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Engineers develop floating solar fuels rig for seawater electrolysis

In a single hour, more energy from the sun hits the Earth than all the energy used by humankind in an entire year. Imagine if the sun's energy could be harnessed to power energy needs on Earth, and done in a way that is economical, scalable, and environmentally responsible. Researchers have long seen this as one of the grand challenges of the 21st century.

Russian court: ex-minister guilty of taking $2 million bribe

A court has found a former Russian economic development minister guilty of accepting a $2 million bribe from a top ally of President Vladimir Putin. Alexei Ulyukayev, the highest-ranking Russian … Click to Continue »

New technique could make captured carbon more valuable

(DOE/Idaho National Laboratory) Carbon capture could help coal plants reduce emissions if economic challenges can be overcome. Turning captured carbon into a useable product is one solution. Scientists have developed an efficient process for turning captured carbon dioxide into syngas that can be used to make fuels and chemicals. Show More Summary

Confidence, uncertainty and macroeconomic fluctuations

At an intuitive level, economists and non-economists alike find it plausible that economic sentiment and economic developments are related. This column surveys recent theoretical and empirical work on the role of sentiment as a driver of the business cycle. Show More Summary

State report suggests tourism has increasing economic impact

A report commissioned by state officials suggests tourism has a growing impact on Indiana's economy. The Indiana Office of Tourism Development released the findings Monday. It says travel, tourism and … Click to Continue »

Poultry processing company hopes to open new facility

A poultry processing company plans to open a new facility in New Jersey next year. According to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority Board, Vineland Poultry has been approved for … Click to Continue »

Beyond wind speed: A new measure for predicting hurricane impacts

(Colorado State University) What if there was a better way to forecast and communicate hurricanes' damaging economic impacts, before they happen?Colorado State University civil engineers have developed an innovative new approach to assessing the resiliency of coastal communities to hurricanes. Show More Summary

Remy Bumppo's 'Puff' makes hay with alternative truth

Through political turmoil, social unrest and roller-coaster economic developments, one thing remains true: There’s always a bull market for alternative facts. Fakery-as-commodity in many hues and incarnations forms the zesty heart of Eugene Scribe’s 1840s comedy, “The Puff — or Falsehood and Truth.”...

Dow soars to new record, topping 24,000 on tax bill enthusiasm

Investors were encouraged by the latest batch of economic data pointing to a pickup in global and domestic demand. But the run-up in the market really kicked in after developments in Washington gave traders fresh optimism that the Republican-led effort to forge a sweeping tax cut bill will succeed.

Slight increase in OECD growth forecast

The Mexican economy will grow by 2.4% this year and 2.2% in 2018, according to an upwardly revised forecast by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The revisions FULL STORY The post Slight increase in OECD growth forecast appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Take the latest SlashData developer survey and you could win a Pixel 2!

Are you ready for the most global developer survey, designed BY developers FOR developers? The Developer Economics Q4 2017 survey is here and for its 14th edition, and it's aiming at shedding light on the future of the software industry!...Show More Summary

Take SlashData's latest developer survey and you could win an Acer Windows Mixed Reality headset!

Are you ready for the most global developer survey, designed BY developers FOR developers? The Developer Economics Q4 2017 survey is here, and for its fourteenth edition, it's aiming at shedding light on the future of the software industry. Show More Summary

Alstom Foundation will Finance 17 New Projects Around the World

The Alstom Foundation has announced it will support 17 projects this year spread across all continents with a particular focus on economic and social development.

It's Official: Aussie Petrol Sucks

According to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) figures, Australian petrol is the worst of all 35 OECD countries. Aussie standards allow for 150 parts per million (ppm) of sulphur - the stuff that, once it hits the atmosphere, can form acid rain and also cause respiratory issues for anyone who likes breathing. Show More Summary

How USAID is Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

Women are key drivers of economic growth -- it’s indisputable. But the impact women could have on the global economy far exceeds the effect they currently have due to social and cultural limitations they face in both developing and developed countries.

Headlines Reporting U.S. as a “Low-Tax” Nation Overlook Our Overreliance on Economically Harmful Income Taxes

Much is being made of the recently released revenue statistics from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) indicating that the United States has one of the lowest overall tax burdens at 26 percent of GDP, ranking the U.S. 31 st among the OECD’s 35 member nations. Only Turkey, Ireland, Chile, and Mexico had […]

Loop Brewing spurs economic development in McCook

Loop Brewing Company in McCook, Nebraska, is another craft brewery that has spurred economic development in its city. The company was established in 2011 with 10 employees and now has 30 employees. To help get the business started, Center...Show More Summary

Slovenia supports Romania joining Schengen, trade group

Slovenia's foreign minister says his country supports Romania joining the Schengen passport-free travel zone and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Karl Erjavec said Romania had fulfilled the conditions … Click to Continue »

Simeon Djankov and Matt Warner on the Doing Business Report and Development Aid

Simeon Djankov, creator of the World Bank's Doing Business Report, and Matt Warner, Chief Operating Officer of Atlas Network talk with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the role regulation plays in economic development and the challenges...Show More Summary

Job market papers of 2017-2018

As you may have noticed, I’ve been surveying various job market papers from this year.  So far, here are my subjective impressions of what is going on overall.  The number of money and macro papers is way down.  Development economics...Show More Summary

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