Earth Day Events

If American States Were Countries, Maryland Would Have Same GDP As South Africa

A map contrasting the gross domestic products of US states to countries around the world portrays just how massive the American economy is.


File photo of Wisc. Gov. Scott Walker. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Walker Not Planning For Country Going Over Cliff

If the country goes over the so-called “fiscal cliff” in January, it could mean a loss of several hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue to Wisconsin and force Gov. Scott Walker to propose a more austere state budget than he hoped.


The Honeywell International CEO told CBS Evening News and President Obama that the looming budget crisis is a staggering problem. (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Honeywell CEO To Obama: Medicare Will ‘Crush The System’

President Obama sought the advice of Honeywell International’s CEO on reaching a budget plan – and Dave Cote had harsh words for the present state of the U.S. economy.


Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Opinion: ‘I’m Not A Scientist, Man’ And The GOP’s War On Reason

If Republicans, as a political party, continue this hostility toward science then they do not understand the driving force that science and innovation play in our economy. It also is another proof point in the case that Democrats made about Republican math not adding up.