STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Update: Education debate about more spending, better economy
By Don Davis
A debate about education funding goes beyond helping individual students: There is widespread agreement that a better education system would help the economy.
However, there is less agree... Posted on 4/23/13 at 9:48 PM
NEW PLATEAUS Give and Take
In this season of giving, here are two counter-intuitive truths about how Internet music piracy and product knock-offs benefit the original creators.
#1: In November, TechNewsDaily published a story ... Posted on 12/27/12 at 10:48 AM
RENEW ND Fargo ranks as top city for employment, but........
Fun to see Fargo as a lead story in Wall Street 24/7 and Yahoo for our high rate of employment, however I think they need a few more stock pictures so folks know it's not always blizzarding here. Here... Posted on 12/11/12 at 10:14 AM
NIE ROCKS! The Fiscal Cliff
What is the fiscal cliff? It is a term first used by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to describe the impact on the economy of about $502 billion in expiring tax cuts and spending reductions, bot... Posted on 12/5/12 at 3:11 PM
NEW YORK — The stock market held at record levels Thursday as investors became harder to please. Even a decline in the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits failed to give stock prices a big boost. Markets drifted lower in early trading, then ticked higher in the early afternoon.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy showed last month why it remains the envy of industrialized nations: In the face of tax increases and federal spending cuts, employers added a solid 165,000 jobs in April — and far more in February and March than anyone thought.
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added just 88,000 jobs in March, the fewest in nine months and a sharp retreat after a period of strong hiring. The slowdown may signal that the economy is heading into a weak spring.
NEW YORK — For the second time in less than a month, the stock market marched past another milepost on its long, turbulent journey back from the Great Recession, toppling another record left over from the days before government bailouts and failing investment banks.
NEW YORK — The Dow has never been higher. The Dow Jones industrial average surged passed its record high and kept going on Tuesday. It jumped from the opening bell, climbed as much as 158 points early and reached 14,286, breaking through its previous record high set in October 2007.
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