In the semi-final round of voting, you narrowed down the top local business stories of the year. Now it’s time to vote on the final five.
What makes a top story? It is consequential to the local economy, affects the most number of people, carries weight for the future and is surprising, compelling and dramatic. It is the story that will be most remembered in 2023.
You get one vote. (And, sorry to say, “Seattle is still lacking a business and financial news reporter (columnist)” didn’t make the cut.
This Week’s Links:
• Cheaper nuclear reactors and Tesla’s EV make headway, but fossil-fuel use continues to grow | MIT Technology Review
• Five budget predictions for 2014 | Capital Gains and Games
• Ten economic questions for 2014 | Calculated Risk
• Preliminary signs of a coming contraction | Angry Bear
• Mitigating a liquidity crunch | Automatic Earth
• The 13 most important charts of 2013 | Washington Post
Today’s Econ Haiku:
Oil futures surging
Puts growth hopes in a barrell
Fracking? Well, that’s slick