ECON BLOG

Assignments Period 4W


CLASS ENDS
FRI,
JAN 24
In Class:
Giving Away a Fortune- Bill Gates (13:31min)
Legacy of Steve Jobs FORTUNE (6:10 min)
Steve Job's Commencement Speech- Stanford University 2005 (15:05) "Love What you do."
Fantasy Economics Press Herald Jan, 2014
Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt NPR Dec, 2013

Homework:
WED,
JAN 22
In Class:
Investment Portfolio Due.
Visit by Dock Woodbury
Homework:

MLK WEEKEND

FRI,
JAN 17
In Class:
Review Asset Allocation & Diversification.

Visit Dick Woodbury's Website and investigate his district, the Maine Legislature, and important Legislation and policies he is involved in. Create a Blog Post with the Title: Maine Economics. List 10 things you learned about the politics of economics in Maine. What are some of the economic issue you need to know to be an informed citizen?
Dick Woodbury
Handout-Permission slips


Complete Investment Portfolio.Please SHARE with me.
Asset Allocation
Make Pie Chart
Homework:
Investment Portfolio Due.
WED,
JAN 15
In Class:
(1) Quiz- Investment Vocabulary
Students should work together in a group to fill out the worksheet on Asset Allocations. Because you are working together, please make sure all your answers are accurate and complete.


Homework:
MON,
JAN 13
In Class:
(1)Practice Quiz- Investment Vocabulary
(2) Sectors of Investment

(3) Balance Portfolio taking into account Sectors of Investment.
Homework:
Study for quiz on Investment Vocabulary
Work on Investment Portfolio
he purpose of your portfolio is to create a well-balanced and thoughtful portfolio that will meet your own personal investment objective. Invest into 4 different Companies taking 250,000 positions. Select both Value & Growth Stocks. Your Investment Notebook is due Wednesday, Jan 22nd at beginning of class.
THR,
JAN 9
In Class:
(1) Review Investment Vocabulary
(2) Review Basic Stock Market Homework
(3) Review Value and Growth Stocks

(3) Start Investment Notebook. Go into Googledocs and SHARE IT WITH ME.
Homework:
Today we start our Stock Market Simulation.You will start with $1 million. The purpose of your portfolio is to create a well-balanced and thoughtful portfolio that will meet your own personal investment objective. Invest into 4 different Companies taking 250,000 positions. Select both Value & Growth Stocks. Your Investment Notebook is due Wednesday, Jan 22nd at beginning of class. Join our Group YHS Econ Semester 1 2014.
http://www.smartstocks.com/

TUE,
JAN 7
In Class:
What is Stock?
How the Stock Market Works for Dummies (9:13)


Martha Stewart Insider Trading Scandal USAToday
Jonathan Lebed Stock Manipulator NYTimes
Study the following vocabulary terms for a quiz next Wednesday.

Homework:
New York Times
Wall Street Journal


WINTER HOLIDAY BREAK

FRI,
DEC 20
Out for Asia Day
Watch the video FRONTLINE- The Retirement Gamble (53:37) and answer the questions on the worksheet below.Please hand in the worksheet at the end of class.

WED,
DEC 18
YEP Presentations:
Go Gormet
Samba!
Green Island Consultants
Lynn Hynes
Rob Billings
Art Bell
Ann Armstrong
MON,
DEC 16
YEP Presentations:
Route 1
Gluten Free Grove
Round The Year Help
Lynn Hynes
Kate Thomas
Art Bell
Dan O'Halleran
Jack Moore
THR,
DEC 12
IN CLASS:
Work on Projects
HOMEWORK:
TUE,
DEC 10
IN CLASS:
YEP Round-Table
Rob Billings
Peter Van Alstine
Kate Thomas
Art Bell
Jack Moore
Josh Ottow
HOMEWORK:
FRI,
DEC 6
IN CLASS:
Final Preparation for YEP Round-Table
HOMEWORK:
WED,
DEC 4
IN CLASS:
Complete Key Note & Complete Website
HOMEWORK:
MON,
DEC 2
IN CLASS:
I will be out of school today
Focus on finalizing your product or service. Itemize the cost to produce it and the price you will charge.
In Class Groups should conduct research, take notes, add useful links on the Google Doc. (Make sure your page has a title and that your name is on your page.)
1. Company Description- Summary of what you’re making/selling
2. Product or Service- Thorough description of your product and it’s benefit(s)
3. Strategy and Implementation- Start-up plans and expenses, time-line on the building, the making, the costs, the marketing & selling
4. Begin Web Site - create a website and explain how you’ll use it. This is part of your Advertising Plan and budget
5. Put finishing touches on your financial Spread sheets (Start up Costs &
HOMEWORK:
Print out financial spreadsheets prior to next class. When filling in financial statements and estimate expenses it is important to type notes in the margins to provide details on how you arrived at your estimates.



