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A tale of two key central locations: Wisconsin and Luxembourg kick off trade mission

Collaboration between a variety of Wisconsin and Luxembourg industries have begun via a state virtual trade mission that aims to build on...

Advocates seek Medicaid coverage of acupuncture therapy for pain, addiction, mental health issues

Expanding Medicaid benefits to include acupuncture therapy could aid Wisconsin’s fight against the opioid epidemic as well as treat mental health issues...

Assembly passes cocktail-to-go bill

-- The Assembly via voice vote backed allowing bars and restaurants to sell mixed drinks in to-go cups to be consumed off...

Baldwin, Gallagher introduce bill to support women in trucking

Dem U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher are introducing legislation in their respective houses to support women in...

Biden administration’s trade approach may benefit Wisconsin’s economy

The Biden administration will open markets and opt for multilateral trade agreements, benefitting Wisconsin’s trade economy, according to a global affairs expert.

BioForward CEO discusses state’s workforce shortage

The COVID-19 pandemic put the spotlight on Wisconsin’s biohealth industry as companies came together to play a key role in fighting the...

Business leader panel discusses barriers facing Black-owned businesses

Racial disparities in business ownership and entrepreneurship pose unique challenges. But that doesn’t mean Black business owners can’t reach...
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Cocktails-to-go should have come a year ago, Tavern League says

-- The hospitality industry notched a win with Gov. Tony Evers signing a bill allowing restaurants, bars and brewpubs to sell cocktails-to-go...

Culver’s saw a 4 percent increase in sales in 2020

Culver’s saw a 4 percent sales increase in 2020 over 2019 and opened 50 new restaurants nationwide, including three in Wisconsin. 

Dem leaders back local sales tax options, minimum wage hike

The Legislature's top Dem leaders in a WisPolitics.com luncheon voiced support for Evers' budget proposals to raise the minimum wage and allow...

DWD to use federal grant to start modernizing UI system

DWD says it will use a $2.4 million federal grant to begin the process of modernizing the unemployment insurance computer system.

Evers budget provision would allow bars to remain open until 4 a.m. four weeks...

The DNC bar hours bill is back. Municipalities could allow bars and restaurants to stay open until 4 a.m. for up to...

Experts want telemedicine use to continue after rise in 2020

A panel of health experts from across Wisconsin said they expect digital telemedicine trends in health care to continue.

February home sales continue record trends in state housing market

Strong February housing sales pushed what are typically the three slowest months of the year into record territory, according to the Wisconsin...

Former Badger running back starts scholarship foundation for underprivileged youth

Former Wisconsin running back, current UW-Madison student and NFL star James White and his wife, Badger alumna Diana White, have announced the...

Google Venture vet tells startups to network, streamline pitch

A national investment expert told tech startup founders to build relationships, broaden networks and streamline business pitches. The expert...
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Hospitality open to increasing minimum wage, but not now

The Wisconsin Restaurant Association chief says now is not the time to raise wages in restaurants.  Association President and...

March 25: “Hospitality industry stirs after year of COVID” WisBusiness.com virtual event

The hospitality industry was hit the hardest during the pandemic after forced shutdowns to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 resulted in a...

Overhauling UI system won’t fix current delay, labor attorney says

Labor and employment attorney Victor Forberger argues that overhauling the UI computer system isn’t going to help the current delay in unemployed...

State financial institutions request marijuana banking options

Creating a statute to allow Wisconsin banks to take on customers in the marijuana business would provide clarity for the state’s financial...

Top DHS official says general public can expect COVID shot eligibility before May 1

Department of Health Services Deputy Secretary Julie Willems Van Dijk says people 16 and older will be able to get vaccinated before...

Unemployment rate falls to 3.8 percent in January

Wisconsin in January had an unemployment rate of 3.8 percent, less than the national average of 6.3 percent but still above pre-pandemic...

VC experts advocate for state investment fund

Talent retention should be the state’s main focus in its effort to create a Wisconsin fund of funds, according to a panel...

WEDC trade ventures go virtual during pandemic

The old governor-led foreign trade mission has been transformed. Now WEDC’s trade ventures connect Wisconsin exporters virtually with potential...

Wisconsin becoming a leader in ‘fintech’

Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, New York and now, Wisconsin.  “When people think about fintech in the United States, they...

Wisconsin pharmacies key in COVID-19 vaccination plan

Wisconsin's not seeing a problem with "pharmacy deserts" harming its COVID-19 vaccination efforts. In fact, pharmacies are a big help.

Women in the workforce need support as the pandemic continues

Panelists agree the pandemic is a source of stress and fatigue for many women who have now become stay-at-home mothers and teachers. 
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