Economy

Amid a crowded congressional schedule that includes health-care reform and the latest on the economic stimulus plan, it's not surprising that a bill to extend the life of an effective federal research grant program might slip between Washington's legislative cracks. Here's hoping the future of...

Biotech investor Steve Burrill is out raising a $1 billion fund to support the massive bioscience project planned for Elk Run, near Rochester, though he has “no checks yet.” Burrill plans to use half the proposed fund, or $500 million, to support construction of the 2,300-acre...

James Carlini observes that before spending billions of dollars on infrastructure, let's make sure everyone know what infrastructure consists of. In March, he submitted a white paper and was invited to speak at the upcoming US Dept. of Homeland Security's Workshop on Aging Infrastructure...

While most technology industry executives hold a dim view of current state economic conditions, 45 percent of those responding to the first WisBusiness.com Tech Leaders Survey said the Wisconsin economy will improve during the next year and nearly three-quarters of the executives rated the overall...

CIOs in recent survey continue to throttle back their budgets and reduce spending on new IT projects. But they do see some light coming next year. Plenty has changed over the last nine months - bankrupt auto makers, government bailouts, a financial crisis, a Wall Street...

Lured by the state's tax credits for investments in high-growth companies, a Minneapolis biotech start-up said Thursday that it was moving to Wisconsin. VitalMedix Inc. is developing a drug that first responders, trauma center surgeons and military medics could use. The drug, Tamiasyn, has the potential...

Are we there yet? Dell and HP resellers tired of waiting for the next corporate PC refresh cycle can look forward to it starting in 2010 and continuing through the next three years, according to a report from Bernstein Research. Just when you thought PC sales...