Source: USA Today Archive:

A nice interactive from USA Today. Select your job sector and see where in the country the most growth has been, and is projected to happen in the next year. They update this monthly.

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Answer a series of 11 questions to see which presidential candidate’s views are most like your own. At the end, you can also roll over each candidates columns to see what their specific positions are. Personally, I thought some of the questions were slanted and missing answers that fit my beliefs – no shock, I suppose, considering they had to fit the answers to candidate platforms.

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A nice graphic from the Washington Post breaks down the cost components of the tentative agreement, and the projected economic impact.

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A series of cultural image quizzes leads to a prediction of when you were born. Interesting in theory – but it missed me by about 10 years.

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Sortable tables of S&P 500 executives. As of March 24, 2010.

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which, of course, is nothing compared to hedge fund manager compensation:

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The best part is the lower chart showing the latest data for each of the 11 “leading indicators”.

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A fun toy for examining historic US tax rates and government expenditure. You put in your income and it graphs the amount of taxes you pay and breaks down what the government spent it on. As usual on this type of stuff, there are pages and pages of comments arguing about the methodology and what it all means. (via).

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and in honor of those tax arguments:

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(originally from here)

I think most of us absorbed this in earth science class, but if you need a refresher on how different air layers create different types of precipitation, here it is. (Also, the animations are quite pretty).

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Looking around the site it turns out this is just one in a very large series of weather related interactives. Check it out. Some very cool stuff, including my hometown favorite: Lake Effect Snow (Irondequoit, NY).

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The best part is the lower chart showing the latest data for each of the 11 “leading indicators”. Updated 1/27/09.

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Interactive timeline of approval since inauguration. Some dates are annotated. Apparently the Guardian used the Real Clear Politics rating (2nd chart), which is an average of many different polls – nice! And while we’re at it, USAToday’s Approval Tracker allows you to compare presidents’ ratings since Truman and is updated regularly.

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Crazy amount of damage. and Haiti wasn’t in very good shape to start with. I’ll keep adding finds to this same post as I come across them.

I kept hearing that the shipping port was out of commission and was wondering what exactly that meant. Here it is. (via Washington Post print edition)
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Damage zone and location of aftershocks :
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Faultlines, cities, population density, shaking:
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Annotated map:
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Zoomable satellite map of Port-au-Prince from 10:30 Wednesday:image

NYT side-by-side before and after satellite pictures:
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Map of logistical challenges hampering relief efforts:
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Earthquake primer with details on Haiti’s plates:
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Forecast by region, sector, or metro area. Updated 12/22/09.

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