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Map: Where Americans Are Moving -
More than 10 million Americans moved from one county to another during 2008. The map below visualizes those moves.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Economic impact of shutdown: Damage would increase with duration - The Washington Post
The economic effects of a government shutdown could be significant in the Washington region and nationally if the impasse continues for several weeks, some economists said.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Why aren't the biggest U.S. companies hiring? -
The economic recovery is 2 years old. Corporate America is thriving again. But “for hire” signs at the USA’s biggest companies are surprisingly scarce.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Twitter Gets Tax Break from San Francisco -
San Francisco's Board of Supervisors late Tuesday approved an ordinance that will exclude online messaging service Twitter Inc. and certain other businesses from paying a 1.5% city payroll tax for the next six years.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Electric car companies standardize charging plug - CNNMoney
Charging electric cars will be a vital part of the consumer experience, and the auto industry knows making the experience as easy as possible is crucial to the cars' success.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Korean Battery Makers Ramp Up Investments -
Samsung SDI Co. and LG Chem Ltd. said Wednesday they will ramp up investment in their battery businesses as they seek to capitalize on fast-growing demand for rechargeable batteries used in consumer electronics and cars.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Unemployment falls in three-quarters of U.S. cities -
Unemployment rates are falling in most metro areas across the country, suggesting that recent nationwide gains in hiring are widespread and not limited to a few healthy regions.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Infographic: United States of the Environment - Mother Nature Network
We can't all have the most organic farms or the lowest air pollution, but every U.S. state is No. 1 in some environmental or public health category ... and No. 50 in another. Here's a look at each state's strengths and weaknesses.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Top Ten Smart Grid Projects Globally - CleanTechies
Currently, many countries around the world, worried about increased use of energy, are looking to implement a number of smart grid projects to decrease total energy consumption through energy efficient measures provided by smart grids.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
The Silicon Valley of South America? - Inc.
Called Start-Up Chile, the program offers a $40,000 grant and a one-year work visa to entrepreneurs who agree to stay in Chile for six months.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
China, U.S.: China gets in trouble when it overreaches -
One should be skeptical about dire projections of China's rise and America's decline. China still has a long way to go to catch up in military, economic and soft-power resources.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
IMF Reverses Position on Capital Controls -
In a major policy reversal, the International Monetary Fund Tuesday officially endorsed the use of controls on international cash inflows, the first time in the fund's seven-decade history.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Mirroring Facebook’s Culture in a New Corporate Campus -
Facebook, which started out in a dormitory at Harvard, transferred to a rented house in Silicon Valley and now occupies a cluster of office buildings in Palo Alto, Calif., is about to make its biggest move yet: to a 57-acre campus in this small city about 30 miles south of San Francisco.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Forget Unemployment Extensions, Cutbacks More Likely -
State attempts to pare back unemployment and an improving economy are likely to lead to a much shorter span of unemployment benefits next year.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Have We Lost a Generation of Small Business Owners? - Small Business Trends
We’re down more than 1.1 million. That’s how many fewer self-employed Americans there are today than when the Great Recession began.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
McDonald's Seeks to Hire 50,000 -
McDonald's Corp. said the company and its franchisees are looking to hire as many as 50,000 people at U.S. restaurants during an April 19 hiring event.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Wind Power Hits a Trough -
After years of blustery growth, wind power is facing a blow-back in some of its major markets.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
At Last, Robust Job Growth - Kiplinger
What's more, the gains can be found across the country and in a wide range of professions.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment

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