THANKSGIVING VACATION

MON,
NOV 25
IN CLASS:
Students will familiarize themselves with basic financial statements. When filling in financial statements and estimate expenses it is important to type notes in the margins to provide details on how you arrived at your estimates.



THR,
NOV 21
IN CLASS:
Hyundai to Unveil Hydrogen Cell Car PPH Nov, 19, 2013
Third Teslar Car Accident MONEY Nov 7, 2013
Teslar Motors
1. Finalize and Send out Survey or Finalize your Market Analysis
2. Strategy and Implementation- Start-up plans and expenses, time-line on the building, the making, the costs, the marketing & selling
3. Begin Financial Spreadsheet- "Start Up Costs"
HOMEWORK:
Work on Financial Spreadsheet- "Start Up Costs" and

TUE,
NOV 19
IN CLASS:
Construct a survey-
Survey should be completed in GoogleForms. Email a link of your survey to me. (The survey should: Describe your Product. Investigate the Demand for your product. Identify variations for your product.)

Groups convene to complete the Group Project Outline. Please share the document with each other and with me.
Title- ProjectName.econ

HOMEWORK:
Start to work on all phase of project.
1. Make sure each Section has a proper title
2. Be sure to write your name below the title for the section you are working on.
3. You can write using bullets but make sure you start to CATEGORIZE and SORT information
[Hint] It is a great idea to write Questions to focus your thinking.
4. For your first page Create a Resources Page with a BIBLIOGRAPHY of Links to relevant resources and BRAINSTORM Notes.
FRI,
NOV 15
IN CLASS:
Create a BLOG post that answers the question- Who Killed the Electric Car?
1. Bottom line- Who do you think is MOST responsible for killing the electric car? Explain using specific evidence from the film.
Here is another resource: Who Killed The Electric Car?
2. Read the following stories and create a Blog Post that describes 5 things you learned and find interesting about the Electric Car Industry. Please cite work and provide at least one image.
Electric Cars have a dirty Secret WSJ March, 2013
Boone Pickins
Better Place
Will The Electric Car Finally Succeed?
Israel to Get Battery Car Swap Stations TECHNOLOGY REVIEW (July 6, 2011)
Mercedes Reject Battery Swapping (March 9, 2009)
http://www.teslamotors.com/
Alternative Fuel Debate
http://www.pluginamerica.org/
HOMEWORK:
In Googledocs the students should begin to answer the following Questions.
1. What is a short description of your company and the service it will provide?
Begin Market Analysis and Market Survey.
1. What companies will you compete with? (Provide links to their websites)
2. How will you measure if there is a demand for your product or service? (Provide links to resources)
3. Where will your business be located? (provide links to your business' physical location if applicable)
4. How many employees will you need? (List their jobs and responsibilities)
5. What are the major capital expenditures? What is the big stuff you will need to buy? (Provide links to resources that show prices)
WED,
NOV 13
IN CLASS:
Some dollar-menu items are passing the buck Los Angeles Times Oct 30, 2013Present Chapter 3
Amazon Starts Sunday Delivery USA Today
Amazon's Weird deal with USPS Fortune
Introduce YEP and Brainstorm.

