Economy

The natively “smart" economic system has the potential to disrupt virtually every facet of the global economy. Gartner has raised the alert to prepare for the “programmable economy”, which it says has the potential to disrupt virtually every facet of the global economy. The “programmable economy” is...

Was the US Central Bank right to delay a planned rise in interest rates? The increase was anticipated to beat down inflation before it got out of hand. Instead, Chairwoman Yellen and her team “wimped out.” Let’s provide some context first. Following the banking crisis...

IBM is advancing rapidly into new fields like data analytics, cloud computing and mobile applications. And while the technology company’s second-quarter results showed encouraging progress in those businesses, it was not enough to translate into growth for the company as a whole. Virginia M. Rometty, IBM’s...

The picture in The Washington Post — a worried Green Bay Packers fan, game-ready with cheesehead and green- and gold-striped face — summed up the disappointing news. So did the headline: "Wisconsin ranked dead last in start-up activity." In a year when new company formation rose nationally,...

A core reason why lawmakers have so far softened budget cuts to the University of Wisconsin System is their realization it’s a statewide economic engine – with the potential to produce even more regional horsepower. That message has come through in many ways, from independent economic...