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  • Venezuela children left behind as parents flee to find work abroad

    01/16/2019 10:54:03 AM PST · by yandexja · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | JANUARY 16, 2019 | Shaylim Castro
    Yusneiker and Anthonella have been living with their grandmother since their father left Venezuela and its collapsing economy last year for Peru, to try and earn enough to feed them. Two years earlier, their mother fled for the Dominican Republic for the same reason. Yusneiker, 12, and Anthonella, 8, are eating better thanks to hard currency remittances from their parents, according to their grandmother Aura Orozco, who is grateful for the dollars that offer a reprieve from Venezuela’s annual inflation of nearly 2 million percent. Still, she said, they miss their parents. When they fall sick, they clamor for their...
  • Gillette's "Toxic Masculinity" Ad Campaign (vanity)

    01/14/2019 5:54:15 PM PST · by vannrox · 50 replies
    Gillette ^ | 15JAN19 | vannrox
    Hey! Have you seen the new advertisement for Gillette? I just cannot believe what I am seeing... Toxically masculine boys on their way to mansplain things Some boys going on a bullying spree... Toxic masculinity is everywhere and has "been going on far too long" Not-so diverse group of boys learning to be toxic and masculine. One is already manspreading. A narrator then goes on to suggest that "boys will be boys" is simply not going to fly anymore. Toxic masculinity in the workplace.Excusing toxic masculinity while grilling food The message is clear; If you're a man, you're inherently evil...
  • Job growth surges by 312,000 in December (WHAT "slowdown?")

    01/04/2019 6:03:16 AM PST · by ScottinVA · 96 replies
    CNBC ^ | 4 January 2018 | Jeff Cox
    Job creation ended 2018 on a powerful note, with nonfarm payrolls surging by 312,000 in December though the unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent. The jobless rate, which was last higher in June, rose for the right reason as 419,000 new workers entered the workforce and the labor force participation rate increased to 63.1 percent. The participation level was up 0.2 percentage points from November and 0.4 percentage points compared with a year earlier. A broader measure of unemployment that includes discouraged workers and those holding part-time jobs for economic reasons held steady at 7.6 percent. In addition to the...
  • How Sears Was Gutted By Its Own CEO

    12/28/2018 8:33:08 AM PST · by Black Agnes · 62 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | Oct 17, 2018 | David Dayen
    Eddie Lampert not only ran the company; he was also its largest creditor and the guy who sold major Sears assets to … Eddie Lampert.
  • America's Love Affair With Small Business Rekindled

    12/25/2018 6:08:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 25 | Salena Zito
    WEST NEWTON, Pa. -- Bloom Brewery is the kind of Main Street business that shut its doors a generation ago when shopping malls lured customers to their mega-buildings with well-lit parking lots, extended hours and everything imaginable under one roof. The brewery, which offers 24 artisanal beers on tap, sits near the Great Allegheny Passage, a 335-mile bike trail that has connected Washington, D.C., to Pittsburgh since 2013. And with it, a new kind of customer is being drawn through its doors, seeking comfort and community instead of big-box discount deals. "When I first started, we were only open Saturday...
  • Businesses, cities laud grant approval for I-49 project

    12/22/2018 10:59:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Joplin Globe ^ | December 10, 2018 | Jordan Larimore
    PINEVILLE, Mo. — Gregg Sweeten had difficulty last week putting his reaction into words. When he learned that funding for the long-sought Bella Vista Bypass had been found, Sweeten, the Pineville mayor and McDonald County emergency manager, was stunned. Then he was elated. "That is amazing," Sweeten said. "That is going to be so great. I think it’s going to lead to all kinds of opportunities not only for Pineville but for McDonald County. I mean, it’s just — I just can’t say how happy I am. Wow. That is ... that’s wild. That’s amazing. That’s a Christmas present right...
  • A chat about student loans for Freepers with secondary education.

