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Gov. Jim Doyle has announced the next steps in the state's effort to produce more alternative energy and address climate change. One of the first projects of the new Office of Energy Independence will be to work with the Public Service Commission on a clean...

Marshall & Ilsley Corp., a Milwaukee-based financial services corporation, has announced its plan to split off Metavante Corp. into an independent public company with the help of a New York private equity firm. Metavante, which offers banking and payments technologies to financial services firms and...

The United States Patent and Trademark Office's about-face on stem cell patents held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation has some worried the state will lose some clout in the research community. Wisconsin officials continue to put on a brave face, but for the first...

Has your network infrastructure plan collapsed? asks columnist James Carlini. If so, the author of Carlini's Comments points to Fort Wayne, Ind. as a community that is both “wired and inspired,” and he advises Midwestern states to drive a hard bargain with “telcos” that want...

Six men have pled guilty in Milwaukee after selling millions of dollars worth of illegal copies of Rockwell Automation software over the Internet. The illegal copies were sold in more than 600 separate auctions on eBay, the Internet auction site....

The acquisition of First Data, a credit-card processing company, by the private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. means there will be $29 billion less for the capital markets, according to MedTech Futures columnist Ogan Gurel. But under the current paradigm, investors are shying...

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has upheld challenges to three stem cell patents held by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, and consumer groups that have filed the challenges are urging WARF not to challenge the ruling. WARF Managing Director Carl Gulbrandsen stood by...

Laurie Benson, CEO of Inacom Information Systems, does not lose much sleep over information technology, but that doesn't mean her executive life is free from concern. In this Visions interview with WTN, she champions the Make Mine A Million campaign, and explains her company's approach...

Project engineer Les Ciciora has been named director of operations for the new Sharon Ethanol plant outside of Whitewater. The plant, which should be oeprational in late 2008, is expected to produce 120 million gallons of ethanol per year and employ 55 full-time people....