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
STAFF BLOG 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
COBBERS ON THE BRAIN Obesity: The Rising Epidemic
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website, . There has been an increase in obesity in the United States and rates remain high. More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7... Posted on 11/25/12 at 4:20 PM
Here’s a proposed new North Dakotan slogan: “We have elbow room.” That’s something clearly lacking for Rhode Island residents, who recently were revealed in a national poll to experience the least enjoyment of any state. Rhode Islanders also ranked second — behind only West Virginia and its coal miners — for being stressed out.
A day doesn’t go by without someone asking me about North Dakota’s economic success. Because of the energy boom and the hard work of people across the state, our unemployment rate is the lowest in the nation, and our tax revenue is hitting record highs.
President Barack Obama came to Latin America eager to move the region's relationship with the U.S. beyond fighting drugs and organized crime, yet the pervasive problems still trailed him throughout his three-day trip to Mexico and Costa Rica.
Economic debates rarely end with a T.K.O. But the great policy debate of recent years between Keynesians, who advocate sustaining and, indeed, increasing government spending in a depression, and austerians, who demand immediate spending cuts, comes close — at least in the world of ideas.
After nearly stalling in late 2012, the American economy quickened its pace early this year despite deep government cutbacks. The strongest consumer spending in two years fueled a 2.5 percent annual growth rate in the January-March quarter.
Christopher S. Rugaber and Martin Crutsinger
, April 26, 2013
Strong housing and earnings reports helped stocks rebound from their worst day of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 157.58 points, or 1.1 percent, on Tuesday, to 14,756.78, winning back more than half of the 265 points it lost a day earlier.
Few in the Midwest will question the role of hunting, fishing and trapping when it comes to quality of life. At the same time, most of us are well aware that the money we spend on licenses and other fees directly benefits our activities.
The president’s fiscal year 2014 budget is a concrete plan to create jobs and cut the deficit. We do not need to choose between these two priorities. The president’s balanced, compromise plan proves we can do both.
President Barack Obama is sending Congress a $3.8 trillion spending blueprint that strives to achieve a "grand bargain" to tame runaway deficits. It would raise taxes on the wealthy and trim popular benefit programs including as Social Security and Medicare.
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