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  • What One Million Recently Fired Chinese Coal And Steel Workers Are Doing Now

    07/22/2016 11:10:48 PM PDT · by dennisw · 46 replies
    zerohedge ^ | Jul 22, 2016 5:40 PM | by Tyler Durden
    Having followed China's biggest risk with great interest for the past year, which incidentally is not its $36 trillion in debt, nor its defaults, its zombie companies, its ponzi "wealth products", its currency, its capital outflows, its crony capitalism and corruption, nor its gargantuan capital misallocation, but the threat of a social revolution as a result of a surge in unemployment as entire zombie industries fail, that has always been true biggest risk for Beijing (something the Politburo knows very well), we found it less than surprising when last September a Chinese coal company announced it would fires 100,000. That...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown: Facilitating The Inevitable California Collapse

    07/22/2016 10:04:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/16 | Katy Grimes
    California's dear leader is killing the golden state: Californians, gird your loins in anticipation of the tax onslaught “California is definitely back,” Governor Jerry Brown boasted in 2014. Brown then proclaimed the state a “job creation engine,” proving he was still living in the 1960s. However, Brown has shown little stomach for sensible tax and regulatory cuts, and instead pays lip service to the media about how fiscally prudent he is…. everything he touches turns Brown. For a state $130 Billion upside down in budget debt, and another $750 Billion of long term unfunded public employee pension debt, the estrangement...
  • White working-class boys are being put off university by success stories of celebrities who neverWhi

    07/17/2016 8:48:28 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 17 July 2016 | By Ross Parker For The Daily Mail
    They're known as some of the most inspirational businessmen in history. But the success of industry giants such as Sir Richard Branson and Lord Sugar is actually putting working-class boys off of further education. A number of high profile celebrities who have gone on to make their fortunes after dropping out of education or choosing to not go to university are inspiring young men to following in their footsteps, according to a new report.
  • Pew Research Finds Europeans Increasingly Uncomfortable With Immigration

    07/12/2016 7:32:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    MRC TV ^ | July 12, 2016 | Charlie McKenna
    A study released by the Pew Research Center on Monday shows a startling development in European attitudes towards Middle Eastern refugees. In eight of the ten countries surveyed, majorities of citizens polled believe incoming refugees increase the likelihood of terrorism at home. Respondents in Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Greece, and the United Kingdom all responded that they believe incoming refugees increase the risk of terrorism. Respondents in Hungary are most likely (at 76 percent) to believe incoming refugees increase the risk of terrorism, while respondents in Spain are the least likely to believe incoming refugees increase the likelihood of terrorism (at 40...
  • What Clinton and Trump Would Do for Gig Economy Workers

    07/11/2016 11:14:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Next Avenue ^ | July 11, 2016 | Nancy Collamer, Work & Purpose Blogger
    As we enter the final stretch of the presidential election season (Hallelujah!), the rhetoric around jobs — how to create good paying ones, minimize income inequality and bring opportunities back home — is sure to heat up. But what about the challenges facing the growing number of Americans who don’t work in traditional jobs, but are instead gig economy workers — like freelancers, consultants, and contractors — who lack the benefits and legal protections typically provided by employers? Where do Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton stand on them? It matters because millions of Americans — the U.S. Government Accountability Office...
  • Ignore Unemployment Pundits, Low 'Labor-Force Participation' Is The Goal [IT'S GOING BACK UP!!!]

    07/11/2016 4:07:16 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 10, 2016 | John Tamny
    ...Obama’s critics on rates of labor-force participation to some degree makes the case for the Obama economy performing better than is widely believed... ... The argument is that assuming rates of participation that prevailed 5, 10 and 15 years ago, the jobless rate would be higher. This statistic is being used to indict the Obama economy, and will similarly be used by Democrats to eviscerate the economy when a Republican is in the White House. Partisans on both sides will miss the point. Up front, this column is not a defense of President Obama or his economy. His administration’s meddling...
  • Why Not Ban The College Degree Box?

