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  • WisBusiness: Leaders say stem cell breakthrough could bring jobs to state
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON – State leaders reacted positively Tuesday to news of a breakthrough in stem cell technology by UW-Madison scientists that may eliminate ethical objections because it does not require the destruction of human embryos to create self-replicating cells. Sev... <more>

  • New commerce secretary brings international experience
    Jack L. Fischer, 54, a Fox Valley architect with 30 years of experience in construction and development – both in this country and abroad – is the state’s new commerce secretary. “At this point in my career, I’m ready to give something back to the state that has done so much for me and my family,”... <more>

  • WisBusiness: WPS chief slams medical fund raid
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com James Riordan, CEO of Wisconsin Physicians Service (WPS)Insurance Corp., told a WisBusiness.com luncheon today that raiding the Injured Families and Patients Compensation Fund to balance the state budget was a mistake.Speaking at a luncheon sponsored by WisBusine... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Wisconsin building supply mogul expands into wind power
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com BELOIT – Ken Hendricks is not one to rest on his laurels. Named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Inc. Magazine last year, the 66-year-old Janesville native is a self-made billionaire who dropped out of high school in the 11th grade. But that never held him ... <more>

  • WisBusiness.com: Explaining Wisconsin's lagging jobless rate
    MADISON -- After two decades of beating the national unemployment rate, the Badger State recently has run a different streak -- a year of having a worse seasonally adjusted jobless rate. Wisconsin’s adjusted unemployment rate has been higher than the national figure since August of 2006, according... <more>

  • Thilly: Global warming co-chair says nuclear has to be an option
    By Brian Clark WisBusiness.com Roy Thilly, co-chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Global Warming, doesn’t think Wisconsin will be building any nuclear power plants in the next decade. “I don’t,” said Thilly, who is president of Sun Prairie-based Wisconsin Public Power Inc., a regional utility t... <more>

  • Shain: Berbee-CDW merger going strong one year later
    It’s been nearly a year since CDW Corp. of suburban Chicago bought Berbee Information Systems, one of the country’s largest independent IT solutions providers, for the tidy sum of $175 million in cash. Paul Shain, who was Berbee’s CEO, stayed on with the company to manage it within CDW. Jim Berbee... <more>

  • Dines: OCR helping tech companies and investors
    MADISON – Allen Dines, assistant director at the UW-Madison Office of Corporate Relations (OCR), is a veteran of the high-tech start-up world, having created and sold two biotech firms. Before that, he worked for another company that was spun out of a UW-Madison research lab. Even earlier, he work... <more>

  • Hoeksema: Midwest CEO expects smooth finish to TPG Capital deal
    Midwest Airlines CEO Tim Hoeksema said he expects TPG Capital’s buyout of the company to raise no anti-trust concerns and be closed by the end of the year. Before a group of Milwaukee Rotarians Tuesday, Hoeksema described the nine-month battle to defend Midwest from a takeover by AirTran Airways as... <more>

  • WisBusiness Luncheon: MGE's Wolter endorses nuclear power plants
    Nuclear plants must be part of the future energy mix if the United States wants to meet growing power needs and reduce global warming, Madison Gas & Electric chairman Gary Wolter said at a recent luncheon sponsored by WisBusiness.com, Madison Magazine and the Madison Club. But don’t expect any of... <more>

  • WisBusiness: 'Preservation' tourism growing in state
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON – Karl Gutknecht never planned on running a tour company. But Gutknecht, a former state official, stumbled into leading cycling adventures during a trip to Germany more than a decade ago. One thing led to another and he found himself organizing trips f... <more>

  • Beitzel: Trade mission veteran says trips 'grueling' but worthwhile
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com Peter Beitzel, a Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce vice president, has been on more than half a dozen trade missions to Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. He’s now packing his bags for a similar trip. He’ll be leaving Friday, accompa... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Join the Free Tuesday Trends Mailing List
    Below is an excerpt from the most recent edition of WisBusiness Tuesday Trends, a WisBusiness product previously available only to paid subscribers. This weekly look at the state of Wisconsin business is now available for free to anyone who signs up for the Tuesday Trends mailing list. To get the... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Supply-chain management key to handling recalls
    A company’s reputation and brand are priceless. So says Tom Kozenski, vice president of product strategy – distribution solutions at Waukesha-based RedPrairie. Which why recent recalls – some of them huge – of tainted products from China have him hopping.   Kozenski, who has worked in the logist... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Join the Free Tuesday Trends Mailing List
    Below is an excerpt from the most recent edition of WisBusiness Tuesday Trends, a WisBusiness product previously available only to paid subscribers. This weekly look at the state of Wisconsin business is now available for free to anyone who signs up for the Tuesday Trends mailing list. To get the... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Boxer turns fundraising attention to business
    Barbara Boxer, head of Women Angels L.L.C., has been raising money for years. As part of the mail-order medical supply firm she ran for may years, she helped dental- and medical-student groups raise money. She also was a major fundraiser for the Democratic Party in Wisconsin. Now, the former hea... <more>

  • WisBusiness: WBA exec says state's banks in good shape
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON – The financial world may have the jitters over troubles with the subprime home loan market, but Badger State banks are in good shape, an executive with the Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) said recently. That’s because only a few Wisconsin financ... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Join the Free Tuesday Trends Mailing List
    Below is an excerpt from the most recent edition of WisBusiness Tuesday Trends, a WisBusiness product previously available only to paid subscribers. This weekly look at the state of Wisconsin business is now available for free to anyone who signs up for the Tuesday Trends mailing list. To get the... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Join the Free Tuesday Trends Mailing List
    Below is an excerpt from the most recent edition of WisBusiness Tuesday Trends, a WisBusiness product previously available only to paid subscribers. This weekly look at the state of Wisconsin business is now available for free to anyone who signs up for the Tuesday Trends mailing list. To get the... <more>

  • WisBusiness: Entrepreneur Donley tackles stem cell venture after years at WARF
    MADISON - When Beth Donley was an undergraduate, her plan was to one day run her own business. Instead, she followed her mother – Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack – into the legal field. But after more than a decade representing the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation as chief cou... <more>

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