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  • U2′s Bono: Capitalism is only way to end poverty

    08/13/2013 9:14:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 8/12/13
    U2 frontman Bono proves that in the end, intelligence and common sense wins out. In a speech at Georgetown Universitys Global Social Enterprise Event, Bono admitted that even he himself finds it hard to accept that he has become a rock star who preaches capitalism, according to The Inquisitr. Wow; sometimes I hear myself and I just cant believe it, he said.
  • Update: Major Trends in New Jobless Claims

    08/12/2013 9:01:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2013 | Political Calculations
    What's the real story for the overall trend in new jobless claims in the U.S.? It has been several months since we last featured an update of our statistical analysis of the trends in new jobless claims in the U.S., which is mostly by design on our part. When we last left off, the overall trend, which we identified as Trend L, was largely flat, but characterized by extreme volatility, with unusual outliers in the data popping up with an alarming frequency. Some of that was understandable. We saw the state of California mishandle its processing of new jobless claims,...
  • Oil and gas jobs have grown 40 percent since 2007 {chart w/ breakdown}

    08/09/2013 1:45:11 PM PDT · by thackney · 6 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | August 9, 2013 | Emily Pickrell
    Jobs in the oil and gas sector have grown 40 percent in the last five years, helping to counteract the tepid one percent increase in total U.S. employment. The oil and natural gas industry created more than 162,000 jobs from 2007 to 2012 in drilling, extraction and support services, according to a report by the Labor Departments Bureau of Labor Statistics released Friday. These new jobs helped build up the ranks of the more than 971,000 people working in the industry in the U.S., including about 379,800 in Texas, according to an April report by The Texas Independent Producers &...
  • Weekly Jobless Claims Edge Up as Labor Market Heals

    08/09/2013 5:28:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Daily Finance ^ | 08/08/2013 | Jason Lange
    The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose slightly last week but was near its lowest level since before the 2007-09 recession, a hopeful sign for the U.S. economy. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose by 5,000 last week to 333,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists polled by Reuters had expected first-time applications to rise to 336,000 last week. Claims were volatile in July due to regular summer auto plant shutdowns which make it hard for the government to adjust the data for seasonal swings. But that volatility is now past, and a Labor Department...
  • Jobless Claims, Mortgage Foreclosures and Eminent Domain in California

    08/08/2013 7:57:54 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 7 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/08/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to the Department of Labor, in the week ending August 3, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 333,000, an increase of 5,000 from the previous weeks revised figure of 328,000. The 4-week moving average was 335,500, a decrease of 6,250 from the previous weeks revised average of 341,750. joblessc080813 Continuing claims rose above the 3 million mark, printing at 3,018,000. This represents an increase from the previous week of 2,951,000. Yet we seem stuck in a continuing claims slump since April. ontjc080823 Consumer confidence? It rose to -23.5, the highest level since early 2008. bcc080813 Delinquent...
  • DOJ files civil suit against Bank of America [Obama Continues To Assault Capitalism]

    08/08/2013 5:16:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/6/13
    The U.S. government on Tuesday filed two civil lawsuits against Bank of America for what the Justice Department and securities regulators said was a fraud on investors involving $850 million of residential mortgage-backed securities. The Justice Department and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed the parallel suits in U.S. District Court in Charlotte, according to the court filings. The securities date to about January 2008, the government said, putting them just at the beginning of the global financial crisis.
  • States Where It Is Hardest To Find Full-Time Work

    08/07/2013 8:57:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 08/07/2013
    Source: Thinkstock As the nation continues to recover from the recession, not only is the unemployment rate down, but the underemployment rate — an important measure of the health of the job market — has been slowly declining as well.In 2012, 14.7% of all people in the workforce either had no job, were too discouraged to go looking, or were not working as much as they wanted. Through the 12 months ending mid-2013, this figure had fallen slightly to 14.3%. But in many states, underemployment remains persistently high. These are the states where it is hardest to find full-time work.Click...
  • Egalitarians Want Us All Poor or Dead

    08/06/2013 7:43:08 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 15 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 7 August 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    I remember that Paola Cavalieri, the editor of the Italian journal Etica e Animali, once said to me: "If human beings have privileges at the expense of nonhuman animal suffering, it would be best if none of them existed: at least we would all be equal". There is a deep truth in that: egalitarianism, taken to its extreme consequences, would lead to total destruction of all sentient life. Being dead is the only state in which we are all equal. Life is diversity itself. I was reminded of that when I heard on the radio a discussion about zero-hours...
  • Core Logic: Los Angeles House Prices Up 21%, Phoenix Up 17% (The West Of The Rockies Rebound)

