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The Next Hot Space for Solar: Landfills - GigaOm
When solar first began catching on, many residents and business-owners began realizing that their rooftops were an untapped asset. A similar transformation is occurring with solar development in brownfields.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment
U.S. Jobless Filings at Lowest Level Since July 2008 -
The number of people applying for unemployment benefits declined last week to the lowest level in nearly three years, raising hopes that companies will step up hiring this year.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment
Obama’s Fruitcake and the Truth About Business Taxes - TaxVox
In his speech yesterday to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, President Obama doubtless pleased many in his audience by repeating the business community’s favorite mantra about U.S. taxes: “Another barrier government can remove,“ he said, “is a burdensome corporate tax code with one of the highest rates in the world.”
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february 2011 by areadevelopment
Canada praised for corporate tax stance - Vancouver Sun
Canada was singled out Wednesday by a global group of tax advisors for pursuing the type of policies that best stoke economic recovery and attract business investment.
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Building the supply chain of the future - McKinsey Quarterly
Getting there means ditching today’s monolithic model in favor of splintered supply chains that dismantle complexity, and using manufacturing networks to hedge uncertainty.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment
CIO: Supply Chains Need to Harness IT - IndustryWeek
Software-driven business processes can create a competitive edge, says MSC Industrial Direct’s Bonomo.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment
Commercial Real Estate Coming Back, but Unevenly -
Commercial property took less of a drubbing than residential real estate in the recession but still faces a long and painful recovery.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment
Governors Determined to Cut as Deficits Loom -
Governors around the U.S. are proposing to balance their states' budgets with a long list of cuts and almost no new taxes, reflecting a goal by politicians from both parties to erase deficits chiefly by shrinking government.
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Labor Shortage Persists in Some Fields -
There are nearly 14 million people looking for a job, but few have the skills to fill the four computer engineering openings at Gowalla Inc.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment
Corporate Hiring Missing Link in Buoyant Earnings -
With 73% of the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index by market value having reported fourth-quarter results, earnings are up 28% from a year earlier and sales are up 7.7%. But the contrast between profit and job growth remains a big hurdle for companies hoping to keep expanding their business.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment
Firms Gird for Wind-Energy Battle -
A closely watched patent dispute in the estimated $12 billion annual U.S. market for wind-energy gear takes center stage Thursday, when General Electric Co. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. face off in a federal appeals court.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment
Looking For Jobs In All The Wrong Places: Memo To The President, From Hank Nothhaft, CEO Of Tessera Technologies & David Kline
Dear Mr. President: Your State of the Union address offered hope to a nation made weary by an economy stubbornly resistant to job growth. But I must take issue with your claim that "None of us can predict with any certainty...where the new jobs will come from." Actually, we can.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment
Universities On The Brink -
Higher education in America, historically the envy of the world, is rapidly growing out of reach.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment
Arizona Solar Plant Picks Chinese Supplier -
Suntech, the Chinese solar giant, has won a contract to supply photovoltaic panels for a 150-megawatt project in Arizona, marking China’s entry into a lucrative United States power-plant market dominated by American companies.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment
Canada Job Growth Surges -
Canada's employment kicked off the year on a scorching note as the economy churned out about 4.5 times more new jobs than expected, the most since April 2010, but the unemployment rate rose unexpectedly as the number of people looking for work increased.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment
Messy New Estimates Complicate Explanation for Unemployment Rate Drop - WSJ
The January unemployment report was very noisy, not just because bad weather kept people at home. The Labor Department also incorporated unusually large revisions to its estimates of the size of the population which make it hard to offer a clear explanation for what caused a drop in the unemployment rate to 9%.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment
Winning the future through innovation - Yahoo! News
As President Obama described in his State of the Union Address, to win the future we must harness this inherent capacity for ingenuity in the American people, driving a wave of innovation that maintains America's leadership in a rapidly changing, increasingly competitive world.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment
Biomass industry developing in West Virginia - The Register-Herald
Last month, the EPA announced a three-year pass on greenhouse-gas permitting requirements from the burning of biomass materials. Research into the development of biomass, or plant and animal waste, as a fuel source is under way in West Virginia.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment

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