Amazon's company culture: Who's in control?
September 3, 2015 10:50 AM
The recent New York Times exposť of the "bruising" company culture at Amazon leaves a bad taste in your mouth. It's startling - since Amazon is such a household name, it feels a little personal, like finding out that the grandma who always delivers socks and books on your birthday is running a crime ring. As a Standford undergrad interested in tech and startup culture, I was very interested to hear the kind of expectations they place on their employees. Someone I know will probably work there, soon, and I really don't want my friends to be chewed up by the corporate machine.

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Let Waukesha quench its thirst
September 2, 2015 11:38 AM
The City of Waukesha's five-year quest to tap Lake Michigan to solve its water quality problems is finally moving forward. The application phase is over and the approval phase began earlier this summer. The public comment period is nearing its conclusion.

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Meijer has arrived
September 1, 2015 09:56 AM
If you thought the local grocery market was already saturated by Roundy's Pick ‘n Save operation, Sendik's, Sentry, Woodman's, Piggly Wiggly, and a handful of locally-owned stores and neighborhood gems, think again. There is an aggressive newcomer to the supermarket landscape – Meijer – and it is a formidable foe.

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Time for a people policy
August 31, 2015 11:00 AM
It is time for the economic development discussion in Wisconsin to shift. We need to move away from a “we tax too much” obsession to a conversation of “we need to attract talent.” Our future depends upon it.

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Six tips on helping your 401(k) participants cope with volatile markets
August 27, 2015 11:09 AM
Volatility has returned to U.S. stock markets with a vengeance. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has fluctuated by a thousand or more points on recent trading days. During these times your 401(k) plan participants can become very nervous. Plan sponsors and their investment advisors should help participants remain calm during these periods of intense market fluctuations by sharing the following:

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The two Milwaukees
August 21, 2015 10:08 AM
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way…” – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

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Walker halfway there on health reform
August 19, 2015 10:17 AM
Gov. Scott Walker's just released plan that aims to put him out front of other GOP presidential candidates on the repeal of Obamacare includes some salient points, but fails to address the major issue of rising costs.

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Fetal tissue bill can be amended to satisfy science and ethics
August 13, 2015 12:13 PM
Attempts to reconcile science with ethics and religious faith didn't begin with the latest debate over research use of fetal tissue – nor will they end there.

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PGA reaches out to women at on-course professional development day
August 12, 2015 01:01 PM
As golf's top male players practiced for this week's 2015 PGA Championship and the ensuing crowds of fans followed them around the course at Whistling Straits Tuesday, a group of about 70 women gathered for a day of professional development in one of the many chalets that have been erected on the course.

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Rep. Ryan: Bring home U.S. dollars to build roads
August 10, 2015 11:20 AM
As Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and his fellow budgeteers in Congress try to rustle up funds for road construction, they could be looking at a windfall in taxes on $2 trillion parked overseas by U.S. corporations.

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