    07/08/2016 10:04:51 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 7, 2016 | George Leef
    Of late, the Obama administration has been applying pressure to ban the criminal record box – that is, to keep employers from asking if an applicant has ever been convicted. That is supposed to open up more job opportunities for people who have criminal records. It could, but then it could also have harmful consequences if people with past criminal records and current criminal intent are put in jobs where they can commit more crimes. (Another objection is that the federal government has no constitutional authority to dictate hiring policies, but let’s put that aside.) There is another hiring policy...
  • Unemployment ticks higher in June

    07/08/2016 2:56:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Consumer Affairs ^ | 7/8/16 | James Limbach
    The nation's jobless rate rose 0.2% in June to 4.9%, as another 347,000 people found themselves out of work, according to figures released by the Department of Labor (DOL). At the same time, the economy created another 287,000 jobs last month, mostly in leisure and hospitality, health care and social assistance, and financial activities. ...labor force participation rate, at 62.7%, and the employment-population ratio, at 59.6%, showed little change...
  • Finding workers a critical need in the county. (An article about lack of qualified workers)

    07/08/2016 6:21:06 AM PDT · by The Working Man · 52 replies
    Casey County News ^ | July 5, 2016 | Larry Rowell
    Factories such as Tarter Industries are having problems meeting current production needs because of a critical shortage of workers. And, expansion plans for 2017 may have to be put on hold if workers cannot be found, said Travis Cox, vice president and general manager for Tarter Industries. “Lack of workers is now my No. 1 inhibiting growth factor, bar none,” said Cox. “My last shortage report shows we are about 75-80 people under full budget head count. That’s just trying to keep up, not growing and expanding.” Cox said TI is aggressively searching within two counties on each side of...
  • Boston Globe Accidentally Reports That Raising the Minimum Wage Kills Jobs

    07/06/2016 5:19:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 6, 2016 | Tom Knighton
    Many Americans are campaigning for a raise in the minimum wage. Even more Americans are struggling just to find jobs at any wage.Yup -- those two news items are related.While trying to present a case for the Massachusetts state legislature to approve a program that provides summer jobs to teens at non-profits and government agencies, an editorial at the Boston Globe accidentally explained why artificially imposed minimum wages kill job opportunities.I don’t think the Globe even realized it, either: The program provides money for YouthWorks, which pays the wages of 4,400 low-income teens in eligible cities who work for nonprofits...
  • Over 60K IT Jobs In India Could Go In Next Five Years: Report

    07/06/2016 12:43:00 AM PDT · by Cronos · 25 replies
    NDTV ^ | 5 July 2016 | NDTV
    India's $150 billion IT industry is one of the biggest employment generators, accounting for around 3.5 million white collared jobs in the country. However, the IT industry is experiencing tectonic shifts amid rising competition and increasing trend of automation. A report from US research firm HfS Research says that automation has put to risk 6.4 lakh low-skilled jobs - or nearly one in five jobs - in India's IT and BPO sector in next five years. At biggest risks are more routine or repetitive tasks in the IT sector. Automation is already making its presence felt in the Indian IT...
  • J.C. Penney is moving some IT jobs from Plano to India

    07/03/2016 8:35:09 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 61 replies
    dallasnews.com ^ | Updated: 30 June 2016 07:32 PM | Maria Halkias
    J.C. Penney is opening an IT office in Bangalore, India, as it restructures that critical department which was hurt during the retailer's failed reinvention in 2012 and 2013. The new IT office will have an emphasis on analytics, innovation and reporting capabilities, said Penney spokesman Joey Thomas. With some IT job functions moving to India, some jobs now performed by contract employees in Penney's Plano headquarters will be cut, but Thomas didn't say how many. Penney is hiring full-time IT engineers and analytics professionals for the new office in India and in Plano, he said.
  • Palin on Paid Anti-Trump Protesters: ‘Not Even President Yet and Our Guy’s Already Creating Jobs’

