As part of the Big Picture election series focusing on Pittsburgh, Ray Suarez examines how the economy and other issues are weighing on the minds of voters in Steel City as the region works to reinvent itself from an industrial-based economy. Continue reading
As this ‘bQandA evolves, I’ve taken to asking real economists (i.e., ones with Ph.D.s) to read both your questions and my answers, and comment on any or all of them. This installment’s “guest vetter” is Martin Neil Baily, now with … Continue reading
- Is there is a chance of rejuvenation of the American textile industry, or is it too late and gone forever to China, Korea, India and Pakistan?
Question/Comment: I felt so encouraged by talk of Rust Belt life improving and of the death of U.S. manufacturing being greatly exaggerated! I am a textile designer and I wonder if you feel there is a chance of any such … Continue reading
One year ago, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service took up a proposal to list the polar bear as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act — a decision that enjoys public support but also stands to impact a range of players. Continue reading
Iraqi lawmaker Yunadem Kanna recently pleaded for international investors at Rebuild Iraq, an international trade fair being held in Jordan, but the waning interest from American companies was apparent among the attendees. Continue reading
The Dow Jones Industrial Average surpassed 12,000, for the first time Wednesday. While the peak was only brief, it indicated that inflation and consumer prices were falling. A finance professor discusses the significance of this milestone. Continue reading
With the tightening of airport security in order to prevent terrorist attacks, passengers are challenged with abiding by stricter rules and regulations and longer travel time. An industry expert discusses how the foiled airline terror plot will affect the airline industry and traveling. Continue reading