    08/06/2013 12:28:49 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 11 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/06/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to Core Logic, house prices in Los Angeles rose 20.7% Year-over-year. Phoenix rose 19.8%. Texas cities (Houston, Dallas) were up 10%. clcities Excluding distressed sales, the recovery is largely west of the Rockies and Georgia/Florida. clmap The large year-over-year gains occurred when the 30 year mortgage rate was 3.80% (but has risen since late May to 4.37%). br30080613 Rising mortgage rates and 70% of jobs being created are part-time. Throw in nationally flat-to-falling mortgage purchase applications, and we have an INVESTOR-FUELED HOUSE PRICE RECOVERY. lambs Hope those investors keep buying!!!! Sadly, it is difficult for part-time workers to purchase...
  • Jop Openings Rise To 5 Year High, But Most Are Part-time (Not Good For Homeownership)

    08/06/2013 10:52:45 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 8 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/06/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The June JOLTS report, the job openings measure, was expected to print at 3,895,000. It printed at 3,936,000 after a revised print in May of 3,907,000. We are back to the recession job openings level of 2008, but going up instead of down. jolts0806213 That is the highest level in 5 years! Now for the bad news. Bill Gross at PIMCO thinks that the JOLTS print does not equate to 200,000 jobs. More like 125,000. grossjobstweet From Zero Hedge, we get this charming chart. JOLTS June 3 If we look at The House Ways and Means study on job creation...
  • Temp Nation

    08/05/2013 3:24:56 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 2 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | August 5, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    The progressive assault on the American way of life continues under Obama and his anti-capitalist cronies. The latest job numbers continues to show their progress in reducing working Americans into full-time serfs of the State, bereft of individual liberty or choice. While the media lapdogs are proclaiming that the recovery is still going strong and that nearly 200,000 jobs were created in July, the real numbers tell a starkly different story. First, the 200,000 jobs doesn't even keep ahead of population growth. Even some liberal economists (which are a rare species) admit that actual recovery is 350,000 to 500,000 new...
  • 40 Percent Of U.S. Workers Make Less Than What A Full-Time Minimum Wage Worker Made In 1968

    08/05/2013 1:06:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    TEC ^ | 08/05/2013 | Michael Snyder
    Are American workers paid enough? That is a topic that is endlessly debated all across this great land of ours. Unfortunately, what pretty much everyone can agree on is that American workers are not making as much as they used to after you account for inflation. Back in 1968, the minimum wage in the United States was $1.60 an hour. That sounds very small, but after you account for inflation a very different picture emerges. Using the inflation calculator that the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides, $1.60 in 1968 is equivalent to $10.74 today. And of course the official government...
  • Obama economy: Part-time jobs swamp full-time jobs

    08/05/2013 1:19:57 PM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    House Republicans have crunched the numbers and say that since President Obama took office, the economy has added seven times more part-time jobs than it has created full-time jobs. Since January 2009 the country has added a net total of 270,000 full-time jobs, but it has added 1.9 million part-time jobs, according to the House Ways and Means Committee.
  • New jobs disproportionately low-pay or part-time

    08/05/2013 8:02:22 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 8/4/13 | Paul Wiseman
    WASHINGTON (AP) The 162,000 jobs the economy added in July were a disappointment. The quality of the jobs was even worse. A disproportionate number of the added jobs were part-time or low-paying or both. Part-time work accounted for more than 65 percent of the positions employers added in July. Low-paying retailers, restaurants and bars supplied more than half July's job gain. "You're getting jobs added, but they might not be the best-quality job," says John Canally, an economist with LPL Financial in Boston. So far this year, low-paying industries have provided 61 percent of the nation's job growth,...
  • Part-time jobs account for 97% of 2013 job growth

    08/05/2013 7:40:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/05/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Being on vacation last week meant that I missed the jobs report for July, which turned out to be as unremarkable as most of those in the four-plus years of the so-called economic recovery. The media reports I did catch while on the cruise focused mainly on the fact that the jobs added in July missed the expectations of analysts, and not on the fact that adding only 162,000 jobs meant another extension of stagnation, as the US economy needs ~150,000 jobs added each month just to tread water, thanks to population growth. That’s not even a decent maintenance number,...
  • July Unemployment: Ben & Barack Poison the Economy

    08/05/2013 7:16:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    RCM ^ | 08/05/2013 | Louis Woodhill
    <p>The July "Employment Situation" report that came out on Friday provided evidence that our economy is being poisoned by the monetary machinations of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and the tax and regulatory depredations of President Obama.</p> <p>Free-market economies have a natural tendency to grow and thrive. If left alone, they will recover. That the U.S. economy is as sick as it is today, more than four years into Obama's so-called "recovery," suggests that economic foul play is at work.</p>
  • Obama struggles to push Better Bargain economic campaign [New video! Prosperity Around Corner!]

    08/05/2013 6:36:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/4/13 | Patrick Howley
    ....The White House released a promotional video for Obamas A Better Bargain for the Middle Class campaign last Wednesday, and Obama devoted his weekly address Saturday to his better bargain. The official White House website currently lays out his campaigns central talking points.....
  • They Call Them Flippers: Low Paying Food Services/Bartenders Jobs Grow, Construction Falls

    08/04/2013 8:33:46 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/04/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Fridays jobs report from the BLS could have been better. It revealed that 81% of jobs created since March were part-time rather than full-time. Furthermore, there were 988,000 discouraged workers in the United States in July, an increase of 136,000 from July 2012, according to data released today the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). And the mix of jobs created were mostly in low-paying sectors, like food services and drinking places. Retailers led job gains with 47,000, and restaurants and bars added 38,000. All told, four low-paying sectors retail, restaurants, temporary staffing firms and home health care accounted...
  • Liberals' Moral Superiority Lets Them Act Inferior in Every Way

    08/04/2013 4:36:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2013 | John Ransom
    Robert wrote: Powerful: your radio show. Pitiful: not being able to listen to a recent show of yours online, when life keeps you from listening to it live. Or have I just not managed to find the proper webpage? Please help? Dear Robert, Thats very nice of you to say. For folks who dont listen to the show, on Thursdays we play clips of politicians saying things, like when Elbert Guillory changed parties, or when Obamas press Jester Jay Carney said that Benghazi was a long time ago, and I judge them either powerful or pitiful. You might guess where...
  • Report: Poverty In Williamson County Tripled (Texas)

    08/03/2013 3:16:20 PM PDT · by bgill · 73 replies
    KEYE TV ^ | Aug 1, 2013 | Fred Cantu
    The U.S. Census finds that the number of people in poverty in Austin's suburbs more than doubled in the last decade -- up a whopping 142 percent. Meanwhile, Williamson County started off with 11,735 people living in poverty in 2000 and ended up with 34,069 by 2010. That figure includes a lot of working poor. People who perhaps accepted a limited time offer of a job and a place to live. And others lost their job altogether in the economic downturn of 2008.
  • PRUDEN: The full-time White House horror show

    07/22/2013 3:34:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    washington times ^ | 7/22/13 | Wesley Pruden
    Everything about President Obamas grand takeover of everyones aches and pains puts the pain in a new place. The only relief he can promise is that the pain is more tolerable today than it will be tomorrow. If the failing economy doesnt kill you, Obamacare will. The only good news if that the abundant bad news over there might take your mind off your troubles over here. The jobs market here, such as it is, is likely to continue in the dumps. Come back soon. Many businesses, some large and some small, are moving toward an ever-larger part-time roster of...
  • Sen. Collins: Obamacare's 30-Hour Rule Will Damage Businesses

    08/03/2013 9:36:23 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Aug 3, 2013 | By Sandy Fitzgerald
    Obamacare has "perverse incentives" that allow employers to cut their employees' work hours, says Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins, who has introduced a bill to change the healthcare law's definition of full time work from 30 hours a week to 40. Collins, in Saturday's GOP address, noted that under Obamacare, anyone working an average of 30 hours a week is considered full-time, meaning many employers may cut their hours so they won't have to provide them with insurance. A 40-hour work week is full-time, we all know that," said Collins. She noted in her address that her family founded a...
  • Unemployment Climbs to 9.4% Among Hispanics; Double What It Was 7 Yrs Ago

    08/03/2013 9:13:38 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies
    CNSNews ^ | Aug 2, 2013 | By Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Unemployment among American Hispanics climbed to 9.4 percent in July, up from 9.1 percent in May and June, and 9.0 percent in April, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. During President Obama's time in office, the number of American Hispanics who are unemployed has increased 161,000--rising from 2,205,000 in January 2009 to 2,366,000 in July 2013. BLS defines a person as unemployed if they are 16 years or older and do not have a job, but have actively sought one in the last four weeks. The Hispanic community has been hit harder by...
  • Everything You Need to Know About the Jobs Report

    08/03/2013 5:36:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    Initial Reaction The establishment survey showed a gain of 162,000 jobs. The previous two months were revised lower. The employment change for May revised down by 19,000 (from +195,000 to +176,000), and the employment change for June revised down by 7,000 (from +195,000 to +188,000). The unemployment rate dropped 0.2 to 7.4%. Explaining the Unemployment Rate Drop Employment rose by 227,000 of which 103,000 were part-time jobs.The Civilian Labor Force Declined by 37,000 even though population rose by 204,000.Those "Not in Labor Force" rose by 240,000.Participation Rate fell 0.1 to 63.4%, a mere 0.1 higher than the low of 63.3%...
  • Five scary charts and facts about whos working and not working in this economy

    08/03/2013 5:35:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2013 | Mary Katherine Ham
    At this point, even Ezra Klein is conceding that the “recovery” growth rate of 1.7 percent is a “horrific” new normal, so I can be accused of no partisan quest driving me to point out these depressing facts about our current economy, but a desire that we harness the good sense to abandon what’s not working and get the heck out of this mess. 1. Workforce participation: 2008-20132. Workforce participation 2008-2013, compared with 2000-2008:Fed charts via @bdomenech, who writes a great morning newsletter, The Transom, which you can sign up for, here.3. The surge of part-time employment:4. “[O]f the 953K...
  • Young Americans Left Out Of Obama's 'Jobs Recovery'

    08/03/2013 5:23:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    IBD ^ | 08/03/2013
    A (New) Lost Generation: As the media focus on a slight drop in unemployment, an ugly trend gets ignored: the declining participation of young Americans in the job market. We'll pay for this for decades to come. We keep hearing the job market is "improving" or even "solid," with 162,000 new positions created in July and unemployment falling to 7.4%, the lowest since 2008. But one group is sitting it out. And it's the one that most enthusiastically embraced Barack Obama in both of his presidential elections: America's young. Their unemployment rate is a shocking 16.1%. Increasingly, those ages 18...
  • Black Unemployment Rate Closer to 37.9%

    08/02/2013 9:20:19 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 16 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | August 3, 2013 | Larry Walker Jr
    I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. ~ Abraham Lincoln ~Phony Government Statistics, Detroit and Black Americans- By: Larry Walker II -One way the federal government could help reduce Black-on-Black crime and address the nations poverty crisis would be to start telling the truth about unemployment. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publishes a set of completely phony statistics each and every month, in order to convince the public that our economic condition is...
  • Obamacare Full Frontal: Of 953,000 Jobs Created In 2013, 77%, Or 731,000 Are Part-Time

    08/02/2013 7:52:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/02/2013 | Tyler Durden
    When the payroll report was released last month, the world finally noticed what we had been saying for nearly three years: that the US was slowly being converted to a part-time worker society. This slow conversion accelerated drastically in the last few months, and especially in June, when part time jobs exploded higher by 360K while full time jobs dropped by 240K. In July we are sad to report that America's conversation to a part-time worker society is not "tapering": according to the Household Survey, of the 266K jobs created (note this number differs from the establishment survey), only...
  • So-so summer: Job growth disappoints; rate drops

    08/02/2013 7:17:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08/02/2013 | Jeff Cox
    Job growth continued in July as the U.S. economy added another 162,000 positionsenough to keep the recovery theme going but not a level likely to have a major effect on monetary policy. The number missed economist expectations of 184,000 and caused some movement in markets. Stocks opened lower and gold pared earlier losses, while Treasury yields headed lower, with the 10-year note most recently at 2.64 percent. However, the general feeling was that the numbers were unlikely to budge the Federal Reserve from its current position on quantitative easing. "Bottom line: Disappointment, but not enough disappointment to dissuade the Fed...
  • Stinking Jobs Report: 11.5 Million Still Unemployed, Part-time Jobs 77% of Jobs Created in 2013

