economy http://wamc.org en "The Leading Indicators" By Zachary Karabell http://wamc.org/post/leading-indicators-zachary-karabell <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>We are bombarded every day with numbers that tell us how we are doing, whether the economy is growing or shrinking, whether the future looks bright or dim. Gross national product, balance of trade, unemployment, inflation, and consumer confidence guide our actions, yet few of us know where these numbers come from, what they mean, or why they rule our world.</p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84344 at http://wamc.org "The Leading Indicators" By Zachary Karabell Congressional Corner with Richard Neal - Part 2 http://wamc.org/post/congressional-corner-richard-neal-part-2-12 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Long represented by John Olver, the Berkshires are getting used to their new Congressman.</p><p>In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that economic growth in the commonwealth needs to come from the local level.</p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 60162 at http://wamc.org "After The Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead" by Alan Blinder http://wamc.org/post/after-music-stopped-financial-crisis-response-and-work-ahead-alan-blinder <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Alan Blinder is an esteemed Princeton professor, Wall Street Journal columnist, and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. He has written a major new book on this nation’s most recent financial crisis.</p><p><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594205302/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1594205302&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1594205302" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em> is a comprehensive and coherent narrative of how the worst economic crisis in postwar American history happened, what the government did to fight it, and what we can do from here—mired as we still are in its wreckage.</p><p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 56667 at http://wamc.org "After The Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead" by Alan Blinder Geithner Began With 'Smoldering' Economy; What Does He Leave? http://wamc.org/post/geithner-began-smoldering-economy-what-does-he-leave Outgoing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has had a bruising four years. He took office when the U.S. economy was plunging into the worst recession since the Great Depression.<p>Nominating <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/10/169053851/obama-taps-jack-lew-for-treasury">Jack Lew</a> as Geithner's successor Thursday, President Obama praised his departing Treasury secretary for helping to get the economy back on track.<p>"With the wreckage of our economy still smoldering and unstable, I asked Tim to help put it back together," Obama said. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 08:44:00 +0000 John Ydstie 55519 at http://wamc.org Geithner Began With 'Smoldering' Economy; What Does He Leave? Veterans Day Job Fair Held http://wamc.org/post/veterans-day-job-fair-held <p>The Massachusetts Office of Labor and Workforce Development is holding a series of events and activities in November to help veterans find work.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 21:42:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 51841 at http://wamc.org Veterans Day Job Fair Held