Archive for September 3rd, 2017

America’s manufacturers are showing signs of fabricating some genuine momentum.

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Delta Air Lines' foray into the refinery business has included plenty of setbacks. But it's about to pay off in a big way, after Hurricane Harvey disrupted several big U.S. oil refineries.

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The Roosevelt Institute finds that a universal basic income could actually increase GDP.

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The administration’s approach is of a piece with the president’s often-stated view of what drives economic success.

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How one stands on the economics of DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – depends on whether one regards people as primarily assets or liabilities. There are, of course, a number of aspects to the debate – legal, moral, and social. But as far as the economics of it go, if you believe that human beings are our most important economic asset, it makes sense to retain the roughly 750,000 young people under DACA who are already part of the U.S. national economy. Pulling them out of the workforce may open jobs for a few, but mostly it will punch holes in the economy that will be…

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The devastating rain put thousands of animals at risk of drowning, but a cowpoke in a helicopter is helping drive them to higher ground.

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Not even two weeks ago, the Houston area had one of the weakest apartment markets in the country with tens of thousands of vacant units. Now landlords say prospective renters are lining up outside their doors and some have almost no units left.

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Alibaba is within striking distance of surpassing Amazon as world's biggest ecommerce company by market cap.

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Unsatisfied with Chinese classrooms’ stilted teaching style – and armed with the belief that good English skills are a necessity in the increasingly global China – Chinese parents want to connect directly with teachers from the U.S.

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<p>The rise of the TaskRabbit, the Lyft driver, the Postmates delivery man are well-known and much discussed, but guess what? Gig workers are coming to some of the world’s largest corporations too. Increasingly Fortune 500 companies and global giants like Samsung are turning to online freelancing platforms like Upwork and PeoplePerHour to find designers, marketing staff, IT specialists and other knowledge workers.</p>

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Reports of price-gouging — including $20 for a gallon of gas and $99 for a case of water — are spiking in areas of Texas most affected by Hurricane Harvey.

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Amazon is already changing Whole Foods — and it's a departure from the grocery chain's hippie roots..

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