Business Journal Report (8-1-12)

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In business news for Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 -- Milwaukee motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson reports a 30% increase in profits for its second quarter, and a 3% boost in new motorcycle sales.

Additionally, Wisconsin Energy reports a 22% increase in profits for the three month period that ended in June. During the second quarter, residential use of electricity rose by 8.3% compared to last year.