Economy & Business

Economy & Business
5:17 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Professor: State Will 'Drive a Wedge' Between Indian Nations Over Casino

A rendering of the Menominee Tribe's proposed casino in Kenosha, in partnership with Hard Rock International.
Credit Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews author Patty Loew.

Earlier this week, Governor Scott Walker called for a meeting with the leaders of Wisconsin’s 11 Indian tribes to discuss plans for a Menominee casino in Kenosha.

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Economy & Business
4:42 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Analysis: County Employees Could Pay More for Health Care Under Proposed Budget

City and county officials are in the process of assembling the 2014 budgets.
Credit Philip Taylor PT, Flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews the Public Policy Forum's Rob Henken about city and county budget proposals.

Mayor Tom Barrett and County Executive Chris Abele have both issued their proposed budgets for the coming fiscal year, and debate on those documents is underway.

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The Two-Way
4:11 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Google's Stock Closes Above $1,000

Attendees line up to enter the Google I/O developers conference at the Moscone Center on May 15, 2013 in San Francisco.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Google's stock closed at $1,011.41 today, joining an exclusive, over-$1,000 club that includes Priceline.com and Seaboard Corp., which produces turkey and hogs.

The rally for the world's largest search engine, Bloomberg reports, comes on the heels of optimism about the company's advertising offerings.

Bloomberg reports:

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Economy
3:43 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Economists Await Shutdown-Delayed Jobs Report

Originally published on Fri October 18, 2013 9:09 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

And I'm Audie Cornish.

One effect of the 16-day government shutdown is that economists have had only a murky picture of the state of the economy. That's because the government is one of the most important sources of economic data. And as NPR's Dan Bobkoff reports, most of the people responsible for compiling and analyzing the numbers were furloughed, even barred from checking their email.

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The Salt
2:58 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

A Fight Over Vineyards Pits Redwoods Against Red Wine

Environmental groups are fighting to stop the leveling of 154 acres of coast redwoods and Douglas firs to make way for grapevines.
Courtesy Friends of the Gualala River

Originally published on Fri October 18, 2013 5:18 pm

In the California wine mecca of Sonoma County, climate change is pitting redwood lovers against red wine lovers.

This Friday morning, a coalition of environmental groups are in a Santa Rosa, Calif., courtroom fighting to stop a Spanish-owned winery from leveling 154 acres of coast redwoods and Douglas firs to make way for grapevines.

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