Economy

  • 12:03am Mar 01, 2013
    Economy Economy

    The Future of Downtown Greensboro

    Greensboro has made great strides in downtown development, with more amenities, activities and people living downtown, and big projects waiting in the wings.

  • 1:32pm Feb 28, 2013
    National National Economy

    Job Applicants Are Wary Of Firms' Resume Sorting Software

    Some big companies are using talent management software to narrow the pool of job applicants before an employer reviews the resumes. Human resources officials say in today's economy, the systems are crucial. But employment seekers often find the software puts them at a disadvantage.
  • 12:04pm Feb 28, 2013
    Economy Economy Politics & Government

    Sequester Cuts Could Affect Air Safety

    At a hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, FAA administrator Michael Huerta explained to lawmakers what the sequester means to the aviation industry. He said he has limited ability to avoid furloughs for key personnel, such as air traffic controllers. That could lead to delays for passengers and the closing of towers.
  • 8:08am Feb 28, 2013
    National National Economy

    Countdown To Sequester: 3 Stories That Sum It Up

    A report says the biggest sequester burden will fall on the Washington, D.C., area, while the Pentagon is already shuffling deployments to save money.
  •  Risser has his usual lunch of soup and beer at an Irish pub across from the state Capitol.
    Narayan Mahon for NPR
    8:16pm Feb 27, 2013
    National National Economy Politics & Government

    At 85, 'Old-School' Politician Shows No Signs Of Quitting

    Elected in 1956, Wisconsin state Sen. Fred Risser is the longest-serving state lawmaker in the country. He may not use Facebook, Twitter or email, but he's gotten a lot done over the years. Considered an "institution within an institution" by some, he was just re-elected for another four years.
  • Children eat breakfast at a federally funded Head Start program. Many Head Start administrators are concerned they may have to cut back on the number of enrolled children if the sequester moves ahead.
    John Moore / Getty Images
    5:57pm Feb 27, 2013
    National National Economy Education

    Sequester Spells Uncertainty For Many Public Schools

    Most public schools are unlikely to feel the effects of the sequester before September. But educators and administrators nationwide are worried they may be forced to cut Head Start enrollment, after-school programs, reading coaches and even teachers when those budget reductions hit.
  • 2:34pm Feb 27, 2013
    Economy Economy

    Presence Vs. Productivity: How Managers View Telecommuting

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer sparked controversy when she announced an end to company's telecommuting program. A leaked internal memo emphasized that "physically being together" will be important to communication and collaboration within the company. This has raised questions about the benefits of working from home.
  • 7:54am Feb 27, 2013
    National National Economy

    Americans Earn More Than Their Parents (With A Caveat), Study Says

    Most Americans are earning more money than their parents, according to a new study from Pew's Economic Mobility Project. But that doesn't tell the whole picture: It often takes two incomes to surpass the one salary that was enough for the younger generation's parents.
  • 7:37am Feb 27, 2013
    Economy Economy Politics & Government

    Sequester Cuts Free Some Immigration Detainees

    Reaction is coming in after the Obama administration's unusual move releasing immigration detainees due to budget cuts. An Arizona sheriff is blasting the sequestration gridlock for undermining the safety of local communities. Immigrant rights groups, however, say it shouldn't take a budget crisis to do what they think is right.
  • 7:37am Feb 27, 2013
    Economy Economy Politics & Government

    Deadline For Sequester Cuts Near

    Usually when we come up to the edge of one of these deadlines there are 11th-hour negotiations, and the two parties manage to swerve away from the precipice at the last minute. What about this time?