America's Next Energy Crisis: Some disasters arise unexpectedly, like an earthquake or massive storm. Others seem inevitable. Who didn’t see the 2008 financial crisis coming? In hindsight, most of us. Read more.
Hamburg and Wilsonville: As the president debated environmental and economic concerns with G-20 worthies in Hamburg last week, his cabinet officers were discussing them with locals here at home. “America first,” a serviceable description of the administration’s message, predictably played better here than over there.Read more.
U.S. Industrial Production Rose 0.4% in June: U.S. industrial output rose steadily in June, as a rebound in oil exploration and coal mining boosted economic growth. Industrial output-how much manufacturers, mining companies and utilities produced-grew 0.4% in June from May, the Federal Reserve said Friday. Read more.