Five States Account for 50 Percent of R & D Expenditures The National Science Foundation recently released 2013 data  of  private industry expenditures on research and development using corporate funds. Five states accounted for half of the total U.S. R & D spending: California, Massachusetts, Michigan,  Texas  and Washington. The total 2013 R & D expenditures of companies in [...]

Five States Account for 50 Percent of R & D Expenditures
The National Science Foundation recently released 2013 data  of  private industry expenditures on research and development using corporate funds. Five states accounted for half of the total U.S. R & D spending: California, Massachusetts, Michigan,  Texas  and Washington. The total 2013 R & D expenditures of companies in each state were then compared to the gross domestic product of each state. The data indicate that companies in New York State failed to reach the top five in research and development spending or even come close to it. With all the state economic initiatives to spur development, why didn't New York companies score higher? To read more about corporate research, click on  https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2016/nsf16317/.   New York companies spent less than companies in Indiana,  Iowa  and Kansas. Too bad, Governor Cuomo.

Pull-ups, Squats and Walking
According to the Center for Disease Control, regular physical activity  insures  a healthy aging. Physical activity may prevent chronic disease and reduce the chances of premature death. To access more about healthy activity, surf over to  https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/inactivity-among-adults-50plus/adults-need-more-physical-activity-factsheet.pdf. Reading the fact sheet reveals that over $860 billion is spent by  noninstitutionalized  adults on health care. And four of five of the most costly medical conditions may be managed or prevented by exercise. Seniors 50 and over are healthiest in Utah and Colorado. To find out where New Yorkers place, visit the site.

New SNAP Pilot Provides Grocery Delivery for Homebound Disabled and Elderly
The USDA's new pilot program seeks to make getting groceries easier for handicapped and elderly people who lack the ability and the means to shop at supermarkets, even if the stores are  nearby..The one-year pilot is taking place in Denver, Los Vegas, Nevada and Alexandria, Virginia to name three sites. To find out more about this novel program, click on  http://blogs.usda.gov/2016/09/30/new-snap-pilot-provides-grocery-delivery-for-homebound-disabled-elderly/. Another example of big government helping little folks.

What 3000 Square Feet Costs in All 50 States
Www.purewow.com  recently posted a list of 50 three thousand square foot houses and their costs, one house per state. The prices ranged from $159,500 in Indiana to more than $5,950,000 in New York. To view the other 48 houses and their prices, surf over to  http://www.purewow.com/home/3000-square-feet-in-every-state. Of course, buying the $160 K crib in Indiana comes with its own baggage: living in Indiana. That might prove more costly to one's mental health than a more expensive abode in another state.

Another Reason Black Activists Feel Betrayed By the Government
The Economic Policy Institute recently posted data that show that African American workers make less money than whites in every education level. The study titled 'Wages by Education' 2016 reveals that Black workers with less than a high school education earned 17% less than white workers having similar educations: $11.25 per hour for blacks compared to $13.57 per hour for whites. Blacks with a college degree earned 19% less than whites: $25.77 per hour compared to $31.83 per hour for whites To read more about racial wage discrimination, click on  http://www.epi.org/publication/african-americans-are-paid-less-than-whites-at-every-education-level/. No wonder folks shout 'Black Lives Matter!'

Bureau of Labor Statistics Projects a 4% Per Year Increase For Engineers 2014 to 2024
The BLS projects an overall 4% increase for engineers from 2014 to 2024. The chart indicates that some engineering  specialities  will increase at much faster rates during the same period. For example, the expected growth rate for biomedical engineers exceeds 20% over the same period. In contrast, electronics engineers except computer engineers growth rate  is  projected to decline 1..4%.Nuclear engineering positions contracted 4% , over the same decade. The BLS projected average wages for engineering professions during the same period. Chemical engineers topped the list at an average salary of $129,900 and a nearly 10% increase in  jobs..  To view the entire graphic, visit  http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/employment-outlook-for-engineering-occupations-to-2024.htm. Engineering professions fare like everything else on supply and demand for jobs and salaries. And so it goes.