NEW PLATEAUS Give and Take
In this season of giving, here are two counter-intuitive truths about how Internet music piracy and product knock-offs benefit the original creators.
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NIE ROCKS The Fiscal Cliff
What is the fiscal cliff? It is a term first used by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to describe the impact on the economy of about $502 billion in expiring tax cuts and spending reductions, bot... Posted on 12/5/12 at 3:11 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Dipping My Toes
They say the four stages of living abroad are as follows: Honeymoonits aaaall good! Hostilitythis place stinks with all its corruption and pollution and no English TV! Humorsettling in allows you to l... Posted on 2/25/12 at 9:19 AM
THE NEW FORTY Now that is a blue light special!
I am old enough to remember the days of K-mart blue light specials. Those were the specials that they announced over the store speaker while you were shopping that lasted for a short period of time (m... Posted on 12/22/11 at 8:05 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy showed last month why it remains the envy of industrialized nations: In the face of tax increases and federal spending cuts, employers added a solid 165,000 jobs in April — and far more in February and March than anyone thought.
The job growth in April drove down the unemployment rate to a four-year low of 7.5 percent and sent a reassuring sign that the U.S. job market is improving.
The economic statistics show that the U.S. has slowly, but steadily dug its way out of the Great Recession, which economists date as officially starting in December 2007 and ending in June 2009. But psychologically the recession lasted a lot longer, until quite recently, in fact, when the housing and job markets began improving.
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