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  • Drone economy: Can we innovate out of the mess?

    Drone economy: Can we innovate out of the mess?
    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,...
  • Candidates make many promises -- but how to pay for them?

    Candidates make many promises -- but how to pay for them?
    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...
  • A reminder that we still have an austerity budget

    A reminder that we still have an austerity budget
    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...
  • Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 a powerful tablet but isn't a laptop substitute

    Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 a powerful tablet but isn't a laptop substitute
    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...
  • Daylight Saving Time Brings Driving Danger

     
    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......
  • March Madness will boost office morale, drop productivity, study says

    March Madness will boost office morale, drop productivity, study says
    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...
  • Florida Sen. Marco Rubio outlines his vision for economic growth

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio outlines his vision for economic growth
    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. The latest...
  • 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...
  • Public input sought on transportation priorities

    Public input sought on transportation priorities
    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...
  • Fourth-quarter economic growth cut to 2.4%

    Fourth-quarter economic growth cut to 2.4%
    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...
  • Are unions necessary?

    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...