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IB Seminar: Is Your HR Department Playing Detective With Social Media?

IB Seminar: Is Your HR Department Playing Detective With Social Media?

Business owners and other local professionals learned how to avoid some common employment law pitfalls at the Nov. 19 IB Seminar.

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  • Tim Stadelman: CFO of the Year/Large Business CFO of the Year

    Tim Stadelman, CFO of J.H. Findorff & Son, delivers his acceptance speeches for the 2014 Large Business CFO of the Year and the overall 2014 CFO of the Year awards, with introductory comments by Dave Beck-Engel, president of Findorff. The 2014 CFO Awards were presented Oct. 22, 2014, by In Business magazine.

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Left Business Brain

with Tom Breuer

Numbers are in: Walker accomplishes nothing; next stop, the White House

Quick question: Who has presided over a steeper reduction in the deficit he was handed when he took office several years ago, Scott Walker or Barack Obama?

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Dane County obeys Act 10; won’t collect no union dues

Does Dane County government have better lawyers than the Madison school district? Or just a commitment to obeying the law as duly constituted? Following the dictates of Wisconsin Act 10, Dane County government will no longer deduct union dues from the paychecks of some 2,500 employees spread out among seven labor unions, beginning with the December payroll.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

The party of progress overrules the voters

The President of the United States prepares today to go full Mussolini and impose immigration rules by executive fiat. The Madison Common Council knows what is best, so it is poised to prohibit consenting adults from using a substance that has not been proven harmful to non-users — vaping...

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The Web Chef's Cafe

with Paul Gibler

10 tips for using Twitter

Twitter celebrated its eighth anniversary on March 6. Since its founding as Twttr, a name based on the popular photo-sharing site Flickr, the microblogging platform has continued to evolve. Today it has more than 271 million monthly active users who spend an average of 170 minutes per month on the site. These users send out around 500 million tweets per day.

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Open Mic

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Market and economic update: Global growth centers on strong U.S. economic activity

Growth in Europe remains weak, data for China slowed, and Japan suffered a second quarter of contraction, but U.S. economic data remains supportive of economic growth.

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Legal Login

with contributors from Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek

Are your online privacy policies and terms of use enforceable?

Not many of us take time to read the terms of use or privacy policies of the websites and mobile applications we visit. However, these policies are often important tools for companies with an online presence, which nowadays is pretty much every company out there.

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The Bottom Line

with contributors from Associated Bank

How to prepare for business interruptions

Criminal activity and natural disasters are dangers that can strike an organization at any time. To prepare for the unexpected, you should review your security and disaster readiness plans to help minimize the impact of any potentially threatening situation. You should also ensure that you have the proper insurance coverage to protect against loss of income and other expenses not covered by property insurance.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Upon further review, the ruling on Nov. 4 stands

The graybacks among us may remember when the soccer moms voted in Bill Clinton, when the religious right elected George W. Bush. Now, a species once heretofore thought near politically extinct is being credited for the Republican onslaught on Nov. 4: old white men.

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Leader to Leader

with Terry Siebert

Why questioning and listening are the foundations of sales success

One of the traits of an amateur salesperson is a tendency to “sell too soon.” In other words, the amateur picks up on a couple of buying signals and starts selling. By asking more questions and digging even deeper, he or she probably would have found out more information that was critical to those sales.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Net neutrality debate can be resolved without return to 1930s regulation

By any standard, the Internet ranks as one of the leading innovations of our time. It has revolutionized everything from commerce to medicine to entertainment, all within the confines of a generation.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Elections? Progressives don’t need no stinkin’ elections!

Convincing each other of their own superiority, the progressives who forcibly occupied the Capitol in late winter 2011 chanted, “This is what democracy looks like.”

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Open Mic

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Market and economic update: Divergent paths being taken to economic growth

We believe economic data indicate the U.S. economy remains on solid footing. U.S. nonfarm payrolls climbed an additional 214,000 jobs in October, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.8%. Steady jobs growth may eventually support wage gains, which have averaged around 2% year-over-year growth for the past several months.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Three Walker victories in four years? Blame the voters, blame the nonvoters, blame George W. Bush!

Your humble squire, dark ops operative for the Great Conservative Conspiracy, has been in a good mood this past week. High-fivin’ and jive-talkin’ my handler, the horribly disfigured half-Koched brother, Alec.

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Transportation Matters

with Craig Thompson

On transportation fund, public gets it even if pundits don’t

Talk about misreading the outcome of an election. When it comes to the constitutional amendment to segregate the transportation fund, many of the state’s pundits have been so far off the mark it’s laughable. On Election Day, 80% of Wisconsin voters, more than 1.7 million people, voted to amend the constitution so that the transportation user fees we pay have to be spent on maintaining and improving the transportation system.

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UW med school gets $70 million for asthma research

$500,000 gift to Edgewood matched

Creamery Café closes

Sun Prairie brewpub in the works

Four groups in running for Hill Farms redevelopment

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