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A deeper level of tourism for visitors and locals alike in Madison, Eau Claire and Green Bay

Pilot projects in Madison, Green Bay and Eau Claire are designed to extend stays, increase spending and encourage more return trips while giving tourists a more intimate experience.  Read more


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Former GE exec Beth Comstock says we need to change the way we change

Beth Comstock, a former vice president with General Electric, says that the very nature of change is changing, and the world isn't ready. Read more

Zendesk unveils new home as part of $12.7m expansion

Zendesk, the publicly traded maker of customer support software, has a new "Midwestern regional hub" based on the Capitol Square. Read more


Unique insurance company offers Southern Wisconsin people rates starting at $5 per month.

Locals can get renters or homeowners insurance at low starting rates


In-home care options for Southern Wisconsin people

Look at local, professional care & support options for a parent, spouse or family member who ne…

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A Foolish Take: Here's Why Your Social Security Taxes Might Go Up in 2019

The good news is that not everyone will be affected. Find out if you're one of them. Read more

Bankrate: Why your banker is taking financial literacy lessons — and why you should, too

When SunTrust Banks surveyed its employees in 2015, it discovered an ugly truth: 40 percent said they were under financial stress. If this sounds familiar, it should: Four in 10 adults would either not be able to cover an unexpected expense of $400 or would pay for it by selling something or borrowing money, according to a commonly cited Federal Reserve study. But as a bank, SunTrust thought ... Read more

Susan Tompor: Can you afford to retire at 40? Or do you need to wait till 70?

We're looking at a new dust-up in the retirement universe. What, exactly, is a reasonable age for retiring? Is 70 the new 65? Or is 35 the magic number? TV personality Suze Orman says don't dream about retiring a minute before you hit 70, while Twitter showman and blogger "Mr. Money Mustache" is promoting a lifestyle through the FIRE movement - which stands for "Financial Independence, Retire ... Read more

Consumer Confidential: Amid high fees and record profits, banks are desperate for 'much-needed regulatory relief'

The American Bankers Association has been running TV commercials patting various lawmakers on the back for supporting "much-needed regulatory relief to help banks better serve their customers and communities." One such ad praised California state Rep. Lou Correa, D-Santa Ana, for his vote in favor of a bipartisan bill that rolled back portions of the landmark Dodd-Frank financial-reform law. ... Read more


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