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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Pimco's Gross says income, not capital gains, to drive returns: letter

    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...
  • IMF cuts global growth outlook, warns of stagnation risk in rich nations

    WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund on Thursday chopped its 2014 forecast for global economic growth to take into account weakness early in the year in the United States and China, the world's two biggest economies. The IMF...
  • 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...
  • Briar Rabbit makes new-school soul sounds

    Phillip-Michael Scales is a local singer-songwriter who goes by Briar Rabbit. He has just released his latest album, "From Your Bones," which is as literate and soulful a pop album as its predecessors. Scales' uncle is B.B. King — -just to get...
  • Inland Empire economy projected to be among fastest-growing in U.S.

    Inland Empire economy projected to be among fastest-growing in U.S.
    The Inland Empire east of Los Angeles is projected to be one of the fastest-growing large metropolitan area economies in the country over the next six years, according to a forecast released Friday at the United States Conference of Mayors. The economic...
  • Metro Hartford Attractive To Foreign Firms

    Greater Hartford has a higher concentration of jobs at foreign-owned firms than two-thirds of the nation's biggest urban areas, according to a study from Brookings Institution released Friday. Fairfield County has the highest proportion of jobs at...
  • Climate change's effect here: More severe weather, higher crop yields

    Climate change's effect here: More severe weather, higher crop yields
    Climate change is expected to bring more severe weather, increased crop yields and a longer Great Lakes shipping season to Illinois and the Midwest, the White House said Tuesday in its report on global warming. The report, which called out the region...
  • Hartford Innovators Invited

    From Samuel Colt and his revolver to Alfred Fuller and his brushes and Vernon Krieble and Loctite, Hartford has been a breeding ground for innovative business success. There's every reason to believe the same sort of problem-solving, leadership and...