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  • Economic impact of traffic accidents? About $1 trillion a year

    Motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. every year have an economic toll of almost $1 trillion. That includes $277 billion in actual cost, and an estimated $594 billion in "harm from the loss of life and the pain and decreased quality of life due to injuries,...
  • Economy was hit harder by severe winter than initially feared

    Economy was hit harder by severe winter than initially feared
    The economy stumbled badly during the severe winter, much more than first estimated, according to a government report, and stalled a recovery that appeared poised to take off this year. Economists, however, see the quarterly drop more as a delay in...
  • A productivity trick that will make you feel happier about what you accomplish

    Brazen Careerist Many productive people fall into a funny mental trap: we often overlook our own productivity. Sometimes the more productive you are, the more likely you are to beat yourself up at the end of the day, even thinking, "I wasn't very...
  • Ehrlich's hypothetical arguments don't ring true [Letter]

    Ehrlich's hypothetical arguments don't ring true [Letter]
    I am grateful to columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. for bringing to my attention the deplorable conditions inflicted on entrepreneurs by President Barack Obama ("Building a business is bad under Obama," May11). I admit to being a bit surprised that such...
  • After painful cuts, Portugal set to exit Eurozone bailout

    After painful cuts, Portugal set to exit Eurozone bailout
    Three years after it was forced to seek a humiliating international rescue, Portugal is set to become the latest Eurozone country Saturday to exit its bailout program and regain control of its finances amid a halting economic recovery. At the order of...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton borrows Reagan tactic on voter wish for 'change'

    As Hillary Rodham Clinton continues to build toward a widely anticipated presidential campaign, a speech she gave Friday illustrates how she might attempt to overcome one of the hurdles she faces: voters’ typical desire for change. For either U.S....
  • India's prime minister leaves office to make way for Narendra Modi

    India's prime minister leaves office to make way for Narendra Modi
    As his party absorbed a crushing election defeat, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left office Saturday, ending a 10-year run that began with strong economic growth but collapsed amid corruption scandals and political paralysis that he was seen as too...
  • It's California's chance to strike a blow for workers' rights

    Everybody's talking about inequality, but some California legislators actually mean to do something about it. A bill by two state senators, Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) and Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley), would raise the state's corporate tax rate on...
  • How to avoid distractions when working from home

    How to avoid distractions when working from home
    Telecommuting has made great strides over the last decade. U.S. Census Bureau statistics have identified key telecommuting trends, noting that 45 percent of the American workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least part-time work from home....
  • State of the Union: Obama's ambitions, lack of tools to achieve them

    State of the Union: Obama's ambitions, lack of tools to achieve them
    WASHINGTON — President Obama’s sixth speech on the state of the union will spotlight many issues, but more than anything may illuminate the vast gap between his policy ambitions and the tools he has to achieve them. The president made the...
  • Obama speech highlights gap between his goals and his resources

    WASHINGTON — President Obama's sixth speech on the state of the union spotlighted many issues, but more than anything it illuminated the vast gap between his policy ambitions and the tools he has to achieve them. The president made the ambition...