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Great Lakes, Amazing Connections: The Power of Cooperation in Policymaking

Roger Germann | Posted 06.19.2015 | Green
Roger Germann

The Great Lakes connect more than 40 million people who live in the region through shared coastlines and drinking water, a trillion-dollar economy, and governmental partnerships.

From Houston to Baku: America's Local Foreign Policymaking

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Joshua W. Walker

Just as Texas is the historic result of an independent country proudly joining the United States while preserving its own and Mexican heritage, Azerbaijan is the culmination of three elemental tendencies that accentuate the pivotal nature of its geographic position.

Innovation Is The Key To Change In These Major Cities

Posted 02.26.2014 | Business

For the first time in human history, 50 percent of the world's population lives in cities. The United Nations estimates that by 2050, two in three hum...

China and the U.S. Buy Guns

Jonathan Moyer | Posted 05.13.2013 | World
Jonathan Moyer

That is certainly the takeaway from the recent news cycle, which has identified an increase in Chinese military spending at the People's Congress and a decline in U.S. military spending due to the "sequester." But what are the broader trends and implications of these shifts in military resource allocation?

The Good, the Fair, and the Ugly: Understanding the New Census Report on Poverty, Income, and Health Coverage

Bob Greenstein | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business
Bob Greenstein

The drop in income of the median household -- the household exactly in the middle of the income distribution -- was tied to a substantial rise in income inequality.

There's A Threat To The Global Economy 'Right In Front Of Us'

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

MEXICO CITY, Feb 24 (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund flagged higher oil prices as a rising threat to the global economy on Friday, urging...

Leave It To Post50s To Solve The Retirement Crisis

Los Angeles Times | Posted 01.06.2012 | Fifty

Aging members of America's middle class worry about retirement, and for good reason. When the TV talking heads aren't reminding us about plummeting ho...

PIMCO CEO: European Leaders 'Making It Up As They Go Along'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.30.2011 | Business

Policymakers in Europe may be making the economic crisis work instead of better, according to Mohamed El-Erian, CEO of PIMCO, the world's largest inve...

The Solution Is More, Not Less Europe

Antonio Borges | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business
Antonio Borges

It is hard to hold the course in the middle of a storm, but European policymakers need to if they want European integration to succeed.

Tough Political Decisions Needed to Fix the Financial System

José Viñals | Posted 08.20.2011 | Business
José Viñals

We are now in a new phase of the crisis -- the political phase -- and tough political decisions need to be made. Time is of the essence.

Fed Officials Split Over Policy Changes

Reuters | Mark Felsenthal and Glenn Somerville | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Mark Felsenthal and Glenn Somerville) - Some Federal Reserve officials last month believed they would have to hold to an easy monet...

Service Sector Continues To Grow, But At A Slower Pace

Reuters | Steven C. Johnson | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Steven C. Johnson) - Growth in the vast U.S. services sector slowed last month and price pressures eased slightly, according to an indus...

Crafting a Response to the Incredible Rise in Child Poverty

Reid Cramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reid Cramer

Here's a chilling fact: over 1 in 5 children spent the year in poverty. And unlike wages or productivity figures, that's not just an indicator of the economy right now. It's a forecaster of things to come. Children, after all, grow up.

The Statement on the Other Side of This Paper Is True: Today's Unfortunate Economic Policy Dilemma

Joe Minarik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Minarik

One side argues firmly that "We can't afford to stimulate the economy." The other counters with equal vigor that "We can't afford not to." Unfortunately, both sides may be right.

Stocks Rise Ahead of Fed Cut

AP | Madlen Read | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wall Street advanced Monday as expectations for an interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve and an uptick in pending home sales helped offset concer...