32 Innovations that will change your tomorrow NYTIMES (June 1, 2012)
HOMEWORK:
1. The GROUP will Share in Googledocs a document with the title Companyname.YEP.4W. List all group members on the first page of the document.This will be printed as the final business proposal.
2. The INDIVIDUAL Students will Share in Googledocs a document with the title Lastname.YEP.4W. This is your own note-taking device. I will check this on a regular basis to monitor your progress and to leave you notes and to share helpful resources. You will cut and paste from this document into the Final Document.

Veterans Day Weekend



FRI,
NOV 8
IN CLASS:
Chapter 3 Jig-Saw: Create your portion of the Presentation on Chapter 3
http://www.marketplace.org/sites/default/iframes/income_upshot/index.html
So Far, So Good for Twitter
HOMEWORK
WED,
NOV 6
IN CLASS:
Barry Shwartz- The Paradox of Choice TEDTALKS (19:41)
Go to your Blog and compose a post with the title "The Paradox of Choice." Answer the following questions:
1. Describe Barry Shwartz's Thesis Statement (you can also list a few of his best maxims)
2. Provide 3 of the strongest or most tantalizing examples he uses to support his main point
3. Do you agree with him? Do you disagree with something he said? Why?
Internet in China (3:17)
Amazon Mines User Data to Create TV Hits WSJ Nov 1, 2013
Snooping Garbage Bins in London Bloomberg
Read Chapter 3
HOMEWORK:

MON,
NOV 4
IN CLASS:
Students will watch the movie on Wal-Mart.
Is Wal Mart Good For America? FRONTLINE
HOMEWORK:
Bring Text Next class
After watching the Video on Is Walmart Good For America? please go to your blog and compose a post that answers the following questions:
1. Describe how Wal-Mart has created a power-shift between the retailers and manufacturers in America. (This refers to the difference between a "push" and a "pull" manufacturing economy) Please give an example.
2. Explain Mal-Mart's "opening price point strategy."
3. Explain some of the strategies, technology innovations and efficiencies that have allowed Wal-Mart to become so profitable and successful.
4. In your opinion- is Wal-Mart good for America? Explain.
5. Use this website to locate a good Wal-Mart cartoon (be sure to bookmark this website for future use) http://www.cagle.com/

Please remember that Blog posts are formal writing. Please edit your work and provide accurate and specific information as well as proper spelling and grammar. Please cite your work and provide insightful graphs, images, and/or cartoons. All images must have citations and captions.
THR,
OCT 31
END Q1
IN CLASS:
Test Chapter 2
HOMEWORK:
TUE,
OCT 29
IN CLASS:
Seminar- Naked Economics Chapter #2.
HOMEWORK:
Here is a study Guide for Demand Curve
Here is Study Guide for Supply Curve
Here is a Study Guide for Interaction of Supply & Demand
Supply & Demand & Prices in the Market- Concert Tickets (25:09)
Economic Equilibrium & Demand- Basketball Tickets (12:48)
FRI,
OCT 25
IN CLASS:
Alan Hall's Room
Lecture- Supply
Where Maine Students go to College- Interactive Press Herald
Barry Shwartz- The Paradox of Choice TEDTALKS (19:41)
Changes in Supply and Shift of Supply Curve (2:49) Econ Girl
Maple Syrup Cartel NYTIMES
Tar Sands Oil in South Portland PPH Oct, 2013
Flavorists ( 13:52) 60 Minutes Tweeking tastes and creating craves
Supply & Demand & Prices in the Market- Concert Tickets (25:09)
Economic Equilibrium & Demand- Basketball Tickets (12:48)
HOMEWORK:
Read Chapter #2 Naked Economics: Incentives Matter
Prepare for Seminar Next Class

WED,
OCT 23
IN CLASS:
Everything Is Amazing & Nobody's Happy
Lecture- Demand
Wings by Macklemore (5:30)
Walmart Plans To Accelerate Small Stores Growth to Compete with Dollar Stores (Oct 10, 2012)
Middle School Girls
Change in Demand and Shift of the Demand Curve (5:58) Econ Girl
HOMEWORK:
Read the rest of Chapter 2- Supply & Interaction of Supply and Demand (p.48-66) and take notes using the reading guide below.

