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  • Obama realized too late Putin's return would undermine the reset

    WASHINGTON The fractured relationship between U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian leader Vladimir Putin has reached a critical juncture in the conflict over Ukraine, with ties between the two nations more strained than at any time since the Cold War....
  • North Carolina editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: Feb. 17 News and Observer, Raleigh, North Carolina, on cybersecurity: Cyberspace, one of a host of once-exotic words now in the everyday vocabulary, isn't the mysterious sort of "Star Wars" frontier...
  • Ukraine evacuates civilians from key town as rebel attack mounts

    KIEV, Ukraine Ukraine evacuated civilians from a strategically important juncture in the country's east as the worsening fighting with pro-Russian rebels led to calls for a military buildup on both sides. The town of Debaltseve, a key railway crossing...
  • California has one of the largest shares of high-tech workers in U.S.

    California has one of the largest shares of high-tech workers in U.S.
    California has one of the nation’s largest concentrations of "advanced industry" workers -- a group that includes highly skilled software designers, architects, medical equipment manufacturers and web developers, according to a new analysis. The...
  • Jobs growing slowly in 'advanced industries'

    Jobs growing slowly in 'advanced industries'
    South Florida is creating more jobs that require science, technology, engineering and math skills, but the jobs are growing more slowly than across the country, according to a report Tuesday from Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • America's Good Fortune Buoys Superpower

    America's Good Fortune Buoys Superpower
    Niccolo Machiavelli, perhaps the shrewdest political philosopher in history, believed that great events were shaped by luck — or "fortuna" as he called this unpredictable force of life. The same actions might produce success or failure, depending on...
  • New boss same as the old boss? Republicans still stymied in Senate

    WASHINGTON When Republicans held only the House of Representatives, their efforts at lawmaking always died in the Democratic Senate. They thought everything would change if they could win the Senate, allowing them to pass legislation through Congress and...