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Data Institute: Another major win for M7 partnerships

The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s strategy of building major partnerships with the big hitters in the M7 region hit pay dirt again last week with the announcement that UWM, Marquette University and Northwestern Mutual Life will be putting $40 million into a NML Data Sciences Institute. UWM Chancellor Mark Mone, MU President Mike Lovell and ...

Fake news: we have trade SURPLUS with Canada

Here is some more fake news about our escalating trade war with a host of other countries, including our best allies. Way down deep in this week’s articles on the growing list of tariffs and counter-tariffs was the fake news that the U.S. actually had a trade surplus with Canada in 2017. Our northern neighbor, who ...

Tariff backlash, immigration cuts hurt Wisconsin economy

With friends like Donald Trump, the Wisconsin economy needs no enemies. The retaliation by foreign governments to his sledge-hammer tactics in raising tariffs on incoming products, so far mainly on steel and aluminum imports, is already having a boomerang blowback on Wisconsin manufacturers. Examples: • It is raising the costs or raw materials and therefore prices of ...

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