    12/18/2018 10:35:06 AM PST · by Baynative · 70 replies
    Curiosity ^ | 12/18/18 | Baynative
    I am curious about the growing conversation over the repayment or forgiveness of the $1.3 TRILLION (and growing) student loan debt. Like everyone I knew who didn't have full scholarship, I worked my way through college and I don't remember ever meeting anyone who had a student loan.
  • How McKinsey Has Helped Raise the Stature of Authoritarian Governments

    12/17/2018 9:31:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 2 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 15, 2018 | Walt Bogdanich and Michael Forsythe
    This year’s McKinsey & Company retreat in China was one to remember. Hundreds of the company’s consultants frolicked in the desert, riding camels over sand dunes and mingling in tents linked by red carpets. Meetings took place in a cavernous banquet hall that resembled a sultan’s ornate court, with a sign overhead to capture the mood. “I can’t keep calm, I work at McKinsey & Company,” it said. Especially remarkable was the location: Kashgar, the ancient Silk Road city in China’s far west that is experiencing a major humanitarian crisis. About four miles from where the McKinsey consultants discussed their...
  • The Consequences of the #MeToo Movement

    12/17/2018 3:26:05 AM PST · by vannrox · 19 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 17DEC18 | Editorial staff
    Five months before the Kavanaugh nomination hearings, the following (concerning the #MeToo movement) was posted anonymously on LinkedIn. It was posted on June 10th, and within 72 hours it was taken down. Now, not even the Wayback Machine has a record of it. Welcome to modern Internet censorship. The article reads as truth. Fundamentally, the #MeToo movement might just be undoing all of the damage that Affirmative Action and HR Harassment Firings have done to men’s ability to work over the last forty years. Perhaps the pendulum of political correctness is starting to swing in the other direction. Perhaps, one...
  • 5 Christian-Owned Companies With Godly Values

    12/13/2018 9:15:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 12/13/2018 | Azalea Pena
    Christian-owned companies are diamonds in the ruff. It can be quite difficult to find a company or a store whose owner(s) shares the same ideals as you.As you may know, companies are made with different purposes. Some business owners simply want to make money, but for others, there's a deeper purpose for it.So if you're in the United States you probably know about In N' Out Burger and Chick-Fil-A, but there are still other Christian companies out there to support. Take a look at these 5 Christian companies with Godly values that you should know about:1. Forever 21Forever 21 is a...
  • Why Does the Left No Longer Hates Big Business

    12/10/2018 1:37:25 PM PST · by huckfillary · 26 replies
    http://www.drhurd.com ^ | December 10, 2018 | Michael J. Hurd
    A post at the Daily Wire asks the question, “Remember When The Left Hated Big Business?” Of course the left loves big business now. They haven’t changed their minds about capitalism. The Democratic Party is now openly and explicitly socialist. It’s even going full Communist, with growing calls to abolish the Second Amendment and to ignore the First Amendment, and with laws against “hate speech”. It’s not that they’ve changed their minds. But the left now controls most of big business. Facebook, Twitter, Apple and Google are hard left companies. They want socialism and even Communism for the rest of...
  • American Entrepreneurs Who Flocked to China Are Heading Home, Disillusioned

    12/07/2018 10:47:41 AM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/07/2018 | James T. Areddy
    Fifteen years ago in California, a tall technology geek named Steve Mushero started writing a book that predicted the American dream might soon “be found only in China.” Before long, Mr. Mushero moved himself to Shanghai and launched a firm that Amazon.com Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. certified as a partner to serve the world’s biggest internet market. These days, the tech pioneer has hit a wall. He’s heading back to Silicon Valley where he sees deeper demand for his know-how in cloud computing. “The future’s not here,” said the 52-year-old.
  • Mandatory Implantation of Microchips in Employees? UK Gov’t Says it Would Likely be Illegal

    12/07/2018 6:41:41 PM PST · by vannrox · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6DEC18 | Kevin McCandless
    London (CNSNews.com) – It sounds like the stuff of eschatological literature, but the idea of companies forcibly implanting their employees with microchips is making waves in Britain – although the government says it doubts the practice would be legal. In recent years, companies marketing microchip implants have touted them as a convenient shortcut to many routine tasks. Employing the same technology used in contactless credit cards, the tiny device is generally implanted in a worker’s hand and can be used for such things as opening doors or turning on devices. But groups in Britain ranging from the Confederation of Business...
  • Business groups brace for Dem push to hike corporate taxes

    11/25/2018 9:32:41 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | Naomi Jagoda - 11/25/18 | Naomi Jagoda - 11/25/18
    The business community is bracing for Democratic proposals to raise the corporate tax rate to pay for infrastructure spending and other priorities. Infrastructure is seen as one of the rare areas where Democrats and President Trump might be able to come to a deal, since both sides have called for improvements to the nation’s roads, railways and bridges. The problem is how to pay for the new spending. Many in Washington expect Democrats to push for a hike in the corporate tax rate, which was slashed under the tax law championed by Trump. “I have no doubt that it will...
  • If 'community grid' replaces Interstate 81 in Syracuse, what will happen to the land?

