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Election Watch: Romney Squeaks By in Michigan

The Republican presidential nomination contest reached another milestone yesterday with two more major primaries, in Arizona and Michigan. The delegate “haul” in both states was…

PPI Battleground Home Values Index

In these 16 states, home prices are down an average of 16 percent since October 2008—from a median of $160,596 to a median of $131,191…

How Standing Up For Chinese Workers Helps America’s Economy

China may look like an unstoppable economic juggernaut, but it is increasingly beset at home by worker protests and strikes. Last June, for example, security…

What the App Economy Can Teach the Whole Economy

PPI Chief Economic Strategist Michael Mandel, explains in The Atlantic how innovative developments in the App Economy provide important lessons for the whole economy: “Android,…

Fueling App Economy Jobs with More Spectrum

A February 2012 paper by PPI Chief Economic Strategist Michael Mandel estimated that the App Economy has generated almost 500,000 new jobs since 2007. Mandel…

Election Watch: It Just Keeps Getting Better (For Obama)

The GOP nomination contest has entered its most critical two-week period yet, with primaries in Michigan and Arizona on February 28; the Washington caucuses on…

Election Watch: No love for Romney?

The Republican presidential nominating contest continues to produce endless surprises. A week ago, the key question was whether victories in two low-turnout caucuses and a…

Ending the Nuclear Drought

America’s long nuclear energy drought is officially over. For the first time in 33 years, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved a construction and…

Election Watch: It’s Not Over Yet

Four contests in the last week have done little to resolve the Republican presidential nominating contest. As long expected, Mitt Romney followed up his Florida…

What’s Really Behind Bain Capital(ism)

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has taken a beating over the past few weeks regarding his long tenure at the private equity firm, Bain Capital….