Economy

The latest report from the Kauffman Foundation reaffirms what most people already know: Wisconsin as a whole is not a hub for starting and growing a business. The key words there are “as a whole,” because while parts of Wisconsin are desperately short on startups and...

Even the low-end estimates of connected devices in the world by 2020 is a mind-bending number. Gartner, the technology research firm, pegs the number at 26 billion. Cisco Systems estimates 50 billion. Semiconductor giant Intel predicts 200 billion. International Data Corp. forecasts 212 billion. To paraphrase the...

A cyberattack taking down the nation's power grid could leave Americans scrambling to survive without electricity, potable water or working sewage systems, the commander of the Wisconsin National Guard warned, unless "gaps and seams" are filled in to mitigate the risk of catastrophe. Maj. Gen....

People who often follow news from the state Capitol might easily conclude lawmakers are obsessed with debating “wedge” issues – topics that divide rather than unite Wisconsin. Depending on your perspective, the Legislature is making government more efficient… or threatening clean elections and civil service. Lawmakers...

Every 30 or 40 years, Americans become incredibly pessimistic. They begin to believe the nation is falling behind in competitiveness and innovation, that their children will not be as well off as they themselves have been, and that some other country will own the future....