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  • Video: Hillary Confronted by Coal Miner Whose Jobs She Vowed to Destroy

    05/05/2016 4:43:14 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 17 replies
    Anti Media ^ | 5/4/2016 | Claire Bernish
    (Watch the video at the link) Hillary Clinton already has an issue with being truthful, but her latest waffling on coal — and, specifically, coal miners’ livelihoods — has most of the country crying foul. “Instead of dividing people the way Donald Trump does, let’s reunite around policies that will bring jobs and opportunities to all these undeserved poor communities,” Clinton boasted at a town hall meeting in March — immediately, hypocritically, and even jovially following up with this zinger: “So, for example, I’m the only candidate which has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean, renewable...
  • Survey: US businesses add jobs at slowest pace in 3 years

    05/04/2016 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 4, 2016 9:21 AM EDT | Christopher S. Rugaber
    U.S. companies added jobs at the slowest pace in three years in April, a private survey found, a sign that slower growth and volatile financial markets could weigh on hiring. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that businesses added 156,000 jobs in April, down from 194,000 in March. Manufacturers shed 11,000 jobs, after losing 3,000 the previous month. Services firms added 166,000, down from 189,000. The slowdown was also driven by weaker hiring at medium and larger companies. Small businesses added jobs at the same pace as previous months. …
  • Private sector adds 156,000 jobs in April vs. 195,000 expected: ADP

    05/04/2016 6:55:59 AM PDT · by mykroar · 9 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | Fred Imbert
    Private job creation slowed even further last month as firms added just 156,000 jobs in April, ADP said in a Wednesday report. "The job market appears to have stumbled in April. Job growth noticeably slowed, with some weakness across most sectors. One month does not make a trend, but this bears close watching as the financial market turmoil earlier in the year may have done some damage to business hiring," Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, said in a statement. Economists polled by Reuters expected the number to come in at 195,000. In March, private payrolls were revised down...
  • Low Oil Prices? Texas Is Doing Just Fine

    05/02/2016 2:46:15 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 10 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 02-05-2016 | Lone Star
    ith the oil price crash now nearly two years in, there have been some obvious casualties. Dozens of oil related firms have declared bankruptcy, oil service firms have found rig counts collapsed, and thousands of jobs have been lost across the industry with many skilled employees reporting difficulty finding anything more than short-term contract work. Against this backdrop one might have expected a severe economic downturn in Texas, but instead the Lone Star State is holding up surprisingly well. Texas’ economy has long been thought of as being oil driven, but the reality is that the state’s situation is more...
  • MyVisaJobs.com Get your H1B Visa here

    04/30/2016 2:57:13 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 14 replies
    MyVisaJobs.com ^ | 4-3--16 | MyVisaJobs.com
    Top 100 H1B Visa Sponsors 2016 Salary is the average salary of all proffered salary on LCA or Form 9035. Sometimes the visa sponsors (employers) does not enter a specific salary, but a salary range. The number of LCA includes renewed, transferred and cap-exempt LCA. Department of Labor(DOL) typically certifies more than 3 times the number of foreign work requests than the number of H-1B visas issued by USCIS.
  • Automating Ourselves To Unemployment: How shortsighted policies are creating a long-term crisis

    04/28/2016 2:51:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Peak Prosperity ^ | 04/28/2016 | Adam Taggart
    Students of Austrian business cycle theory are familiar with the term malinvestment. A malinvestment is any poor use of resources or capital, commonly made in response to bad policy (usually artificially low interest rates and/or unsustainable increases in the monetary supply). The dot-com bubble that popped in 2001? The housing bubble that similarly burst in 2008? Those were classic examples of malinvestment.With this article, I'd like to introduce a related term: malincentive. While not part of the official economic lexicon, I consider a 'malincentive' a useful word to describe any promise of short-term gain whose long-term costs outweigh any...
  • Trump Camp: Cruz-Fiorina Is the ‘Outsourcing Ticket’