    08/02/2013 7:06:04 AM PDT · by whitedog57
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/02/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, July nonfarm payrolls (NFP) rose 162,000. Expectations were for 185,000 a big swing and a miss. Juness NFP was revised lower to 188,000. The unemployment rate fell from 7.5% to 7.4%. The rate dropped because the civilian labor force declined by 37,000 from 155,835 to 155,798. The rate dropped because the civilian labor force declined by 37,000 from 155,835 to 155,798. unemploymentrate080213 U6 unemployment, full-time and part-time unemployment rate, also fell slightly to 14%. u6un080213 Labor force participation rate fell from 63.5% to 63.4%. lfp080213 And there are still greater than 11.5...
  • U.S. Adds Just 162,000 Jobs in July, Rate Falls To 7.4%

    08/02/2013 6:07:04 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 79 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Aug. 2, 2013 | Dunstan Prial
    The U.S. economy added just 162,000 jobs in July, well below expectations and not nearly enough to alter the Federal Reserves plan to maintain its easy money policies for the foreseeable future. The headline unemployment rate fell slightly to 7.4%, according to figures released Friday by the Labor Department, down from 7.6% in June. Economist had predicted an increase of 180,000 jobs and a 7.5% unemployment rate.
  • Newspaper fires editor for Take your jobs plan and shove it, Mr. President headline

    08/01/2013 6:38:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 1, 2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Not even a reprimand first, huh? Here’s hoping, at least, that some White House water-carrier like Media Matters threatened the paper with a boycott before it acted. It’s too depressing to think that the publisher might have canned him on his own initiative, without any pressure from the pretend-outrage industry, just because Johnson got a step too close to a Johnny Paycheck song title in writing about Bambi. Alternate headline stolen from Ace: “‘Free Press’ not so free.” Free Press editor Drew Johnson has been terminated after placing a headline on an editorial outside of normal editing procedures.Johnson’s headline, “Take...
  • Newspaper Editor Fired Over 'Shove It' Obama Headline

    08/01/2013 2:22:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/1/2013 | John Nolte
    Drew Johnson, the editorial page editor of the Chattanooga Times Free Press was fired after 14 months on the job for publishing an editorial with a headline that read: "Take your jobs plan and shove it, Mr. President." The editorial ran Tuesday, the same day Obama visited Chattanooga. The powers-that-be posted a notice Thursday explaining the firing: The headline was inappropriate for this newspaper. It was not the original headline approved for publication, and Johnson violated the normal editing process when he changed the headline. The newspapers decision to terminate Johnson had nothing to do with the content of the...
  • How to Guarantee a Job for Every American (!)

    08/01/2013 6:53:33 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 50 replies
    PBS ^ | William Darity
    (snip) Persistent high unemployment has produced a crisis for virtually all Americans. But we can resolve the crisis by adopting a federal job guarantee for all citizens. A system of job assurance, rather than unemployment insurance, could have been implemented at any point by presidential directive under the mandate of the Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act of 1978 (popularly known as the Humphrey-Hawkins Act). Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., has proposed a new bill: the Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment and Training Act, which could pave the way for implementation of a federal job guarantee. The idea is straightforward: any American 18...
  • Initial Jobless Claims Fall To Reagan Recovery Years (1984) While Homeownership Rates Fall

    08/01/2013 6:11:43 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 16 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/01/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Initial jobless claims were released this morning (326k) and beat expectations of (345k). It was the best beat in initial claims in 3 months and the lowest absolute level since January 2008. ijc080113 In fact, initial jobless claims are back to Reagan Recovery levels of March 1984 (although it took a lot longer to get there). When I compare initial jobless claims with homeownership rates, you can see a disturbing trend. Jobless claims are positively correlated with homeownership rates. ijchomeown Continuing jobless claims fell to 2,951K that also beat expectations of 3,000k. This level is still above the Reagan Recovery...
  • State Department: The Same Old Run Around On Jobs Numbers

    08/01/2013 5:12:20 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/27/2013 | Jack Spencer
    The Michigan Economic Development Corp., the states corporate welfare and promotional arm, is still ducking direct questions about job creation. When Gov. Jennifer Granholm was in office, the MEDC dodged questions about the job creation numbers it claimed on behalf of the taxpayer subsidized businesses it promoted. Instead of giving yes or no answers to reporters, policy researchers and even lawmakers, the MEDC typically responded by sending data or pointing to websites that were supposed to present answers. With that, those seeking answers from the MEDC were, in essence, being told to figure out the answers for themselves. In his...
  • EMPLOYMENT HELP: NAACP Holding Job Fair

