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  • High Hopes For High-Tech, High-Yield Food Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:05 PM ET
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    With both global food prices and concerns about food safety on the rise, technology is playing a more important role in the economics of the world’s food supply.

  • Oil-Price Shock Is Hitting American Consumers Hardest Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | 10:54 AM ET
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    The $20 a barrel jump in oil prices means the US will pay an added $69.3 billion this year, more than it costs to run most US agencies.  The falling dollar ensures US consumers are hardest hit.

  • Government Shutdown a ‘Plus for the Markets’ Friday, 8 Apr 2011 | 3:46 PM ET
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    "The idea that Congress is so dysfunctional that they can't cut their budget by more than 1% or 2%, when you contrast that to the re-pricing of the entire housing stock for the U.S., it's a complete disconnect."  ...A report from TheStreet.

  • A Government Shutdown Could Shut Down Wall Street Thursday, 7 Apr 2011 | 4:23 PM ET
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    A lengthy government shutdown could put a halt to some of the basic functions of Wall Street.

  • A Panel Decides Washington State’s Health Care Costs Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 8:06 AM ET
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    While all states, private insurers and the federal Medicare program decide what to cover, this state’s program is attracting nationwide attention, in part because its process is public and open, reports  the New York Times reports.

  • Regulation And Politics Weigh On Market Monday, 14 Mar 2011 | 9:09 AM ET
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    The mortgage market is currently mired in policy and politics that could directly affect buyer decisions on Main Street, at a time when the housing market remains in a slump.

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    The White House is struggling to fill key financial posts in the administration as a combination of Senate opposition and candidates’ reluctance to join up leaves critical positions empty. The FT reports.

  • The Obama administration appears to have ruled out any increase in spending for federal grants to college students because of the budget deficit, having provided a healthy increase in the previous year.

  • America's Top States for Business - A CNBC Special Report Preview

    For the first time in out five-year old study, states are de-emphasizing their cost of doing business—including taxes and utility rates—while placing more emphasis on quality of life and transportation/infrastructure.  So we're adjusting our weightings and point system.