Monday, October 14, 2019

WisBusiness News

SwanLeap near top of fastest-growing companies list

SwanLeap has again nabbed the top spot among Wisconsin businesses in the latest Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the...

New radio ads on apprenticeship programs target Associated Builders and Contractors

An organization called Millions of Great Americans is running radio ads in Wisconsin claiming the national Associated Builders and Contractors "wants to...

Milwaukee-to-Chicago train service plans facing opposition

Plans to expand Amtrak’s Milwaukee-to-Chicago train service are facing opposition from the freight railroad that owns the tracks. Wisconsin...

Delivering therapies with bio-engineered bacteria

UW-Madison scientists have bio-engineered bacteria to deliver certain therapies to patients with heart disease, obesity, diabetes and other conditions. 

New gener8tor program aims to reduce incarceration rates in Milwaukee

A new program from gener8tor and American Family Insurance aims to find for-profit solutions for reducing incarceration rates in Milwaukee. 

Private companies exploring Milwaukee-area commuter rail service

Eight years after Republican lawmakers derailed hopes for a commuter rail line connecting Milwaukee to Racine and Kenosha, a private company is...

Heads of WEDC, DOA split on new independent Foxconn report

While WEDC Secretary and CEO Mark Hogan is rejecting the conclusions of a recent independent report on Foxconn, DOA Secretary Joel Brennan...

Researchers testing new personalized cell therapy for transplant recipients

Researchers with the UW Program for Advanced Cell Therapy are testing a personalized therapy for a viral infection that affects up to...

Independent pharmacies feeling squeezed by pharmacy benefit managers

Independent pharmacies in the state are feeling squeezed by intermediaries called pharmacy benefit managers via lower reimbursements, limited drug choices and preferred...

State’s paper industry has $18.2 billion economic output last year, report shows

A new WEDC report shows Wisconsin’s paper industry led the nation in total production value last year, with about $18.2 billion in...

Wisconsin individual market health insurance rates to fall 3.2 percent in 2020, Evers announces

Gov. Tony Evers has announced 2020 premium rates for Wisconsin’s individual health insurance market will be 3.2 percent lower on average than...

Researchers using new animal models to study widespread parasite

Researchers at UW-Madison are studying the reproductive cycle of a common parasite that poses a threat to fetuses, using new animal models...

State policy changes coincided with opioid prescription reductions, report shows

A new report from the Worker’s Compensation Research Institute finds policy changes in Wisconsin coincided with reductions in the number of opioid...

Day on Campus to explore partnerships between businesses and UW-Madison

This year’s Day on Campus event at UW-Madison will bring in companies from around the state to explore partnerships between businesses and...

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. 
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