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  • Big, old trees keep growing and capturing carbon, study finds

    Big, old trees keep growing and capturing carbon, study finds
    Scientists who gathered decades of measurements from hundreds of thousands of trees all over the world are punching a hole in the common assumption that large, old trees are biologically pretty much over the hill. To the contrary, researchers found that...
  • The 'open office.' Does it make any more sense than the 'open classroom'?

     
    In The Open-Office Trap, Maria Konnikova challenges the conventional wisdom that the bullpen-style office environment leads to collaborative, creative productivity: A growing body of evidence suggests that the open office undermines the very things that...
  • Obama's speech to focus on income inequality and social mobility

    In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama will try to recharge his presidency by discussing the expansive divide between rich and poor in America. It's a crucial issue, and one with no easy solutions. Obama is expected to...
  • State of the Union: Obama's ambitions, lack of tools to achieve them

    State of the Union: Obama's ambitions, lack of tools to achieve them
    WASHINGTON — President Obama’s sixth speech on the state of the union will spotlight many issues, but more than anything may illuminate the vast gap between his policy ambitions and the tools he has to achieve them. The president made the...
  • Obama speech highlights gap between his goals and his resources

    WASHINGTON — President Obama's sixth speech on the state of the union spotlighted many issues, but more than anything it illuminated the vast gap between his policy ambitions and the tools he has to achieve them. The president made the ambition...
  • Fed cements tapering with another cut in bond-buying stimulus

    Fed cements tapering with another cut in bond-buying stimulus
    WASHINGTON — Shrugging off the recent turbulence in financial markets, the Federal Reserve gave an upbeat take on the U.S. economy and went through with a second straight cut to its large bond-buying stimulus program. Although the decision to...
  • Economy expands at solid 3.2% annual rate in fourth quarter

    Economy expands at solid 3.2% annual rate in fourth quarter
    WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending ended last year with a flourish, lifting overall economic growth and renewing hopes that the recovery will hit its stride this year and boost employment and incomes. The economy expanded at a solid 3.2% annual...
  • Stocks fall to close out bad month

    The stock market closed out its worst month in more than a year and a half as turmoil in the developing world sparked a broad decline in U.S. share prices. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped nearly 150 points to end January with a 5.3% drop, its...
  • U.S. economy to grow at solid rate but labor market to recover slowly

     U.S. economy to grow at solid rate but labor market to recover slowly
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy should grow at a solid rate over the next few years, but the labor market will continue to recover only slowly, according to new projections by the Congressional Budget Office. In its latest budget and economic...
  • Does Obamacare 'distort' the labor market -- or undistort it?

    A fascinating debate has broken out among economists and economic pundits concerning the Congressional Budget Office's projections that the Affordable Care Act will allow -- or induce -- some workers to leave the job market. The debate is over whether,...
  • Severe winter weather estimated to cost economy nearly $50 billion

    The severe weather that has hit much of the country this winter has cost the economy nearly $50 billion in lost productivity and 76,000 jobs, according to a new survey. The debilitating effects of Old Man Winter hit factory production, which last...