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  • How the government shutdown killed the economic recovery

    How the government shutdown killed the economic recovery
    We'll be seeing lots more data like these, but the White House Council of Economic Advisers is reporting that the government shutdown took a huge bite out of economic growth--and that the impact will linger.  The chart above shows the effect on economic...
  • South Africa stumbles while looking to market itself abroad

    South Africa stumbles while looking to market itself abroad
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Brand South Africa, the body charged with marketing the nation abroad, has had a tough month. The International Monetary Fund on Oct. 1 downgraded its growth forecast for South Africa and called on the government to take...
  • Commentary: We must act to protect Proposition 13

    The sheer volume of legislation flowing through the state Capitol at any given time can be overwhelming — Gov. Jerry Brown signed 800 bills into law this year alone. But if there's one issue Californians should know about if they own or plan on...
  • The acid test for the GOP's ability to govern: immigration reform

    The acid test for the GOP's ability to govern: immigration reform
    You know a bill is in trouble in Congress when its opponents come up with increasingly infantile reasons for killing it. That's the coming fate of immigration reform in Washington. To hear House Republicans talk, it's worth killing because (a) passing...
  • Report supporting research funding cites 7 companies begun at UIC

    Report supporting research funding cites 7 companies begun at UIC
    Seven companies that can trace their start back to the University of Illinois at Chicago are highlighted in a report released this morning designed to illustrate the importance of the federal government's investment in university research. The report...
  • Loss of SNAP benefits costly to Maryland

     Loss of SNAP benefits costly to Maryland
    On Nov. 1, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (also known as food stamps) will be reduced, creating ramifications beyond the already incomprehensible fact that more than one in eight central Maryland residents (and one in five...
  • Housing shows life; can the economy be far behind?

    Housing shows life; can the economy be far behind?
    The latest indicator that the U.S. economy is on the upswing can probably be found on the street where you live: It's the "sold" sign planted in the neighbor's yard. Perhaps you hadn't noticed, but the real estate industry is not the moribund mess you...
  • Global economy remains weak, OECD says, cutting growth forecast

    Global economy remains weak, OECD says, cutting growth forecast
    WASHINGTON -- The global economic recovery remains weak and growth this year will be lower than projected six months ago but will pick up in 2014, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Wednesday. World economic output is...
  • How to become more hopeful

    How to become more hopeful
    Growing up in southern Louisiana, Shane Lopez didn't see a lot of exciting career options. "It's oil fields, sugar cane and Tabasco plants. That's pretty much what we do," he says. "No one in my family had ever gone to college, much less finished...
  • Sugar subsidies hurt the baking industry

    Sugar subsidies hurt the baking industry
    As one of the owners of H&S Bakery, which employs hundreds of Marylanders, I was disappointed that your May 21 article, "Policy pits candy against sugar," did not mention how the federal sugar subsidy program negatively affects bakeries in our state....
  • Economic growth picked up in second quarter to 1.7% annual rate

    Economic growth picked up in second quarter to 1.7% annual rate
    WASHINGTON -- Economic growth unexpectedly picked up in the second quarter of the year, expanding at a still-sluggish 1.7% annual rate, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The figure was a significant improvement over the 1.1% growth rate in the...