Water Council accelerator program connects entrepreneurs with expertise, opportunity
September 30, 2014 10:15 AM
New Orleans, La. – In fulfillment of its mission to support the development of new talent and innovation, The Water Council knew that it needed to bring together wide-ranging, complementary skill sets within a single location to spur industry collaboration. Entrepreneurs, in particular, needed both financial and operational assistance from industry partners in order for their ideas to flourish. And so, The Water Council in partnership with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation established the first global freshwater seed accelerator program, known today as The BREW (Business. Research. Entrepreneurship. In Wisconsin.)

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'In Wisconsin' brand boosts water technology cluster
September 29, 2014 10:16 AM
Representatives from more than 50 Wisconsin companies are showcasing their water technology solutions at the annual Water Environment Federation Technology Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) in New Orleans.

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Who can put a stop to data breaches?
September 26, 2014 10:05 AM
As more and more data breaches occur, every participant in the U.S. payment system must equally share the responsibility and liability associated with these events. Retailers, card networks, processors and banks must work hand-in-hand and on a level playing field in order to protect consumers. It's time to target those who are truly responsible for data breaches: the criminals stealing credit and debit card information.

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Employers can invest in next generation of leaders at Get Smarter Conference
September 25, 2014 12:10 PM
BizTimes Media invites southeastern Wisconsin employers to invest in their next generation of leaders by sending them to the 2014 BizTimes Get Smarter Talent Development Conference.

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Time to reopen door #4
September 22, 2014 11:04 AM
Americans clearly are sour on politics. According the latest Gallup public opinion polling, the number one problem in the U.S. is “dissatisfaction with government, Congress and politicians” along with “poor leadership, corruption and abuse of power.”

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What you need to know about Enterovirus D68
September 19, 2014 09:38 AM
You've likely seen news reports about a virus that is sending children to the hospital with severe respiratory illness, and worried about what you can do to protect your family. Here's what you need to know.

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The Supreme Court and the tricky issue of software patents
September 18, 2014 12:15 PM
Prior to adjourning for the summer, the United States Supreme Court rendered an opinion relating to the patent eligibility of computer-implemented inventions. In Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, the Court held that all claims of a patent owned by Alice Corp., including method, system, and computer-readable medium claims, are drawn to an abstract idea and, therefore, are not patent-eligible. The opinion is one in a recent series of cases addressing patent eligibility.

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Koss Corp. faces steep challenges
September 17, 2014 09:53 AM
From this office, it's always been difficult to watch good Milwaukee people and companies endure hard times.

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Medical homes are proliferating
September 16, 2014 11:16 AM
Washington County and Wisconsin are right in the middle of a seismic shift in the delivery of health care in America – from primary care as a loss leader for the big hospital corporations to medical homes for employees right at the work site.

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UWM School of Freshwater Sciences makes a big splash
September 12, 2014 11:31 AM
When the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee unveils its expanded School of Freshwater Sciences this week in a two-day grand opening, it will be more than just celebration of the just-completed $53 million project.

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Nardelli was a straight shooter
September 10, 2014 08:48 AM
Editor's note: Tom Nardelli, who served as a Milwaukee alderman and as chief of staff for Gov. Scott Walker when Walker was Milwaukee County executive, passed away on Sept. 1.

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