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Scotland's economy running on empty after Osborne's Great ...

[Left Foot Forward] His 2011 budget aspired to put fuel in the tank of the British economy, but having achieved last year not even half of the 1.7% growth predicted by the Office for Budget Responsibility, that budget forms part of a troika of Great Stagnation Budgets which have left Scotland’s economy running on empty in the slowest recovery from recession since the 1870s.

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March 28, 2012

Transportation Sector isn't Driving Green Economy

[OilPrice.com Daily News Update] With the share of renewables in the global energy mix increasing, the playing field with hydrocarbons is becoming more even. But until those trends start to spill over to the transportation sector, global ambitions for a low-carbon economy may be stifled.

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Posted at 07:07 PM

March 27, 2012

It's Not Just the Economy, Stupid | Mother Jones

[MoJo Blogs and Articles | Mother Jones] For example, I just can't accept as coincidence that since 1950 incumbent parties have nearly always won after one term in office and nearly always lost after two terms. If I used that as my only rule, I'd have an accuracy rate of 87%.

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Posted at 07:08 PM

The University and the Economy | ED.gov Blog

[ED.gov Blog] She went on to say that UNC is one of the region’s largest employers and pointed out several other major employers, including North Colorado Medical Center, State Farm, the local school district and the City of Greeley, which are growing the local workforce as they work closely with the university to ensure that their employees have the requisite knowledge and skills when they earn degrees and certificates from UNC.

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Posted at 07:06 PM

March 24, 2012

Guest Post: Its A Dead-Man-Walking Economy | ZeroHedge

[ZeroHedge] And I can see the positive implications for energy as well, but Marin - Casey Research's chief energy investment strategist - was just saying that natural gas has dropped below $2. That's apparently starting to force oil and gas companies to remove reserves from their books - because reserves need to be economic, not just exist - which the market isn't going to like.

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Posted at 05:08 PM

Obama's Socialist Economy « drkatesview

[drkatesview] I have no faith that the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn Obamacare, especially since Elena Kagan will not recuse herself from the decision.  That said, we MUST take the Senate to ensure its continued defeat by Congress. More importantly, we must make sure our states are prepared to nullify Obamacare at all levels, and put law enforcement on notice.

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Posted at 05:07 PM

March 23, 2012

Meanwhile the economy… « The Standard

[The Standard] Plenty of high-profile bad news headlines for the Nats. At least it takes the focus of the boring old economy.

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Posted at 02:38 PM

FarmPolicy » Blog Archives » Farm Bill; and the Ag Economy

[FarmPolicy] Rogers stated that, “Leading the charge is House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, who is most passionate about getting Washington refocused on long-range entitlement changes. But to protect himself on the right, the Wisconsin Republican risks taking the House in the opposite direction, back to the same divisive fights over appropriations that consumed much of last year.

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Posted at 02:37 PM

March 21, 2012

The Maddow Blog - Left with no choice, Romney pivots on economy

[Newsvine - The Maddow Blog - Articles] What I love is his argument that 'yes, it's improving but Obama had nothing to DO with it.' Who DID Mitt? The Republicans in Congress who blocked every single thing to make the country better?

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Posted at 07:09 PM

The Thai Economy, David Henderson | EconLog | Library of ...

[EconLog: Library of Economics and Liberty] Here are some impressions of the Thai economy: "street-level" impressions, not impressions based on looking at aggregate data. Also, I didn't make it to Bangkok, spending the whole time in Chiang Mai and its environs.

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Posted at 07:07 PM

March 20, 2012

Romney Gets Abstract On the Economy

[The American Prospect] If the economy looked the way it did six months or a year ago, Romney could say, "Look how bad everything is," and Obama would have to say, "It could have been even worse." Now Obama can say, "Look how much better everything is getting," and Romney has to say, "It could have been even better."

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Posted at 07:08 PM

How Housing Prices Burden the Economy - NYTimes.com

[Economix] A conversation with Matthew Yglesias of Slate, the author of "The Rent Is Too Damn High," a short new electronic book.

