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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. lawmaker plans to introduce a bill in January that would bar Internet providers like AT&T Inc. from blocking Web content, setting up a renewed battle over so-called network neutrality. Sen. Byron Dorgan, a North Dakota Democrat, believes a law is...

Ah, those crazy entrepreneurs. What would we do without them? Columnist Tom Still doesn't want to find out, especially during the observance of Global Entrepreneurship Week. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, Still touts the example of former Virent Energy Systems chief executive Eric Apfelbach...

When it comes to partnerships, there is no more limited arrangement than the relationship between venture investor and entrepreneur - especially when it comes to the rules that favor the investor. In this WTN Guest Column, Paul Jones, president of the Council for Innovation, strikes...

Information technology workers everywhere are wondering how current economic conditions will affect their jobs, and this week's news out of American Family Insurance can't be doing much for their sense of optimism. The company is cutting the jobs of 160 contracted IT workers, but points...

Milwaukee, Wis. - Roger D. Klein, M.D., J.D., has joined BloodCenter of Wisconsin http://www.bloodcenter.com/bins/site/templates/splash.asp as Medical Director of Molecular Oncology. Dr. Klein will lead the development of BloodCenter of Wisconsin's Diagnostic Laboratories' newest initiative, which will focus on DNA- and RNA-based testing for evaluation of cancer...

A prominent University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher has been named to President-elect Barack Obama's transition team. R. Alta Charo, a bioethicist who has served on a federal panel on embryonic stem-cell research and on President Clinton's National Bioethics Advisory Commission, will review health policy for Obama. Read more ...

American Family Insurance is cutting 160 contractual workers in information technology services in Madison due to slower business conditions. Company spokesman Steve Witmer said the cutback scheduled for mid-December will not affect customer service or the company's core business functions but will slow down less-critical projects. Read...

The Governors' Global Climate Summit, being held this week in Los Angeles, is more than just another gathering of state chief executives, according to Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle. As the Governor notes, the summit will form the next steps to advance a global climate agreement...