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Finding a job is harder in Miami than in Detroit -
From the department of gloomy statistics: it’s still harder to find a job in Miami than it is in Detroit.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Foreign Firms Aren’t Hiring in U.S. -
The latest data from the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis on U.S.-based multinational companies focused on their hiring: more workers abroad and fewer in the U.S. during the 2000s.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Draper Says Silicon Valley Is Driving U.S. Economy - The Washington Post
Tim Draper, managing director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, talks about the technology industry and California's Silicon Valley as an economic growth driver.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Jobs Data Signal Progress -
The number of idled U.S. workers filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, reversing a spike in the previous period and signaling continued improvement in the job market.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
State Insecurity -
Faced with alarming budget shortfalls, states are pursuing corporate tax dollars in new and aggressive ways.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Big U.S. Firms Shift Hiring Abroad -
U.S. multinational corporations, the big brand-name companies that employ a fifth of all American workers, have been hiring abroad while cutting back at home, sharpening the debate over globalization's effect on the U.S. economy.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Population Shift Swells Southern and Western Cities -
Cities in the South and West grew the most over the past decade, reflecting a trend that has seen Americans leave colder climes in the North for warmer and faster-growing economies in other parts of the country, according to Census data released Thursday.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
U.S. Expands Seeding of Biomass -
This week the federal Department of Agriculture announced a host of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in rural America, and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is touring the Midwest, seeding biomass projects as he goes.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Will Electric Cars Be The Next Red/Blue Divide? - Fast Company
Ford--which is about to release an all-electric version of the Focus--just put out the above map of the United States with the cities it feels are best suited to electric car ownership.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Biotech’s Missed Opportunity: Small-Town and Rural America - Xconomy
The biotech and pharmaceutical industry is full of people who went to the top universities, live in the fanciest neighborhoods, and work for brand-name companies. But this industry needs to start thinking more about millions of people who are mostly an afterthought today.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Top Ten Solar Cleantech Programs Globally -
Because of its affordable price tag and the fact it is a constant source of energy; many locations throughout the world have harnessed the power of the sun in an effort to cut down on their use of fossil fuels.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
What's Holding Up All The Hiring? - American Express OPEN Forum
In other words, companies might not be able to follow through on those hiring plans unless they can sort out their cash flow problems.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Austin leads nation in small-business vitality rankings - The Business Journals
Austin is the U.S. market that is most conducive to the creation and development of small businesses, according to the latest On Numbers rankings.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment

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