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Can Startups Create Blue-Collar Jobs in America?

While walking through Grand Central Station in New York, you’ll see a dozen ticket booths. But you’ll only see one employee selling tickets — and about 20 different ticket-dispensing machines. 1,215 more words


Brazil: Job creation forecast misses its target by 33% (or 500,000)

Via Bloomberg BusinessWeek. In what was probably an overestimate due to the FIFA World Cup and a nice segue into the Glasgow Commonwealth Games which commence today. 278 more words


India: Modi budget 2014-2015 plans for 100 new urban centres

The Conversation has an article this morning which outlines the very high-level macro-economic thinking underway in India as it lays down its 2014-2015 budget. Indian budget balances expectations with constraints… 126 more words


Seth's Blog: The self-driving reset of just about everything in our cities

Seth describes a world where the “car” is no longer the king. We already have the science to make all of this possible. We have witnessed major traffic jams in large cities that took several days to unsnarl and start flowing again. 31 more words

Innovation Economy

Idaho Inventor Pushes Solar Panels For Roads

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren’t meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. 545 more words


Job creation faster in states raising the minimum wage

New Jersey arrived at the bottom after Christie vetoed the minimum wage increase

The experience of the 13 states that increased their minimum wage on January 1st of this year might provide some guidance for what to expect here in Washington, DC when the city-wide minimum wage increases to $9.50 on July 1.

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June jobs report: Unemployment rate irrelevance

Austin, July 10, 2014 —The U.S. Labor Department released the all-important Employment Situation Report last Thursday afternoon, just before the long Fourth of July holiday weekend. 977 more words