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6 reasons why more Wisconsinites are annoyed with Walker

Published April 20, 2015

More Wisconsinites are ticked off at Gov. Scott Walker than they were last year. That's what a new poll found a couple of days ago. True, it's only one poll. And a month is forever in politics. And some people might be annoyed at Walker but will still vote for him again down the road (depending on his opponents). But there's no question that the swing in support is significant, at least as a snapshot of now.


Leno returns to TV with CNBC car series

Published Oct. 17, 2014

Jay Leno will return to television hosting a new primetime show for CNBC. Based on his ongoing web series, the tentatively titled "Jay Leno's Garage" will start sometime early next year.


157 years of Northwestern Mutual

Published July 17, 2014

Agents and their families flock to Milwaukee every year this week, and each year I love the buzz that's created by adding 11,000 temporary residents to Downtown Milwaukee.


Talking tourism, conventions, hotels and more

Published March 13, 2014

As a follow up to last week's "Hotel Week" feature, I reached out to the leadership at Visit Milwaukee to get additional flavor on our city's tourism market, capacity and future.


Panelists provide predictions for the year ahead

Published Jan. 17, 2014

Economist Michael Knetter is forecasting the national gross domestic product (GDP) to grow by 3 percent in 2014. Knetter, president of the University of Wisconsin Foundation, issued his macroeconomic projections for the year ahead to an audience of more than 500 people at the Northern Trust Economic Trends Breakfast presented by BizTimes Media at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee today.

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The Greatest Presentation Strategy Ever

I had them clapping by the third slide. Thethird slide. I could hardly believe it.Applause for a presentation on the economy is rarely genuine and seemingly reserved for the end. The joke goes, that clapping is exclusively saved for the end because it is born out of relief that the presentat...

Gas Prices Die Hard

Die Hard is a classic tale of surviving the unexpected by relying on wits and determination. Surviving long enough, that is, to buy time until ample help arrives. Of course, this particular story is shot through the lens of a film camera so the flair for the dramatic is obviously dialed up. Case ...

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