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New technology + old manufacturing = smart markers

by By Judy Newman | Wisconsin State Journal on

Smart markers could soon help forest rangers in national parks find lost hikers, or they could give engineers data on bridge corrosion.They could offer tourists more details about historic sites, or show construction crews what types of...... Read full article

China, Taiwan pull back on talks to cut import tariffs

by Ralph Jennings (Photo Credit: EPA) on

Taipei and Beijing are slowing negotiations on a massive tariff-cutting agreement following protests in the Taiwanese capital over closer economic ties with a political rival, potentially hurting the island’s competitiveness against other Asian...... Read full article

Manufacturing making a comeback in Racine County, Wisconsin

by SCOTT ANDERSON on

Manufacturing in Racine County appears to be making a comeback.The number of manufacturing jobs in the county increased by 15.2 percent between 2010 and 2014, according to labor statistics provided by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Develop... Read full article

Global economy – look at the bright side

by By Vasuki Shastry on

News about the global economy could hardly be more negative for finance leaders assembling in Washington DC this weekend for the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank.... Read full article

Is the Delivery Economy Bad for the Planet?

by Marc Sollinger (Image Credit: Texas.713 / Flickr Creative Commons) on

Sitting in your PJs, ordering stuff you don’t really need from Amazon is simultaneously one of the best and worst experiences of our Internet-saturated era. (My Game of Thrones scarf and way-too-expensive headphones can certainly attest to that.) But... Read full article

China Reaches Out to Pakistan With Massive Economic Plan

by William Ide (VOA) on

Chinese President Xi Jinping visits Pakistan next week where the two countries are expected to agree on economic and energy deals worth more than $40 billion. Leaders are highlighting how the trip will transform the relationship to focus mo... Read full article

Preparing Your Company Today to Hire for Tomorrow

by By Charlie Saffro on

With a clearly defined understanding of long- and short-term goals, and a firm grasp of what your company is looking for in an ideal candidate, you will be in a position to recruit and retain top talent. Maintaining a consistent and proactive hiring ... Read full article

Dutch shipping company launches monthly Port of Milwaukee service

by Tom Held (Photo courtesy of the Port of Milwaukee) on

The Floragracht, a cargo ship operated by the Dutch shipping company Spliethoff Group, docked in the Port of Milwaukee this week and will start the first monthly shipping service from the city in nearly two decades by hauling equipment from Caterpill... Read full article

Before You Export: 5 Tips for Gathering Market Intel

by By kmurray on

Did you know that more than 95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside the United States? That’s a staggering number – and perhaps even more so is this figure: only one percent of U.S. small businesses are selling to those consumers.... Read full article

Chinese growth is losing altitude. Will it be a soft or hard landing?

by The Economist on

WHEN “60 Minutes”, an American television news programme, visited a new district in the metropolis of Zhengzhou in 2013, it made it the poster-child for China’s property bubble. “We found what they call a ghost city,” ... Read full article

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