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  • Don’t Be Fooled!!

    The announcement of a net 431,000 new jobs being created during May certainly gives off the strong impression of a rapidly improving job market. Unfortunately, 411,000 of those jobs came via temporary workers tasked with performing work for the 2010 decennial Census, with the remaining 20,000 jobs added...
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  • Update on the Credit Crisis

    The majority of indicators are painting an increasingly dismal picture of the economy (see here , here and here for a few examples). With that in mind, we need to take a step back and check out the credit market to see if any improvements have been made since its near-meltdown last month, as that was...
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  • USGBC and the “public” review process

    I’ve been involved this year with the “public” part of the process that supposedly gets the USGBC’s LEED rating points approved. As a result I’m wondering if it’s only a good PR to make people feel they can have a saying in the process or a Kafkaesque bureaucratic...
  • Clearing the Way for Trade

    In his jobs speech to Congress, President Obama asked members to "clear the way" for consideration of the long-stalled 3 free trade agreements with South Korea , Colombia and Panama . Today, the way is expected to become clearer as the Senate starts formal consideration of extension of the...
  • The U.S. "Every Little BIT" Strategy

    What would you do if you were a lame-duck, pro-trade Administration with no remaining prospects for negotiating new free trade agreements? Well, you could do worse than start throwing Hail Mary passes in World Trade Organization negotiations and hope to complete a "Doha Round" deal by the end...
  • Just Plain Bad

    That's the only word I can use to describe today's snapshot of the U.S. labor market. Aside from the attention-grabbing headline number of a net loss of 533,000 jobs, payrolls for the past three months have contracted by a total of nearly 1.3 million. Both readings rank as the worst since 1975...
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  • Why Did They Name An Orchestra After Electric Light?

    Why Did They Name An Orchestra After Electric Light? Working at NEMA as a non-technical specialist often has its “Hey what about…?” moments. And so in these days of financial uncertainty, while others might be seeing their lives pass before their eyes, here I am out of the blue remembering ELO. How did...
  • Down but not Out

    After struggling through the worst downturn in the postwar era, the manufacturing sector is showing some signs of life. Sure, a large share of the rebound in output over the past three months is due to automakers restarting shuttered facilities and expanding inventories depleted by “cash for clunkers”;...
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  • The Invisible Tax Cut

    It's hard to be optimistic about the economy, and with good reason given the spate of bad news coming out on an almost daily basis. Deteriorating labor market : check. A big slump in consumer spending : check. Lousy guidance from earnings reports: check. Throw in a credit market in flux (though slowly...
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  • “Hank Not Appalled by India”

    People find time for sessions with the Treasury Secretary, and last week’s heavily attended US-India Business Council roundtable was no exception. The talk was all upbeat – despite more recent turmoil than usual the Indian economy and stock market are doing well, and Washington-New Delhi relations really...
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