This chart shows the percentage of male and female students who received a given grade in introductory economics course who then later majored in economics. Source.
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The trail this year has been marked by poor conditions because of a lack of snow after a warm winter by Alaska standards. via espn.go.com
Last week, oil was pushed higher by Russia's military incursion into the Crimean peninsula
From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary There were 4.0 million job openings on the last business day of January, little changed from December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.......Quits are generally voluntary separations initiated by the employee. Show More Summary
With as many as 13 dead, the House Energy and Commerce Committee wants to know if recall could have come sooner
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Off-topic but worth it: In “Between Two Ferns,” an off-color online parody of celebrity interview shows, the comedian Zach Galifianakis has spanked Justin Bieber with his belt, discussed Charlize Theron’s thighs and asked Natalie Portman for her phone number. On Tuesday, Mr. Galifianakis welcomed President Obama to the comedy show...
Three months after launching a study of bitcoin, Japan’s central bank on Tuesday reached a conclusion: The virtual currency at the center of global controversy shouldn’t be treated as a currency.
From the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB): February optimism takes a tumbleSmall business optimism continues its winter hibernation with the latest Index dropping 2.7 points to 91.4... NFIB owners increased employment by an average of 0.11 workers per firm in February (seasonally adjusted), virtually unchanged from January. Show More Summary
The hand-wringing over what to do to help Ukraine has had a very positive impact on the U.S. oil and gas industry. Politicians like Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) are seizing on the crisis to call for a lifting of the ban on U.S. oil exports — the better to counterbalance...
OECD forecasts global growth of 3.6 percent this year, from an estimated 2.7 percent in 2013
American Public Transportation Association: In 2013, the number of trips stood at nearly 10.7 billion, the highest since 1956
State brings in more than $2 million in first month of legal recreational marijuana sales
Wall Street futures also barely budged, with Dow futures at 16,414 and S&P 500 futures at 1,876.50
Morning Money Memo… General Motors has hired Tony Valukas, a well-known lawyer and former US attorney, to lead its internal investigation into safety issues. The inquiry will look into why faulty ignition switches were used in some GM cars years after concerns were first raised....
From World War II Today: : The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the VICTORIA CROSS to:— >No. 13068 Sepoy (acting Naik) Nand Singh, 11th Sikh Regiment, Indian Army. >In Burma on the night of the 11th/12th March,...Show More Summary
The main problem, as usual but no one wants to talk about it, is rising population: Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration sounded a strong warning about rising seas Monday, saying that ocean levels around the world are projected to increase by 12 inches or more should a...
SIEPR Economic Summit Stanford University, March 7, 2008 Opening Remarks: Lawrence H. Summers: >We are facing the most serious combination of macroeconomic and financial stresses that the United States has faced in at least a generation.... Show More Summary