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On Sept. 22, several teams participated in the first annual Independent Living Golf Outing at Hawks Landing in Verona. The event grossed about $30,000 for Independent Living Inc.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Jobs, schmobs! Walker-Burke is about the teachers unions

This governor’s race is giving me the heebie-jeebies. It’s closer than a busy locker room gymnasium in August. Here is what the Wisconsin governor’s race is not about: It’s not about jobs, the button issue Democratic challenger Mary Burke pushes hardest. It’s about three things.

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Market and economic update: U.S. markets worry about European slowdown

After the important September employment report, last week’s release of September Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes and August data for job openings and turnover seems to pale in comparison. However, the FOMC minutes indicated the committee discussed concerns about the impact on the U.S. economy from slowing growth across the eurozone.

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Financial Perspectives

with Michael Dubis, CFP

Build a plan for making the most of college

College and tech schools just started a new semester. Seniors in high school, often with the help of their parents, are getting close to finalizing their post-high school plans. Many will look to college or tech school. Some college students are starting to think about grad school. Whatever the next step, this is a critical time for students to make clear plans about their future.

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Transportation Matters

with Craig Thompson

Vote to protect transportation fund on Nov. 4

In my last blog, I talked about a proposed constitutional amendment to protect the state transportation fund. The headline was “One issue we can (almost) all agree on this November.”

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Get ready to upgrade if you use Windows Server 2003

If your business uses Windows Server 2003 as its server operating system, it’s important to communicate to your IT staff that all security updates, fixes, and support from Microsoft will end as of July 14, 2015.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Solving Wisconsin’s startup puzzle — one piece at a time

During his “Rise of the Rest” tour stop in Madison, venture capitalist and AOL.com founder Steve Case said Wisconsin’s capital city would rank among the top 20 communities for startups in the United States — “barely” — and if entrepreneurs continue to work hard, it could be among the top 10 within a decade.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Seeing and tasting a wealth of beauty in Wisconsin’s hill and farm country

One of the best things I’ve done this year is driving the Farm/Art DTour last weekend. It’s part of the now-concluded, 10-day Reedsburg Fermentation Fest, which includes seminars on making your own yogurt, mozzarella, ethanol, and Japanese miso — among many other things.

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Left Business Brain

with Tom Breuer

Face it: Voter ID was always about electing GOP candidates

In a perfect world, everyone would vote. In a perfect world, every voter would be perfectly informed and perfectly inoculated against hysterical scaremongering, cherry-picked data, and mawkish appeals to emotion.

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Market and economic update: U.S. economic growth continues, but the pace slows

U.S. employment remains the strong positive story for the U.S. economy. For September, the unemployment rate fell to 5.9%, the lowest level in six years, helped by a decline in the labor force. The strong positive was seen in nonfarm payrolls rising 248,000, plus strong revisions (up 69,000) to the prior months.

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Blaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

Koch Brothers take over Philadelphia schools!

They’re everywhere! A Capital Newspapers Inc. reader reports Burke yard signs stolen on Madison’s east side, names Koch Brothers as persons of interest. Now the Brothers Koch (including hideously deformed brother Alec) have taken over the Philadelphia public schools.

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Small businesses would be harmed by change in energy rates

The business imperative to “decarbonize” was the topic at a timely forum held by Wisconsin Business Alliance, hosted by CUNA Mutual, and attended by over 60 local businesses last week. Walmart and other large retailers now require their suppliers to report their carbon output, and carbon accounting is becoming a reality for businesses that want to compete in the global marketplace.

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Mad @ Mgmt

with Walter Simson

10 nepotism rules to live (or die) by

If you own or run a company, you probably have been tempted by the siren song of nepotism. Nepotism refers to the high art and common practice of hiring your relatives. Interestingly, if you search for the terms “nepotism” and “rules,” you are likely to get a number of documents that purport to limit the practice or eliminate it entirely. This is not going to work. Nepotism, like hanky-panky and skipping your morning exercise routine, is here to stay.

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New technology moves small businesses forward and protects customers from fraud

The process of completing a credit card transaction has become an ingrained part of our business culture. Since the 1970s, when the emergence of magnetic strip credit cards revolutionized how we purchase goods and services, electronic payments have become simpler and more accessible, opening up new business opportunities and attracting new customers while decreasing the burdens and losses businesses face when depending on cash and paper checks.

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It's All About Content

with Thomas Marks

Don’t hesitate to put the ‘e’ in your next book

I like e-books. In fact, I’m about to start my fifth one. More importantly, our clients, followers, friends, and the general public seem to like them, too. How do I know this? E-books are analytics-rich, and that’s the first reason I’m down with them — or up, or both — depending on which generation you’re talking to.

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