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The present looks good but the future is more of a mystery to Wisconsin biotechnology executives, according to the first quarterly survey of the biotech and medical device industry. The survey, conducted by the Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association and the state Department of...

A man with 30 years of experience in the private sectors has been appointed as secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce. Jack Fischer, president and CEO of the Fischer Group Companies, will succeed Mary Burke, who announced her departure last month. ...

While there is no silver bullet to assure that information technology projects will succeed, it's possible to reduce the risk of failure through a sound vendor-selection process and well-managed contract negotiation and implementation, according to attorney Gina Carter. In this edition of IP Law, Carter...

With more than $900 million in total investment across all academic fields, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has claimed the number two spot in university research, according to the National Science Foundation. UW-Madison also outpaced the likes of Harvard, Purdue, and the University of Texas to...

Rockwell Automation's stock continues to rise, literally, following a Q4 earning conference call in which it reported healthy quarterly profits and a more robust earnings expectation for 2008. ...

With regard to the recently enacted state budget, columnist Tom Still asks the $57 billion question: what does this tax-and-spend plan actually accomplish over the next two years? In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, he supplies a few answers, including renewal and expansion of the...

Former Microsoft CIO Stuart Scott isn't the first executive to be abruptly dismissed by the software giant, and he probably won't be the last. Chalk it up as a lesson to technology workers or any worker, especially in deep-pocket companies. In this litigation climate, such...

A bill that extends the federal moratorium on locally imposed Internet taxes will not impede Wisconsin's ability to tax access to the Internet. The bill, which is expected to be signed into law by President Bush, grandfathers Internet access taxes previously enacted in Wisconsin and...