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Wednesday, June 4, 2008
How economically powerful are gays and lesbians? An estimated 15.3 million gay and lesbian consumers had a combined buying power of more than $660 billion in 2006...
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.
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.
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.
Monday, May 5, 2008

Predatory Pricing

The practice of selling a product at very low prices to drive out or discipline competitors, weaken them for possible mergers and/or to prevent other firms from entering the market.
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.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Frustrated by lack of leadership at the national level, more states are turning to energy efficiency initiatives to secure their own futures. Wisconsin recently entered the fray with Clean Energy Wisconsin, which is aimed at making the state a leader in alternative energy research and development.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Corporate social responsibility has come a long way since 1970, when economist Milton Friedman called its advocates “unwitting puppets of the intellectual forces that have been undermining the basis of a free society for three decades.”
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
There was a time when an area’s prosperity was directly linked to its natural resources, low-cost labor and tax incentives. The Mountain West mined. The Plains States grew wheat and corn. The Pacific Northwest cut lumber. Cities along the Great Lakes, like Milwaukee, blessed with cheap transportation...

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