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As policymakers in Washington continue to debate ways to stimulate the economy and boost revenue, there’s a new case study that shows just what can be achieved when the energy industry is able to invest and produce American energy resources. On Tuesday, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce released an analysis of a decade of drilling in the Barnett Shale natural gas formation in 24 North Texas counties.

Mobile phones, upward mobility

Posted: September 28, 2011 by Suzanne McCarron

For people in countries such as the United States, mobile phones today are simply fundamental to our way of life. In fact, for many, it’s hard to remember a time without them. While mobile technologies have created new opportunities for social interaction and daily convenience, it is perhaps in business and commerce that they have the potential to make their greatest contribution to society. But when it comes to women’s use of mobile technologies in countries around the world, there’s still a lot we don’t know.


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U.S. jobs from Canadian supplies

Posted: September 23, 2011 by Ken Cohen

There’s been some interesting commentary of late about how energy development in Canada could provide a genuine stimulus to the U.S. economy. Recently, an editor at the Wall Street Journal wrote “Canada’s Oil Sands are a Jobs Gusher.” In that piece, Mary Anastasia O’Grady made a compelling point about how Alberta, a center of oil sands production in Canada, has handled the global economic slowdown better than most due in part to the Canadian government’s commitment to oil sands production.

This week the Administration is expected to announce its proposals for paying for the president’s new jobs plan.

Judging by last week’s speech, it seems likely that there will be another attempt to use oil companies as the “pay for” to fund programs outlined in the president’s address. If so, unfortunately this appears to be the latest effort in advocating for hiking oil and natural gas company taxes as a misguided solution to the country’s economic challenges.