Author: WTN News

In a bracing refresher course on why they call economics the dismal science, a gathering of academics Thursday poured cold water on the idea that the new stimulus plan will create lots of jobs and improve the lives of many by wiring rural areas for...

Devin Krauter sits on the end of his bed, tapping buttons on his video game controller to shoot down alien beasts while chatting with other players through a headset, texting on his cell phone and talking to a visitor. The 17-year-old high school junior is ranked...

Last week, I was with 200-some managing partners of public accounting firms at Winning is Everything in Las Vegas, USA. At the same time, Thomas Friedman was with top government, finance and economic officials (plus a bunch of really rich and/or famous people) at the...

Losing a friend at work to a layoff can be stressful, but you'll need to deal with the situation. You probably have a co-worker or two you're close with, who you grab to rehash the latest episodes of a favorite television show, or for company on...

Federal relief alone won't sustain the economy. A new Cabinet position would help to sharpen the focus on the innovation needed in the U.S.—and worldwide We are experiencing more than an economic setback. In effect, it's an economic reset. This requires a reexamination of government,...

Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle would like iTunes customers to help pay for the state's budget shortfall, according to the Associated Press. Doyle has proposed a sales tax on a variety of digital downloads including music, movies, ringtones, electronic books and greeting cards. The state is...

How do recruiters find you? Primarily through your online presence. Here are some tips from a recruiter for making yourself more visible on the Web. Kelly Dingee, a recruiter, posted an article on fistfuloftalent.com that offers great suggestions for getting yourself out there to recruiters...

Pharmacia, a company bought by Pfizer in 2003 was found by a jury to have illegally overcharged Wisconsin’s Medicaid program and could face $144 million in penalties the state’s attorney general said. A Dane County jury in Madison, Wisconsin found that Pharmacia should pay $7 million...