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Mourning Brexit

Paul A. London | Posted 08.24.2016 | Politics
Paul A. London

Brexit, the short-sighted decision by British voters to leave the European Union, will take years to implement. But for Americans, it is already a setback, a serious danger from many angles and a cause for sadness.

How President Obama Gave Me Diarrhea

Michelle Tang | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics
Michelle Tang

This recovering economic picture has resulted in unexpected and disturbing consequences for me, like buying a giant smoked salmon. I seem to be a living, breathing example of why a robust middle class will improve the economy through the purchasing power of "the many" versus "the few."

Trump's And Clinton's Economy Plans: Eight Essential Reads

The Conversation US | Posted 08.12.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump gave dueling economic addresses this week, offering contrasting visions of where we are now and where each candidate would like to take us.

America Added 255,000 Jobs In July

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. employment increased more than expected in July and wages picked up, which should bolster expectations of an acceleration ...

U.S. Economy Grew At 1.2 Percent In Second Quarter, Worse Than Expected

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 07.29.2016 | Business

The U.S. economy grew far less than expected in the second quarter as inventories fell for the first time since 2011, but a surge in consumer spending...

U.S. is in Danger of Losing the Best and Brightest to Other Countries

Dr. Fariborz Ghadar | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Dr. Fariborz Ghadar

The U.S. can no longer take for granted that it attracts the best and brightest people from around the world. In fact, the U.S. may be losing those individuals to other, more attractive and strategically minded countries.

Gold's Shimmer Is Sign Of Dark Days Ahead

Rhett Grametbauer | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
Rhett Grametbauer

Market watchers around the world are struggling to figure out what is happening in our global economy. We are swimming in news of Brexit opinions and terrorist attacks all in hopes of making sense of it all and keeping our heads above water, if not our investment portfolios.

Americans Love Our Beaches, But Who Will Protect Them?

Dr. Chad Nelsen | Posted 06.24.2016 | Green
Dr. Chad Nelsen

Millions of Americans visit our nation's sandy shores every year to relax, socialize, swim, paddle, or simply enjoy the view. Our nation's beaches are also major drivers of our coastal economies. From the coast of Maine to the shores of Hawaii, beaches attract an endless stream of visitors who patronize local hotels and businesses. According to the National Ocean Economics Program, ocean tourism and recreation contributes over $100 billion to our GDP every year.

The US Economy: Above 2, Below 5, and 4 P's

Christine Lagarde | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Christine Lagarde

The U.S. economy is in good shape, despite some setbacks in very recent months. The latest IMF review of the U.S. economy can be summed up in three numbers: above 2, below 5, and 4. What does that mean?

Why Donald Trump Should Not Be Elected President

Michael Duga | Posted 06.18.2016 | Politics
Michael Duga

It is difficult to find the words that would build my argument for voting against Donald Trump for President of the United States. It is much easier, however, to use Mr. Trump's own words instead, for they provide a framework counter to those things for which I believe my country stands.

States With The Fastest Growing Economies

24/7 Wall St. | Casey Williams | Posted 06.17.2016 | Business

This article was originally published on 24/7 Wall St. The U.S. economy grew 2.4% in 2015. This is the most the economy has grown in more than five y...

The $1 Trillion Economic Impact of Software

Victoria Espinel | Posted 06.15.2016 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

Today, I'll be at New America talking about the impact software has on the economy. Software is at the forefront of American innovation -- laying the ...

Data Proves That Railroads Drive the American Economy

Edward R. Hamberger | Posted 06.13.2016 | DC
Edward R. Hamberger

Every school age child learns that molecules are the basic building block of life. Without them, our world as we know it would not exist.

10 States Adding The Most Jobs

24/7 Wall St. | Casey Williams | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business

This article was originally published on 24/7 Wall St. The United States has added more than 12 million jobs since the spring of 2011. Since then, th...

A Martini or Two to Economic History!

Paul A. London | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Paul A. London

The wonderful Australian-born economist, Arthur Smithies, became a warm friend of mine one summer long ago in Saigon. I drank beer, he drank martinis....

China Tech Fllows U.S. Election Campaign

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
Efraim Chalamish

China's role in the US economy requires a better understanding of this love-hate relationship and the potential impact of this election season. So where do we stand?

STEM Ecosystems: A Movement You Need to Be Part Of

John M. Eger | Posted 05.10.2016 | Education
John M. Eger

Last week, the Ruben H. Fleet Center located in Balboa Park in San Diego hosted over 60 community leaders from industry and the education field to tal...

Don't Disenfranchise California

Steve Chapple | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Steve Chapple

There is a magic land far, far away where the ball cap slogan, "Make America Great Again" is already a reality, and the phrase "A Future to Believe In," is pretty much here and now. It's called California.

Top 10 States Where Incomes Are Booming

24/7 Wall St. | Casey Williams | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business

This article was originally published on 24/7 Wall St. The combined sum of all income received by all Americans was $12.2 trillion in 2010. It was th...

HUFFPOLLSTER: Obama Isn’t Getting Credit For Economic Improvements

The Huffington Post | Natalie Jackson | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics

Economic improvements usually help sitting presidents, but that hasn’t been the case for Barack Obama. Donald Trump's nomination will probably hurt ...

Expiring Airline Miles: Just One More Way to Penalize the Poor

Samuel C. Spitale | Posted 05.05.2016 | Impact
Samuel C. Spitale

When I logged in to my Southwest account last week, I was surprised to find my 30,000 accumulated miles were missing. Apparently, they disappeared aft...

No Parking Zone: Chinese Antitrust Agencies Put the Boot on Foreign Patent Rights

Jay Jurata | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
Jay Jurata

Chinese antitrust regulators have embarked on an unprecedented and alarming series of investigations targeting foreign patent rights in recent years.

Fixing the Global Economy is Not a Lost Cause

Quora | Posted 05.03.2016 | World
Quora

What are the prospects for the US and global economies over the next 6-18 months? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where c...

Change for a Twenty: Honoring the Legacy of Harriet Tubman

Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W. | Posted 04.28.2016 | Black Voices
Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

Without question, we still have much work before as a nation and as a society to bring about equitable opportunities for all citizens to realize their full potential. But this week, Tubman's words echoed in my head as I sat in that Boston park, erected to honor her legacy of courage and steadfastness

U.S. Economy Stalls As GDP Grows 0.5% In First Quarter

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business

WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth braked sharply in the first quarter to its slowest pace in two years as consumer spending soften...