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  • U.S. employers face difficulty finding STEM workers: study

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. companies are finding it difficult to find skilled workers in science, technology, engineering and math, and need to advertise longer to fill positions in so-called STEM fields, a study released on Tuesday found. STEM jobs...
  • STEM skills boost wages, Brookings Institution says

    Nearly 37 percent of the job listings in South Florida are seeking workers with skills in science, technology, engineering or math — jobs that pay better than average, according to a report Tuesday from the Brookings Institution. Knowledge in...
  • Report: Hampton Roads is No. 1 for open STEM jobs not requiring 4-year degrees

    Report: Hampton Roads is No. 1 for open STEM jobs not requiring 4-year degrees
    Of the nation's top 100 metro areas, Hampton Roads had the largest share of advertised job openings needing science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) skills but not requiring a bachelor's degree, according to a Brookings Institution report...
  • On Iraq, where's Biden?

    WASHINGTON Shortly after he became president, Barack Obama tasked his vice president with overseeing Iraq policy as the United States began the delicate job of winding down its involvement in the troubled nation. This week, as Obama contemplated how...
  • Foreign investment in Chicago supports jobs, study says

    Foreign investment in Chicago supports jobs, study says
    The number of Chicago-area jobs with foreign-owned companies has grown 40 percent in a generation, from 1991 to 2011, but the pace of this rise has slowed over the past decade, according to a report released Friday by a Washington think tank. The...
  • What happens in Iraq doesn't matter to US economy

    WASHINGTON The unraveling of Iraq is of little consequence to the United States in economic terms. More than a decade after the U.S.-led invasion, Iraq's economy remains in shambles and two-way trade outside the oil sector remains minimal. So...
  • Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'

    Obama's Mideast airstrike refrain: 'And then what?'
    Last fall, as President Obama weighed airstrikes against Syria, deliberations followed a clear pattern: The president solicited scores of options, planners returned with possibilities, and, according to people involved, Obama would reply with the same...
  • May Job Growth Strong As State Recovers From Recession

    May Job Growth Strong As State Recovers From Recession
    May was a good month for Connecticut's labor market, with employers adding 5,800 more jobs than were eliminated. The robust growth followed the addition of 1,700 jobs in April and 4,000 in March. On average, since February 2010, when the state started...
  • Michael Doran and Max Boot: The growing disaster in Iraq

    Michael Doran and Max Boot: The growing disaster in Iraq
    The growing disaster in Iraq has triggered anguished debate over two fundamental questions: What went wrong? And what do we do about it? Surprisingly, many people who disagree vehemently about the former question (in particular, whether President George...
  • The American dream gives way to a new reality: social immobility

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. Allison Gibbons has lived a lifetime of problems. A difficult childhood in a broken home. An eating disorder, drug abuse, depression, alcohol "obviously I was self-medicating," she says. She is the mother of a young son whose father...
  • Finding fault with the EPA

    The Natural Resources Defense Council's Frances Beinecke finds it so difficult to defend the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's claim that its new carbon dioxide regulations will save consumers money and their jobs that she prefers to criticize the...
  • The consequences of ignoring Scowcroft's warning on Iraq

    The consequences of ignoring Scowcroft's warning on Iraq
    NEW YORK — The United States made a grave mistake by invading Iraq in 2003. Yet it also made a grave mistake by withdrawing its military forces in 2011. The notion that we were wrong to go in but that we were also wrong to get out is hard to...