Wednesday, June 29, 2022

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MCW testing treatment for hearing loss

Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin are testing a new therapy aimed at reversing the most common form of hearing loss. 

Blue Line Battery approaching profitability, president says

The president of Blue Line Battery, a Beloit-based startup producing lithium-ion forklift batteries, says the company will begin turning a profit in...

‘Internal nurse traveler’ program helping UW Health fill shifts, retain nurses

UW Health has created an “internal nurse traveler” program aimed at filling open shifts and retaining existing employees.  Through...

Report details Focus on Energy impact

The Focus on Energy program has helped reduce emissions equal to 15 million fewer cars in the state over the past decade,...

Report details cost burden of housing

The share of Wisconsin renters and homeowners who are “cost-burdened” by housing is lower than the national rate, a UW-Madison report shows. 

Registered nurse workforce could be short nearly 23,000 nurses by 2040, report projects

A new report projects Wisconsin’s registered nurse workforce could see a shortage of nearly 23,000 nurses by 2040.  The...

Banks have strong start to 2022, WBA report shows

Banks in the state have “started the year 2022 strong” despite concerns about rising inflation, according to the Wisconsin Bankers Association.

Dairyland executive says nuclear power necessary to reach carbon reduction goals

The president and CEO of Dairyland Power Cooperative says integrating nuclear power is necessary to reach carbon emission reduction goals.  

Raven Software workers vote to unionize

Workers at Activision Blizzard’s Raven Software, which produces the popular Call of Duty video game series, have voted to unionize. 

Exact Sciences remains committed to expanding in Madison despite layoffs

Exact Sciences says it remains committed to growing its presence in Madison after announcing layoffs. The Madison-based diagnostics company...

Experts discuss ways to reduce volatility in energy markets, reach clean energy goals

Experts say more renewable energy production, greater reliance on nuclear power and adoption of electric vehicles could help reduce volatility in energy...

State ranked 14th for health of seniors

The health of Wisconsin seniors has been ranked 14th out of U.S. states in the latest America’s Health Rankings report from the...

Expert says addressing ‘long COVID’ should be ‘highest priority’

One of the state’s top COVID-19 experts says understanding, preventing and treating the condition known as “long COVID” should be “our highest...

State seeing increase in new union petitions

While union membership rates in Wisconsin continue to slip, labor advocates point to a surge in new union petitions this year as...

Pandemic spurs boom in bicycle business

For nearly as far back as he can remember, Jay Feely wanted to own his own bike shop. Which may have had...
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