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The U.S. economy is continuing the continuing the longest expansion in history — unemployment is at record lows and wages are creeping up, but national averages can hide a lot of variety. Local policymakers in struggling cities certainly know this, as do regional planners. In many big cities, jobs are growing, but wages are declining as low-wage occupations dominate; in others, jobs are disappearing. Even boom towns have their own set of issues, from rising housing costs to growing inequality. And then there’s the perennial worry—how long will it last? 

Bloomberg News, Washington Post Join One Free Press Coalition

By: Gerry Smith, Bloomberg
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Over a dozen news outlets, including Bloomberg News, BuzzFeed and the Washington Post, have joined a coalition that’s raising awareness about press freedom worldwide.

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Washington Post’s Greg Sargent on the American “Uncivil War”

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It’s election season. To say that the political atmosphere is polarized understates the wormhole into which the US has fallen. We have a president who tells easily disprovable lies without compunction, and a party of elected officials who line up behind him, drafting off his autocratic slipstream. This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio is Greg Sargent, longtime opinion writer for the Washington Post and author of the popular blog, The Plumline.

Methane Disdain

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Along with the Affordable Care Act, the Clean Power Plan may end up being one of President Obama’s signature accomplishments. We learned recently, though, about the US Supreme Court’s potential role in determining the fate of the plan.

Down The Line: Steven Mufson on the Keystone XL Pipeline

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Are you interested in knowing the facts about the Keystone XL pipeline? Well, depending on the source, the “facts” vary wildly. Proponents tout the Alberta tar sands as the new Saudi Arabia, claim that the Keystone pipeline will bring 100,000 jobs and help get the US off of foreign oil. Critics, on the other hand, say the jobs are more like under 50, that all the oil will be exported, that tar sands crude is highly prone to spills, and that this project would endanger pristine wildlife habitats. So who is right?

Medtronic Pledges Action in Advance of UN High Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases

The World’s Leading Medical Technology Company Pledges Resources to Improve Healthcare Systems and Access to Therapies in Lower- and Middle-Income Countries
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Minneapolis, MN - September 15, 2011 - In a continued mission to reduce the global burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) and the Medtronic Foundation today announced a new commitment designed to improve healthcare systems and increase access to life-saving therapies.

How Private Healthcare Can Solve Noncommunicable Diseases: Washington Post Live Conference

LIVE Conference Webcast, 9/14 at 8:30 a.m.
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FSG's Mark Kramer, Founder and Managing Director, will join leading public health experts to discuss the best ways to solve the growing health crisis of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.  The September 14th conference, Sharing the Responsibility: Noncommunicable Diseases, will address how private health care companies, governments and nonprofits can join forces to curb the alarming rise worldwide of people suffering NCDs.

Sharing the Responsibility: Noncommunicable Diseases: September 14th, 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

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FSG's Mark Kramer, Founder and Managing Director, will join leading public health experts to discuss the best ways to solve the growing health crisis of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.  The September 14th conference, Sharing the Responsibility: Noncommunicable Diseases, will address how private health care companies, governments and nonprofits can join forces to curb the alarming rise worldwide of people suffering NCDs.

Sharing the Responsibility: Noncommunicable Diseases: September 14th, 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Good Business International named a 2010 Standout Company!

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Washington Post Leadership Playlist names Good Business International one of Five Standout Companies of 2010!

Starbucks, Honest Tea & Good Business International

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Washington Post Leadership Playlist names Good Business International one of Five Standout Companies of 2010!

Starbucks, Honest Tea & Good Business International

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