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The Reports: August 14-18

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Click on the picture for The Morning Economic Reports for the week of August 14. 

Monday, August 14

If you are looking to hire someone, consider somebody who was not born into wealth and privilege.  That’s the advice of Richard Reeves, senior fellow in Economic Studies and co-director of the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institute...

Tuesday, August 15

There is a notion among some that slowing immigration to the U.S. will expand job opportunities for those of us who are already here.  If you were looking for an economist to refute that notion, you wouldn’t have to look very far.  As indicated by writer Binyamin Appelbaum, many economists believe that skilled immigrant workers are good for the U.S. economy...

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Wednesday, August 16

Many of us have had that sinking feeling of looking at a statement indicating that our checking account balance has turned negative.  Instinctively, we know this is a bad thing, in part because it means that we will likely have to pay a fee to the bank, which will render our balance that much more negative... 

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Thursday, August 17

The stagnation of economies in much of rural America is well documented.  Many rural communities are presently coping with the onset of socioeconomic issues once reserved for inner cities.  Despite these issues, migration from rural communities to metropolitan areas continues to be slow...

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Friday, August 18

One would presume that recessions are bad for your health.  After all, when the economy isn’t performing well, people are more stressed about holding onto their jobs, retaining their health insurance, maintaining the value of their assets, and paying their bills...

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Anirban Basu, Chariman Chief Executive Officer of Sage Policy Group (SPG), is one of the Mid-Atlantic region's leading economic consultants. Prior to founding SPG he was Chairman and CEO of Optimal Solutions Group, a company he co-founded and which continues to operate. Anirban has also served as Director of Applied Economics and Senior Economist for RESI, where he used his extensive knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic region to support numerous clients in their strategic decision-making processes. Clients have included the Maryland Department of Transportation, St. Paul Companies, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Players Committee and the Martin O'Malley mayoral campaign.