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Members of the Class of 2013, I salute you. As everyone keeps telling you, you are graduating at a difficult and even frightening time. I wish it were otherwise — that my generation was bequeathing you a finer world. We aren't. The world into...
The Hartford CourantConnecticut in some ways resembles Michigan, a high-wage industrial state with about the same proportion of union membership as of 2011 -- 17.7 percent here, 18.3 percent there, compared with 11.8 percent for the nation. A year ago, heck, six weeks ago,...
The good news for the U.S. economy as we enter 2013 is that the election's over. The bad news is that the election's over. What's good about it is that both parties in Washington can shed their preoccupation with the campaign theatrics that dominated...
WASHINGTON -- We shouldn't be talking about this silliness -- Big Bird, "bull -- er," or a girl's "first time." We should be talking about The Issues, we keep telling ourselves. But in the waning days of the presidential campaign, these are the issues --...
As I drove by the old Playhouse cinema on 25th Street in Baltimore the other day, I thought of the hapless fellow I encountered on the screen there in the 1970s — Nino, the lead character in "Bread and Chocolate," a comedy about a poor Italian...
Blog-o-nomics - Orlando SentinelBad news for President Barack Obama in the form of a new Associated Press analysis of the economic recovery. AP says this recovery is the weakest of any since World War II, hobbled by problems that refuse to go away quickly. A few key paragraphs from...
Reuters* Dispute a bellwether of state-business tensions * Maduro and Empresas Polar vow to work together * New president faces tricky economic panorama By Diego Ore CARACAS, May 15 (Reuters) - Socialist leader Nicolas Maduro and the billionaire boss of...
Years ago it was unthinkable that smart, ambitious and college-educated young people would have trouble finding entry level work ("Slow start," May 12). Today, this youthful demographic has been simultaneously dumped on a shrinking employment market and...
Reuters(Corrects $246 million to $246 billion in paragraph 10) By Frederick Kempe May 13 (Reuters) - Occasionally a public opinion survey surfaces that signals a seismic event. That is the case with a new report from the Pew Research Center that measures the...
Members of the Class of 2013, I salute you. As everyone keeps telling you, you are graduating at a difficult and even frightening time. I wish it were otherwise — that my generation was bequeathing you a finer world. We aren't. The world that...
ReutersBy Brian Ellsworth CARACAS, May 13 (Reuters) - Venezuela's top food producer, Empresas Polar, on Monday challenged the country's socialist government to boost output of basic staples and ease nagging product shortages, rejecting accusations it is...
Reuters(Frederick Kempe is a Reuters columnist but his opinions are his own.) By Frederick Kempe May 13 (Reuters) - Occasionally a public opinion survey surfaces that signals a seismic event. That is the case with a new report from the Pew Research Center that...
May 10, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Dec 12, 2012 |Column| Hartford Courant
Dec 30, 2012 |Column| Los Angeles Times
Oct 29, 2012 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
Oct 20, 2012 |Column| Baltimore Sun
Aug 16, 2012 | Orlando Sentinel
May 15, 2013 |Story| Reuters
May 15, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
May 14, 2013 |Story| Reuters
May 13, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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May 13, 2013 |Story| Reuters
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