Economy

Fueled by a significant decline in growth expectations among large business information technology decision makers, IT confidence has dropped to its lowest level in 2008, according to the latest edition of the CDW IT Monitor. With a five-point drop, large business IT decision makers...

In this economy, it's important for businesses in every industry, tech or no tech, to hold onto as many customers as possible. That starts with peerless customer service, which today is about as common as nickel beer, laments columnist Jim Carlini. In this edition of...

Washington (MarketWatch) - U.S. nonfarm payrolls plunged by an astonishing 533,000 in November, the worst job loss in 34 years, the Labor Department reported Friday. It's only the fourth time in the past 58 years that payrolls have fallen by more than 500,000 in a month....

Madison, Wis. - The Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest - the nation's first statewide, tech-based business plan competition - is accepting entries online for the 2009 competition. Entries will be accepted Friday through 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2009. The contest's Grand Prize is worth...

In the weeks since Congress passed the largest financial rescue package in the nation's history, many have openly wondered if it was really necessary. That hue and cry grew louder when Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson announced he would scrap the government's original plan to buy...

Wisconsin export totals remain a bright spot in flat-lining economy, and they were led by exports of industrial machinery, including computer equipment, during the first nine months of 2008. Overall, state exports reached a record $15.6 billion during first three quarters of 2008, according to...