Economy

The Roundtable - Question of the Day
9:11 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Question of the Day - Shopping?

Today is Cyber Monday.

Did you take advantage of Black Friday sales? Cyber Monday deals? Both? Neither?

Why or why not?

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Chris Hedges' Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

Two years ago, Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges and award-winning cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco set out to take a look at the sacrifice zones, those areas in America that have been offered up for exploitation in the name of profit, progress, and technological advancement. They wanted to show in words and drawings what life looks like in places where the marketplace rules without constraints, where human beings and the natural world are used and then discarded to maximize profit.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget

David Wessel is a Pulitzer-Prize-winning reporter, columnist, and bestselling author as well as the economics editor of The Wall Street Journal and writes "The Capital" column. We speaks with him about his book, Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget.

New England News
3:50 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Report Finds Military Bases Have Huge Impact On Massachusetts Economy

An F15 Jet at Barnes Air National Guard base in Westfield,MA
WAMC

A new report details  the  huge impact existing military bases have on the economy in Massachusetts.  The report was prepared as part of an effort to save the state’s six military installations from federal cuts.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports

 

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The Roundtable
9:20 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Question of the Day - Winner of 2012 Presidential Election Won't Influence the Economy?

According to an Associated Press-GfK poll when it comes to the economy, half of Americans say it won't matter much whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney wins.

What do you think?

More on the poll here.

New England News
12:25 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Hope Seen For Small Business Growth

A hotel construction project stalled for five years is starting in Chicopee MA
WAMC

Leading economists say there is considerable uncertainty weighing heavily on the economic outlook for Massachusetts. But, for now, the state’s economy is doing comparatively well with signs of confidence in the future for small businesses.  WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

 

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New England News
4:30 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Massachusetts Officials Present Job Growth Plan

Patrick Administration officials are introducing a long term economic development plan at a series of meetings across the state with local government and business leaders.  WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports.

            The plan focuses on workforce development, nurturing  the innovation economy, and empowering communities to develop their local economies.  State Representative Joseph Wagner of Chicopee who chairs the Joint Committee on  Economic Development and Emerging Technologies says local leaders had a say in developing the plan and now have a roll to implement it.

New England News
4:30 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Falls In May

The unemployment rate in Massachusetts fell to six percent in May, down from 6.3 percent in April.  WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports.

The Roundtable
10:00 am
Tue May 22, 2012

The Real Crash

We speak with Peter Schiff about his new book, The Real Crash: America's Coming Bankruptcy---How to Save Yourself and Your Country.

Segment from the audio book courtesy of Macmillan Audio.

New England News
8:14 am
Fri May 18, 2012

MA Adds Jobs for Fifth Straight Month

The Massachusetts economy added jobs for a fifth straight month and the unemployment rate in April fell to its lowest level in 3 ½ years.  WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports…

The April unemployment rate in Massachusetts fell to 6.3 percent as the state added 2,500 jobs according to a report from the state office of Labor and Workforce Development. 

Led by the high tech sector, the state’s economy has been recovering from the Great Recession faster than the nation’s as a whole. The U.S. unemployment rate for April was 8.1 percent.

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