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Logic Deficit: Why Were Reinhart-Rogoff Ever Taken Seriously?

Dean Baker | Posted 06.30.2013 | Business
Dean Baker

The controversy continues to simmer around the Reinhart-Rogoff paper. The re-examination should go a step deeper and ask why anyone ever took their argument seriously in the first place. It's not just the arithmetic on debt-to-GDP ratios that tripped up Reinhart and Rogoff.

4 Metrics That Make Money

Lili Balfour | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Lili Balfour

If we don't know what is wrong, we can't fix it. When we monitor our performance based on relevant metrics and compare our findings against our peers, we can enhance the user's experience and in turn enhance profitability.

Another Day, Another Budget...

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Republican intransigence on tax revenues will continue to produce the gridlock that's ground fiscal policy to a halt, though perhaps now even the most misguided commentators will not be able to frame this as "a pox on both their houses!"

State of Alaska Withholds Annual PFD Check From Olympian Kikkan Randall

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska Olympians Kikkan Randall and Holly Brooks might be among the best ambassadors the 49th state has on the national and international stages these...

Are Foreign Multinationals Paying Their Fair Share of U.S. Tax?

Martin Sullivan | Posted 05.20.2013 | Business
Martin Sullivan

There are two main ways multinationals shift profits out of the countries where they actually do business and into tax-haven holding companies.

What States Can Teach Us About Tolling

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

By taking a more permissive approach to highway tolling -- not as a mandate but as one tool in a wider toolbox of transportation funding options -- Congress can give its blessing to a trend that has already taken root in 34 states.

A Win-Win Solution to Stop the Sequester

Brian Levin | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

All 200 Democrats and 15 Republicans could come to the House floor, while the remaining Republicans stay home. Since there are currently three vacancies, the House of Representatives requires a quorum of 215 votes in order to vote on a bill.

Red Lobster Chain Blames Sliding Sales On Higher Payroll Taxes

AP | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business

ORLANDO, Fla. — Darden Restaurants, struggling to draw more customers into its Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants, predicted a third-quart...

What Waiting Tables Can Teach You About Growing Your Revenue

Ian Altman | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business
Ian Altman

Like most in that field, I started as a busboy -- clearing tables and refilling beverages. I think that everyone in business should spend at least some time in the role of a waiter or waitress. Why?

Alaska Governor Proposes Massive Oil Tax Cut Rewarding BP, Exxon & ConocoPhillips

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

JUNEAU -- Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell offered a new attack on the state's current oil tax regime in his State of the State speech Wednesday, saying that ...

Initial Response to the Governor's Budget

Judy Patrick | Posted 03.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Judy Patrick

Yesterday, Gov. Brown released his budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year. We believe that our State budget is a statement of what we value and it is our job to ensure these values are preserved and enhanced.

Corporations in Illinois: What Have You Got to Hide?

George Goehl | Posted 03.05.2013 | Chicago
George Goehl

All the legislation does is require that corporations disclose how much they pay to the state. Working families in the state are paying taxes. All we want to do is make sure the big corporations are doing the same. If they have nothing to hide, why do they care?

Yellow Peril

Lester & Charlie | Posted 01.30.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

We're surprised it hasn't occurred to them that they could make a lot more money just eliminating the yellow all together. Entering an intersection could be a lot like playing Russian roulette!

Corporate Responsibility and the 'Fiscal Cliff'

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

There may be no better opportunity or context within which to include on the agenda a substantive and inclusive conversation about the social responsibility of corporations.

A Fiscal Cliff Compromise?

Daniel Simon | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics
Daniel Simon

The fiscal cliff is quickly approaching and unlike what Americans were hearing for the previous four years, it looks as though Congress and the presid...

One Major Concern For Small Business Owners

AP | JOYCE M. ROSENBERG | Posted 11.14.2012 | Small Business

NEW YORK -- Small business owners who are worried about the so-called fiscal cliff are concerned beyond their own finances – they're also uneasy...

How The Economist Makes Millions Through Events

Garrett Goodman | Posted 10.23.2012 | Media
Garrett Goodman

This is a closer look at The Economist Group's event strategy: how it fosters audience engagement, generates millions in revenue, and attracts new readers.

Lost in Translation

Brian Rosenberg | Posted 09.17.2012 | College
Brian Rosenberg

Changes to American higher education are both important and necessary. But unless they are based on an accurate understanding of both the present and the past, they are likely to be changes for the worse.

Three Key Insights From Real-Time Analytics for Your Small Business

Rody Moore | Posted 09.08.2012 | Small Business
Rody Moore

When Alicia Liegerot opened up her business, Healing Hands Massage in Tulsa, Okla., she realized that she needed a way track key business metrics such...

Toward a People's Budget: Vermont Adopts New Vision for State Spending and Revenue Policies

Anja Rudiger | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics
Anja Rudiger

Almost exactly one year after enacting the United States' first universal health care law, the state of Vermont is once again showing the country that another world really is possible.

GE Profits Plunge

Reuters | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business

April 20 (Reuters) - General Electric Co posted an 11.6 percent decline in quarterly profit, weighed down by a charge for the company's exit of its ...

Morgan Stanley Faces Loss Due To Accounting Charge

AP | CHRISTINA REXRODE | Posted 06.19.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Morgan Stanley reported earnings that far exceeded investors' forecasts Thursday, sending its stock higher even as the rest of the ma...

Oil Giant Takes Home Big Profits

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business

* EPS ex-items of 89 cts top Wall St view of 85 cts * Revenue rises 30 pct to $6.9 bln * Shares up 4.5 pct ...

Major U.S. Corporations Squeezing Even More Money Out Of Employees

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 04.09.2012 | Business

Major corporations are making certain they get their money's worth out of each individual employee. S&P 500 companies made an average $420,000 in ...

Banks Finding Opportunity In Postal Service Woes

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | Business

* Banks see an opening in calls to end Saturday deliveries * Chance of slower mail argues for electronic payments * Bank...