    07/02/2016 1:03:58 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Jul 2016 | Michelle Moons
    Conservative icon Sarah Palin quipped that paid anti-Trump protesters show presidential candidate Donald Trump is creating jobs even before taking office as she called them out for false accusations at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, Colorado on Friday. “Like a golden wrecking ball [Trump] shattered walls in the good ol’ boys club. He knocked out the hypocritical intolerance that dare stymie freedom of speech with intimidation and those false accusations of sexism and racism just to stop debate,” said 2008 vice presidential nominee Palin. Alaska’s former governor pointed to the “silly protesters” at Trump rallies as those behind the...
  • Why Trump Wins: He knows border wars have replaced culture wars.

    07/01/2016 11:33:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | June 27, 2016 | Scott McConnell
    When he descended the Trump Tower escalator on June 15 last year to announce his run for the presidency, Donald Trump polled near the bottom of the Republican field. An NBC-Wall Street Journal poll taken from June 14 to 18 reported Trump was the first choice of 1 percent of Republican voters, behind Rick Perry, Carly Fiorina, and eight others. A RealClearPolitics graphic tracking an average of several polls illustrates the stunning speed of Trump’s rise. For most of June, Trump’s line slithered along the bottom of the 17-person field, then headed by Jeb Bush. Two weeks after his announcement,...
  • Right-To-Work For More? Michigan Income Growth the Nation’s Third-Fastest

    07/01/2016 12:30:06 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/29/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Incomes in Michigan grew faster than all but two other states during the first three months of 2016 according to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Per capita personal income in Michigan increased 1.3 percent from the fourth quarter of 2015 to the first quarter of 2016, trailing only the states of Washington (1.5 percent) and Maine (1.4 percent). “More confirmation that Michigan's economy is doing very well,” said Don Grimes, a University of Michigan economist, in an email. Nationwide, state incomes grew 1.0 percent on average during the period, ranging from a loss of 1.3...
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions Slams Hillary Clinton’s Foreign Student Plan, Would Hurt American Grads

    06/30/2016 3:09:00 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 29, 2016 | Caroline May
    Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton’s plan to “staple” a green card to the diplomas of foreign students graduating with masters and PhDs in the Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics fields would hurt the job prospects and wages of American graduates already struggling in a glutted labor market, according to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)... Sessions argues Clinton’s plan is a rehashing of what the “industry-backed” advocates seeking lower priced labor have dubbed “immigration reform.” In the end, the Alabama lawmaker charges, the plan would largely serve to hurt Americans. He cited the work of Ron Hira, Paula Stephan, Hal Salzman, Michael Teitelbaum,...
  • What Brexit Means for the European Union’s Future

    06/29/2016 8:51:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 27, 2016 | Josh Siegel
    Britain’s decision to leave the European Union could inspire other disaffected nations to consider a way out unless the bloc responds to anxiety across the continent over jobs, immigration, and globalization.While experts say an all-out breakup of the European Union is far-fetched, countries both successful (like Sweden) and struggling (such as Greece) may view the British experience as a model to change their own lots in life.“There is a serious risk that Britain’s decision to withdraw from the European Union could set off similar demands on other member states,” said Michael Leigh, a senior fellow at The German Marshall Fund...
  • Nearly half of U.S. workers consider themselves underemployed, report says

    06/29/2016 3:44:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 28, 2016 | Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz
    <p>Nearly half of U.S. workers consider themselves underemployed, according to a survey of more than 960,000 people by PayScale, an online provider of salary information.</p> <p>Three-quarters of those who label themselves as such say they're not working in a job that uses their education and training. One quarter say they are working part time but want full-time work.</p>
  • Texas drillers may start hiring soon, as long as prices hold up

