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Foxconn's presence in Mount Pleasant 2 years later: lots where houses stood

Project director Claude Lois said that “the village has completed all land acquisitions determined necessary for public infrastructure and project development.” Read more

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With funding for mental health programs stalled, farmers search for solutions

Agriculture and dairy markets continue to struggle, as uncooperative weather and the unpredictability of trade wars add to the stress farmers face in southwestern Wisconsin. Read more

Pressure Chamber contest returns at 10th annual Forward Festival

The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce’s business pitch competition, Pressure Chamber, will be returning this year with five companies foc… Read more

Tom Still: Rural economic challenges call for mix of solutions

Wisconsin’s rural economy has failed to keep pace, overall, with the state’s larger engines of growth. That gap shows in jobs, salaries, economic output and more. Read more

Drip and Cork apps offer new ways to order cocktails and coffees in Madison

Madison is already flush with companies making mobile apps for eaters, coffee fiends and cocktail connoisseurs. Recently, two more have entered the fray: Cork and Drip. Read more

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Susan Tompor: Now, a new way to estimate next year's tax refund

Summer will soon be fading out of view and, like it or not, 2019 will move toward a close. So what exactly have you done to withhold more money out of your paycheck to cover that 2019 tax bill? If you need a motivator, the Internal Revenue Service has launched its much-anticipated new Tax Withholding Estimator. The calculator reportedly makes it "easier to enter wages and withholding for each ... Read more

'What do you lose if you don't have anything?' — Why 1 in 3 businesses in Dallas are owned by immigrants

DALLAS - Starting a business was a small risk for Alfredo Duarte compared to when he left his hometown of Durango, Mexico and crossed the U.S.-Mexico border at age 16. To buy a $2,500 GMC box truck he drained his savings and went into debt. Already married with two young children, he quit his job as a factory machinist to drive the truck, delivering fresh produce to restaurants in Dallas. "I ... Read more

3 Major Retirement Expenses You Should Aim to Save Money On

Want to preserve your nest egg? Focus on reducing your spending in these key areas. Read more

Social Security and Immigration: Setting the Record Straight

Is immigration a positive, neutral, or negative for Social Security? Read more

What Should I Do With My Crazy Student Loans?

Student loan debt is some of the toughest to deal with. Here's a path through it. Read more

5 Proven Ways to Boost Your Retirement Income

Don't settle for an insufficient fixed income in retirement. There are some powerful ways to generate more money to live on. Read more

Switching Jobs Might Boost Your Salary -- but Will You Lose Money in Other Ways?

Don't just look at a single number when deciding whether to accept a new position. Read more

Foxconn's presence in Mount Pleasant 2 years later: lots where houses stood

Project director Claude Lois said that “the village has completed all land acquisitions determined necessary for public infrastructure and project development.” Read more

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