    04/28/2016 11:52:29 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28, 2016 | Julia Hahn
    “Carly Fiorina pioneered– pioneered– the practice of outsourcing jobs,” Miller said. “Her great legacy in business has been in finding a way to shift jobs to lower wage countries and replacing American workers with foreign workers. So I think we can all say that Ted Cruz, who supports offshoring jobs, and Carly Fiorina, who supports offshoring jobs, they’re now officially the outsourcing ticket.” “A critical issue for the state of Indiana is steel production and manufacturing,” Miller said, noting that, “on the crucial trade vote in 2015, Ted Cruz voted for Barack Obama’s trade bill that would destroy… the middle...
  • Carly Fiorina is open to legal status for adult illegal immigrants, citizenship for their kids

    08/09/2015 2:33:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/15/15 | Seth McLaughlin
    Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said Monday that adult illegal immigrants should not receive a path to citizenship under an immigration fix, but said she is open to giving their children citizenship. Mrs. Fiorina, who is running for the GOP presidential nomination, also said she could support giving those who “have come here illegally and stayed here illegally” legal status. “I think legal status is a possibility for sure,” Mrs. Fiorina said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I think their children maybe can become citizens.”
  • In 1 Out Of Every 5 American Families, Nobody Has A Job

    04/27/2016 6:20:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    TEC ^ | 04/27/2016 | Michael Snyder
    If nobody is working in one out of every five U.S. families, then how in the world can the unemployment rate be close to 5 percent as the Obama administration keeps insisting? The truth, of course, is that the U.S. economy is in far worse condition than we are being told. Last week, I discussed the fact that the Federal Reserve has found that 47 percent of all Americans would not be able to come up with $400 for an unexpected visit to the emergency room without borrowing it or selling something. But Barack Obama and his minions never bring...
  • USCIS Wins Igniting Innovation Award(Immigration Svcs awarded for replacing Americans with H-1B wor

    this came by email from uscis@public.govdelivery.com. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services won the overall Igniting Innovation Award Monday at The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council’s Igniting Innovation Showcase and Award event in Washington, D.C. A panel of government and industry judges selected USCIS as the overall winner for their work with myUSCIS, a service, available in both English and Spanish, that helps people navigate the immigration process. The tool launched in December 2014 and provides up-to-date information about immigration benefits, resources to find citizenship preparation classes and doctors across the country, and tools to help prepare for...
  • Liberal Panic: HuffPo Worries Trump Will Trounce Clinton on Trade

    04/25/2016 5:54:21 PM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Apr 2016 | Julia Hahn
    The left-leaning Huffington Post published an article which seems concerned that Donald Trump could defeat Hillary Clinton in a general election contest due to his strong position on trade. In a Friday piece entitled, “Hillary Must Toughen Up On Trade In Case She Is Nominee Against Trump,” Dave Johnson, a fellow at Campaign for America’s Future, writes: If Hillary Clinton is going to be the Democratic nominee she had better get tough on trade – and mean it. One of Donald Trump’ main elements of appeal to his voters – if not the main appeal – is his stance on...
  • Is There A Problem With The BLS Employment Reports?

    <p>Yes, there has definitely been an improvement in the labor market since the financial crisis. I am not arguing that point. The financial markets, investors, and analysts eagerly anticipate the release of the employment report each month while the Federal Reserve has staked its monetary policy actions on them as well.</p>
  • U.S. jobless claims hit 42-1/2-year low as labor market firms

    04/21/2016 8:59:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    reuters ^ | 4/21/16 | Lucia Mutikani
    The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting its lowest level since 1973, suggesting an apparent sharp slowdown in economic growth in the first quarter could be temporary. While another report on Thursday showed a mild weakening in factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region in April, manufacturers were fairly upbeat about business prospects in the next six months. This, together with labor market buoyancy bodes well for a pick-up in economic growth in the second quarter. "The labor market continues to improve. If the apparent slowing in GDP in the first quarter was truly a...
  • Newspaper Reporter Still the Worst Job in America