Here is Study Guide for Supply Curve
Here is a Study Guide for Interaction of Supply & Demand
MON,
OCT 21
IN CLASS:
Quiz- Credit Cards & Debit Cards
HOMEWORK:
Read the first half of Chapter 2 (pages 41-48) in the text book on Demand. Write the definitions as they appear in the text and answer the thinking questions on the worksheet below.

Here is a study Guide for Demand Curve
THR,
OCT 17
Classwork:
How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off at the ATM NPR Planet Money
The Card Game FRONTLINE

HOMEWORK:
Bring Text to next class!
Study for a quiz on Credit Cards and Debit Cards
TUE,
OCT 15
IN CLASS:
Seminar- Naked Economics Chapter 1: Who Feeds Paris?
HOMEWORK:
Create a Seminar Blog Post that includes an analysis of one of these topics from Naked Economics Chapter I: Who Feeds Paris? Please include spoecific evidence with citations from the text and the seminar.
~ MAXIMIZING UTILITY IS NOT SYNONYMOUS WITH ACTING SELFISHLY
~ FIRMS TRY TO MAKE AS MUCH MONEY AS POSSIBLE
~ BARRIERS TO MARKETS
~ PRICING STRATEGIES
~ THE MARKET ECONOMY IS A POWERFUL FORCE FOR MAKING OUR LIVES BETTER BUT
AT THE SAME TIME, THE MARKET IS AMORAL
~ BECAUSE WE USE PRICES TO ALLOCATE GOODS, MOST MARKETS ARE SELF-CORRECTING
~ IF WE FIX PRICES IN A MARKET SYSTEM, PRIVATE FIRMS WILL FIND SOME OTHER WAY TO COMPETE
~HOW IS PUBLIC POLICY LIKE A BOWL OF CASHEWS?
~IS MARKET CAPITALISM A GOOD SYSTEM? “market economics is what democracy is to government”

Columbus Day Weekend

THR,
OCT 10
In Class:
Review Seminar Format & Rubric

Local- Yarmouth Maine
Students report out 5 important economic facts or questions from the town's report.
Go to The Blog and Create a Blog Post- Yarmouth Maine
1. List 10 important facts you learned about Yarmouth Maine from reading the Town's 2012 Annual Report.
2. What is the issue with Wymann Station? How should the town plan with regards to Wymann Station?

Towns May Consolidate Assessing Departments FORECASTER Aug, 2013
Wymann Station
Is It Time to Unplug Wyman Station? PPH Feb 2013
Largest Power Plant in Maine Up for Sale PPH May 1 2013
Soot No Longer an Issue because plant rarely runs PPH Feb 2013
HOMEWORK:
Study for Seminar- Naked Economics Chapter 1: Who Feeds Paris?
TUE,
OCT 8
IN CLASS:
Quiz- Federal Deficit and Government Shutdown
Examine Report from Town of Yarmouth
HOMEWORK:
Examine Report from Town of Yarmouth and be prepared to report out 5 important economic facts or questions from the town's report.
FRI,
OCT 4
IN CLASS:
BLOG: Federal Budget Deficit: Using content from IOUSA students will describe the federal debt crisis facing America.
Students should find an infograph and a Cartoon that deals with one of the following: the Federal Debt, Federal Budget, Sequester, Dept Ceiling, Default, or Affordable Care Act (Obama Care). Students will write captions that explains.
Government Shutdown, by the numbers NYTimes (1:45)
In House of Reps, Arithmetic Problem NYTimes
The Battle in Congress on Spending & Debt NYTimes Q&A
The Back And Forth Over the Government Shutdown- NYTimes (interactive)
Who Goes to Work, Who Stays Home? NYTimes (interactive)
Obama's Statement Before the Shutdown NYTimes (11:03)
Conservatives With a Cause: ‘We’re Right’ NYTimes (1:12)
The Republicans Standing their Ground NYTimes
Pelosi: Tea Party Shutdown NYTimes (53:00)
Where the Poor and Uninsured Americans Live NYTimes (interactive)