    07/31/2013 5:28:31 PM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    NBC 13 ^ | July 31, 2013 | Staff Writer
    Folks looking for work in the Des Moines metro will have a chance to meet up with potential employers Wednesday. The Des Moines NAACP is holding a job fair from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Wellmark at 1331 Grand Avenue. Forty employers will be represented at the fair including Wellmark, Wells Fargo, Iowa DOT, Mercy, DART and many others. Help will also be on hand for job seekers to write cover letters and resumes, to set up mock interviews and more.
  • ObamaCare Dropping Full-Timers at Schools, Local Governments

    07/31/2013 4:45:55 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    Fox Business ^ | July 31, 2013 | By Elizabeth MacDonald
    Health reform is now causing job turmoil across the country in three key groups that the White House has depended on for supportlocal government, school workers and unions. School districts in states like Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Utah, Nebraska, and Indiana are dropping to part-time status school workers such as teacher aides, administrators, secretaries, bus drivers, gym teachers, coaches and cafeteria workers. Cities or counties in states like California, Indiana, Kansas, Texas, Michigan and Iowa are dropping to part-time status government workers such as librarians, secretaries, administrators, parks and recreation officials and public works officials. This growing trend comes as three...
  • Obama's Keystone Job Claims As Phony As His Recovery

    07/31/2013 4:33:55 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 31, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Energy Policy: The president falsely claims that the jobs created by the pipeline from Canada would be but a "blip relative to the need," ignoring his own State Department and the unions that support him. At the rate President Obama is going, he may claim that building the Keystone XL pipeline will actually cost jobs. In an interview with the New York Times last Saturday, he argued that the best estimate is 2,000 initial construction jobs followed by no more than an additional 100 jobs, a mere "blip." The newspaper's transcript of the interview showed Obama chuckling dismissively as he...
  • New EPA chief: Can everybody please stop talking about environmental regulations killing jobs?

    07/31/2013 8:00:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/31/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    …How ’bout, no? Via the Washington Post: The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency told an audience at Harvard Law School on Tuesday that cutting carbon pollution will “feed the economic agenda of this country” and vowed to work with industry leaders on shaping policies aimed at curbing global warming.“Climate change will not be resolved overnight,” EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told the 310-member audience. “But it will be engaged over the next three years. That I can promise you.”McCarthy made a full-throated defense of her agency’s right to address greenhouse-gas emissions and other pollutants, saying that air-quality regulations and...
  • German Unemployment Falls For Second Month [2 decade low, while we flounder]

    07/31/2013 3:52:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    rtt news ^ | 7/31/13
    The number of unemployed in Germany declined for a second consecutive month in July, reaffirming the robust labor market situation in the country, the latest figures released by the Federal Labor Agency revealed Wednesday... The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at a two-decade low of 6.8 percent in July. This matched economists' forecast. The unadjusted rate rose to 6.8 percent from 6.6 percent. In a separate report on Wednesday, the Federal Statistical Officesaid thatGermany's adjusted ILO jobless rate remained unchanged at 5.4 percent in June.
  • Obama: The Keystone pipeline is not a jobs plan, you know (Says it creates just 50 permanent jobs)

    07/30/2013 7:54:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    So… is that kind of like how aggressively pushing for federal, i.e. taxpayer “investment” in public-sector infrastructure projects but actively blocking private-sector ones is “not a jobs plan”? Or, maybe it’s more along the basic lines of how more Keynesian stimulus, deficit spending, increased regulation, and top-down market interference is “not a jobs plan”? Yeah, I think that’s the one. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO If they’ve got a better plan to bring back more manufacturing jobs here to Tennessee and around the country, then let them know — let me know. I want to hear them. If they’ve...
  • Obama challenges GOP to accept corporate tax deal

    07/30/2013 2:24:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2013 5:14 PM EDT | Nedra Pickler
    President Barack Obama on Tuesday offered congressional Republicans a new corporate tax cut and jobs spending package he said might help break through some of the political logjam in Washington, only to have GOP lawmakers immediately throw cold water on the idea. The announcement and quick rejection underscored how elusive common ground is between the Democratic White House and Republicans in Congress on fiscal issues. The divide was particularly stark on the corporate tax proposal given that both parties generally have supported overhauling the code for businesses, though the White House and Republicans have differed on specifics. The U.S....
  • (Marx) Dayton says his mystery trip pitted secrecy against jobs for Minnesota

