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Mild Winter Weather Might Have Made The Economy Look Better Than It Is

The Washington Post | YLAN Q. MUI | Posted 04.07.2012 | Business

As most Americans basked in the warmest, sunniest March in half a century, economists stared at the skies with dread: Could good weather portend ba...

20 Metros Recovering Worst From The Recession

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business

In the elusive quest for a sustainable economic recovery, some areas have fared better than others. Only 19 of the 100 largest U.S. metropolitan a...

Manufacturing Pain Far From Over

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business

* Investment in foreign plants rising, domestic falling * Manufacturing job recovery minimal * Fewer service jobs remain...

Re-visiting The 'She-covery'

The New York Times | Posted 03.13.2012 | Women

Mike Konczal has a good post at the New Deal 2.0 blog, pointing out that much of the recent rise in female employment - the subject of my post on Frid...

3 Ways to Save America's Black Boys, Pt. 1 of 3

Mike Green | Posted 05.08.2012 | Black Voices
Mike Green

Whenever someone thinks they have few bullet points of supreme wisdom that can save the world, sane people instantly roll their eyes. The insanely cur...

The Only Man in America that Obama Has Not Fooled Speaks Out

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

If you stop listening to Obama read his speeches and start watching what he does, you realize he's anti-small business all the way.

Jason Linkins

Politifact Backtracks After State Of The Union Fact Check Wreck | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

In the continuing annals of Politifact oddness, it seems that during the initial truth-squadding of last night's State Of The Union address, the fact-...

Academia's Emerging Role In Entrepreneurship Policymaking

Robert Strom | Posted 03.10.2012 | Small Business
Robert Strom

While the mounting interest in entrepreneurship in the government and at our universities is encouraging, it is hardly enough to create the kind of broad understanding and policy support that we need to foster new business creation in a meaningful way.

Angel Investing in Startups Stimulates Job Growth

Mike Green | Posted 02.20.2012 | Business
Mike Green

The next Mark Zuckerberg will likely emerge from environments that foster, nurture and invest in the innovative spirit of its talented entrepreneurs.

Space Exploration Reaches New Milestones - for Technology and Jobs

James M. Gentile | Posted 02.08.2012 | Technology
James M. Gentile

Where would America be today without Silicon Valley? And where would Silicon Valley -- and all of the jobs that have flowed from it -- be without U.S. space exploration?

Private Sector Job Growth Picked Up In November

Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

The pace of job growth in the economy's private sector accelerated in November, with U.S. employers adding 206,000 jobs, a report by a payrolls proces...

The Best And Worst Ways Government Can Help Create Jobs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.20.2011 | Business

Unemployment might be stuck at crisis levels, but a new government report suggests two commonly proposed Republican remedies would only have minimal e...

Deregulation Won't Lead To Job Growth: Congressional Budget Office

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Business

The country needs jobs, but cutting back on government regulations may not the best way to get them. Deregulation -- a favorite talking point of c...

'Bail Out of America' or 'Bail Out America'?

Paul Heroux | Posted 12.26.2011 | Business
Paul Heroux

Republicans have been chanting that public investment "crowds out" private investment. They are missing a major lesson of Macroeconomics 101: public investment doesn't crowd out private investment in the short run; it does so in the long run.

World Bank: U.S. Regulations More Business Friendly Than Most

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.24.2011 | Business

As U.S. politicians wrangle over the best way to create jobs and spur economic growth, one international agency is indicating that changing the regula...

Better News For Colorado's Unemployed (UPDATE)

Posted 12.21.2011 | Denver

Colorado's unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent in September, a two-and-a-half year low, according to data released Friday by the Colorado Department...

Rise In Machines May Hinder U.S. Job Growth

Posted 12.19.2011 | Business

For decades, American workers and their machines advanced in tandem. As companies invested in technology, more workers were needed to operate machines...

Jennifer Bendery

But House Republican Leaders Already Calling It Dead In The Water | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama may get his wish for a quick Senate vote on his $447 billion jobs bill, but it's not going to look exactly as he ...

The War on Automobiles

Chuck Thies | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
Chuck Thies

If you live in the Washington metropolitan area, owning an automobile is a practical adventure well worth experiencing. And it does not have to be an environmental train wreck.

The Onus Is on Large Companies to Help Minority-Owned Small Businesses Get Bigger: It's in Everyone's Interest

James H. Lowry | Posted 11.12.2011 | Black Voices
James H. Lowry

Black-owned small businesses have the fastest new jobs growth rate, according to the Department of Commerce. Still, fewer than5 percent of black-owned businesses employ more than five people.

Startup Black America... Where Do We Start?

Mike Green | Posted 11.12.2011 | Black Voices
Mike Green

I propose we invest in creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem with a goal of generating 150,000 jobs in the next 12 months.

But Mitt, I Don't Own One of Those Do-Hickeys

Tony Phillips | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Tony Phillips

I received an email today from Zac Moffatt, Mitt Romney's Digital Director. Zac's a good guy, taking time out as he did to send me an email informing ...

The Future of Job Creation in America

Jeffrey Hollender | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Hollender

Social impact businesses offer the possibility of making jobs play a much more significant role as not only safety net, but springboard, creating a much larger working population in our country that is significantly more self-sufficient.

Biden: Economy Needs More Stimulus

Reuters | By Jeff Mason | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden said on Friday the U.S. economy needed more stimulus to get it moving, putting in a plug for government intervention shortly ...

Bloomberg, Schwarzenegger: U.S. Must Modernize Its Infrastructure

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business

With GDP languishing and job-creation rates well below what’s needed to put the economy back on track, the key to recovery lies with American infras...