Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Jobs to Jobless Metric

Sent in from one of the many well paid Null Space stringers. I have to admit I never saw this before, but a neat graphic comparing job postings to the number of unemployed by metro region. We are there in the middle, but DC and Detroit are the extremes.


Latest AP coverage of the Pittsburgh story. Foundations' money sparks Pittsburgh's recovery


Trib has an interesting blurb on some local coal being exported to China. Coal may be the one energy source we actually export internationally. I have not updated this in at least a month, but it has been an interesting ride for coal in the region in the last year.

$/ton, Pittsburgh Seam Coal prices

and speaking of coal... Slate had a piece just yesterday updating the state of acid rain in the US.


which then leads to the environment. Slate also just had a piece on a less than intuitive link between auto parking and biking with a mention of Pittsburgh. See: What Would Get Americans Biking to Work? Decent parking.


and finally on the Wettick Watch: Wasting no time is he, direct from the docket - Ordered Status Conference will be held on 8/25/09 at 3:00 p.m. The phrase 'all deliberate speed' comes to mind.


Blogger n'at said...

Neato coal articles. AEP has been upgrading their coal-fired power plants all along the Ohio for a number of years now. They make wallboard from the captured particulates in some locations.

I think they received capital for the upgrades during the Clinton years?


I am troubled by the market comparing saudi oil and U.S. coal futures. Apples to oranges, really.


20 bikes can comfortably fit in an 18 ft parking space. why hasn't alco lobbied for making that happen?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 8:52:00 AM  
Anonymous MH said...

I have room to park a bike and a 3 mile (one way) commute. What stops me is fear of dying after being hit by a car, the big hills, and Pitt's parking waitlist (which would make it very expensive to park for on the days you couldn't bike).

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 10:00:00 AM  
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Saturday, December 26, 2009 1:41:00 AM  

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