The cost of a 10 cent increase in gas prices

Gasoline prices are rising again.  As the global economy recovers, the demand for oil increases.  Add the unrest in the Middle East, and prices at the pump are likely to continue moving higher rather than lower. Every penny increase in gasoline prices costs Wisconsin drivers an estimated additional $68,000 per day. That might not sound […]

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Senior Citizens

Nationally, 12.6 percent of the population is age 65 years and older. Wisconsin ranks near the middle with 13.2 percent of the population age 65 years and older. Florida ranks #1 with 16.9 percent and Alaska is #50 with only 7 percent. What state ranks second in the number of residents at least 65 years […]

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Income flowing out of Wisonsin?

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reports the number of individual tax filers who have moved from one state to another during the year. The IRS data includes the aggregate Adjusted Gross Incomes (AGI) of the people moving into and out of each state. According to the IRS, 30,358 more tax filers moved out […]

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Fortune 500, Part 2

Exxon ranked second on the 2010 Fortune 500 list with sales of $284.6 billion, but ranked first in profits with net income of $19.3 billion. Wal-Mart was #1 on the Fortune 500 list of American’s largest corporations with revenues of $408 billion, but third in profits with earnings of $14.6 billion. Question: What company ranked […]

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