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How much is a child’s future success determined by innate intelligence? Economist James Heckman says it’s not what people think. more
Fifty years ago, the U.S. had the moon to itself. Starting in 1969, when the first of six Apollo missions touched down, it seemed likely that American astronauts would make a long-term home on the lunar surface. more
The U.S. population keeps shifting to the West and South: as of July 1, 61.6 percent of Americans lived in those two regions, the Census Bureau reported this week. more
U.S. consumers feel great, right? The presidential election is over. Talk of jobs and infrastructure spending, coupled with stock-market indices flirting with all-time highs, is stoking excitement for the future -- at least according to figures released Thursday that track Americans' economic expectations. more
Halfway across the world, in the Indian Ocean, far from the southeast coast of Africa, lies a remarkable inspiration for Rhode Island's economic development. The tiny island nation of Mauritius is an economic success story. Says a report from the … more
If there’s one thing economists tend to agree on, it’s the benefits of free movement of labor. more
Fred's Inc. shareholders are bounding into the holiday season with a little extra cheer. more
It’s natural to evaluate Donald Trump’s appointments by whether we agree with the stances of the appointees. more
This week, after four and a half years of faithful service, I finally replaced my old laptop. more
The unemployment rate is down to 4.6 percent, which sounds pretty good. But the unemployment rate doesn't count people who've given up looking for jobs, which is why the employment-to-population ratio, especially the "prime-age" ratio for those 25 through 54, may be a better measure of the health of the labor market. more
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