An injured Kurdish defender recounts fighting against the jihadists, including seeing decapitated villagers and evidence of drug use
Companies have sweeping discretion to effectively regulate what their workers do outside of work, including running for elected office
Some reformers of Social Security focus on squeezing more money out of working Americans and their employers. Why not focus on incentives to keep older Americans working?
The health network has genetic data on more than 210,000 members
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A handful of companies in the U.S. still paint large-scale, photorealistic advertisements
A developer builds an over-the-top mansion and waits for a buyer
MBA students from top business schools traveled to the Italian riviera to network with each other in fancy boats last weekend.
To address environmental and quality of life concerns, Bruges has approved a pipeline connecting De Halve Maan brewery to its bottling facility
Overall rank: 7
Tulsa, the second-largest city in the state, has remained relatively stable, in large part because of the oil and gas industry. Companies in the area include Arena Resources, an oil and gas producer, and AAON, a rooftop heating and air-conditioning unit maker. Employment in the Tulsa metro peaked in the fourth quarter of last year. Gross metropolitan product in the second quarter was down just 2.3% from the peak in the third quarter of last year. Home prices grew 2.5% in the second quarter compared with the same period a year earlier. And the unemployment rate in June was 6.8%, up 2.8 points from a year earlier. (Please see below for the various criteria used by the Brookings Institution to determine the overall ranking.)
Job growth (since peak) rank: 8
Gross Metro Product (since peak) rank: 16
Unemployment change (year over year) rank: 21
Home price change (year over year) rank: 17