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  • The case for evidence-based policymaking in Washington

    The case for evidence-based policymaking in Washington
    The most radical and surprising development in Washington policymaking today is the use of scientific research to determine what does or doesn't work in government spending. Basing spending on rigorous evaluation of a program's results may seem self-...
  • Deflated regional Football

    It's much easier to be critical than to be correct. — Benjamin Disraeli The challenge before our region is not unlike the subject of deflated footballs. There has been a lot of talk lately about deflated footballs. A controversy exploded when the...
  • Manufacturing slower to grow in California than elsewhere in U.S.

    The United States has seen a remarkable turnaround in manufacturing employment since the economy bottomed out five years ago — but California hasn't. The state has been among the slowest to recover jobs in an industry long viewed as a bastion of...
  • Yemen rebels seize presidential sites but deny coup

    A second consecutive day of violence in Yemen's capital raised fear of deepening instability in a nation regarded as pivotal to Washington’s counter-terrorism efforts in the Middle East. Assaults by Houthi rebels on Tuesday had sparked speculation...
  • An insider or outsider as next head of L.A. Unified?

    An insider or outsider as next head of L.A. Unified?
    As a three-term Colorado governor, Roy Romer, a Democrat, had to deal with a combative Republican majority in his state Legislature. He later headed his party's fractious national committee. But nothing was as difficult, he said, as running the Los...
  • Hartford 2nd Richest City In America?

    Hartford 2<sup>n</sup><sup>d</sup> Richest City In America?
    Greater Hartford is the second-richest urban area in the country, after the Silicon Valley, and is fourth-richest in the world, according to the latest Metro Monitor study from the Brookings Institution. Wait, what? Hartford is richer than Fairfield...
  • Chicago area's economic recovery lags other urban areas, study finds

    Chicago area's economic recovery lags other urban areas, study finds
    Metro Chicago's economic recovery is weaker than in most major urban areas worldwide, held back by slow employment growth, according to a Brookings Institution report. Assessing annual growth in GDP per person and in employment levels from 2013 to 2014,...
  • Report: Lehigh Valley economy an also-ran globally

    Report: Lehigh Valley economy an also-ran globally
    Lehigh Valley business leaders like to tout the region's status as an up-and-coming economy. A new report suggests that when it comes to growth, it still has a way to go. With $1 billion in new construction in the works, the Neighborhood Improvement...
  • Income ladder not accessible to all: My Word

    Income ladder not accessible to all: My Word
    Though income inequality has worsened in the past 40 years, most impoverished Americans would not be terribly concerned, provided their children had an even chance of moving from the bottom to the top of the income ladder. The bad news is that they don'...
  • U.S. adds a strong 252K jobs; unemployment falls to 5.6%

    U.S. adds a strong 252K jobs; unemployment falls to 5.6%
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy gain in December, and the unemployment rate reached a six-year low. The numbers support expectations that the United States will strengthen further this...
  • Michelle Obama pledges stepped-up effort to educate girls overseas

    First lady Michelle Obama pledged on Friday to help in the drive to expand girls' access to education in countries where they struggle with poverty, violence, forced marriage and socioeconomic constraints. "I'm committed to this issue — I'm in,"...