    06/28/2016 2:26:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | June 28, 2016 | Collin Eaton
    HOUSTON – Rising crude prices could spur hiring across the Texas oil patch by August, a regional economist says, beginning a slow but steady reversal in the state’s energy employment after struggling drillers shed 1 in 3 jobs. Over the past two months, a dozen U.S. oil companies — including Devon Energy and Pioneer Natural Resources — have announced plans to plow an extra $600 million into their shale fields in Texas and elsewhere as crude prices hover near $50 a barrel. Several have dispatched new rigs and received drilling permits. Next, they’ll start hiring new people – unless, of...
  • Trump Takes On Trade Deals In Pennsylvania Speech

    06/28/2016 12:00:22 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 28, 2016 | Jill Colvin,Associated Press
    MONESSEN, Pa. (AP) -- Republican Donald Trump took aim at U.S. free trade deals in a speech delivered in Western Pennsylvania Tuesday that painted his likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as a champion of the kind of globalization that has pushed manufacturing jobs overseas.
  • Believe it or Not: More Kids Live At Home Now than Since The Great Depression

    06/21/2016 4:48:13 PM PDT · by blam · 67 replies
    TMO ^ | 6-21-2016 | Harry Dent
    Jun 21, 2016 Harry_Dent We all know the situation in the markets is dire. Like, really, everyone knows. There’s an old phrase from Margaret Thatcher’s day (and mine, I suppose) that has recently come back into use: There is no alternative. There’s even an acronym: TINA. There is no alternative example of a campaign advertising material of the CDU for the 1994 election for the Landtag of Thuringia. That’s quaint, and all, but this meatily numbered piece shows the heart of what that phrase means. There is no alternative, the markets will correct. They have to, regardless of how hard...
  • Ban the Box or Require the Box?

    06/20/2016 5:49:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    Marginal Revolution ^ | June 20, 2016 | Alex Tabarrok
    Ban the box policies forbid employers from asking about a criminal record on a job application. Ban the box policies don’t forbid employers from running criminal background checks they only forbid employers from asking about criminal history at the application/interview stage. The policies are supposed to give people with a criminal background a better shot at a job. Since blacks are more likely to have a criminal history than whites, the policies are supposed to especially increase black employment. One potential problem with these laws is that employers may adjust their behavior in response. In particular, since blacks are more...
  • Fewer low-income men are working

    06/19/2016 5:46:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    CNN Money ^ | June 15, 2016 | Tami Luhby
    Men have been disappearing from the workforce for decades. But a closer look at the data reveals that lower-income men account for much of the change -- and that reflects a big problem with the economy. Only 69% of these men, ages 25 to 54, are employed, according to new research from the Brookings Institution. That figure was 80% in 1980. Among middle class and upper-income men, 92% are working, down only slightly from 94% in 1980....
  • Agency Directed by Obama to Perform Muslim Outreach Commissions Jobs Propaganda Posters for Mars

    06/19/2016 4:05:08 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 6 replies
    Mars.NASA.gov ^ | Mars.NASA.gov
    BE A MARTIAN! Mars needs YOU! In the future, Mars will need all kinds of explorers, farmers, surveyors, teachers . . . but most of all YOU! Join us on the Journey to Mars as we explore with robots and send humans there one day.
  • Average Man With Full-Time Job in U.S. Earned Less in 2014 than 1973

    06/13/2016 11:33:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 13 Jun 2016 | Caroline May
    The average man with a full-time job in 2014 earned less than the average man in 1973 ... shedding additional light on the perceived economic stagnation and frustration among middle-income Americans in recent years. ... the median earnings of a man working full-time in 1973 was $53,294 — measured in 2014 dollars — while the median income for a man working full-time in 2014 was $50,383. “This one fact, tucked in Table A-4 of the Census Bureau’s annual report on income, is both a symptom of an economy that isn’t delivering for many ordinary Americans and at least one reason...
  • LinkedIn Job Postings Plunge, “by far the Worst Month since January 2009”

