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WILLIAM GALSTON: How the Vise on U.S. Wages Tightened

Wall Street Journal: China entered the global market and changed the game. American workers need and deserve a raise.

Every so often you run across a statistic that almost knocks you out of your chair. 84 more words

Economy

Elon Musk's Mighty Tweet-ful; Confident Are We? Yes We Are; Cable Companies Unite

Surprise!

Tesla shares continued its climb today all because of one itty bitty tweet Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted yesterday. It helped, by the way that he has close to two million followers and the tweet in questions was re-tweeted thousands upon thousands of times. 575 more words

End Business Subsidies

By Chris Edwards and Tad DeHaven – Re-Blogged From http://www.CATO.org

Overview

The mission of the Department of Commerce is to “foster, promote, and develop the foreign and domestic commerce” of the United States. 2,259 more words

GDP & Employment

What Price Democracy?

By Terri Ann Lowenthal

The Census Bureau was off to a relatively good start this year in the mysterious and powerful world of those who hold the purse strings, known fondly to many of us as the House and Senate appropriations committees. 699 more words

Census 2020

White House Urges Discussion of New Privacy Legislation That's DOA

White House officials released draft privacy legislation Friday afternoon designed to improve protections for consumers, but it didn’t take long for parties on all sides of the debate to start dumping all over it. 470 more words

Policy

US housing starts fall, but still at lofty levels

Getty Images A worker carries lumber as he builds a new home on January 21, 2015 in Petaluma, California.

U.S. housing starts fell in January as ground breaking for single-family projects slipped off a 6-1/2-year peak, but stayed at levels consistent with a gradually improving housing market. 293 more words

Real Estate News

GORDON CROVITZ: AmericanExceptionalism.com

Wall Street Journal: With Internet freedom safe for now, let’s embrace the values that make the Web work so well.

Congress did the world’s three billion Internet users a favor by blocking President Obama’s plan to end U.S. 72 more words

Politics