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I am always reluctant to fill this column with my recent research, but the release of the annual Conexus Manufacturing Scorecard begs comment. The scorecard itself had just a few surprises. Indiana did much better in the cost of worker benefits, and...
Public transportation services are important in many ways. They provide mobility, can shape land use and development patterns, generate jobs and enable economic growth, and support public policies regarding energy use, air quality and carbon emissions....
WASHINGTON — Amid speculation that the Federal Reserve soon might start scaling back its stimulus efforts, the International Monetary Fund cautioned that a pullback before next year could hurt economies worldwide. Highlighting its concern Friday,...
For three hours each work week, Bert Rice walks laps around Burba Lake at Fort Meade — part of a mission by the federal government to build a healthier workforce. Rice, 76, a retired Army colonel and former Anne Arundel County councilman working as...
When Illinois lawmakers criticized a state agency last spring for failing to adequately monitor how training funds were spent, they took matters into their own hands. They gave control of nearly $7 million to five private entities and promised to track...
Robert W. Fogel, a University of Chicago professor who in 1993 joined the Hyde Park school's line of Nobel Prize winners in economics, created a body of work that challenged widely held assumptions about American history. Early in his career, Mr....
As a whole, owners of farm and ranch land in South Dakota will be paying slightly less in general-education taxes in 2014 than they did this year, the state task force on agricultural land assessments learned Wednesday. Meanwhile, the general-...
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Robert Fogel, the University of Chicago economic historian awarded a Nobel Prize for his data-driven reconsiderations of how railways and slavery influenced U.S. economic history, has died. He was 86. Fogel died Tuesday at Manor Care Health Services...
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North American auto production growth tops other industries and, by 2015, will approach levels not seen since 2000, experts said. But manufacturing jobs, while continuing to recover, will fall short of pre-recession levels in the same time frame. The...
DETROIT (AP) — The auto industry is about to go on a hiring spree as car makers and parts suppliers race to find engineers, technicians and factory workers to build the next generation of vehicles. The new employees will be part of a larger,...
Deep in mountainous evergreen forests of central Mexico, surveyors this winter measured hectares of oyamel trees, or “sacred fir,” where monarchs — some in clusters dense enough to bend younger trees or break branches — huddled...
I think by now most people understand that differences in population growth, and therefore economic growth, between regions are because of differences in amenities such as schools, parks, the cityscape and natural attractions. While the link between...
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