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New Insurance Coverage Gives Tech Entrepreneur A New Flexibility

Leslie Ziegler was, as she puts it, “uninsurable.” The 31­-year­-old high-­tech entrepreneur and consultant was diagnosed in her 20s with ulcerative colitis, a chronic disease…

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A Bottom-Line Focus Would Harm Texas’ Top Universities

Over the past year in Texas, we’ve heard a vigorous debate about our public universities. Critics of Texas higher education have suggested a set of…

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Inmates Use Business Program to Get Head Start on Life After Prison

CLEVELAND, Texas — As Christopher Holbert danced down the aisle of a Cleveland Correctional Center classroom, dozens of other prisoners in matching dark blue scrubs…

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Turning Prisoners Into Entrepreneurs

At the Cleveland Correctional Center in southeast Texas, selected prisoners learn about business skills in classes through the Prison Entrepreneurship Program, operated by a Houston…

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Productivity and information technology: Research on slowdowns, growth and GDP

While the Great Recession technically ended in 2009, its long-term effects are still being felt and significant challenges remain, including the changing nature of wage growth,…

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Innovation clusters: Examining the role of federal, state and local government

One of the last things state and local officials want to hear around election time is “It’s the economy, stupid.” To avoid that dread fate,…

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Uber, Airbnb and consequences of the sharing economy: Research roundup

The leading businesses that are advancing the concept of the “sharing economy” are in many respects no longer insurgents and newcomers. The size and scale of Uber, Airbnb…

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Business formation by minorities and people without wealth: Research brief

Small businesses, including “mom and pop” shops that operate in local urban communities, have been key drivers of U.S. economic growth, and fostering entrepreneurship is…

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The Economist’s Greg Ip with the inside story on business reporting

Greg Ip is the U.S. economics editor for The Economist and a keen observer of the intersection of business and policy. An award-winning journalist, he was a longtime…

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Business improvement districts: Impact on public safety within BIDs and in nearby areas

While thousands of business improvement districts (BIDs) are found around the world today, the concept is in fact a relatively new one — the first,…

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