Economy

SAN FRANCISCO — It's boom — and bust — for Silicon Valley companies these days. Literally. Facing their worst economic climate since the dot-com bust in the early 2000s, high-tech companies are treating 2009 with dread — but also with a tinge of optimism if they...

Today President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, H.R. 1. The legislation provides $19.2 billion for health IT to help stimulate the economy, increase investment in health IT, build a strong IT infrastructure for healthcare, and expand job growth. A...

MADISON - The Department of Commerce welcomed Nell Merlino, the founder and CEO of Count Me In For Women’s Economic Independence, for the Wisconsin launch event of the Make Mine a Million $ Business RACE (M3 RACE) on February 16 in Madison. ...

WASHINGTON – Congress is expected to approve $19 billion toward health information technology, with $17 billion allotted to incentives and $2 billion to jump-start healthcare IT adoption, according to a Wednesday night draft of the stimulus package. The original House version of the bill designated $20...

WASHINGTON — To rally support for his administration’s economic recovery bill recently, President Obama invited about a dozen chief executives, seven of them from technology and energy companies, to the Oval Office. Some of their industries’ top lobbyists, meanwhile, gathered in another office where Jason Furman,...

Spending Wisconsin's share of the $800-million-plus economic stimulus package is shaping up to be heavy lifting. It appears the longer Congress debates how, where and how much to spend on blunting the recession, the less policymakers in individual states such as Wisconsin know exactly what to...