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ITES: Final Swing State Thoughts

This is the final entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. For more than 100 days this series presented and analyzed the economic news of five swing states from the five regions of the country. Excluding this final post, just fewer than 17,600 words … Continue reading

ITES: Falling Confidence, Redevelopment Efforts

This is the fourteenth entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. Unemployment is down – but so is consumer confidence. As several communities unveil economic development plans, others look to penny taxes and proposals for closing gaping budget deficits. With summer rapidly approaching, it … Continue reading

ITES: Buses Cut and Gases Captured

This is the thirteenth entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. There are extra votes in Philadelphia, additional fishermen in the rivers and streams, and a gas dispute leaving some towns queasy. All those issues, funding disagreements, and Marcellus Shale define Pennsylvania this week. … Continue reading

ITES: Water less than Golf

This is the twelfth entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. The hot air balloon is free, teens are still having babies – but not as many; and divergent plans emerge for historic sites. Those stories and more call the Land of Enchantment home this week, and … Continue reading

ITES: Amazon In, Marijuana Out

This is the eleventh entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. The cherry blossoms bloomed early, Kentucky defeated Kansas, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its state employment report for February. Even as the cold days of that wintry month never arrived in the District, … Continue reading

ITES: Obamacare & Business Breaks

This is the tenth entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. For political junkies this week marked a three-day Super Bowl-like affair. The spectacle came complete with paid, professional line-holders and eager anticipation ahead of daily released audio recordings and transcripts. The excitement was fueled by the … Continue reading

ITES: Reports of Jobs & Corruption

This is the ninth entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. With colleges in the midst of the spring break season, seniors will be returning to campus with added anxiety about the real world that is now just around the bend. Fortunately, the most recent state report … Continue reading

ITES: Super Ohio

This is the eighth entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. No other Super Tuesday contest offered more late-night drama than Buckeye State’s primary. Long after the results were in for the nine other voting states, Ohio’s contest was still too-close-to-call. But by the end of the … Continue reading

ITES: Refine Baby, Refine?

This is the seventh entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. Sardonic websites are dedicated to lampooning the Washington Metro. But it is wonderful to rely on the region’s at-times dysfunctional public transportation throughout a month that witnessed the average price of gasoline rise by 30 cents. To that … Continue reading

ITES: Profiling New Mexico’s Economy

This is the sixth entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. It is a destination famous for aged mud brick dwellings, UFO conspiracy theories, and now the runway to meet those little green men. This year marks the 100th anniversary of a state that retains its majority-minority … Continue reading

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