Stories tagged: economics
Sun., July 23, 2017
Ask Dr. Universe: Printing more money makes it less valuable
It sure sounds like a nice idea. Print a bunch of money and everyone gets rich. We could buy anything we wanted. Ah, if only it were that easy. It …
UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 7:31 a.m.
Top Canada and U.N. environment officials say US to lose jobs
Canada’s environment minister and the head of the U.N. environment agency said Monday that the United States stands to lose jobs by pulling out of the Paris climate accord.
Tue., May 16, 2017
Samuelson: What’s good politics is bad economics
Protectionist policies by governments could reduce economic growth, because companies will delay new investments if they don’t know where and how they can sell.
Sun., April 9, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Competing visions of Monroe Street cause ‘road diet’ division to linger
City Hall will soon have to push forward with its plans to reduce lanes on Monroe Street to take advantage of pedestrian safety grant dollars. A group of business owners, …
Fri., March 31, 2017, 8:23 p.m.
Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren share stage at Boston rally
At a rally that had the feel of a campaign event, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren appealed to their supporters Friday as liberals continue to mobilize against the agenda of …
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017
‘Jawboning’ for jobs is unsustainable
The reality is that his jawboning won’t create many new jobs and could actually cost U.S. jobs if American vehicle producers are saddled with uncompetitive costs. History suggests that Trump’s …
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 8:11 p.m.
Analysis: What Trump and Clinton didn’t say in their economic speeches
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton spelled out their economic visions in high-profile speeches in Michigan this week. They delved into taxes and regulations, trade deals and job growth. Yet perhaps …
Tue., July 19, 2016, 10:49 p.m.
AP explains: Why do Republicans say sky is falling? Is it?
The United States depicted at the Republican National Convention is a scary place. It is wrenched by economic uncertainty, political dysfunction, runaway immigration, violent streets and existential threats from abroad. …
Mon., April 11, 2016
Marijuana sales top spending on wine and milk in Spokane County
Spokane County sold more than $5 million worth of legal marijuana for the month of March, the first time a monthly total has eclipsed that mark since legal sales began …
Wed., March 25, 2015
Shawn Vestal: Consumers drive demand for bad news, study finds
There’s an old journalism cliché about the primacy of bad news: We cover crashes, not landings. The logic of this has always seemed sound to me. Crashes are unusual; landings …
Mon., Oct. 15, 2012, 7:58 a.m.
Two Americans win Nobel economics prize
STOCKHOLM — Two American scholars were awarded the Nobel economics prize today for studies on the match-making that takes place when doctors are coupled up with hospitals, students with schools …
Sat., Oct. 29, 2011
Shadle students discuss budget with Gregoire
If Chris Gregoire gets tired of being Washington’s governor, she might have a future as a Shadle Park High School economics teacher. She might, anyway, if the state weren’t making …