Maine:
Maine by the Numbers- Maine Heritage Policy Center
Portland's fresh connection with Iceland PPH Sep 2013 (3:34)
Federal:
Death & Taxes 2014: US Federal Budget- Visual.ly
Budget Puzzle- You Fix The Budget (Interactive) NYTIMES

HOMEWORK:
Quiz- Federal Defecit and Government Shutdown.
Read the text from Naked Economics- Chapter 1- The Power of Markets and prepare for a seminar next Thursday

WED,
OCT 2*
IN CLASS:
Watch the second half of the DVD I.O.USA that examines the history behind the debt crisis facing the nation today and fill-out the note-sheet. You will need to pause the film frequently.

HOMEWORK:
The Budget Standoff: In Congress Total Atrophy Press Herald
MON,
SEP 30*
IN CLASS:
Watch the first half of the DVD I.O.USA that examines the history behind the debt crisis facing the nation today and fill-out the note-sheet. You will need to pause the film frequently.

HOMEWORK:
House Passes $39 Billion cut in Food Stamps USA Today
Census Shows Mainers Hurting Economically Press Herald September, 2013
US Poverty Rate Unchanged NPR

THR,
SEP 26*
Go to the class Blog and construct a new post with the title: Is College Worth it?
Using your own headphones (if you do not own headphones go to library and borrow some) listen to this pod cast from Freakenomics Goes to CollegePart I (30:00min) - Sun, 29 Jul 2012
What's a college degree really worth these days?
Listen to the interview with Karl Rove and Steve Levitt (listen to the last 15:00min).
You will find this website interesting.... and troubling!
http://diplomamakers.com/

Interactive Graph Connecting College Major to Future Jobs

How do economists place a value on a college education?
Is College Worth It? TIME
Don't Think College Is Worth It? Ask People Who haven't Gone NYTIMES

OR-
Go to the class Blog and construct a new post with the title: College Majors?
After reading the following articles- Write a BLOG post describing what you learn about College Majors.
College Majors That Do Best in Jobs Market NYTIMES (May 19, 2011)
The 13 Most Useless Majors The Daily Beast (2012)
20 Best & Worst College Majors TIME (2012)

OR-
Then Go to the class Blog and listen to this podcast and create a worksheet that asks questions and get's at the heart of these stories. What is the hidden economic principal of this story?
Freakenomics Goes to CollegePart II (30:00 min) College tends to make people happier, healthier, and wealthier. But how?
TUE,
SEP 24*
IN CLASS:
Watch the DVD and take notes on College Inc. Be sure to answer all of the discussion questions in the Video Guide.

FRI,
SEP 20
IN CLASS:
Go to the class Blog and construct a new post with the title: What about College? Using all of the resources we have examined in class and the website What will College Run You? (CNN, 2010) write well thought-out answers to the following questions:
Tough Times For Graduates - Newsweek (May 29, 2011)
For Graduates, A Shrinking Payoff- NYTIMES (Aug 31, 2011)
Where Maine Students go to College- Interactive Press Herald
Opportunity Costs- College
Video- Opportunity Costs (3:39)
HOMEWORK:
Here are some links to help you (go to the bottom under "College") LINK
1. Explain the challenges being faced by college graduates. Use statistics and examples (cite your work)
2. Look up the costs of 3 different colleges you are considering attending.
3. Consider the degree you are going to pursue and the job you would like to get someday. How much will you make the first year? How much do you expect to make on average in the next 10 years?
4. Using the concept of opportunity cost, describe which college makes the most economic sense and why.
If you do not plan on attending college- look up the potential income for the job you plan to get. How much do you expect to make on average in the next 10 years?
5. Add a graph or an image (or a cartoon http://www.cagle.com/) with citations & a captions.
WED,
SEP 18
IN CLASS:
Scarcity- Gold Rush & Mr Pearl's Hermes Scarf - Newsweek (April 17, 2011)
Art Market Booming During Recession PRI (May 2011) 6:20min
Scream Sale $119 Million
Dollar Shave Club
Carstache
HOMEWORK:
Read CH 1 Part 2 pages 12-24 and complete thinking questions

