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It's time to shut down the anarchists in Washington and remind them who really runs this country.


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It's time to shut down the anarchists in Washington and remind them who really runs this country.

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We ARE the Government

It's time to shut down the anarchists in Washington and remind them who really runs this country.

Ed McCallum, 1953 – 2013

Business Facilities mourns the loss of a widely respected consultant, colleague and friend, a perennial speaker at our LiveXchange event.

Send in the Drones

As 24 states bid to host test flights for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, the FAA predicts that 7,500 drones will be flying over the U.S. within five years.

Germ of an Idea

The U.S. government thinks Plum Island, the nation's former bio-warfare lab site, would be a great place to build luxury homes.

Race to the Top

Ground is broken in China for the world's tallest building, a modular tower to be completed in 120 days. That's right, 120 days.

Rising Tide

The scientists who first sounded the alarm on climate change are back, giving us 87 years to pack up our stuff and get off the beach.

Beam Me Down to L.A., Scotty

The entrepreneur behind Tesla and SpaceX conjures up a 700-mph mag-lev train that will take people from SF to LA in 35 minutes.

Can Your Dog Fetch a Kindle?

Amazon's founder buys the Washington Post while the owner of the Red Sox grabs the Boston Globe. Is this the end of newspapers?

How Green is Your Garden?

A foundation built on kitty litter offers a crash course for entrepreneurs through its partnership with the National Center for Economic Gardening.

Disasters, Demographics and Diapers

Nine months after hurricane-induced power outages, hospitals in the Atlantic states get ready for a surge in "Sandy babies."

The Road to Recovery in Detroit

Chrysler's decision to invest $1.8 billion in Motown's last remaining auto plant pays huge dividends.

U.S. Nuclear Energy: Comeback or Meltdown?

The fate of the nuclear power industry may hinge on projects in Georgia and South Carolina.

California is Rolling in Dough

Three years after a $60-billion deficit threatened to sink the Golden State, state legislators are arguing over how to spend a surplus.

The Aquarium That Refused to Drown

The New York Aquarium has reopened after a $6-million repair and some harrowing days in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Sol

A robot still working on Mars nearly a decade after it was supposed to conk out puts America's crumbling infrastructure to shame.

Who Invented the Chocolate Eggcream?

President Obama is scrambling to fix a 2011 law, intended to prevent broadly defined patent infringement claims, that appears to have backfired.

Lassoing Jobs in Texas

Texas Gov. Rick Perry loves to talk the talk about economic development, while his record walks the walk.

Winners and Losers

Our expert says the new demographics for development mean the most viable way to create jobs may be to steal them from your competitors.

They’re Coming to Take Us Away

A new survey says 60 percent of Americans would welcome driverless cars on U.S. roads.

Fukushima: The Disaster That Won’t Go Away

Two years after the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex in Japan, the long-term impact of the catastrophe continues to grow.

Governors March Into BIO

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett wins top honors as BIO's 2013 Governor of the Year.

Jump Ball in Sacramento

The Sacramento Kings had a lousy season, but two cities and a bevy of ultra-rich bidders--including someone promising a billion new fans--are vying to build a new arena for them.

Deepwater Horizon: Three Years Later

Legal settlements from the massive BP oil spill, which could total $42 billion, will generate a gusher of economic development funds for the Gulf Coast.

From the Ground Up

The end of the Space Shuttle program could have meant the end of a jobs bonanza on Florida's Space Coast, but the folks who enabled us to send men to the moon didn't let that happen.

Baseball, Hot Dogs and Economic Development

The first pitch of the season lifts more than depressed winter spirits. Ballparks have a big-league economic impact on their surrounding communities.

Locked, Loaded and Ready to Relocate

As more states pass tough new gun control measures, weapons makers threaten to pack up and move to gun-friendly locations.

Marching In to New Orleans

The Crescent City, which lost more than half of its population in the wake of Katrina, is surging back to pre-storm levels.

Masters of Disaster

After Mother Nature's big wakeup call, the realization is growing that today's disaster recovery must prepare us to meet future cataclysms.

Doubling Down in NJ

New Jersey is bolstering its casino industry by embracing Internet and on-demand gaming, betting that expanding the pool of gamblers will lift Atlantic City's fortunes.

Commitment of Confidence

Alabama’s largest bank steps forward to make a $1-billion investment in the state’s job-creating future, setting an example for the nation.

Cashing In on History’s Riches

Tourism is a $1.2-trillion industry in the United States. New York recently joined the growing number of states forging a path to growth by mining its heritage for tourist dollars.

Plugging the Brain Drain

Comprehensive immigration reform will do more than give legal status to undocumented workers—it may plug a hole in the skilled workforce needed for America's high-tech industries.

My Kingdom for a Horse

Boeing's 787 battery woes could have a wide-ranging impact on U.S. aerospace manufacturing. Boeing's new flagship has been grounded indefinitely worldwide as air safety officials and engineers anxiously try to determine what is causing the 787's lithium battery to catch fire.

Black Gold Rush

The key to unlocking California's economic rebound may be sitting deep in Monterey shale.

Two Gigs and Counting

Internet giant Google is doubling down on its renewable energy investments.

Greenbacks for Green Energy

Buried in the fine print of the Fiscal Cliff deal are extended tax credits for alternative energy projects.

Crystal Ball 2013

Mayans, Shmayans. It's time for BF's annual prognostications. Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:41 AM

Phantom Payouts

From its gleaming new skyscraper HQ, The New York Times looks down on the folks in economic development.

Not Cleared for Takeoff

The FAA throws a red flag at the government's plan to fly drones over U.S. airspace.

Jersey Strong

BF often covers national disasters, but now we must report from the midst of one. Nov 7, 2012 @ 4:08 PM

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