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Long-shot Foxconn deal has to pay off

In the competition for a big Foxconn plant with an alleged 10,000 workers, bear in mind that Wisconsin has generally been a loser in sweepstakes those big deals. Name one of any size where we got the blue ribbon. There are a couple that come to mind. One was the win in 2009 when Mercury Maine closed ...

The health care speech Ryan ought to give

Speaker Paul Ryan is in a jam. The Republican Party has driven its “repeal and replace” legislation into a box canyon. It isn’t selling on the Hill or with the American people. But there is a way out. As with many seemingly intractable problems, he needs to step back, rethink and come at the economic chaos in ...

Could Wisconsin boom like Seattle? One vote for ‘Yes’

Erik Iverson sees Wisconsin poised for the same kind of boom that Seattle experienced in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He is the new managing director of the WARF (Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation), a position he took over about a year ago after five years running the Infectious Disease Research Institute In Seattle and 7 ...

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When exploding health care costs threatened Serigraph's solvency, CEO John Torinus Jr. searched the country for solutions. Using his findings, Torinus applied innovative, cutting-edge strategies and cut his company's health care expenses well below the national average while improving his employees' care.