Economy

If you want to understand just how misleading the unemployment rate can be as an economic indicator, take a look at rural Wisconsin. Using state labor force statistics, a review of a dozen predominantly rural counties showed a sharp drop in the jobless rate for each...

There was a time when Madison’s nickname, and a well-deserved one, was “The city that can’t put two bricks together.” Wisconsin’s capital city was legendary – and ridiculed – for its ability to kill, delay and otherwise bureaucratize construction projects of all descriptions, often to the...

In the age of reform, healthcare settings are becoming more diverse. You've probably heard of consumer-driven healthcare. Well, how about the medical retail store? Walgreens' Adam Pellegrini visited Madison Tuesday to discuss the role of the retail healthcare delivery via Walgreens' Omni-Channel Digital Health program....

New requirements for value, meaningful use and benefits coverage are pushing providers to improve information technology systems, revamp business strategies and consider organizational partnerships, according to two healthcare leaders in healthcare finance and IT. Infor Chief Medical Information Officer Dr. Barry Chaiken said changes in...

How can you tell an important social shift from a quickly shifting fad? That's a question entrepreneurs hope to have answered with recent consolidations in the ranks of online code schools. For students and CIOs alike, the question is whether these schools offer a ticket...

The stage is set for a state Capitol debate over the future of the University of Wisconsin System, from its smallest two-year campus to its flagship research powerhouse in Madison. Here’s hoping the debate is an honest effort to improve the performance, accessibility and accountability...