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Oscar Mayer on Wednesday announced that it will close its plant in Madison in 2017 leaving around 1,000 people unemployed. 

The news followed an announcement by Joy Global that it plans to lay off more than 100 people in the Milwaukee area starting this month, and reports of Wisconsin based Quad Graphics closing plants elsewhere in the country.

WUWM's LaToya Dennis caught up with Marquette University economics professor Abdur Chowdhury to find out what’s going on.

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The headlines have suggested that the third quarter of the fiscal year was not a bright one for Milwaukee's Harley-Davidson.

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Last week, the U.S. Labor Department reported that unemployment fell to 5.1 percent, its lowest level in seven years. But that figure only tells part of the story. August was a below-average month for new jobs nationwide, and wages grew at a rate below what the Federal Reserve had hoped for the sake of the economy at large.

Wisconsin companies and the U.S. economy excelled in 2014, according to Brian Jacobsen.

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Though Congress has managed to break Washington gridlock to pass an Omnibus spending bill, Democratic Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Milwaukee says most Republicans "would like to carry us back to a point in time when government does practically nothing."

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Like its American ally, Iceland has been recovering from a devastating economic situation in the last several years.

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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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Faced with a midnight deadline for extending America’s authority to borrow money, Congressional leaders reached a long-awaited deal to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the federal government.

Location is a Big Factor of the Wealth Gap

Aug 9, 2013
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Milwaukee is known nationwide as being one of the most segregated cities in the country; segregated both racially and economically.


A new study shows Milwaukee nonprofits are beginning to thrive once again.