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Fed Upgrades Growth Forecasts, but Remains Pessimistic on Jobs -
The Federal Reserve revealed Wednesday that its policy makers had substantially upgraded their forecasts for how much the United States economy will grow this year, though they expect unemployment to remain painfully high for some time.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment
America's Biggest Brain Magnets -
For a decade now U.S. city planners have obsessively pursued college graduates, adopting policies to make their cities more like dense hot spots such as New York, to which the "brains" allegedly flock.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment
The Myths of Offshoring: The Imperative of Manufacturing - Huffington Post
For fully two decades, the American people have been fed the canard that the offshoring of literally millions of American manufacturing jobs is an acceptable price to pay for lower cost imported consumer goods.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment
What Is the New Normal Unemployment Rate? - Federal Reserve Board of San Francisco
Recent labor markets developments, including mismatches in the skills of workers and jobs, extended unemployment benefits, and very high rates of long-term joblessness, may be impeding the return to "normal" unemployment rates of around 5%.
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Japan’s Gross Domestic Product Fell 0.3% at Year’s End -
Japan’s economy contracted in the fourth quarter when compared with the previous three months, though analysts are optimistic about the country’s prospects for the rest of the year.
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february 2011 by areadevelopment

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