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Dr. Seuss Teaches Us to Thrive in the Knowledge Economy

Today’s globally competitive Knowledge Economy demands high literacy skills.  Nearly two-thirds of new jobs in the U.S. will require some post-secondary education.  A growing portion of jobs require advanced learning including the ability to identify, evaluate, and synthesize relevant information and use higher-level thinking strategies to solve problems.

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The U.S. embargo on Cuba has been in place for half of Cuba’s independent history.

THE NUMBERS: American goods imports in 1955, from world and top 9 sources– WORLD $11,384 million Canada $2,655 million Brazil $632 million U.K. $616 million Venezuela $576 million Colombia $442 million Japan $432 million Cuba $422 million Mexico $397 million Germany $366 million WHAT THEY MEAN: Launched with the Eisenhower administration’s cancellation of Cuban sugar […]

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World War I Centennial

A century later, World War I continues to pose disturbing questions of politics and human nature. The war also has a less complex economic lesson: linkages of trade, information, and finance are fragile; restoring them, once broken, is very difficult.

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A Critical Test of Leadership

Huffington Post – In his State of the Union address last week, President Obama took a good first step in asking Congress to provide the tools he needs to close two of the most ambitious trade deals in U.S. history. But he faces an immediate challenge from within his party that could imperil negotiations, with […]

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