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  • Severe winter weather estimated to cost economy nearly $50 billion

    The severe weather that has hit much of the country this winter has cost the economy nearly $50 billion in lost productivity and 76,000 jobs, according to a new survey. The debilitating effects of Old Man Winter hit factory production, which last...
  • Severe winter weather estimated to cost U.S. economy nearly $50 billion

    Severe winter weather estimated to cost U.S. economy nearly $50 billion
    The severe weather that has hit much of the country this winter has cost the economy nearly $50 billion in lost productivity and 76,000 jobs, according to a new survey. Snow, ice and bitter cold will shave about 0.3 percentage point from economic...
  • Obama's speech to focus on income inequality and social mobility

    In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama will try to recharge his presidency by discussing the expansive divide between rich and poor in America. It's a crucial issue, and one with no easy solutions. Obama is expected to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How to make lethargic L.A. grow

    How to make lethargic L.A. grow
    The recent report from the Los Angeles 2020 Commission paints a bleak picture for Los Angeles, with a laundry list of ills facing the city. Our concern is that the commission will recommend options, to come within 90 days, that mimic those of the past:...
  • U.S. manufacturers poised to ramp up spending

    WASHINGTON -- U.S. industrial production last year grew faster than the overall economy, speeding up especially in the fourth quarter. Yet factories added only about 60,000 jobs over the year, just one-third the rate of growth for all employers. Part of...
  • Cove Point plan deserves greater scrutiny [Letter]

    Cove Point plan deserves greater scrutiny [Letter]
    Thank you for advocating for the application of an Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed liquefied natural gas export facility at Cove Point ("Cove Point deserves closer examination," Dec. 2). Yes, that is the least we should do. However, I want...
  • How your company is watching your waistline

    How your company is watching your waistline
    Employers tried the carrot, then a small stick. Now they are turning to bigger cudgels. For years they encouraged workers to improve their health and productivity with free screenings, discounted gym memberships and gift cards to lose weight. More...
  • The 'open office.' Does it make any more sense than the 'open classroom'?

     
    In The Open-Office Trap, Maria Konnikova challenges the conventional wisdom that the bullpen-style office environment leads to collaborative, creative productivity: A growing body of evidence suggests that the open office undermines the very things that...