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  • Refugees Will Build Drones As Part Of Federally Funded Jobs Program

    05/23/2016 9:06:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 80 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 05/23/2016 | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    The Department of Labor has awarded Utica, New York, $2 million to teach young refugees how to build drones as part of a summer jobs program. About 400 teenage refugee students living in the city will get part-time summer jobs through the program, as well as tutoring in English and Math. Those who demonstrate academic competence will then take part in a year-long drone building challenge during the school year, as the work and tutoring continues. The 14- and 15-year-old refugee students will learn how to design a drone and then construct their own model using the lab of the...
  • Tariff bill to help manufacturers cut some tax costs

    05/23/2016 12:25:08 PM PDT · by FreedomNotSafety · 9 replies
    Plastic News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Gayle S. Putsch
    "The U.S. Senate approved a bill May 12 that would overhaul the process for businesses requesting tariff suspensions and reductions." "The miscellaneous tariff bill (MTB) establishes a new process for manufacturers to avoid having to pay tariffs on imported raw materials and intermediate products for which there are no suitable U.S.-based suppliers."
  • Is there going to be any Republican response to Obama's stupid overtime rules?

    05/18/2016 2:48:09 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    5/18/16 | sff
    So I wake up today hearing this HORSE CRAP rule regarding overtime....a move that is SO BEYOND the scope of a federal government it makes me want to scream. I have been largely absent from news today--is there ANY response on this at all?! I know Valerie told her little man to make this effective AFTER the election....but certainly this overreach can be fought in other ways. Any hope at all out there?
  • Hiring Hurdle: Finding Workers Who Can Pass a Drug Test

    05/17/2016 8:17:47 PM PDT · by Theoria · 62 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 17 May 2016 | Jackie Calmes
    A few years back, the heavy-equipment manufacturer JCB held a job fair in the glass foyer of its sprawling headquarters near here, but when a throng of prospective employees learned the next step would be drug testing, an alarming thing happened: About half of them left. That story still circulates within the business community of this historic port city. But the problem has gotten worse. All over the country, employers say they see a disturbing downside of tighter labor markets as they try to rebuild from the worst recession since the Depression: They are struggling to find workers who can...
  • The Conservative Case for Trump

    05/15/2016 1:02:31 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5-15-2016 | David Prentice
    As a longstanding Reagan conservative, my initial preference was Ted Cruz; yet I would have voted for any of the candidates over Hillary. I held my nose for McCain and Romney, and hope some at least hold their noses and vote for Trump. However, I’d rather you do more than that, I’d rather you consider actually voting FOR Donald Trump. The case for Trump is a good one. ..... I found I liked what he said, but not him. Then the earthquake happened: Hillary attacked him as a misogynist and a sexist. Oh no, he’s done for now. But no,...
  • Mexico fights back against 'The Clown' [All the right enemies: Big Biz & Foreign gov't]

    05/13/2016 1:29:12 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    politico ^ | 5/13/16 | NAHAL TOOSI
    Donald Trump has spent his entire presidential campaign warning against the dangers of Mexican immigrants stealing American jobs, raping women and hauling drugs across the border. Now, Mexico is fighting back. Mexican officials are pursuing a counteroffensive to Trump’s incendiary rhetoric, reaching out to U.S. business leaders, looking at ways to better use social media, and even encouraging qualified Mexicans to get U.S. citizenship. But they’re also trying to stay sensitive about taking more high-profile steps, such as running TV ads in an already overheated presidential race that promote Mexico as a friendly, vibrant neighbor and not a cesspool of...
  • Energy industry sues over grouse plans ( Colorado )

    05/13/2016 7:12:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | May 12, 2016 | Dennis Webb
    Oil and gas industry groups on Thursday sued federal agencies over revisions to land management plans in Colorado and other western states to protect the greater sage-grouse. The Western Energy Alliance and the North Dakota Petroleum Council filed the suit in North Dakota, saying the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service failed to follow proper procedures for public involvement in adopting the land use plan amendments. They also say the plans ignore sound science and will hurt western economies. Plan revisions being challenged include ones in northwest Colorado, where greater sage-grouse habitat substantially overlaps with oil and gas...
  • Economy: Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Jump To 1-Year High

    05/13/2016 5:16:58 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 31 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 5/12/2016 | FRANCES M. ROBERTS/Newscom
    Applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week to the highest level since February 2015, a sign that progress in the U.S. job market is moderating. Initial jobless claims rose by 20,000 to 294,000 in the week ended May 7, a report from the Labor Department showed Thursday. The median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for a decline to 270,000. The figures signal a more modest recovery lies ahead... ...The labor market is looking pretty healthy and that’s going to continue.” Claims Still Below 300,000 For 62 consecutive weeks claims have been below the 300,000 level... ...Continuing Claims...
  • There's something wrong with the US labor market

    05/10/2016 1:10:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/10/2016 | Myles Udland
    Something isn't clicking in the US labor market. On Tuesday, the latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey — or JOLTS — report showed there were 5.757 million jobs available in the US in March, a near record. Additionally, the number of unemployed persons in the US per job open is down to pre-recession levels at about 1.5 workers per job. In 2010, for example, this number was closer to five unemployed workers per job opening. And while the abundance of jobs is often interpreted as a sign of strength in the labor market, there's a persistent and growing gap...
  • President Obama’s Economic Legacy

    05/10/2016 9:03:43 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 10, 2016 | Roger Aronoff
    As President Obama's second term nears its end he has begun a media tour emphasizing what he claims are the positive aspects of his policies. The complicit media, of course, have long worked to inflate positive impressions of Obama’s legacy, and this latest set of interviews is no different. "In two recent interviews, with The New York Times Magazine on his economic legacy and with The Atlantic on his foreign policy legacy, Mr. Obama expressed a common sentiment: He had achieved big things and avoided even bigger mistakes, and yet most people just shrug," wrote Mark Landler for The New...
  • Economic Growth Policies and the Construction Industry in North and East Texas

    05/10/2016 5:58:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2016 | Allen West
    (Editors’ Note: This column was co-authored by Meloni McDaniel)There is a saying in Texas, “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as quick as I could.” That phenomena of population growth can certainly be evidenced in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. With a population boom comes increases in economic growth and expansion affecting other sectors of development. We have seen in Texas how economic growth policies can attract businesses and corporations. That results in greater demands placed upon a particular industry, particularly the construction component. Recently, businesses such as Toyota, Liberty Mutual, State Farm, 7-Eleven, Kubota, and JP Morgan...
  • In a down-on-its-luck Oregon mill town, the savior they're waiting for is Donald Trump

    05/08/2016 8:15:57 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 2,2016 | Nigel Duara
    “We have what we need to stay in business right here,” Jones says, pointing to the lush pine and cedar forests that surround this town of 1,800 people on the northwest slope of the Siskiyou mountain range. “But we can't get out there to cut it down because one agency won't talk to another one, or the environmentalists tie it up in court.” Then a series of environmental lawsuits in the 1980s and early 1990s brought new federal restrictions on logging from public lands. To keep timber-dependent counties afloat, the federal government offered money to replace the taxes they lost,...
  • 50,000 Laid Off In Saudi Arabia As Oil Crisis Bites Deeper

    05/09/2016 10:01:22 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 19 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 09-05-2016 | Savages
    Saudi construction giant Binladin group has laid off tens of thousands of workers, leading to rare protests, as workers torch seven buses demanding compensation as low oil prices begin to bite in earnest. The numbers of layoffs range from 50,000 to 77,000, many of who say they were not paid for several months. Binladin group, which last year had all of its contracts frozen after a crane fell over the Grand Mosque in Mecca, killing 107, denied that it owed its workers any compensation. The company said the layoffs were a “routine” adjustment to a slowdown in construction activity in...
  • The Next Employment Crisis Is Here: Job Cuts At U.S. Companies Jump 35 Percent In April

    05/08/2016 5:32:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    TEC ^ | 05/08/2016 | Michael Snyder
    Should we be alarmed that the number of job cuts announced by large U.S. companies was 35 percent higher in April than it was in March? This is definitely a case where the trend is not our friend. According to Challenger, Gray & Christmas, U.S. firms announced 65,141 job cuts during April, which represented a massive 35 percent increase over the previous month. And so far this year overall, job cut announcements are running 24 percent higher than for the exact same period in 2015. Meanwhile, on Thursday we learned that initial claims for unemployment benefits shot up dramatically...
  • ‘Breadwinner bigots’ latest government smear

    05/08/2016 9:37:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/08/16 | Judi McLeod
    Admitting resentment for foreigners getting jobs first gets you government-branded as an unemployed breadwinner bigot. Barreling their way way without their even knowing about it is the term ‘breadwinner bigot’ big government will soon brand all those who resent that some 25.5 million foreign-born people have jobs, while some 94 million and still counting Americans do not. “Since Obama took office the working-age, foreign born population has increased by 5.79 million and the working-age, native-born population has increased by more than 12.41 million. In that same period of time foreign-born people gained 4.08 million jobs while native-born people gained 6.55...
  • My Rebuttal to Obama's Economic Lies

    05/06/2016 12:53:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 6, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The economy is in the tank. It's confirmed. All the April economic news is out, jobs news and everything. So what does Obama do? Come out and spin it. He's doing a presser or some sort of press availability now at the White House timed exactly to coincide with the beginning of this program, which he is wont to do. Here are the numbers that you need to know: 160,000 new jobs in April, the vast majority of them part time. That is 50,000 below "expectations." The expectations are meaningless. It's a bunch of economic experts that...
  • Donald Trump Is The Nominee But Every State Needs To Keep Voting… [Must read article]

    05/06/2016 11:05:40 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 84 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 6, 2016 | sundance
    Candidate Ted Cruz and candidate John Kasich have officially “suspended” their campaign efforts to win the republican nomination. However, the campaign effort to deliver a resounding win for Donald Trump continues.Yes, a major hurdle has been crossed – Donald Trump is now the last remaining candidate running for the nomination; but that doesn’t mean the push through the last remaining states should be any less important. Every vote counts. Every delegate matters.Anyone who is inclined toward complacency needs only to look at the reaction yesterday by House Speaker Paul ‘Omnibus‘ Ryan and note why it is vital for the...
  • Payrolls Miss Huge: April Jobs Rose Only 160K, Below 200K Expected; Unemployment Rate At 5%

    05/06/2016 7:00:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/06/2016 | Tyler Durden
    It appears that the Fed is now officially "one and done" because the only indicator that until recently "confirmed" a "strong recovery", non-farm payrolls, just had a major stumble.  In yet another Goldman jinx which just two days ago boosted its payrolls forecast from 225K to 240K, moments ago the BLS reported that ADP's ominous print was right when it said that April payrolls rose only 160K, far below the 200K expected, and higher than just 1 of 92 economist expectations. This was the lowest print since last September's 145K. Private payrolls rose 171K on expectations of a 195K...
  • The Trump Campaign Shows Its Policy Chops (Jobs)

    05/05/2016 5:39:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 4, 2016 | Betsy McCaughey
    The rap on Donald Trump is he's all bluster. The New York Times says he's offering "incoherent mishmash." GOP rival Ted Cruz claims Trump has "no idea" how to fix the economy. Don't' believe it. The Trump campaign is putting forward proposals to fix problems facing the nation, from the long waits for medical care at the VA to the impending collapse of Obamacare. Check out Trump's economic plan, for starters. Unlike Hillary Clinton's radical anti-business agenda, Trump's plan would actually help unemployed Americans get back to work. Trump slashes the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, down from the...
  • Video: Hillary Confronted by Coal Miner Whose Jobs She Vowed to Destroy

    05/05/2016 4:43:14 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 20 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 · 21 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 · 1,028 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%...