| Mar 16, 2014
We innovated ourselves into this mess. Can we innovate our way out of it?
Last week I wrote of how technological advances and the push for greater efficiency have produced a drone economy. Productivity and U.S. household wealth are at all-time highs,...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:09 PM
As the 2014 campaign for governor heats up, candidates of both parties are making promises of bold new programs or deep tax cuts — in many cases giving vague and sometimes implausible explanations of how they will pay for them.
Whether they are...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:58 PM
It's unsurprising if most Americans can't understand why job growth and economic expansion have been so lackluster since the Great Recession. It's because the country is still carrying around the dead weight of the sequester and other budget constraints...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Samsung's Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is a powerful tablet with a huge screen rivaling that of laptops. But don’t think of it as replacing your laptop anytime soon.
The South Korean tech giant has packed the Galaxy Note Pro with an enormous 12.2-inch...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Daylight saving time, what is it really saving us? It costs us time and energy running around resetting all those clocks. It's been shown to reduce productivity in the workplace, not to mention increase our chances of being hurt on......
| Mar 11, 2014
| 8:29 AM
March Madness is only a few days away, and employers can expect worker productivity to plummet once the annual college basketball tournament kicks off, according to outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
In its latest estimate, the firm said it...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:52 PM
WASHINGTON – With his standing among the conservative base still hobbled by his support for immigration reform, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has settled on a new course, staking his claim as a leader of the Republican Party's wonk wing.
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:21 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Cook County residents and business owners are being asked to weigh in on setting transportation priorities for future projects – from roads to bicycle paths and pedestrian walkways – and to tell officials about existing strengths and...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:14 AM
WASHINGTON -- Fourth-quarter economic growth was revised down sharply Friday to 2.4% as new data showed consumers opened their wallets less in the face of severe weather and businesses sold fewer goods abroad than initially estimated.
The new figures...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 10:34 AM
Short answer: Yes.
The question is posed by an exchange launched by Evan Soltas at Bloomberg View, and answered by Michael Wasser of the workers rights organization Jobs for Justice. Soltas has defended himself against Wasser's response, so this could...