    07/30/2013 2:23:26 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/30/13 | Rachel E. Stassen-Berger
    Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday was steadfast in his insistence that he did the right thing by keeping the target of his economic development trip last week a mystery. "I went because I am trying to get jobs for Minnesota and part of that is meeting with businesses who dont share my willingness to be put in the public limelight," he told reporters on Tuesday, the first day he met with the media since his mystery mission. "If I am going to have to disclose where I went in that kind of situation, it is going to cost me the...
  • Obama Shows Liberal Logic of Increased Supply Equates to Higher Prices

    07/30/2013 2:20:12 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 2 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | July 30, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    Sometimes, I think it must be awfully nice to live in the progressive liberal fantasy world. Just imagine how much easier it would be - every decision you make is dependent wholly upon your feelings. Decision making isn't based upon reasoning, logical deductions, research, or facts. Nope. Just believe something is good and bad and willfully continue to place your fingers over your ears while shouting a Mother Earth mantra in the face of all those hate facts coming your way. However, as an adult, I need to live in the real world and make informed decisions that impact not...
  • Local paper ahead of Obamas visit: Take your jobs plan and shove it (Chattanooga, Tennessee)

    07/30/2013 1:11:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    As I’m writing this, President Obama is doing his usual economic grandstanding routine in Chattanooga, Tennessee — and considering that Amazon just announced that they’re going on an epic hiring spree, their local Chattanooga warehouse is making a mighty convenient backdrop for the president jobs-oriented speech. The president is going on and on about “the ingredients we need” for good jobs, and all of his latest Keynesian stimulus ideas for economic growth, and talking up America’s need to “invest” in the jobs and infrastructure of the future.Funnily enough, courtesy of Obama’s first and biggest round of what we were promised...
  • Record 8.9 Million Workers Now on Disability Benefits

    07/30/2013 12:27:38 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/30/2013 | John Merline
    More than 76,000 workers went on the federal government's disability program in July, according to the latest data from the Social Security administration, bringing the total number of new enrollees this year to 534,038. Although that is down somewhat from the same month last year, enrollment in the Social Security Disability Insurance program remains sharply higher than it has been historically. Since 2009, an average of about 1 million workers have gone on SSDI annually a 31% increase from the average enrollment over the previous 10 years. As a result, a record 8.9 million workers are now collecting disability...
  • Unemployment rates rise in 90 pct. of US cities

    07/30/2013 11:03:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Houston Chronicls ^ | July 30, 2013 | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER
    WASHINGTON Unemployment rates rose in nearly all large U.S. cities in June as college graduates and many of those still in school began searching for jobs. The Labor Department said Tuesday that unemployment rates rose in 347 large metro areas in June compared with the previous month. They fell in 12 and were unchanged in 13. In May, rates fell in 109 cities and rose in 243.
  • GOP Quickly Shuts Down Obamas Grand Bargain

    07/30/2013 10:17:40 AM PDT · by yoe · 21 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | July 30, 2013 | BRIANNA EHLEY
    <p>House Speaker John Boehners office this morning said Obamas plan, which cuts the corporate tax rate in exchange for more revenues for infrastructure projects, leaves small businesses and American families behind.</p> <p>The two parties seem to be engaging in the age-old fight over taxes and spending. While Democrats want to raise revenue, Republicans refuse and instead demand more spending cuts. Politicos Many Raju and John Bresnahan write: The lack of progress underscores a growing belief in Washington: The long-sought grand bargain could very well be out of reach during the Obama presidency. ... A short-term solution to the countrys fiscal woes seems more likely, but even that may not happen.</p>
  • John Boehner Has Already Killed The 'Grand Bargain' More Than 5 Hours Before Obama's Speech

    07/30/2013 7:57:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/30/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    House Speaker John Boehner has already thrown a wrench into President Barack Obama's latest "grand bargain" offer just a few hours after details of it began trickling out, and just five hours before Obama is set to deliver a speech detailing the plan in Tennessee. The gist of Obama's grand bargain is a plan to cut the corporate tax rate, while using billions of dollars in revenue generated in business tax overhaul to fund a job-creation program. In a statement, Boehner spokesman Michael Steel shot down the idea, marveling that it left small businesses "and American families behind." "The...