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CUNA Mutual Group cushions rise in claims last year with premium revenue increase

host.madison.com — Madison-based financial services firm CUNA Mutual Group saw rising claims and a drop in policyholder dividends last year, while posting a fifth straight year of net profits. The credit union insurer, and one of Madison's biggest employers, reported in February raising its net income by 7.8 percent to $162 million, up from $150 million in 2012.
Madison's CUNA Mutual sees rising claims, premium revenue in 2013, which also was 5th straight year of rising profits.bit.ly/1l8lNAl

Judge to rule on medication abortion lawsuit

host.madison.com — A Dane County judge will rule within three months whether the wording of a state law limiting a certain abortion procedure is too ambiguous and leaves doctors open to criminal prosecution.

Time Magazine names Scott Walker one of the 100 most influential people in the world

host.madison.com — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has been selected by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Time came out with the list on Thursday. Walker joins President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in the "leaders" section of the list.
Time Magazine names Scott Walker one of the 100 most influential people in the world: bit.ly/1hrGJgc via @madisondotcom

Hospitals locked in battle against C.diff, a stubborn deadly bacterium

host.madison.com — Avoiding antibiotics when they aren't needed. Disinfecting rooms with ultraviolet light. Installing sensors to make sure workers wash their hands. Hospitals in Madison and around the country are taking action against a superbug that appears to be on the rise. The bacterium is called Clostridium difficile, or C.diff.

Some doctors not disciplined, even following large malpractice settlements

host.madison.com — Every three hours, even at night, Ken Plants dials up his morphine pump and rocks on his therapy ball. Back and leg pain on his right side came from a work injury, he said. But similar pain on his left side came from surgery by Dr. Cully White, according to a lawsuit settled in 2009 for $2.9 million.

Time Magazine names Scott Walker one of the 100 most influential people in the world

host.madison.com — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has been selected by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Time came out with the list on Thursday. Walker joins Pres. Barack Obama, Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in the "Leaders" section of the list.
Time Magazine names Scott Walker one of the 100 most influential people in the world host.madison.com/news/local/art… via @madisondotcom

Home Bancorp completes stock offering

host.madison.com — Home Bancorp Wisconsin, the holding company for Home Savings Bank, Madison, said Wednesday it has completed its stock sale, converting the institution from a mutual savings bank to a stock-based savings bank. Shares of the company's common stock are expected to begin selling on the Over-the-Counter (OTC) Bulletin Board on Thursday under the symbol HWIS.
Home Bancorp has completed public offering, will start selling shares on the OTC BB on Thursday. bit.ly/1igmjXw