Dear EarthTalk: In my business courses in college, we were taught that ecological degradation was an “externality”—something outside the purview of economic analyses. Now that the environment is of such concern, are economists beginning to rethink this? — Josh Dawson, Flagstaff, AZ
STATE – At least one New Jersey lawmaker has concerns about President Barack Obama’s compromise plan to preserve Bush-era tax cuts that was unveiled yesterday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internal Revenue Service has issued the 2011 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s unemployment rate climbed to 9.8 percent in November, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today. For the past three months, it had held steady at 9.6 percent.
Today’s challenging economy is causing even the most financially secure consumers to be cost-conscious this holiday season. To help consumers avoid credit card debt and an empty wallet, The Provident Bank is offering some cash-saving tips.
UTICA, N.Y. – More than half of U.S. adults (51 percent) say they will spend less on holiday gifts this year than they did in 2009, according to a Zogby Interactive Poll released this week.
TRENTON – Almost 400,000 New Jersey residents currently collecting unemployment will see their benefits run out sooner than they expected.
ROSELAND – Everyone is aware of the high costs of health care. In fact, based on recent government data, health care spending accounted for $2.3 trillion per year, or $7,681 per person.
My wife decided to upgrade her dinosaur cell phone to a “smartphone” and enlisted my help. Initially, we ran into the brick wall of decisions smartphone shoppers frequently face: How to choose among hundreds of available phones, pick the right service provider and predict which calling and data plan and other options would best fit her needs without breaking the bank?
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) today joined with 27 of their Senate colleagues to call for a long-term extension of emergency unemployment benefits to help New Jerseyans keep food on the table during the holiday season and provide for their families in the coming year.