    06/13/2016 5:13:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | June 8, 2016 | Wolf Richter
    s the job market for professionals unraveling? The jobs data in the US has recently taken a nasty spill. Last week it was an ugly jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It could bounce off next month, and the current data could be revised higher, but we’re not seeing the signs of this sort of hiring momentum. Instead, we’re confronted with a sharp and ongoing deterioration of a leading indicator of the labor market: temporary jobs. They rise and fall months ahead of the overall number of jobs. The sector peaked in December 2015 at 2.94 million. It...
  • How Obama Has Made It Harder for Companies to Hire

    06/13/2016 4:38:51 AM PDT · by milton23 · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/10/2016 | Patrick Tyrrell
    Government data released on Wednesday shows the number of private-sector job openings was at an all-time high in April. Companies, however, hired the fewest number of people on a seasonally adjusted basis in nine months. Why the disparity? The JOLTS (Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey) data the government released show there were 5,289,000 private-sector job openings in April—114,000 more than in March. The government report also shows that private-sector hires declined by 169,000 compared to March. With private companies advertising so many job openings, why are they not filling them?
  • The Keynesians Stole The Jobs

    06/08/2016 7:13:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | Ron Paul
    Late last week the markets were shocked by a surprisingly bad May jobs report - the worst monthly report in nearly six years. The experts expected the U.S. economy to add 160,000 jobs in May, but it turns out only 38,000 jobs were added. And to make matters worse, 13,000 of those 38,000 were government jobs! Adding more government employees is a drain on the economy, not a measure of economic growth. Incredibly, there are more than 102 million people who are either unemployed or are no longer looking for work. Gold reacted to the report quickly and decisively, gaining...
  • How good a CEO is Trump?

    06/07/2016 2:52:38 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 49 replies
    Don Surber's Blog ^ | 06/07/2016 | Don Surber
    If a year ago someone told me I would be an advocate of Donald Trump, I would have laughed, because everyone knew he was a joke with a toupee. But on August 27, 2015, at a rally in Greenville, South Carolina, when Mary Margaret Bannister pulled his hair, we learned he does not wear a wig. And in researching my upcoming book, "Trump The Press," I learned he is no joke. He has developed the leadership skills needed to lead the free world. In December 2014, Peter Economy of Inc. magazine wrote, "The Top 10 Skills Every Great Leader Needs...
  • Malkin: North Carolina Subsidizes American Worker Sabotage

    06/07/2016 9:10:08 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | June 7, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Why does North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory hate American workers? McCrory’s GOP administration is a serial offender when it comes to using tax dollars to lure Indian offshore outsourcing firms to the U.S. Deon Roberts at the Charlotte Observer reported this weekend on the state’s subsidies for companies that use or specialize in H-1B visa workers. Roberts mentioned New Jersey-based Spectra Group, which received “a $2.9 million grant to create 250 jobs in Charlotte” and then applied for 10 H-1Bs, and top outsourcing firm HCL Technologies, which snagged $19 million in state grants in 2014 and then filed initial H-1B...
  • Robots will take over most jobs in the world by 2045

    06/06/2016 3:04:31 PM PDT · by plain talk · 87 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | Jun 6, 2016 | Techradar
    As we reach the middle of the 21st century, half the population of the world will lose their job to a machine. The latest comes from Moshe Vardi, professor at Rice University , Houston, who delivered a talk to the American Association for the Advancement of Science , exploring the question: "If machines are capable of doing almost any work humans can do, what will humans do?" Vardi reckons that half of workers across the globe will be replaced by machines within the next 30 years, wiping out middle-class jobs and "exacerbating inequality". He noted that robots would take over...
  • The knowledge economy is a myth. We don’t need more universities to feed it

    06/05/2016 3:55:45 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 18, 2016 | Andre Spicer
    Governments around the world believe that to remain competitive in a global economy they must become smarter. In an attempt to boost its knowledge intensiveness, the UK government has just launched a plan to overhaul the university sector. It aims to transform universities by creating many more of them. The hope is that this will increase the number of people with degrees, and the UK will be a more competitive economy. The idea of the knowledge economy is appealing. The only problem is it is largely a myth. Developed western economies such as the UK and the US are not...
  • WH's Earnest: "We Don't Get Too Disappointed When Job Numbers Are Lower Than Expected"

