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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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Hitachi names new president, Nakanishi to become CEO

Hitachi Ltd. President Hiroaki Nakanishi gestures during a news conference in Tokyo May 16, 2013. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Hitachi Ltd. President Hiroaki Nakanishi gestures during a news conference in Tokyo May 16, 2013. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

TOKYO (Reuters) - Hitachi Ltd said on Wednesday President Hiroaki Nakanishi will become chief executive officer and chairman as of April 1.

Senior Vice President Toshiaki Higashihara will replace Nakanishi as president, Hitachi said.

Higashihara will also hold the title of chief operating officer, Hitachi said in a statement. Chairman Takashi Kawamura will step down on March 31.

The three executives will hold a news conference in Tokyo at 5 p.m. (0800 GMT).

(Reporting by Maki Shiraki; Writing by Chang-Ran Kim; Editing by Shinichi Saoshiro)

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