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  • Stark: Madison real estate market sluggish, but not in crisis
    A top Madison real estate executive says the $700 billion effort to salvage toxic mortgage-based securities, which he termed “taking the stinky meat out of the refrigerator,” could help “get the fear out of the” U.S. housing market. But Dave Stark of 100-year-old Stark Co. Realtors added the nati... <more>

  • Neis: VC expert says financial crisis may trim venture firms
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com The economic crisis currently swamping the country will probably slow down venture capitalists and the companies they back in the next year or two, John Neis, managing partner of Madison-based Venture Investors said Tuesday. But Neis, whose firm has more than $2... <more>

  • Wisconsin AFL-CIO president: '08 election could be 'last chance' for industrial economy
    In the eyes of AFL-CIO of Wisconsin President David Newby, there couldn't be any more at stake this fall for unions. "There is a sense that we can win this and that we have to, that this might be our last chance really at getting the kind of economic policies and trade policies in place that are go... <more>

  • Ward: Wisconsin economy stable in midst of national problems
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com The nation’s credit markets may be all but locked up and the country’s finances teetering over an abyss, but Wisconsin’s economy is holding its own -- at least for now. That’s the assessment of David J. Ward, head of Madison-based NorthStar Economics and the acti... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Wisconsin stocks - quarterly winners and losers
    In a WisBusiness comparison of stock prices for companies with substantial Wisconsin operations, three large-equipment manufacturers were among the biggest percentage losers in the quarter that ended Tuesday. The stock prices of mining equipment companies Joy Global and Bucyrus International... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Wisconsin winery finds switch from tobacco paying off
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com VIROQUA, Vernon County – It’s grape harvest time all over the country, including western Wisconsin. For Bob Starks and his business partner Loren Cade, who also serves as winemaker for Vernon Vineyards, that means walking the rows in their vineyards with friends ... <more>

    MADISON -- Experts convening at a WisPolitics.com/WisBusiness.com event on Sept. 19 often agreed on the problems facing health care in the state and nation but didn't come to a quick consensus on the right fix. The ``Diagnosing a Policy Fix to U.S. Health Care'' forum was convened to discuss a... <more>

  • Wegenke: Voluntary environmental audits could be money-saver for state's private colleges
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON -- In an effort to save money and stay ahead of possible sanctions by regulators, the state’s private colleges have begun voluntary environmental health and safety inspections on their campuses. “Not only does this make good business sense in terms of ris... <more>

  • WisBusiness.com: Canadians Wary of Energy Rhetoric
    --Next WisBusiness.com Luncheon Set for Oct. 6-- The Canadian consul general in Chicago says Canadians are anxious about proclamations of energy independence and about how post-9-11 security measures affect border trade. Georges Rioux, a veteran diplomat in his post since 2006,... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Coverage of World Stem Cell Summit in Madison
    The World Stem Cell Summit is in Madison this year, drawing hundreds of international researchers, venture capitalists and other experts with a series of panel discussions and workshops. The Summit is scheduled to run from Sept. 22-23 at Madison's Alliant Energy Center. Read below for WisBusiness.co... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Fitchburg picked as ideal spot for fortified data center
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com FITCHBURG – There’s no such thing as too much security or toughness when it comes to data centers. That’s the thinking of the TEAM Companies, an Iowa-based firm that recently opened a new Tier 3 facility in the Fitchburg Technology Campus.  CDW Berbee is the anch... <more>

  • WisBusiness: New lab continues Kikkoman's long relationship with Wisconsin
    MADISON -- Kikkoman Corp. Chairman Yuzaburo Mogi figures he has been to Wisconsin at least 200 times in the past 35 years. So he was on familiar ground Tuesday when he dedicated his company's new research-and-development lab at the University Research Park on Madison's west side. Mogi said he ... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Leinenkugel introduced as Commerce secretary
    Dick Leinenkugel said he has “frugal” travel tastes as he was introduced as the state’s next Commerce secretary.   Leinenkugel, 50, is the vice president of sales and marketing the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. and a fifth generation brewer. He replaces Jack Fischer, who stepped down this summer fo... <more>

  • WisBusiness Audio: Global Warming Task Force luncheon
    The governor’s Global Warming Task Force finished its work in July, producing a raft of recommendations to cut carbon dioxide emissions in Wisconsin 22 percent by 2022 and 75 percent by 2050. The heavy lifting will begin when the 63 polices go to the state Legislature. Speaking at a recent ... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Ex-Commerce Secretary Nettles putting theory to practice in private sector
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com During his two-year tenure as Wisconsin’s Commerce secretary, Cory Nettles worked to increase investment in the state’s industries, grow jobs and improve Wisconsin’s image in this country and abroad. Some things don’t change. Nettles, a partner at Quarles & Brady... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Students may fuel next entrepreneur wave
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON – The entrepreneurial spirit is rising at UW-Madison and other campuses, and not just among faculty and staff who want to start new companies. Students are also chomping at the bit to create their own firms, officials say, which is one of the reasons why... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Third Wave thrives by narrowing its focus
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON – When Kevin Conroy took over as head of Third Wave Technologies in December of 2005, its shares were selling for around $3 and the company was struggling as it sought to develop more than a dozen products. To Conroy, a lawyer who had formerly worked f... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Randolph batting for Potawatomi tribe now
    By Brian Clark WisBusiness.com Former UW-Madison baseball player Pepi Randolph sees his three years as president of Forward Wisconsin as good preparation for expanding the business reach of the Potawatomi tribe. "What I'm doing here is kind of a continuation of what I did at Forward," said Rand... <more>

  • WisBusiness: State site finds itself at center of foreclosure boom
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com When real estate investor Robert Jansen began gathering data on pre-auction home foreclosures five years ago, he had no idea it would become a growth industry. He was collecting the information for himself in an effort to buy houses at bargain-rate prices. Ev... <more>

  • WisBusiness: They are urging you to…Join The Movement
    The Wisconsin Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is asking people to “Join the Movement”, stating, “MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn’t.”Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system, patients are affected in different ways ... <more>


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