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Exits tell story on effective job creation strategy

When entrepreneurs make a big exit, as the Wendorff family did recently, it should be front-page news and cause for celebration. As high-growth entrepreneurs take their often-difficult, lengthy adventures to a big pay-day, lots of good things happen: • Jobs are created, usually good-pay jobs. (Big companies usually reduce job counts; entrepreneurs account for most of net ...

Calling all UW scientists to save the perch

It is a perpetual puzzlement that the major conservation issues facing Wisconsin seldom animate leaders of our political parties. The latest to draw a lack of response from either party is development of “a yellow perch desert” in Lake Michigan. Paul Smith, the Journal Sentinel outdoors writer, reported that the perch count in a 2018 sample ...

Uncivil debate, like today’s, led to Civil War

NEW HAVEN, CT -- Before you completely despair of the extreme partisanship and lack of grace that is the signature of the Trump era, know that American politics has had rougher times. There were the tempestuous protests of the 1960s and 1970s that many remember, but there was also the lesser-known period two decades before the ...

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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.