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The Brookings Institution

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    September 26, 2014

    South Florida Ranks High In Having the Least Proficient English Speaking Employees

    A Brookings Institution study released Wednesday says that South Florida ranks fourth in the U.S. for percentage of workers with limited English proficiency. The data shows that 23.2 percent of South Florida workers have limited English speaking skills, with only McAllen Texas, El Paso Texas and Lo ... More >>

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    May 1, 2014
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    October 5, 2012

    Allen West Thinks Obama Cooked Today's Unemployment Rate Numbers

    In case you haven't heard, the unemployment rate went down to 7.8 percent -- the lowest in four years -- thanks to the addition of 114,000 jobs September and big upward revisions for July and August. Politically, it's good news for Obama, since he's been taking a beating after his bland debate pe ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    Florida Worst State in Study of Long-Term Unemployment

    ​More than 53 percent of Florida's unemployed residents went six months or more without work last year -- the highest rate in the country, according to a study from the Hamilton Project, run by the Brookings Institute, a D.C. think tank.To compare, the average unemployed worker between 2004 and 20 ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Mexican Macro-Economics

    Do undocumented migrants steal jobs from American workers?

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    December 2, 2010
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    December 2, 2010

    FAIR-y Tales

    Russell Pearce and other illegal-immigration populists rely on misleading, right-wing reports to scapegoat immigrants and terrify penny-pinched Americans.

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    October 27, 2005

    Err America

    A plane crash in Afghanistan has a Florida company defending its mercenary profits in court

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    September 29, 2005

    Vested Interests

    War has been good for Pompano Beach's Point Blank Body Armor

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    June 3, 2004

    The Great Slurp

    Gov. Bush's Scripps gamble is sucking up state funds -- and the Everglades with it

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