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Lebanon's economy ravaged by Syria

...the year.The report estimates that the total costs of spillover will shave close to 3 percentage points off gross domestic product growth per year between 2012 and 2014. Unemployment will double to more than 20 percent, and about 170,000...
Hitting 400 ppm in CO2 marks a milestone for the millions. What is our response?

...normalized loss for these events exceeds $700 billion. It has been estimated that at least 1/3 of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is weather and climate sensitive, a potential impact of $4 trillion/year (in 2008 dollars), after...
Encroaching sea already a threat in Caribbean nations

...reality of small-island vulnerability." The hurricane killed 28 people, caused damage twice the nation's gross domestic product, damaged 90 percent of the housing stock and hotel rooms and shrank an economy that had been growing nearly 6...
With inflation checked, a new round of federal spending can create millions of new jobs to look at the net interest payments on our federal public debt: these are less than 1.4 percent of the Gross Domestic Product, which is as low as it has been in the post-World War II period.This is the real burden of the debt; all those...
What's in an economic recovery?

...unemployment stuck above 8 percent and anemic real gross domestic product (GDP) growth, one can be forgiven for wondering...activity. We could, therefore, have an increase in gross domestic product and income from a very low trough and still live...
Obama vs. Romney on Medicare

...panel of experts that would recommend legislative changes in the program each year if costs grew more than the gross domestic product plus 1%. Those recommendations will automatically become law unless Congress adopts an alternative that is just...
Cliffs, Compromise and Consequences

...on how much each state's gross domestic product is tied to the federal government...16 percent of Alaska's Gross Domestic Product comes from federal spending...another 10.5 percent of our Gross Domestic Product coming from federal defense...
Outside editorial: Health care fraud is a big - and sleazy - business

...programs. Not included are funds returned to states for fraud involving Medicaid.At 17 percent of America's gross domestic product, health care is as big and complex a business as there is, and most of its constituent parts operate honestly...
Strategies to prepare Alaska for the economic marathon

...a result of the state's petroleum tax based revenue system.Against the pressures emanating from diminished gross domestic product projections, burgeoning federal deficits which will mean reduced federal aid to Alaska, slowdown in Asian and...
Empire Editorial: Cutting off spending - the only way to hit the brakes

...Medicare and Medicaid?With entitlements including Obamacare, federal spending rises to 24 percent of America's gross domestic product. It's that stubborn adherence to big spending that's powering the momentum toward the fiscal cliff.And...


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