Economy

Columnist James Carlini has just about had it with the “bailout” mentality from businesses and units of government that want taxpayers to fund (and prolong) their dysfunctional habits and operations. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, posted after Congress postponed action on a possible bailout...

Information technology workers everywhere are wondering how current economic conditions will affect their jobs, and this week's news out of American Family Insurance can't be doing much for their sense of optimism. The company is cutting the jobs of 160 contracted IT workers, but points...

Advocates of solar energy took heart in the election of Barack Obama, but economic realities could still be a barrier to widespread commercial adoption, according to Gartner, Inc. The extension of the 30 percent investment tax credit for solar projects was passed last month, and...

State government has been the focal point when it comes to stopping the brain drain - the migration of young professionals out of Wisconsin. But local governments might have more to do with keeping "YPs" in Wisconsin, according to columnist Joe Vanden Plas. In this...