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Airports explore new ways to forecast travel amid pandemic

Jan 11, 2021
A travel analytics firm is helping the Raleigh-Durham International Airport forecast using data officials haven't tapped before.
Kenneth Strickland, director of air service development at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. RDU is working with a nearby analytics firm to look at other data, like hotel bookings and rental car reservations, that could be helpful for predicting travel.
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The spring homebuying season could bring a change in the weather for buyers

Mar 22, 2019
Spring is officially here, and in addition to daffodils, there may be more “for sale” signs popping up on front yards. According to data out Friday from the National Association of Realtors, sales of existing homes rose nearly 12 percent last month. One month does not a trend make, but an increase in home sales […]
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Economists outraged by Trump plan to 'cook the books'

Feb 21, 2017
The White House may ask for changes to trade deficit and economic growth data.
President Donald Trump's administration is said to be considering changes to the way the trade deficit is calculated.
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What do meteorologists think about climate change?

May 6, 2014
Many Americans get their weather and climate information from TV weather casters.

Dude, where's my flying car?

Apr 17, 2014
A new study looks at Americans' attitude towards the future.

Lawrence Klein, 93, pioneer of economic forecasting

Oct 22, 2013
Economist Lawrence Klein predicted that the U.S. economy would roar back after World War II.

The problem with statistical models and forecasting

Sep 27, 2012
Author Nate Silver discusses why he believes that numbers are part of the challenge in painting a clear picture of the American economy.

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