    04/21/2016 7:47:27 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 28 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 21, 2016 | Don Irvine
    For the second year in a row, and third out of the last four, being a newspaper reporter ranks as the worst job in America. The Jobs Rated Report has been compiled by CareerCast since 1988, and ranks 200 U.S. jobs based on a wide range of criteria that includes income, outlook, environmental factors, stress and physical demands. Just ahead of newspaper reporter is the job of logger/lumberjack, which finished at number 199 for the second straight year after being dead last in 2014. Another media-related job—broadcaster—came in at number 198, with an equally glum outlook for the future. For...
  • Who says Obama can’t create jobs? Full-time Gun industry jobs increased almost 75% since 2008

    04/19/2016 6:12:25 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/16 | Robert Laurie
    Profits, wages, and tax revenues skyrocket too! Sometimes we’re tough on President Obama. He’ll make some specious claim about the economy and we’ll be right there, ready to point out all the reasons it’s a load of hogwash. Today, however, we’re not going to do that. Today, we’re going to congratulate him. Barack Obama is history’s greatest gun salesman. He’s inspired Americans - particularly women - to purchase record numbers of weapons and that’s created (pardon the pun) a gun-industry boom. Jobs, wages, profits, and tax revenue have risen sharply during his tenure. In fact, a new report suggests that...
  • Intel to slash 12,000 jobs and take a $1.2 billion charge, stock drops

    04/19/2016 2:19:45 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 19, 2016 | Matt Rosoff
    Intel plans to cut 12,000 jobs, or 11% of its workforce. It will take a $1.2 billion charge as a result. Trading was halted around the release, then the stock immediately dropped when trading resumed. It's down about 3%. But Intel beat on earnings and revenue. Here are the reported numbers for Q1 2016: • EPS (non-GAAP): $0.54 vs. $0.49 expected. That's up 2% from last year. • Revenue: $13.80 billion vs. $13.84 billion expected. But that number includes $99 million from a deferred revenue write-down — without that, revenue would've come in at $13.70 billion. That's still a 7%...
  • Bern Slap: Verizon CEO Blasts Bernie

    04/18/2016 5:32:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    Bernie Sanders was hit hard last week when the CEO of Verizon called him out on his hypocritical support of employment practices that will make it harder for Bernie’s voter base—Millennials—to earn a living wage. “Feeling the Bern of reality yet, Bernie?” Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam asked after the socialist senator accused Verizon of planning to “outsource decent paying jobs” due to “corporate greed”—and then hugged union supporters on the Verizon picket line in Brooklyn, New York. Verizon workers went on strike in Washington, D.C. and nine eastern states last week. It’s notable that New York’s presidential primary is on...
  • The Place That Wants Donald Trump Most

    04/17/2016 5:27:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/17/16 | Bob Davis and Rebecca Ballhaus
    here isn’t much Jody Bostic believes in these days. The government has abandoned him, he feels. Local coal mines have laid him off so many times he opened a T-shirt store to make a living. Big-city media treat him and his neighbors like know-nothings. His remaining hope: Donald Trump will become president and use his business skills to bring jobs to this Appalachian mountain county. “Hey, in this county, things are going downhill. People are getting laid off. People are leaving,” says the 39-year-old former miner. “If Trump don’t get it, it will be another blow.” Mr. Trump won Buchanan...
  • It begins: In wake of California $15 minimum wage, garment firms moving out of Los Angeles

    04/17/2016 6:21:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/16/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    To the surprise of nobody but leftists, Governor Brown and the California State Legislature Democrats, jobs are beginning to evaporate visibly in the wake of California legislating a phased-in $15 an hour minimum wage. Even the Los Angeles Times can’t help but notice:  Last week American Apparel, the biggest clothing maker in Los Angeles, said it might outsource the making of some garments to another manufacturer in the U.S., and wiped out about 500 local jobs. American Apparel is far from the only firm affected, of course: Felix Seo has been making clothes for wholesale in downtown for 30...
  • I was told yesterday that Trump is a liberal Democrat. My reply:

    04/16/2016 6:24:54 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,027 replies
    I was told yesterday that Trump is a liberal Democrat. My reply: Build the wall. Enforce the law. Deport them all. End sanctuary cities. End anchor babies. Slap a moratorium on muslim immigration. Cut the taxes. Cut the spending. Cut the regulations. Cut the government. Cut the debt. Cut the EPA. Repeal ObamaCare. Get the feds out and allow health insurance to be sold over state lines. Send education back to states. Get a handle on trade. Make trade deals in our own best interests. Bring back capital. Bring back manufacturing. Bring back jobs. Strengthen the economy. Defend the second...
  • Germany tells migrants to learn German, get a job or lose benefits

    04/15/2016 7:36:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/15/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The shift in European attitudes toward the flood of largely Muslim immigrants seeking new homes continues this week. After months of insisting on an open door, humanitarian policy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is once again revising her position and bowing to pressure from her citizens. The latest move on the part of the government is to insist that there will be no free riders on the welfare state train, and any new arrivals seeking to make Germany their home are going to have to start acting a bit more like Germans. This will include learning to speak the language...
  • Employee Extinction? The Rise of Contract, Temp Workers in Business (2015)

    04/14/2016 8:25:16 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 19 replies
    Biz3.0 ^ | 6/6/2015 | Cloyd Waldo
    In the future, will employees become extinct? All over the world, from the United States to Japan, businesses of all sizes – corporations and small enterprises – are gradually phasing out the employee. Contractual workers are becoming the norm, while firms are taking on freelancers. Crowdsourcing the New Reality in Labor Market Uber is the latest sensation in the marketplace. The ride-sharing app allows consumers to save money on transportation, while the drivers earn a little bit of extra cash. Of course, the drivers aren’t employees but rather contractors. The real number of staffers at Uber is 2,000, compared to...
  • Bowie deal falls apart in implosion ( War on Coal : Colorado )

    04/14/2016 7:31:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | April 13, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    Bowie Resources Partners’ purchase of Peabody Energy Corp.‘s Twentymile Mine in Routt County has fallen through, and Peabody has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. Peabody, the world’s largest privately owned producer of coal, joins other major coal companies including Arch Coal, owner of the West Elk Mine in the North Fork Valley, in going bankrupt. Arch Coal also is in Chapter 11 reorganization. Bowie, owner of the Bowie No. 2 Mine near Paonia, had agreed to buy Twentymile and two mine properties in New Mexico for $358 million. But Peabody previously had said Bowie was still trying to find...
  • Revisions to US factory orders impact Q1 spending outlook, inventories to be drag on Q1 GDP growth

    04/09/2016 2:59:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    The EconoTimes ^ | Apr 04 2016
    The previous advance manufacturing report had showed that durable goods orders in February had declined. However, the drop in durable goods orders has been revised to 3% from the initial estimate of 2.8%. Furthermore, most of the downward revision was made in non-defence capital goods. According to the advance report, the core capital goods orders fell just 1.8%; however, yesterday’s report revised the decline to 2.5%. Core capital goods orders dropped at a three-month annualized rate of 10.2%, whereas the shipments are declining at a 7.7% clip. ... The inventory-to-ship ratio was 1.37 for the third consecutive month. This is...
  • Your utility bill is safe, for now ( EPA )

    04/09/2016 10:11:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | February 12, 2016 | Greg Walcher
    the U.S. Supreme Court .. issued an injunction blocking the EPA from implementing its Clean Power Plan, which would end America’s use of coal, its cheapest and most abundant source of electricity. ... Western Colorado’s economy is so dependent on coal. It employs more than 2,000 people and generates $58 million in federal and state royalties, $28 million in private landowner royalties, $4.5 million in reclamation funds, and pays $28 million in property, severance, and sales taxes — all of it on the Western Slope. EPA has never tried anything so unpopular in its 45-year history, and that is saying...
  • Report: The 2nd-best U.S. city to start a business is in N.C.

    04/05/2016 4:47:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Biz Journals ^ | April 29, 2015 | Rebecca Troyer
    Wilmington is the second-best city in the U.S. to start a business, according to a new report. San Francisco-based financial planning website NerdWallet analyzed 183 metropolitan areas with 15,000 or more businesses and populations of more than 250,000, as to six factors: The average revenue of businesses; the percentage of businesses with paid employees; the number of businesses per 100 people; the median annual income; median annual housing cost and unemployment rate.
  • Cruz Plan: VATs Help Trade but Invite Corruption [aw!m vanity]

    04/04/2016 6:38:51 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 15 replies
    Cruz addresses a major reason for our trade deficit. However ... If something confuses people? It invites corruption. A handy rule of thumb in government. Are VATs confusing? Very. ~~~ Even explaining a VAT* is tough because there are many different kinds. Some alleged VATs aren't even VATs according to many. But I'll break it down into two categories: 1. A good VAT. 2. A bad VAT. ~~~ A Good VAT Senator Cruz proposes 'turning the tables' on Europe and other nations which are sneaking money back to corporations which give them jobs. In the nutshell, a good 'VAT' is...
  • Jobs Report Better Than Goldilocks For Federal Reserve, Stocks

    04/04/2016 3:58:45 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 22 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 4/01/2016 | JED GRAHAM
    The March jobs report was even better than Goldilocks. In another era, stock markets cheered economic data that were not too hot and not too cold, but just right for keeping the Federal Reserve on hold. This month’s employment report, by contrast, was strong, but a surge in the number of job-seekers still means that there’s enough slack in the labor market to allow the Fed to take its time before hiking again. Even as the economy added 215,000 jobs last month, the jobless rate ticked up to 5.0% as job-seekers continued to flood into the labor force. The 2.4...
  • How Good Is Job Growth? The Chart Obama Doesn’t Want You To See

    04/02/2016 5:57:14 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/1/2016 | John Merline
    “The longest streak of private-sector job growth on record”! “U.S. businesses have now added 14.4 million jobs over 73 straight months”! “The labor force participation rate rose to 63% in March, the same level as in November 2013”! All those quotes — minus the exclamation points — came from White House top economist Jason Furman. And they are all accurate. What’s missing, however, is context.
  • If You Aren’t Outraged, You Haven’t Been Paying Attention

    04/01/2016 12:14:48 PM PDT · by central_va · 70 replies
    economyincrisis.org/ ^ | February 29, 2016 | Thomas Heffner
    In recent years the U.S. has been steadily traversing down a path of destruction. While many Americans have begun to open their eyes to America’s plight, most are still oblivious to the factors that led to our downfall. Recently, the media has been touting recovery, but there are numerous urgent changes that need to be implemented before the U.S. can even think that we are emerging from today’s recession/depression. The New Depression The economic decline in the United States began long before the official beginning of the recession in December 2007. The U.S. is not merely experiencing a “down cycle.”...
  • Payrolls Rise 215K In March, Beat Expectations As Average Hourly Earnings, Unemployment Rise

    04/01/2016 7:32:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/01/2016 | Tyler Durden
    And so the confusion remains: why did Yellen go uber dove three days ahead of a day in which the BLS reported that in March not only were 215K jobs created, more than the consensus 205K, if below last month's 245K, but in which average hourly earnings rebounded a solid 0.3%, above the 0.2% expected, and well above last month's -0.1% decline. Payrolls:  Wages:  However, the fly in the the ointment was that the unemployment rate picked up modestly from 4.9% to an above expectations 5.0%. This was due to a modest increase in the participation rate to 63%...
  • Waiters And Bartenders Rise To Record, As Manufacturing Workers Drop Most Since 2009

    04/01/2016 7:28:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/01/2016 | Tyler Durden
    On the surface, the March jobs reported was better than expected... except for manufacturing workers. As shown in the chart below, in the past month, a disturbing 29,000 manufacturing jobs were lost. This was the single biggest monthly drop in the series going back to December 2009.  But not all is lost: as has been the case for virtually every month during the "recovery", virtually every laid off manufacturing worker could find a job as a waiter: in March, the workers in the "Food services and drinking places" category, aka waiters, bartenders and minimum wage line cooks, rose again...
  • Jobless Claims Surge Most In 2 Years As Challenger Warns Of "Significant" Jump In Retail, Layoffs

    03/31/2016 7:58:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/31/2016 | Tyler Durden
    With both ISM Manufacturing and Services employment indices collapsing, endless headlines of layoffs, Challenger-Grey noting Q1 as the worst since 2009, and NFIB small business hiring weak, it is no surprise that initial jobless claims is finally waking up. For the 3rd week in a row - the longest streak since July 2015. The last 3 weeks have seen a 9.1% surge in jobless claims - the biggest such rise since April 2014.  And finally, as Challenger-Grey notes, Through the first quarter of 2016, employers announced 184,920 job cuts, up 31.8 percent from the 140,241 cuts tracked the first three...
  • CITI: The 'Uber moment' for banks is coming — and more than a million people could lose their jobs

    03/31/2016 7:49:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/31/2016 | Portia Crowe
    Banks are quickly approaching their "automation tipping point," and they could soon reduce headcount by as much as 30%. That's according to a new Citi Global Perspectives & Solutions (GPS) report on how financial technology is disrupting banks. "Banks' Uber moment will mean a disintermediation of bank branches rather than the banks themselves," the report said. "Specifically, it will mean the shift to mobile distribution being the main channel of interaction between customers and the bank," the report reads. That means that there will be less need for bank branches, and the people who work inside them. "We believe that...
  • Need a Job? Michigan's Unemployment Rate Better than U.S. Average

    03/31/2016 5:07:04 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/26/2016 | Tom Gantert
    In a very rare occurrence, Michigan’s unemployment rate in February dipped below the U.S. rate. Michigan’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.8 percent, just below the national average of 4.9 percent. It was only the second time since August 2000 that Michigan had a lower unemployment rate than the U.S. The other time was July 2015 when state unemployment was 5.2 percent. That rate for U.S. was 5.3 percent then. The state added 36,000 jobs in February; the labor force also increased, by 32,000. “Michigan is now in the rare place where the job market is tighter than in the nation...
  • America’s Junk-in-the-Trunk Economy

    03/30/2016 11:17:41 PM PDT · by gattaca · 6 replies
    Philadelphia Church of God The Trumpet ^ | March 31, 2016 | Robert Morley
    America has too much junk in the trunk. That’s the assessment of Standard and Poor’s credit rating agency. Their average rating on United States corporate debt just sagged to almost a 15-year low. According to the agency, America faces a debt diet that many companies will not survive. And guess who is to blame? “We believe corporate default rates could increase over the next few years,” warn S&P credit analysts Jacob Crooks and David Tesher. “Lower-quality speculative-grade issuers seeking refinancing or new financing will likely face more onerous terms, conditions and funding challenges, especially in a more nominalized credit environment....
  • Carrier Layoffs Teach Workers Costs of Global Trade

    03/30/2016 1:59:40 PM PDT · by central_va · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3.28.16 | Mary Chastain
    Those who work for Carrier have learned the costs of global trade on a personal and financial level after the company suddenly announced a move to Mexico.
  • Trump angst pours in from overseas governments (lobbyists working for foreign govs)

