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Caterpillar to begin S. Milwaukee layoffs

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SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — Caterpillar Inc. says it is placing about 260 production employees at its South Milwaukee plant on indefinite layoff because of weaker demand for mining equipment. The layoffs represent about a third of the more than 800 workers represented by the Steelworkers union at the plant. The layoffs go into effect June 24. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel...