The U.S. economy added 80,000 jobs in June, unemployment remained steady at 8.2 percent and state and local governments added another 4,000 jobs, according to Friday's monthly employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Source: New York Times | Seattle, Wash. |
July 2, 2012
The movement toward local food is creating a vibrant new economic laboratory for American agriculture. The result is a reworking of old models about how food gets sold and farms get financed, and who gets dirt under their fingernails doing the work.
New census estimates show population is increasing in large cities faster than the nation as a whole, and the growth appears to be accelerating. View an interactive map with updated figures for the 1,000 largest U.S. cities.
Source: Washington Post | District of Columbia |
June 27, 2012
In a unanimous vote, the deal will save the five-year-old company about $32.5 million in taxes in exchange for mentoring students interested in careers in science and technology, hiring city youths to internships and offering support to businesses affected by ongoing street construction projects.
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