    03/30/2016 12:19:14 PM PDT · by quesney · 96 replies
    Lobbyists in Washington say they are being flooded with questions and concerns from foreign governments about the rise of Donald Trump. Officials around the globe are closely following the U.S. presidential race, to the point where some have asked their American lobbyists to explain, in great detail, what a contested GOP convention would look like. The questions about Trump are “almost all-consuming,” said Richard Mintz, the managing director of Washington-based firm The Harbour Group, whose client list includes the governments of Georgia and the United Arab Emirates. After a recent trip to London, Abu Dhabi and Beijing, “it’s fair to...
  • 23 Percent Of Americans In Their Prime Working Years Are Unemployed

    03/29/2016 9:05:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    TEC ^ | 03/29/2016 | Michael Snyder
    Did you know that when you take the number of working age Americans that are officially unemployed (8.2 million) and add that number to the number of working age Americans that are considered to be “not in the labor force” (94.3 million), that gives us a grand total of 102.5 million working age Americans that do not have a job right now? I have written about this before, but today I want to focus just on Americans that are in their prime working years. When you look at only Americans that are from age 25 to age 54, 23.2 percent...
  • Men in the U.S. Illegally Are More Likely to Work Than Men Born Here, For Less

    03/28/2016 7:21:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 22, 2016 | Jeffrey Sparshott
    Men in the U.S. illegally are more likely to work than their native-born counterparts, and they’re willing to take jobs pretty much regardless of how much or little they get paid, new research from Harvard University finds. The study fleshes out the behavior of undocumented workers—a group that by its nature can be difficult to analyze. The challenge of studying the roughly 11.3 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. leaves policy makers guessing on the implications for a wide range of proposals—from offering such workers a path to citizenship to kicking them out of the country. To help fill in...
  • U-M Economist: 'Michigan's Economy is Doing Great'

    03/28/2016 12:40:07 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/26/2016 | Tom Gantert
    The state of Michigan experienced the nation’s fourth highest job growth in January, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. The net employment increase for one month in Michigan was 18,800 jobs from December 2015 to January 2016. Florida experienced the largest gain during this period (32,200 jobs). In the 12 months from January 2015 to January 2016, Michigan added a net 87,300 jobs, 10th-best in the country. California added 444,900 jobs to top the list. California’s population is also nearly four times Michigan’s 10 million. Michigan’s unemployment rate of 4.9 percent in January is the...
  • Democrats Refute Law of Supply and Demand [semi-satire]

    03/28/2016 11:04:38 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Mar 2016 | John Semmens
    The economically illiterate battle for the Democratic presidential nomination continued this past week with both candidates pledging to repeal the "out-dated law of supply and demand." Hillary vowed to enact a $12 per hour minimum wage if she wins her way to the White House later this year. "Republican insistence that raising the cost of employing workers will cause fewer workers to be employed is nonsense," she declared. "If a business needs workers it has to pay whatever it takes to ensure it has enough employees to operate." "The idea that a mere price increase would deter a purchase is...
  • Donald Trump: My policy is America first

    03/28/2016 7:50:14 AM PDT · by GilGil · 192 replies
    Fox and Friends ^ | 3/28/2016 | Fox and Friends
    Mar. 28, 2016 - 10:21 - GOP candidate weighs in on US refugee program, war of words with Ted Cruz
  • Column: Economic and racial anxiety are two separate forces driving support for Donald Trump

    03/27/2016 5:35:29 PM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    Tampa Bay ^ | March 25, 2016 | Max Ehrenfreund and Scott Clement, Washington Post
    Among many other topics, respondents were asked whether they were struggling economically — or whether they were comfortable and moving up. They were also asked whether they thought it was more of a problem that African-Americans and Latinos are "losing out because of preferences for whites" or whether whites are "losing out because of preferences for blacks and Hispanics." The survey asked this question in order to gauge the sentiment that racial and ethnic groups don't just feel they are facing difficulties in general, but that those losses are being caused by other group's gains.
  • In Donald Trump’s Worldview, America Comes First, and Everybody Else Pays

