Commentary

“They do not have anything that could reach here, or do they?” questions James Carlini. The threat of nuclear bombs is such a remote possibility today that no one really thinks about it anymore. Or do they? According to the nuke-o-meter there are 8187...

In a meeting with the Detroit Free Press last October, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama said, "China has consistently stolen our intellectual property. It has not abided by basic copyright protections." Let's hope the president reminds the U.S. climate change team of those words before negotiations...

Lithium-Ion technology can be used on a more personal level. It is becoming more well-known that Lithium-Ion technology is being used for next-generation cars but there are applications on a more personal level which the average consumer may be able to use in powering...

First the real estate bubble popped. Then subprime mortgages imploded taking down Bear Sterns, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, and Washington Mutual and rocking the boat for other major worldwide players such as AIG and UBS. Then it was the fault of Wall Street greed...

Net worth and consumption are falling. Unemployment and interest rates are rising. The economic outlook is weak for years. What can you do? If you’re concerned about the economy, you can use social media to hedge your bets. This week, I had the opportunity to listen to...

The United States Federal Government is the largest buyer of goods and services in the world. Last year, the federal government spent at a rate of $16,422 per second for the entire year. How well did Wisconsin businesses compete for those federal procurement dollars? Over...

“Argonne National Labs is a key player. Illinois can be too if they act fast,” observes James Carlini. If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a region to raise economic viability for all. Interest on last week's article on Lithium-Ion Battery commercialization...

Many technology start-ups think that their businesses are entirely unique. Yet, they face many of the same issues as any business. Indeed, many tech companies are family businesses. So, let's take a look at a few things that tech companies might learn from companies outside...

BIOMED is the Israeli annual medical device and biotech conference taking place this week in Tel Aviv. For the 4th straight year, Illinois is present at this event with representatives from the Illinois Biotechnology Industry Association, the University of Illinois-Chicago, the Illinois Science + Technology...