The third Economic Postcard from Omaha: “Immigration Beefs Up Nebraska,” by Richard Dooling is at the New York Times site, with links to the first two dispatches in the series.
“Unemployment’s down, inflation’s up and consumer confidence blows with the wind. Just how are Americans actually doing? Last fall, the Op-Ed page asked writers to provide snapshots of their local economies over the course of the year. Here is their third round of dispatches.”