Exporters and Importers of
- 25 of the 72 cities listed are net
IMPORTERS of labor. The other 47 are net
EXPORTERS of labor.
- 3 of the top 4 IMPORTERS - South Salt
Lake City, Salt Lake City and Murray are all in
Salt Lake County
- 6 of the top 11 net EXPORTERS of labor
are unincorporated areas of Salt Lake
Top Ten Importers of
Source: US Bureau of the Census,
Top Eleven Exporters of
Source: US Bureau of the Census, 2000
Note: CDP (Census Designated Places)
or Unincorporated areas
The Ten Things Everyone Should
Know About Science Part VI
- You may be able to quote Shakespeare,
but what are you like on Big Bang theory?
- The Financial Times gives non-
scientifically minded readers a leg up the
tree of knowledge.
Molecules and chemical
On earth, most atoms do not exist on
their own but are joined together with others
as molecules. Or, using different
terminology, most elements combine to form
compounds. Chemistry is all about the
reactions that make and rearrange the bonds
Organic chemistry concentrates on
carbon, which can form a greater variety of
compounds than any other element. The
most important molecules of life, proteins
and DNA, are based on long chains of
carbon atoms linked to other elements -
particularly hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen.
All chemical reactions involve a change
in energy. Most release energy, usually as
heat; our bodies are warmed by organic
reactions based ultimately on the oxidation of
the food we eat. (A few reactions give off
energy as light rather than heat - a property
exploited by fireflies and
glow-worms.) On the other
hand, ''endothermic'' reactions absorb
energy from the environment (which is why
commercial cold-packs can chill a drink
within a few minutes).
Many reactions need a chemical push to
get started. This is provided by a ''catalyst'',
a substance that speeds up a reaction
without being consumed by it. Enzymes are
the biological catalysts on which life depends.
Why does it matter?
We are all made of chemical
compounds, and every aspect of biology
runs on chemical reactions. Chemistry-
based industries include oil and
petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and
biotechnology, food processing and paints.
Although chemistry is a relatively mature
science, chemists continue to discover
different and more efficient ways to carry out
reactions. These will synthesise new
materials, from plastics to pharmaceuticals,
while producing less pollution than today.
Fear factor: chattering
What's next - Digital data?
- Who are
the Labor Exporters? Who are the Labor
- Who are the top 10?
The Ten Things Everyone Should
Science, Pt VII
- US Business Confidence
- U.S. business confidence fell to a new
record low at the start of 2008 and is
consistent with recession. Sentiment is
stronger elsewhere across the globe,
particularly in Asia, although it is down
everywhere since the subprime financial
shock began this past summer.
Expectations regarding the first half of 2008
are especially bleak, plunging to another new
low last week. Businesses have also
become notably cautious with respect to
their inventories and office space needs.
Hiring and fixed investment are soft, but
holding up better. Pricing pressures have
risen with oil prices near $100 per barrel, but
remain very subdued compared to the
pressures that prevailed during previous oil
- Consumer Credit (G19)
- Consumer credit increased in November
by $15.5 billion to $2.505 trillion. The details
of the report showed that demand for both
revolving and non-revolving credit increased
over the month. The sharp increase in
consumer credit is not surprising as
consumers' ability and willingness to extract
equity from their homes are waning, and
thus they will have to increasingly turn to
other forms of credit to finance
- Pending Home Sales
- The pending home sales index declined
by 19.2% in November on a year-ago basis.
At 87.6, the index was down by 2.6% from
October. October's index was revised
upward to 89.9 from 86.7. The index's large
fall from a year ago suggests that home
sales will slow further over the next several
months in light of continued weakness in the
nation's housing market.
- Chain Store Sales
- Chain store sales increased 0.4% in the
week ending January 5 and year-over-year
growth fell to 1.9%, as comparisons were
again difficult. Despite the weak figures, the
ICSC reported aggressive gift card
redemption in the week after Christmas.
Source: Economy.com 2007
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- Plans call for 100 openings
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coming 18 months. Preferred cotenants
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grocery, soft goods and discount stores.
- Typical leases run five years with
- Preferred demographics include
a trade-area population of 150,000 earning
an average household income of $65,000.
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