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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

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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