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15 Reasons Why Americans Think We’re Still In A Recession – OpEd

1: Wage Stagnation:  Why America’s Workers Need Faster Wage Growth—And What We Can Do About It, Elise Gould, EPI Economic Policy Institute: “The hourly compensation of a typical worker grew in tandem with productivity from 1948-1973. …. After 1973, productivity grew strongly, especially after 1995, while the typical worker’s compensation was relatively stagnant. This divergence of pay […]

Asia-Pacific region
Asia-Pacific region


UN Leads Asia-Pacific Closer To Universal Standards For Disaster Statistics

Senior experts from governments, academia and international organizations this week reached a milestone towards better disaster risk management in Asia and the Pacific, at a United Nations led meeting in Sendai, Japan. Concerned by the frequency of natural disasters occurring in the region, the experts agreed on the core principles for establishing a common basic […]

Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo by Claude TRUONG-NGOC, WIkipedia Commons.
Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi. Photo by Claude TRUONG-NGOC, WIkipedia Commons.


Burma: Suu Kyi Disappointed By Quadripartite Meeting

Representatives from the Burmese government, parliament, military and political parties held quadripartite talks today at President Thein Sein’s residence in Naypyidaw. Aung San Suu Kyi and her opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) party have been urging the government to hold a quadripartite meeting for a long time now, but it wasn’t until this week […]

Marrakesh, Morocco
Marrakesh, Morocco


IEA Review Of Morocco’s Energy Policies Highlights Country’s Progress Towards Energy Transition

Morocco’s energy strategy is very much on target, with notable advances in wind and solar power and on fuel subsidy reform, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says in its in-depth review of Morocco’s energy policies. The new report notes that while the country’s power sector restructuring is under way, there is scope for further progress […]

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Ant Behavior Might Shed Insight On Problems Facing Electronics Design

The National Science Foundation has awarded Michael Hsiao, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Tech, a grant of $418,345 to improve the accuracy in electronics design, using algorithms he designed that simulate ant behavior. Michael Hsiao plans to harness swarm intelligence based on the efficient behavior of ants. Why would this matter? Ant […]