Economic Growth

The Takeaway

Back To Work Then Ban The Box – Making Criminals Past Off Limits

Friday, February 06, 2015

Job applicants with a criminal background are often rejected but how can employers make the hiring process more fair without immediately rejecting qualified candidates? 

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Money Talking

What's in Store for Business in 2015

Friday, January 02, 2015

The U.S. economic recovery was a global bright spot last year, as Europe, China and the oil states all experienced setbacks and slowdowns. So what stories will shape 2015?


The Takeaway

U.S. Economy Boasts Best Growth in 11 Years

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The U.S. Commerce Department announced today that the American economy grew at its quickest pace in 11 years during the third quarter.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Trouble in the Suburbs

Monday, April 28, 2014

Job growth has been weak in the suburbs. The Regional Plan Association has released a report, "Fragile Success: Taking Stock of the New York Metropolitan Region", with a section on why the suburbs are falling behind. Juliette Michaelson, vice president for strategy at the Regional Plan Association and manager of the Fourth Regional Plan, talks about the problems.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Beige Book Explained

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Federal Reserve issues regional anecdotal reports on the economy every six weeks, known as the "beige book" because of the color of its cover. WNYC reporter Ilya Marritz explains what's in the new one, out yesterday, about the area's economic outlook, and how the report affects jobs and investments.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Big Business Presents NYC Jobs Blueprint

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mitch Rudin, Chief Executive Officer and President of US commercial operations at Brookfield Properties Corporation, and Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of the Partnership for New York City, discuss the NYC Jobs Blueprint they've put forth, outlining their recommendations for economic growth for the next mayor.


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The Brian Lehrer Show

Case Study: India

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Jagdish Bhagwati, university professor of economics at Columbia University and senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Arvind Panagariya, professor of economics and Indian political economy at Columbia University and non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, talk about the book they co-authored. Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries discusses how post-Independence India offers case studies of paths to economic development.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues Follow Up: How They Do It In China

Friday, September 21, 2012

Keith Bradsher, New York Times Hong Kong bureau chief, discusses the case against some of China's trade practices and the implications for U.S. manufacturers--and takes a look at how China approaches education and economic growth.

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