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College athletics programs worried about new tax law

Some college athletics programs in the state are worried about negative impacts from the new federal tax law. Two provisions affect big state athletic...

Cost effectiveness of solar, other renewables expected to keep improving

Energy experts say the cost effectiveness of solar and other renewables will continue on its positive trend as technology evolves. “It was again the...

Doctors supported over 150,000 jobs in 2015

A new report from the Wisconsin Medical Society and the American Medical Association shows doctors supported over 150,000 jobs in the state in 2015. It...

EPA proposal criticized by WMC while environmental groups focus on health

The state’s largest business group says the EPA’s recent proposal to classify more Wisconsin counties as falling short on ozone pollution standards will harm...

Feds to allow Wis., other states test work requirements for Medicaid coverage

Wisconsin is now free to enact work requirements for some Medicaid enrollees, according to an announcement sent to state Medicaid directors from the Centers...

Flights to Silicon Vally to improve economic ties, business leaders say

Business leaders say the addition of non-stop flights between Madison and San Francisco will improve economic connections between Wisconsin and the world’s top tech...

Focus on Energy creates lasting economic benefit in two-year period

Wisconsin’s investments in the Focus on Energy program in 2015 and 2016 created $208 million in economic benefits during that period, supporting more than...

Head of company with microchipped employees has big plans

The head of a Wisconsin-based company that implanted computer chips in its employees has big plans. “Yes, it’s an implant in your hand, and...

HealthTech Solutions Inc. aims to help improve secure mobile messaging

More than 122,000 patients in the United States are on the waitlist for an organ transplant, while about 54 percent of donated organs go...

Janesville putting General Motors in the rearview mirror

The executive director for Forward Janesville, John Beckord, is trying to reframe the narrative surrounding the area’s economy as it puts General Motors in...

Manufacturers nationwide have high hopes for 2018

A new report from Wisconsin-based accounting firm Schenck shows manufacturers nationwide have high hopes for this year. According to the 2018 Leading Edge Alliance...

Metabolism professor wants to help environment and dairy producers

Sebastian Arriola Apelo, a UW-Madison assistant professor of metabolism, wants to help the environment and dairy producers by improving how cows use nitrogen. The utilization...

Modest economic gains hampered by slow population growth predicted for state

The chief economist for PNC Financial Services Group predicts modest economic growth in 2018 both for Wisconsin and the country overall. But he says...

Most ads in state talent attraction campaign run through June 30

Most ads targeting millennials as part of the state marketing campaign run Jan. 8 through June 30, while sponsored social media posts targeting Wisconsin...

Navigator program manager impressed with open enrollment signups

Caroline Gomez-Tom, navigator program manager for Covering Wisconsin, says she's impressed with how many individuals signed up for health insurance through the ACA marketplace...

New CROWE report predicts 1.6 percent rise in state GDP in 2018

A new report from UW-Madison’s Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy predicts the state GDP to grow 1.6 percent in 2018. CROWE is headed...

New study finds storytelling can reduce depression for cancer patients

A new study from UW-Madison has found storytelling can reduce depression and worry for cancer patients. The Journal of Palliative Medicine recently published a...

New tech brings attention to nuclear energy, but barriers to expansion remain

New technologies are bringing more attention to nuclear energy generation, though significant barriers to its expansion still remain, according to a panel of Wisconsin...

Prevention equals savings at NWTC

Campus Care, a collaboration between Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and Bellin Health, is bringing down health care spending for NWTC while giving employees and...

Rayovac sale bumps up stock of Spectrum Brands, Energizer Holdings

Spectrum Brands Holdings is selling its Rayovac battery business to competitor Energizer Holdings as part of a transaction including Spectrum’s entire business cluster for...

Report recommends expansion of Focus on Energy, makes other suggestions

A new report on Wisconsin’s advanced energy industry, among other things, recommends an expansion of the Focus on Energy program, creation of a biogas...

Solar advocates say new tariff unlikely to impact industry

Solar energy advocates in Wisconsin say the recently announced 30 percent tariff on solar panels is unlikely to have a big impact on the...

Tailored Care: Aims to help family caregivers help themselves

Over a decade ago, two researchers at UW-Milwaukee set out to change the lives of caregivers who provide unpaid assistance to family members or...

UW-Madison scientists develop method for treating fungal infections

UW-Madison scientists have developed a new method using nylon polymers to treat fungal infections. Worldwide, invasive fungal infections claim the lives of 1.5 million...

WEDC ad campaign to attract, retain workers hits Chicago

The state’s first-ever advertising campaign to attract and retain Wisconsin workers launched this week, with ads of all shapes and sizes peppering the Chicago...

WisBusiness: The Podcast with Christopher Patterson, CEO of Metisoft Solutions

This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features Christopher Patterson, CEO of Metisoft Solutions, a company building out websites and mobile applications for Wisconsin’s...

WisBusiness: The Podcast with Gus Faucher, chief economist for PNC Financial Services Group

This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” features a discussion with Gus Faucher, chief economist for PNC Financial Services Group. He sat down for...

WisBusiness: The Podcast with Robert Meyer of Ventris Learning

This week’s podcast is with Robert Meyer, president of Ventris Learning in Sun Prairie. This publishing startup creates educational materials aimed at improving literacy...

WisBusiness: The Show – Jeff Dykes of Northern Star Fire

Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. MADISON – The...

WisBusiness: The Show – Todd Asmuth of Shine Medical Technologies

Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. MADISON – The...

Xcel Energy plans Ashland solar garden

Xcel Energy plans to develop a one-megawatt solar garden in Ashland as part of its Solar*Connect Community program. This would be the third solar...
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