MON,
SEP 16
IN CLASS:
Quiz- Economic Way of Thinking
Where Does Twitter's Money Come From? PPH
Twitter Learns Lessons From Facebook Flop PPH
What is an IPO? How will Twitter Make Mon$Y? What is the deal with them not wanting to be compared to Facebook?
HOMEWORK:
Read Text CH1 part 1 (3-12)


THR,
SEP 12
IN CLASS:
Computer Orientation- Wiki & Blog
One Second on the Internet
The i-Phone Economy NYTIMES (4:36)
1. What are 3 economic insights you learn from this story?
2. How does this story connect to the challenges facing our country? How should it influence economic policy?
Apple Seen Using Tax Loopholes $9 billion in Taxes Bloomberg News May, 2013
Trade Deficit with China Explodes Business Insider

HOMEWORK: BRING EARPHONES TO CLASS EACH DAY
Blog Post- The Many meanings of Globalization. Select a topic (i-phone economy, off-shoring, outsourcing, trade deficit, etc) and describe how this is currently a challenge of globalization to both the United States and the people in other countries. How does globalization effect your life or the life of ordinary people? Please cite your work and include content from two or more sources introduced in class. Add a cartoon on globalization and explain the cartoon with a caption. Use this website to locate a good cartoon (be sure to bookmark this website for future use) http://www.cagle.com/
Go to the Blog here: ECON BLOG

Quuz next class
TUE,
SEP 10
IN CLASS:
Review Thomas Friedman's Globalization.
Cost of 9/11 NYTimes, 2011 (interactive)
10 Years after 9/11 AP, 2011 (interactive)

30 Days- Outsourcing (45min) or The Other Side of Outsourcing (45 minutes) by Thomas Friedman
Congress makes laws- Senate (Collins R & King I) and House of Representatives (Pingree D & Michaud D)

HOMEWORK:
Please read the following article and take notes on the worksheet provided.

FRI,
SEP 6
IN CLASS:
Share out one interesting fact about someone else. (Two lies and one truth.)

"Actively Read" the article below on Gas Prices in Maine. Underline important points, make notes in the margins, write questions. What is the thesis of his article? What do you think are his most compelling points? What do you think are his most interesting points? How does this change your economic thinking?

http://www.mainegasprices.com/

Editorial Cartoons From the Summer

HOMEWORK:
Read "Globalization: The Challenge to America" by Thomas Friedman. Answer the questions on the worksheet and consider how Globalization will effect your future.

WED,
SEP 4
Here is the Course of Studies Guide:


Lecture- Economic Way of Thinking
What do you think are 3 major economic issues you think you and the nation are facing?

Watch the following short video and think about the thesis of the production.
What are the three most compelling facts in each video? Identify the connection to our study of economics.
Hard Times Generation- Homeless Children (14:04)

Poverty Rates Rise in America CNN 2011
Federal Poverty Rate Not Accurate Huffington Post 2013
Family Budget Calculator Huffington Post
How America's Losing The War on Poverty NPR (Aug 30, 2012) (11:29) America Losing The War on Poverty PPH (July 23, 2012)
Poverty in America Washington Post 2013

