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CNN Money 1. Wyoming 2011 growth rate: -1.2% Economy size: $38 billion* Wyoming's economy was expected to rebound after a slowdown in 2010, but it never got the energy it needed to recover. The state's coal industry, which produces 40% of the coal in the United States, continued to weigh down economic growth in 2011. The weakening of natural gas prices, coupled with a drop in coal production, slowed the mining sector considerably for the year. Read More
How Trade Spreads Holiday Cheer
It is projected that the average American household will spend more than $1,000 during the holidays this year.
Deporting Salvadorans May Lead to Economic Decline
We should think carefully about a policy whose major impacts are likely to be reductions in employment and economic activity here at home, and increased instability and lawlessness along our borders.
Bush Institute's Laura Collins Talks Immigration on Good Morning Texas
Last week, Deputy Director of Economic Growth at the George. W. Bush Institute Laura Collins spoke with Good Morning Texas about immigration myths. During the interview, Collins had the opportunity to set the record straight and address common misconceptions about legal immigrants living in America today. The segment was inspired from facts released earlier this fall by the Bush Institute in the third edition of America's Advantage: A Handbook on Immigration and Economic Growth. Watch the full Good Morning Texas interview here.