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The New Economy
Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Engel’s Law

People generally spend a smaller share of their budget on food as their income rises. As people get richer they can afford better-quality food, so their food spending may increase overall, but...
The New Economy
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Just how unfair and deceptive are some credit card policies? So unfair that federal regulators have taken the unprecedented step of trying to ban some of the more egregious industry practices.
The New Economy
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Lake Michigan is more than a recreational attraction. It also fuels more 120 water-related businesses in the Milwaukee area, including world-class companies on the cutting edge of water technologies: Veolia Water, ITT Corp., GE Water & Process Technologies and Siemens.
The New Economy
Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Oligopoly

Oligopoly: When a few firms dominate a market. Together, they can behave as if they were single monopoly, perhaps by forming a cartel. Or they may collude informally, by prefering non-price competition to a price war.
The New Economy
Monday, May 5, 2008
Engineers, skilled machinists and welders are among the hardest-to-fill jobs in the Milwaukee area. Nurses are hot, so to speak, and computer network professionals are also at a premium, according to interviews with area recruiters and Manpower Inc.’s annual survey of employers.
The New Economy
Monday, May 5, 2008
Seek out the 20 Milwaukee-area Fair Trade shops offering special activities and deals on World Fair Trade Day on Saturday, May 10. Vendors in Bay View, Riverwest, the Washington Park neighborhood and elsewhere are promoting Fair Trade goods to shoppers, along with a simple message: Consumers have the power to protect the natural environment while promoting sustainable development around the world.
News Features
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Even if you don’t have an alt-fuel car, you can try “EcoDriving,” a term coined by gasstrapped Europeans that means “to drive a vehicle in the most fuel-efficient manner possible, to save fuel and to lower emissions.” In some EU countries, EcoDriving proficiency...
Cover Story
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
“I WISH EVERY CAR COULD BE LIKE THIS!” Seven-year-old Annie Rhoads was mesmerized by a ZAP Xebra sedan at the recent Home and Garden Show at State Fair Park. The electric car comes with zebra-stripe decals, runs on three wheels and looks like a cross between a golf cart and a VW Beetle.
The New Economy
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Ask any employer what’s keeping him or her up at night, and you’ll likely hear, “The rising cost of health care.” In 2007, total national health expenditures rose nearly 7%—twice the rate of inflation, according to The National Coalition on Health Care.

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