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February 10, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Health as a breakthrough industry
Posted by Glenn Yago  
We need to find new strategies for overcoming the "valley of death" in the development of new healthcare treatments.
February 07, 2014 at 12:23 PM
Los Angeles has work to do on jobs
The lack of private-sector job growth has caused Los Angeles to become the state’s leader in net domestic migration to other states.
February 05, 2014 at 12:32 PM
African currencies resilient amid taper turmoil
African countries continue to be resilient as other nations suffer from taper turmoil.
February 04, 2014 at 12:42 PM
A healthy workforce is a more productive workforce
Posted by Jaque King  
Employee heath is critical to productivity and overall national GDP.
January 31, 2014 at 12:49 PM
Doing the math on the costs of chronic disease
Posted by Sindhu Kubendran  
The growth of chronic disease has slowed, but the economic burden of treatment has grown even faster than expected.
January 29, 2014 at 01:00 PM
The plus side of Reg A
The JOBS Act is bringing more innovation than simply crowdfunding to the SEC rules.
January 29, 2014 at 12:54 PM
Reversing the trend in chronic disease: What works?
Posted by Anusuya Chatterjee  
Chronic disease is a preventable plague on our economy. Many of these diseases are preventable or can be managed well with modest changes in behavior.
January 28, 2014 at 01:27 PM
African Eurobonds: What to watch in 2014
Countries in Africa continue to pursue Eurobonds, and investors hunting for yield and diversification are likely to continue considering them.
January 27, 2014 at 07:01 PM
Facebook on a knife edge?
Posted by Peter Passell  
All tech caries some degree of risk. The recent research paper from Princeton probably doesn't mean much to start with, but it reminds us social networks and technology is inherently unstable.
January 24, 2014 at 05:48 PM
The paradox of success
Posted by Robert Deuson  
Within a generation, with the right investments in global health, we have the ability to make the challenges in communicable diseases largely disappear and non-communicable diseases come under control.
January 21, 2014 at 07:19 PM
Global bank regulation update: Consensus on principles, variation in practices
Do we really understand all of these banking reforms? And are we really targeting the right banks? We discuss in a new Milken Institute report.
January 17, 2014 at 07:24 PM
Sustainable microfinance: The Asian landscape
Posted by Melody Yuan  
Successful microfinance in Asia is changing the way we assist low-income populations. The best programs are now becoming self-sufficient as they alleviate poverty.
January 16, 2014 at 07:34 PM
Value and coverage: How reimbursement decisions impact innovations needed to improve health
Posted by  FasterCures
When it comes to the issue of value and coverage for medical innovations, the medical research community is in search of a better understanding of the evidentiary standards that payers consider when reimbursing treatment and care.
January 15, 2014 at 07:37 PM
Could the Eastern Mediterranean be more crucial than the Persian Gulf?
Posted by Glenn Yago  
Divided by history, but united by future interests in natural gas and other energy alternatives, the non-oil producing regions of the Eastern Mediterranean are creating an opportunity for long-term economic cooperation.
January 10, 2014 at 07:42 PM
FasterCures’ top 10 medical research issues and trends to watch in 2014
Posted by  FasterCures
What are the top 10 medical research issues and trends you should focus on in 2014? FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute, explains.
January 08, 2014 at 10:38 AM
An open letter to Janet Yellen
Posted by Komal Sri-Kumar  
Monetary policy cannot fill the void of education and training, or be the only solution to our economic woes.
January 07, 2014 at 10:53 AM
Where's the Middle East?
Posted by Glenn Yago  
To make effective policy and help to establish constructive relationships among nations, we would do well to gain a greater understanding of the complexities of the regions collectively called the Middle East, whose future is inextricably tied to that of us all.
December 24, 2013 at 11:06 AM
Chinese consumers get cozy with online shopping on Singles’ Day
Posted by Melody Yuan  
November 11 is when Chinese shoppers scour the internet for the best deals, leading to $5 billion in e-commerce.
December 23, 2013 at 11:10 AM
Repairing the collateral damage
Posted by Stephen Lin, Ronnie Wiessbrod  
In the evolution of the banking system, the government solved one problem early on, but a new one arose in its place.
December 19, 2013 at 11:13 AM
Run government like a business? It takes investment
Posted by Joel Kurtzman  
If we truly ran government like a business, our schools, transportation infrastructure, and public health systems would be fully funded investments.
December 17, 2013 at 11:17 AM
What the Fed should do tomorrow
Posted by Komal Sri-Kumar  
Tomorrow the Fed should begin the process of progressively reducing bond purchases with a clearly enunciated schedule that is not data-dependent.
December 05, 2013 at 11:23 AM
A tale of tech and energy—and brains
Posted by Minoli Ratnatunga  
The impact of an educated workforce in our Best Performing Cities index
December 03, 2013 at 11:31 AM
The better barometer: Credit ratings versus credit default swaps
Are CDF's a better barometer of the economy than credit ratings?
December 03, 2013 at 11:27 AM
#GivingSmarter this #GivingTuesday
Posted by Margaret Anderson  
'Tis the season to take a step back from the year-end rush, reflect, give thanks, and think about where we can give back. #GivingTuesday gives us all a platform to come together and commit to a project or ideal that gives back to those in need this season.
December 02, 2013 at 11:35 AM
Fashion forward, other industries to follow
Posted by Joel Kurtzman  
The fashion industry, with tight demand deadlines, is leading the onshoring movement and bringing production back to the United States.

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