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Posted at 07:07 PM

March 17, 2012

Economy Causing Population US Decline Worldwide - Finance ...

[CBN.com - CBN News] CBN News Reporter Lee Webb recently spoke with Susan Yoshihara, who helps lead a pro-life watchdog group at the United Nations, about population decline and its affect on countries worldwide.

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Posted at 05:06 PM

Cathay Pacific Premium Economy

[Cool Hunting] If you're less of a technophile than a food lover, you'll be more than pleased with the added menu options offered to you in Premium. From a seasonal salad with grilled prawns to braised e-fu noodles with assorted dim sum, har gow and siu mai or century egg and salted pork congee, you can start your overseas experience before you even arrive.

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Posted at 05:05 PM

March 16, 2012

Service Economy Keeps India Afloat - NYTimes.com

[India Ink] India's poor industrial growth is dragging down the overall economy, according to the Economic Survey released on Thursday, while the service sector appears to be keeping the economy afloat at its current growth rate of just .

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Posted at 02:37 PM

PJ Media » Obama's Obstacles to Growth Will Make the Economy ...

[PJ Media] These are tough economic times, and the economy has affected everyone. People are losing jobs, adult children have to move back in with their parents, and monkeys that once found lucrative jobs helping the sick and elderly are now going back to dancing for organ grinders.

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Posted at 02:36 PM

March 14, 2012

Has the global economy become less vulnerable to oil price shocks ...

[Energy Bulletin -] Unlike some recent studies, this paper finds that oil price rises have had significant negative impacts on world economic growth. A time-series analysis of the data from 1971 to 2010 finds that an increase in real oil price by 10 dollars is associated with a reduction of world economic growth rate by between 0.4 and 1% in the following year.

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Posted at 07:08 PM

U.S. vehicle fuel economy hits new record high in February

[AutoblogGreen] "The American consumer shopping for a new car is seeing the most fuel-efficient lineup of vehicles ever while manufacturers are keeping the product just as exciting," said Jesse Toprak, Vice President of Market Intelligence at TrueCar.com. "Ford's average fuel economy increased by almost 5 MPG, which is quite staggering and much of the credit goes to the Fusion and Focus, along with its new lineup of six-cylinder large trucks."

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Posted at 07:06 PM

March 13, 2012

Michael Tomasky on GOP Plans to Sink the Economy - The Daily ...

[articles] True, Republicans want smaller budgets on ideological grounds. But they also know very well that the more domestic discretionary spending cuts they can force, and the more public employees they can make states and cities shave off their payrolls, the greater the negative effect on the overall employment picture.

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Posted at 07:12 PM

Climate skepticism blamed on the economy, stupid | Watts Up With ...

[Watts Up With That?] Conclusions: Our findings demonstrate that the types of obsessions and compulsions experienced by 28% of our sample were directly aligned with the current issue of climate change and the perceived dangers associated with this phenomenon. To our knowledge this represents the first documentation of the significant impact of climate change on the nature of the concerns experienced by people with OCD checking subtype.

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Posted at 07:11 PM

March 10, 2012

South West Economy Summit an ACN jamboree – Opposition

[Vanguard News] In attendance at the summit were the National Chairman of the Action Congress of Nigeria, Chief Bisi Akande, General Adeyinka Adebayo(rtd), the former governor of the old Western Region, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, former Governor of Ogun State, Governors of Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and Dr. Kayode Fayemi respectively, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana who was represented by Osi Olubadan, High Chief Lekan Balogun, former Governor of Ekiti, Otunba Niyi Adebayo.

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Posted at 05:07 PM

The Maddow Blog - Romney struggles with improved economy

[Newsvine - The Maddow Blog - Articles] It is common knowledge by all who seek the truth that the economy was much worse than expected when President Obama took office, but Republicans refuse to acknowledge that fact. I think that was part of their strategy to win back the White House in 2012.

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Posted at 05:05 PM