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CNBC Article about Palm Beach County’s Attractiveness to Financial Services Companies

The pitch for running a hedge fund from Miami or Palm Beach is hard to ignore, especially after another brutal Northeastern winter. Taxes are low, More...

Why women (like me) choose lower-paying jobs

Lisa Chow at NPR explores why women seem to be overrepresented among university majors that don’t usually pay as well and why they often don’t choose high-paying jobs More...

Part-time work on the rise, but is that a good thing?

The number of part-time workers in the United States has approximately doubled since the summer of 2007, with more than 8 million Americans working part-time More...

‘Innovation Districts’ may be cornerstones of new urban economy

Bruce Katz in the vice president of the Brookings Institution and he is talking with Robert Siegel about his new book, The Metropolitan Revolution: How More...

Can Africa manage its own growth?

Michel Martin at NPR hosts an interesting discussion about whether Africa has enough business leaders to manage its economic growth. To help meet what it sees as a More...

Podcast: Are there too many Ph.D.s and not enough jobs?

Science, technology, engineering and math jobs and education have been significant topics of discussion in the USA lately. On the one hand, more STEM workers More...

Homebuilding is booming, but skilled workers are scarce

The US housing sector appears to on the mend and is actually facing a shortage of skilled labor in some areas. Continue to link

Federal Reserve of Atlanta’s free economic development podcast for October

Working Solo: Trends in the Growing Self-Employment Sector: Stephan Goetz, director of the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, discusses his recent research on the More...

Small Businesses: “Show Me The Credit”

There may be a new credit bubble swelling, four years after the big one burst. Bloomberg Businessweek contributor Roben Farzad says the lack of reasonably More...

Podcast – Survey: Economy To Grow But Not Add A Lot Of Jobs

The U.S. economy will continue to grow throughout the rest of the year and in 2013, but at a tepid rate that fails to lower More...

Podcast: What recent gains mean for U.S. economy

Weekend Edition host Rachel Martin talks with Roben Farzad, contributing editor to Bloomberg Businessweek, about what the recent dip in the unemployment rate and gains More...

Fallout from financial crisis: Thousands of Nigerian kids poisoned by lead

Gold in general has great PR. It’s slick, it’s hip, it’s bling. But in a remote corner of West Africa, it’s killing children. Continue to More...