The bottom line
• The number of U.S. manufacturing jobs for people with less than a high school education fell 44 percent between 2000 and 2013, but grew by 17 percent for people with associate degrees. Manufacturing jobs for people with graduate degrees have grown by 32 percent since 2000.
• Only 37 percent of people say they trust CEOs, down 12 percentage points from last year, according to Edelman’s Trust Barometer survey, conducted among 33,000 people in 28 countries. Only 29 percent of respondents said they trust government leaders.
• Airline service in the U.S. improved in 2016: Seven percent fewer flights arrived late; fewer bags were lost per passenger; and the number of canceled flights dropped 21 percent despite last summer’s major technical glitches at Delta and Southwest Airlines.
The Wall Street Journal
• Twelve NFL teams have turned a profit on public subsidies for football stadiums alone, meaning they received more taxpayer money than they needed to build new facilities. Leaguewide, taxpayers have provided about 70 percent of the capital costs for NFL stadiums.
• Brightline, the first privately owned passenger rail service to open in the U.S. in more than a century, will begin operations in South Florida this summer. The new train line will link Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach in a bid to alleviate some of the trafficchoked highways along the Florida coast.