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Assorted Links Tuesday

We've been suffering through an "Oakpocalypse" here in Houston. That, and more.

Dane Carlson
Dane Carlson
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Assorted Links Tuesday
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Rating the States on Economic Development Transparency:


I don't know how it is where you are, but we've been suffering through an "Oakpocalypse" here in Houston.  Four of the five worst-ever pollen readings occurred in the past week!


The end of the cover letter: American employers are only half as likely to ask for a cover letter in job postings as they were 10 years ago–a long-term shift that post-pandemic labor shortage may solidify.


Visit Brookings SD is planning a promotion which includes a chance to win $25,000 during National Travel & Tourism Week, May 2-7. The catch, the contest is only open to current hospitality workers.


Mapped: Poverty in America.


Massive distribution center site selection projects continue to expand across the US:


2/3 of U.S. drinking water systems have uranium:

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Nutritionally, not all apple varieties are alike:


Month-on-month annualized CPI inflation (blue, left scale), Core CPI inflation (brown, left scale), and CPI gasoline component inflation, not annualized (green, right scale). NBER defined recession dates peak-to-trough shaded gray.

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Founder/Host of Econ Dev Show. By day: Director of Economic Development for Galveston County, Texas.