law that limits the collective bargaining rights of state employees. The law from three years ago sparked protests at the state capital and led to the recall attempt against Governor Scott Walker. The court's ruling in favor of Act 10 was 5-2. Justice Michael Gableman wrote the lead opinion, which was also signed by Justices David Prosser, Pat Roggensack and Annette Ziegler. Justice Patrick Crooks concurre...

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Nikon drops to five-week low after China consumer show criticism

Nikon Corp's logo is pictured at an electronics store in Tokyo August 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
Nikon Corp's logo is pictured at an electronics store in Tokyo August 9, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares in Nikon Corp shed 4.2 percent to a five-week low of 1,686 yen on Monday morning after it was criticized by a Chinese consumer show that said the camera maker had sold defective products in China and denied local consumers fair treatment in after-sales service.

Nikon, which had sales of 118 billion yen ($1.16 billion) in China in 2013, said on Sunday that it was taking the report "very seriously" and had moved to improve its after-sales network in China, according to its official microblogging sites.

Criticism in Chinese state media can have a long-lasting impact, particularly in cases of corruption and food safety scandals, which have hit some firms over the last year including French food maker Danone SA to British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline Plc.

($1 = 101.4650 Japanese Yen)

(Reporting by Dominic Lau; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)

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