Van Lines

with Joe Vanden Plas

08/03/15

About Walker’s jobs record …

The day after Donald Trump’s rambling screed introducing himself as a presidential candidate — God help us — America’s favorite real estate mogul/egomaniac was asked to handicap the rest of the Republican primary field. When he got to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who recently announced his candidacy, “The Donald” noted the problems Walker has in Wisconsin.

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07/22/15

The new abnormal and its seismic shifts

Investment outlooks come and go, but trends are, well, trendy, and the global economy features plenty of them. Dave Heidel, regional investment director for The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank, says many of the factors affecting capital markets are not just transitional, they are serious, long-term shifts.

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06/01/15

Trade leads the president’s small biz agenda

It won’t be long before the phrase “lame duck” is applied to President Obama, but he still has an ambitious small business agenda of tax reform, greater access to capital, and, especially, trade. That agenda was spelled out by Jay Williams, assistant secretary of commerce for economic development, on a recent visit to Madison.

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05/01/15

Has tech blown chance to narrow pay gap?

This was going to be a column about the pay gap between men and women, and why the real solution should be linked to convincing more young women to pursue careers in the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math. I was going to point out that if we’re going to close that gap, which is roughly 23 cents on every $1 that men make (if you believe the advocates), companies operating in STEM would have to diversify because they have the highest-paying occupations and are male dominated.

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04/02/15

Washington, can we at least have more visas?

About this time last year, we reported about how congressional inaction on immigration reform is harming businesses. We wish we could say that things are different today.

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