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Productivity

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  • Dire warning from Wall Street: income inequality hurts U.S. growth

    Dire warning from Wall Street: income inequality hurts U.S. growth
    Academic economists have been warning for years that rising economic inequality in the United States is hampering economic growth and punching holes in the social fabric. (See, for example, Piketty and Saez.) But they're only professors, after all, so it'...
  • Investing: what's driving the boom in bonds

    The biggest surprise in financial markets this year is the strong performance of bonds. You may recall that bond prices fell (and yields rose) last year after the Federal Reserve began to reverse its easy-money policies. With yields still near...
  • U.S. economic growth for second half of 2013 revised higher

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth was far stronger than previously estimated in the second half of 2013, which could help to explain a sharp drop in the unemployment rate during the period. Gross domestic product increased at a 4.0...
  • Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center

    Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center
    There's rough weather ahead for the federal budget and the nation's economy, according to this month's long-term forecast from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO projects the growing national debt will reduce Americans' incomes, raise...
  • Pimco's Gross says income, not capital gains, to drive returns

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bill Gross, manager of the world's largest bond fund, said Wednesday that income, rather than capital gains, would drive future investment returns as a result of low global economic growth. "Capital gains from almost all asset...
  • World Cup's 'lost productivity': How do you measure it?

    World Cup's 'lost productivity': How do you measure it?
    So I'm doing research for a potential column ... look, an online quiz to learn what my personal theme song should be ... and the boss asks if I've seen reports about the millions, maybe billions, of dollars that employees distracted by World Cup soccer...
  • Reaganomics has failed for majority of Americans

    Three decades ago, Americans awoke to Ronald Reagan's "Morning in America." It was 1984, and our economy had been through the deepest recession since the Great Depression. Reagan had slashed tax rates and broken the unions. In return, we were promised a...
  • Juggling school, work, family

    Going to graduate school and making it work with the rest of your responsibilities has the seeds of success or failure planted in your head. Literally. What you tell yourself, your "negative self-talk," can trip you up before you walk out the door....
  • California productivity surges as employment shrinks, report finds

    California productivity surges as employment shrinks, report finds
    Manufacturing jobs in California have decreased dramatically — 40% of them gone in less than 25 years — but productivity in the state is leading the nation. Even as the workforce has shriveled under the pressure of automation, offshoring and...
  • Factory output in California surging despite job losses

    California manufacturers really can do more with less. The output of state factories has surged 73% during the last 15 years — twice as fast as the rest of the nation — even as the sector bleeds jobs, according to a new report from the Los...
  • Grow Md. economy through innovation [Letter]

    Grow Md. economy through innovation [Letter]
    The Sun's editorial, "Maryland's stagnant economy" (June 12), noted that a better way to improve economic growth is to "foster private investment and entrepreneurship, start-ups and business incubators," in addition to action being taken by the state...