Archive for June 12th, 2013

While the national college dropout rate remains high, new evidence shows that students who leave school before graduation still have significantly higher lifetime earnings than students who end their education after high school.
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Yesterday, IMT examined the sequester and how it is likely to affect U.S. manufacturing. The picture isn’t complete for two reasons. For starters, the worst of the sequester’s cuts have yet to hit. Second, many of the companies simply aren’t speaking to the press on the topic. Read more



For the last 30 years or so, automakers have worked hard to reduce the amount of noise car engines — and cars in general — emit when they’re in motion. Engine-powered vehicles are so much quieter than they used to be, and noise pollution has been greatly reduced.

And when hybrid and then electric-powered cars came along, noise was almost completely eliminated. Gone was the belching of smoke from the tailpipe and the loud “hum” of a gas-powered engine; now, with electric vehicles (EVs), you can barely hear when a car is near you at all.

Great, right? Well, not for everyone. Read more

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