    03/26/2016 6:22:25 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 161 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | MARCH 26, 2016 | DAVID E. SANGER and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    In Donald Trump’s Worldview, America Comes First, and Everybody Else Pays By DAVID E. SANGER and MAGGIE HABERMANMARCH 26, 2016 Mr. Trump’s views, as he explained them, fit nowhere into the recent history of the Republican Party: He is not in the internationalist camp of President George Bush, nor does he favor President George W. Bush’s call to make it the United States’ mission to spread democracy around the world. He agreed with a suggestion that his ideas might be summed up as “America First.” “Not isolationist, but I am America First,” he said. “I like the expression.” He said...
  • What Every Voter Needs to Know About Ted Cruz(Video)

    03/26/2016 7:12:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 41 replies
    Next News Network ^ | Feb 18, 2016 | Gary Franchi
    The news report goes back in time documenting US history of international trade agreements starting from the time of Reagan administration who proposed a North American Common Market to current history. Fast Forward to November of 2004 when the Independent Task Force on the Future of North America is formed. Their focus is no longer trade and prosperity but security. Three private groups headed by the Council of Foreign Relations(CFR) and their respected organizations in Canada and Mexico. They claim in their own words North America is vulnerable on several fronts: the region faces criminal and terrorist security threats, increased...
  • Donald Trump: Jobs Will Solve the Problems Black Americans Face

    03/25/2016 2:24:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Truth Dig ^ | March 24, 2016
    When asked by Washington Post staff whether he saw disparities in the way U.S. law enforcement treats blacks and whites, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump avoided answering directly and proposed that inner-city blacks need employment. "What would you do for Baltimore, let's say," in the event he was elected president, Post editorial page director Fred Hiatt asked of Trump. Trump responded: "Well, number one, I'd create economic zones. I'd create incentives for companies to move in. I'd work on spirit because the spirit is so low, it's incredible, the unemployment, you look at unemployment for black youth in this country,...
  • Remember How Trump Threatened Ford? Well Look at the HUGE Announcement They Just Made

    03/24/2016 1:09:34 PM PDT · by Mensius · 250 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 03/24/2006 | NA
    When the Ford Motor Co. decided to move jobs south to Mexico so that it could pay its workers less, billionaire businessman Donald Trump was furious. He made trade inequalities and Ford’s betrayal of American workers a central issue of his campaign. And, without his even being in the Oval Office, it worked. In an interview with CNBC, Ford CEO Mark Fields said that the automaker would be “here to stay.” He also said he had outlined his company’s plans in a letter to Trump.
  • Rush: Establishment Support of Cruz Means Conservatism is Winning

    03/24/2016 1:05:55 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 101 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 24, 2016
    On Wednesday during his radio program Rush Limbaugh responded to a caller claiming Ted Cruz is not an outsider and is “buddying up” with the establishment. Limbaugh clarified to the caller that Cruz is not the hypocrite – the establishment is.Listen to the full clip here: Below are some excerpts from the transcript: RUSH: I just saw there's a caller on line calling me delusional?  CALLER:  I think, sadly, what you all fail to realize is that perpetually you're painting Ted Cruz as an outsider.  He paints Ted Cruz as an outsider.  The Tea Party tried to paint him as an...
  • Do Not Interfere with the Will of the People in An Effort To Stop Trump

    03/24/2016 12:25:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 171 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2016 | Armstron Williams
    The American People are angry. And it is not cyclical anger – after all, we are sitting at the top of the current business cycle. This anger is a secular trend. There is anger at the lack of jobs, there is anger over class warfare , there is anger at police profiling of young black men, anger at conservatives, anger at political correctness, anger at Liberals, anger at the break down of our inner city infrastructures and the poisoning of water in Flint, Michigan and elsewhere, anger at Hillary Rodham Clinton, anger at Donald Trump, anger at the main...