Homework:
none
Jig-Saw Economic Readings: Students will read about an economic story from the summer.
1. Summarize the issue 2. Identify the major constituencies involved 3. Describe how it gives us
insight into our "economic way of thinking" 4. look-up a few "loose ends" or questions you have from the reading.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos Looks to the Future 60 Minutes (14:09)
Maine Lobstermen Union holds inaugural meeting News Center 6 (2:14)
Hidden History - the Maine Lobstermen's Union MPBN (4:57) and (9:36)
Maine's sales-tax burden is fairly low Press Herald Aug, 2013
Amazon Spending Billions on Fulfillment PPH Aug, 2013
Sales of Existing Homes Heat Up In July PPH Aug, 2013
Virtual Currency Gains Ground in Real World- Bit Coins NYTimes July, 2013
After Decades of Toil, Web Sales Remain Small for Many Retailers WSJ Aug, 2013
Wealth Redistributed: Two Visions Of America Clashing PPH (Sep 19, 2012)
Grim Picture of Maine's Economy PPH (Sep 20, 2012)
Politically, Poll Reveals Differences in Maine's Districts PPH (Oct 2, 2012)
Self Destruction of the 1% NYTIMES (Oct 2012
Strong Start For Tourism in Maine PPH Sep, 4, 2012
On Job Gains, both Sides in the Right PPH Sep 6, 2012
1.5 Million Bond Turf Field Forecaster (Aug 2012)
$1 Billion awarded to Apple
Buffett's Muni-Bond Move WSJ (Aug 2012) (5:49)
Crisis Guide: The Global Economy Council on Foreign Relations
Debt Load affecting Maine Students' Decisions PressHerald 2013
The Evolution of Facebook NYTimes July, 2013
ACN- Direct Marketing of Essential Services
Twisted Sifter 40 Maps That Help Us Make Sense Of The World
Us Government Budget 2013-2014 Infograph
Maine Tackles the rising cost of healthcare Press Herald Aug, 2013
Swing States Polls NYTIMES (Aug 2012)
The Giant Pool Of Money - NPR (May 29, 2008) 1hr
Planet Money NPR (Aug 2012)
An Eye For Retailing NYTIMES (Aug 2012)
Campaign-Finance NYTimes (Aug 2012)
Comparing Candidates on Medicare NYTIMES (Aug 2012)
Colleges Offer More Courses Aimed At Job Market Miami Herald (Aug 29, 2012) Launch Pad
Recession Hitting Millenials The Hardest Los Angeles Times (Aug 29, 2012)
Middle Class Losing the Battle For a Better Life PPH (Aug 23, 2012) The Shrinking Middle Class NBC News Video (1:41)
America's Middle Class is Shrinking. Who Is To Blame? Mail On LIne (Aug 2, 2012)
Lost In Recession, Toll on Underemployed and Underpaid NYTIMES (June 18, 2012)
U.S. Recession Takes Worst Toll on Middle Class Washington Post (Aug 12, 2012)
The New American Household: 3 Generations and 1 Roof CNN MONEY (April 3, 2012)
Gas prices hit record high for same date in August PPH (Aug 21, 2012) Gas Prices Rise ABC News Video (1:21)
Gasoline Prices Again Take The High Road PPH (Aug 11, 2012)
Low US Crop Estimate Heightens Food Crisis Concerns International Business Times (Aug 10, 2012)
Maine Lobster Returns to Canada PPH (Aug 11, 2012) Lobster Dispute Hits Boiling Point PPH (Aug 9, 2012)
When Gen Y Thinks Engine, it's to Search PPH (Aug 8, 2012) Portland at Forefront at Decline of Car Ownership PPH (July 26, 2012)
Starbucks Adds Phone Pay Option PPH (Aug 9, 2012) Starbucks Mobile Applications
Super Drainers Cause Problems In Yarmouth PPH (Aug 9, 2012)
Facebook Won't Save US by Niall Ferguson The Daily Beast (July 30, 2012) Blame Wall Street for Facebook's IPO Debacle The Daily Beast (May 24, 2012)
GE Builds Green Testing Ground for Corporate Fleets Minneapolis Star Tribune (June 5, 2012)
Companies Adopting Oil Alternatives PPH (June 1, 2012)
Nike To Sell Umbro, Maine Based Cole Haan PPH (June 1, 2012)
Exports Help Maine Lumber Company Thrive During Recession PPH (May 22, 2012)
32 Innovations that will change your tomorrow NYTIMES (June 1, 2012)
Why J.C. Penny Will be the Most Interesting Retailer of 2012 FORBES (Jan 26, 2012) J.C. Penny Announces Changes in Pricing Again PPH (July 27, 2012)
Who Moved My Cheese? PPH (July 29, 2012)
How America's Losing The War on Poverty NPR (Aug 30, 2012) 11:29 America Losing The War on Poverty PPH (July 23, 2012)
In Global Economy Nations Sinking Together PPH (July 23, 2012) Global Economy at Risk as US, Europe, and Asia Slow Guardian (June 4, 2012)