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Warren Strugatch
Warren Strugatch is a writer, speaker and consultant based in Stony Brook, NY. He covers economic development, global business, management and marketing.

Conference Board Warns of Pending Labor Shortages

The U.S. and other mature economies are at risk of running out of occupational therapists, railroad engineers, mathematicians, machinists and other workers, squeezing corporate profits and potentially leaving the economy in a long-term slump. So says the Conference Board in its latest report, which projects labor supply won’t live up to demand, leaving many employers hard pressed to fill jobs. ...

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Maryland Commissions $5.6B Light-Rail Line outside Washington

Maryland’s Board of Public Works approved a $5.6 billion contract Wednesday under which several companies will build and operate a 16-mile long light-rail system connecting Washington DC’s suburbs. The transportation system—known as the Purple Line—instantly becomes one of the largest public-private partnerships formed to expand transportation infrastructure. Regional business leaders have long championed construction of the line, which will connect ...

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