    11/21/2018 8:29:54 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | November 12, 2018 | Patrick Lohmann
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- If a "community grid" is chosen to replace Interstate 81 in downtown Syracuse, what will happen to the land that's now under the aging viaduct's shadow? Whether it will be turned into green space or developed commercially is still an open question, according to city and state officials. A group of local architects is hoping to force the issue. The local chapter of the American Institute of Architects estimated in a recent paper that 18.6 acres of land will be made available if the 1.4-mile elevated highway is taken down. Taking the viaduct down and beefing up...
  • Dear Santa, Please Bring Cuomo, de Blasio Copies of Trump’s 'Art of the Deal'

    11/16/2018 7:11:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2018 | Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis
    Like many New Yorkers, I want Amazon to come to our state and its job creation to benefit our residents. You'd be hard pressed to find a city or state in America that would not welcome the economic activity created by capitalism. But the announcement by Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio that Amazon will receive $3 billion in our tax dollars in exchange for making Long Island City its new headquarters left fiscal policy wonks scratching their heads and taxpayers holding the bag. Despite some unfriendly policies adopted by Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo over the years placing...
  • QuikTrip hiring 'hybrid employees' who can work while armed to deter crime, keep customers safe

    11/11/2018 1:30:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | November 9, 2018 | Anna Codutti, breaking news editor
    Off-duty police officers and security guards are common sights at many QuikTrips, but soon the company hopes to hire “hybrid employees” who can work at the convenience store while armed to deter crime and help customers feel safe. QuikTrip spokesman Mike Thornbrugh said the need for increased security is a result of the high volume of crimes reported at QT locations. “We have a lot of stores, and not just Tulsa, where we have had and still will have off-duty police officers helping out, and a lot have full-time outside security,” he said. “I wish we didn’t have to, but...
  • Math Question for Math Genius Freepers :)

    11/02/2018 11:36:33 AM PDT · by beergarden · 62 replies
    just me dudes | 11/02/2018 | beergarden
    Hi. Time for a non-political break from the usual anti-lib articles which we all love here. I have a math question for my genius Freepers because I know conservatives are smarter than idiot liberals so the question is " how many stupid liberals does it take to screw a light bulb? ANSWER: None, they think the light bulb will lead to climate change (drum beat) OK, that's not it (j/k) but here it is: I have a relative (self-made/taught/ no HS diploma but makes more than I do) who sells on an online platform like Ebay. She will sell fabrics...
  • The Every-2-Year Election Fire a Libtard Event by Max Americana is here! (Ongoing since 2008)

    11/01/2018 12:48:32 PM PDT · by max americana · 29 replies
    me | 11/01/2018 | max
    Since 2008, we hire AND FIRE a liberal is ongoing and the legend continues!. 2008 was the beginning because I hate obama and as revenge for all leftwing clowns, we hire a liberal and fire him/her/it after the elections. Just for the heck of it. Because we can. and we hate Dems and libs here. Yeah, I know what you're thinking, you;re a meanie Max. I dont care. I call it therapy for all the crap you gave our country like obama, hillary, anti kavanaugh crap etc BLECCCHGGHHH This year, we were gunning for a Caitlyn Jenner and we got...
  • China, tariffs and small business

    10/31/2018 12:13:33 PM PDT · by TBP · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | By Raymond J. Keating
    U.S. small businesses and the overall economy have benefited tremendously from the tax and regulatory relief implemented by Congress and the Trump administration. Unfortunately, President Trump’s trade policies, including a mounting trade war with China featuring higher tariffs, work against enhanced growth and opportunity. Argus Media recently summarized the state of trade policy between China and the U.S.: “The latest, third round of U.S. tariffs and Chinese counter-tariffs went into effect on 24 September. The U.S. tariffs now cover about half of overall imports from China, and the U.S. administration has a fourth round of tariffs ‘ready to go’ on...