Sunday, August 18, 2019

WisBusiness News

Exact Sciences purchasing Genomic Health for $2.8 billion

Exact Sciences is purchasing a California company called Genomic Health for $2.8 billion, expanding its reach in the cancer diagnostics market. 

Filling gaps in rural health care with nursing student placements

A partnership between Monroe Clinic-SSM Health and UW-Madison’s School of Nursing aims to fill gaps in care by placing nursing students in...

Canadian talent initiative grants 24,000 visas in past two years

A new Canadian initiative to bring in skilled tech workers from all over the world has granted about 24,000 visas in the...

Tech associations across North America working to strengthen talent pipelines

Tech associations from across North America are developing apprenticeship programs and youth engagement initiatives to reinforce their local talent pipelines. 

Bad River Band filing suit against Enbridge over pipeline

The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is suing Enbridge, seeking to remove an oil and natural gas pipeline from...

TECNA Summer Conference to highlight tech industry issues in Madison

A three-day conference in Madison this week will highlight the most impactful trends and policy challenges facing tech companies. 

Versiti researchers exploring factors behind von Willebrand disease

Scientists at the Versiti Blood Research Institute in Milwaukee are studying a common but often undiagnosed blood disorder, with a twin goal...

Texting program readying students for college

With the state’s business community and other leaders clamoring for more skilled workers, school districts around the state are working to ensure...

State ‘starting to turn a corner’ on physician supply

Wisconsin is “starting to turn a corner” when it comes to supporting its physician workforce, according to Wisconsin Hospital Association President and...

Wealth of new data represents a challenge and opportunity for researchers

The interim director for a new data science center at UW-Madison says the wealth of information pouring from various industries represents both...

Tariffs on China seen as ‘necessary evil’ by WMC members

WMC President and CEO Kurt Bauer says the group’s latest survey of state business leaders shows they see tariffs on China as...

Report highlights upcoming changes in state tobacco tax law

A new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum highlights the state’s continued reliance on tobacco taxes, even as residents are smoking traditional...

WEC Energy Group report highlights future spending plans

WEC Energy Group, which has millions of customers in Wisconsin, plans to spend more than $14 billion in the next four years...

Drift & Row aims to improve the value of play

Flashing lights, bright colors and loud noises… When you walk down the aisle of a toy store, that’s what you will see...

DOR report connects declining homeownership and rising burden of housing costs

A recent report from the state Department of Revenue draws a connection between declining homeownership and the rising burden of housing costs. 
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