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When forming a business, one of the most important decisions is your choice of business entity. In this edition of Early Stage, attorney Joe Boucher takes would-be entrepreneurs through the decision-making process and the basic steps (including paperwork) required by the state and federal governments. ...

The dispute over how - and whether - to tax off-the-shelf software that has been modified reached another fork in the road this week, when the state Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Menasha Corp. in its long-running battle with the Department of Revenue....

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor Carlos Santiago, hoping to address long-neglected campus facility needs, is calling on donors to help establish two research campuses in western Milwaukee County. The new campuses would be established away from the university's east side Milwaukee campus, and near the Milwaukee...

Cardinal Health, a Dublin, Ohio-based provider of products for the healthcare industry, has sold a group of companies, including Middleton's Gala Biotech, to the Blackstone Group, for $3.3 billion. Gala President Paul Weiss said the sale won't immediately impact the company's workforce or core business,...

The United States Supreme Court's controversial decision in eBay vs. MercExchange has created a firestorm of controversy and is likely to increase the complexity of patent infringement litigation. The best legal advice offered by patent attorneys Joe Goode and Jonathan Fritz is be prepared for...

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle would like the state to commit $30 million to the adoption of electronic medical records. His proposal, outlined in a visit to a Madison health clinic, was greeted with mixed reactions from state healthcare providers, some of whom believe that a...

The economy may be moving up, but so are home foreclosures, points out columnist James Carlini. Does the rising number of foreclosures in Illinois and Wisconsin represent a chilling omen for the economy, or are they just a sign that homeowners bit off more than...

Madison-based Venture Investors is one of three venture capital firms nationwide to receive money from a Michigan capital fund. The company plans to open a second office in Ann Arbor, putting it in a position to tap into two of the nation's largest research institutions....

Coastal investors are no longer parochial risk takers when it comes to putting their money where their healthcare is, and the Midwest is benefiting from the trend, according to a new report from the Cleveland-based BioEnterprise....