    06/03/2016 8:58:14 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | June 3, 2016 | Tim Hains
    JOSH EARNEST, WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: I've been reacting to jobs numbers here at the White House for more than seven years, and what is true today has been true in the past. Which is, we don't get too excited when jobs numbers are better than expected and we don't get too disappointed when jobs numbers one-month are lower than expected. We're taking a look at the longer-term trends, and over the past six months we have seen wage growth above three percent. That is a positive sign. That is a positive sign. Job growth has been over 165,000 over the...
  • Payrolls Huge Miss: Only 38,000 Jobs Added In May; Worst Since September 2010 (gold price soaring)

    06/03/2016 5:43:42 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 86 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | June 3, 2016
    If anyone was "worried" about the Verizon strike taking away 35,000 jobs from the pro forma whisper number of 200,000 with consensus expecting 160,000 jobs, or worried about a rate hike by the Fed any time soon, you can sweep all worries away: moments ago the BLS reported that in May a paltry 38,000 jobs were added, a plunge from last month's downward revised 123K (was 160K). The number was the lowest since September 2010! There is no way to spin this number as anything but atrocious.
  • Forestry Company Sues Greenpeace Under Anti-Mafia Law For Conspiracy

    05/31/2016 4:43:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 05/31/2016 | Andrew Follett
    A forestry company filed a civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) lawsuit against Greenpeace Tuesday for misrepresenting the company’s environmental record to raise funds and promote its agenda. Greenpeace knowingly and deliberately made false claims about the company while fundraising, and fabricated evidence of Resolute’s alleged environmental malfeasance, according to the forestry and paper company Resolute Forest Products. RICO is an anti-mafia law designed to combat organized crime. Greenpeace’ is a global fraud,” states the 124-page legal complaint. “For years, this international network of environmental groups collectively calling themselves ‘Greenpeace’ has fraudulently induced people throughout the United States and...
  • Mexico: Surprising Jobs Off-Limits to Foreigners ("natural born" Mexican requirement)

    05/31/2016 7:47:55 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 26 replies
    Two Expats Living in Mexico ^ | May 30, 2016 | Qroo Paul
    Mexico has gone above and beyond to protect their citizens in the job market. There are several jobs, by law, that only a Mexican citizen can hold, and in some cases, that person has to be a natural born Mexican. Obviously many political positions have this requirement (e.g. president); however, Mexico has extended this to some jobs you would not expect. I have compiled a list of the ones that surprised me the most. Most of these were taken from the Federal Labor Law (Ley Federal del Trabajo).
  • California voters rank jobs, employment as top presidential election issues

    05/28/2016 5:48:18 PM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    KPCC ^ | May 26, 2016 | KPCC Staff
    It's been about eight years since the Great Recession, but California voters still rank jobs and the economy as the most important issue heading into the presidential primary election. That's one of the findings of a new Field Poll released Thursday, just 12 days before the June 7 runoff. Seven out of 10 likely voters across the political spectrum rated the economy as a top concern, according to results from the Field Poll conducted for the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy.
  • Christianity Is Not Private But A Bakery Is

    05/25/2016 8:17:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    The Heidelblog ^ | R Scott Clark
    .....Despite the 1st amendment and his oath, Sen. Schumer (D-New York) says that religious Americans have a choice: hold their religious faith or go into business but, according to Sen. Schumer, religious people cannot both practice their faith and conduct business in America.... The first part of the answer is that...it became a given in the modern period that religion is an essentially private, theoretical matter. ....The second part of the answer is really a question. How did it come to be that, in America, a nation founded on the principle of the right of relatively unencumbered religious practice, in...
  • Refugees Will Build Drones As Part Of Federally Funded Jobs Program

    05/23/2016 9:06:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 82 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 · 14 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,...