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Dan Shafer, former BizTimes Milwaukee reporter.

GE Waukesha training program may become national model

In the heart of one of Wisconsin's most conservative counties, Democratic President Barack Obama on Thursday identified a worker training program that he said could be a model for the country.

Rethinking the office

So much about the office workplace has changed in the 21st century. The most obvious example of this is technology.

Personal computers and email took hold in the early 1990s. Today, 20 years later, it's hard to imagine working without digital connections. Technologies such as laptop computers, wireless internet, tablets and mobile smartphones have all impacted the way business is done.

3-D printing: The next disruptive technology

3-D printing is quickly emerging as the next great disruptive technology for consumers and businesses across the globe.

Pabst Theater Group leader seizes the ‘upside of down’

Gary Witt had never run a theater before he was hired as the executive director and president of the Pabst Theater in 2002. Since then, the Pabst has been transformed into one of the true cultural forces in Milwaukee. Long gone are the days where the Pabst is only known as a place to see “The Christmas Carol.”

First and goal

Few things are more tied to Wisconsin's culture than football. From the Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field and the swaying bleachers at Camp Randall in Madison to the high schools, colleges, parks and backyards where the game is played all across the state, football is a part of life here in the Badger State.

Alpha women

Five years ago, Catherine Jacobson, Peggy Troy and Susan Edwards all held high-ranking positions in health care systems outside the state of Wisconsin.

Health care reform presents opportunities for some firms

Many businesses in the U.S. are challenged with trying to figure out how to deal with, and how they will be affected by, federal health care reform.

New program prepares students for careers in health care IT

A new graduate degree program at Marquette University is preparing its students for a long-term career in health care information technology, an area of the health care industry seeing significant change as hospitals and providers work to improve outdated systems and embrace electronic medical records.

Mining debate is far from over

Michael Wiggins Jr., tribal chairman of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, says his tribe “will do whatever it takes” as a sovereign nation to stop a proposed iron mine near its reservation, including taking the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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