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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Metro Hartford Attractive To Foreign Firms

    Greater Hartford has a higher concentration of jobs at foreign-owned firms than two-thirds of the nation's biggest urban areas, according to a study from Brookings Institution released Friday. Fairfield County has the highest proportion of jobs at...
  • Amtrak's on-time performance declines

    Amtrak's on-time performance declines
    Amtrak's on-time performance record is terrible, and getting worse. The passenger rail company publishes monthly on-time statistics its overall network, as well as for individual routes and trains. Less than three-quarters of Amtrak's trains arrived...
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  • So is student debt an economic problem or not?

    So is student debt an economic problem or not?
    Have a bunch of student loans? Well, don’t worry, say a couple of Brookings Institution researchers. You aren’t any worse off than a generation ago. But that may depend on how you count — and whether you graduated. According to a...
  • Boehner to file lawsuit over Obama executive actions

    Boehner to file lawsuit over Obama executive actions
    Republican House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday he plans to sue President Barack Obama, accusing him of abusing his authority by going around Congress to implement his policy agenda. The suit, to be filed by the House of...
  • UCLA's John Villasenor takes you inside the world of cryptocurrencies (think bitcoin)

     UCLA's John Villasenor takes you inside the world of cryptocurrencies (think bitcoin)
    You can donate to a PAC, buy a Tesla or order a Domino's pizza using bitcoin. California just repealed a ban on such cryptocurrencies, so the question is not only "Now what?" but "What?," period. Any currency that's not tied to something like gold is...
  • As America ages, generational gap between whites and minorities widens

    As the U.S. population ages and becomes more racially diverse, the country is seeing a widening demographic gap between older whites and young minorities -- a shift with significant social and economic implications for the future. Non-Hispanic white...
  • Iraq crisis: Obama faces limited options in Iraq crisis, doubts over air strikes

    Iraq crisis: Obama faces limited options in Iraq crisis, doubts over air strikes
    Two and a half years after President Barack Obama disentangled America from a long, unpopular war in Iraq, his options for helping the Iraqi government stave off a militant onslaught are slim as doubts simmer over whether even punishing air strikes...