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  • Maybe we should just let computers decide who gets a job

    11/28/2015 7:16:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 28, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Should computers decide who gets a job? That’s a question recently asked by Government Executive Magazine which looked at a study of hiring practices and how much hiring recommendations generated by standardized testing differed from managers who “went with their gut” in terms of eventual employee performance and retention. The results were, at least as I read it, a bit muddled.First of all, the test subjects they looked at were all applicants for low skill service jobs. (Such as you’d find for new hires at call centers or data entry firms.) They were all given standardized tests and those results...
  • The End of Academic Elites [as Internet changes accelerate]

    11/28/2015 12:50:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 28, 2015 | Mike Konrad
    Unlike the revolution started by the printing press which soon stabilized, internet changes are not merely drastic but continually accelerating.The internet has changed everything, so much so that even I, a man who has been online for 19 years, am constantly amazed at the pace of accelerated change. The printing press changed the world in a few decades in the 16th century. The internet is even more revolutionary. Even more so than the press, the internet has evaporated prior means of didactic instruction. The printing press created change, but only the rich could afford to buy one. For less than...
  • The Democrats’ Death Wish: The Disappearing Destiny of the Donkey Party

    11/27/2015 11:44:36 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 27, 2015 | Virgil
    ...........Yes, everything is different, now, for elite Democrats. As we have seen, they are inspired by the EU. And as we have also seen, they no longer worry about worker's wages-and that only makes sense, because the two big magnetic poles of the new Democratic coalition, Al Sharpton and George Soros, are both oblivious to wages. Why? Because Sharpton's core constituents aren't in the workforce; they make their living through welfare, not work. And as for Soros and his fellow billionaires, they couldn't be bothered to think about anything as microscopic as a mere wage. Meanwhile, Democratic politicos believe that...
  • Americans agree with Trump: The illegal immigrants must go

    11/25/2015 4:43:37 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 48 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Todd Starnes
    Most Americans agree with Donald Trump -- the illegal aliens have to go. Head 'em up, move 'em out. A new Fox News poll shows 52 percent of the nation favors deporting the millions of illegals back to their home countries. Republicans and Democrats support Mr. Trump’s plan. But the numbers among Republicans are astronomical. Seventy percent agree with Mr. Trump -- a super-majority. So why does the Republican establishment continue to support pro-amnesty candidates? Jeb Bush accused Mr. Trump of preying on people's deep-seated fears. “This whole idea of preying on people’s deep-seated fears of what the future looks...
  • Oil Jobs Lost: 250.000 And Counting, Texas Likely To See Massive Layoffs Soon

    11/24/2015 7:44:46 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 12 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 24-11-2015 | Charles
    Crude oil just capped off a third straight week of declines, as WTI nears the $40 per barrel threshold. Goldman Sachs is once again raising the possibility of oil dipping into the $20s per barrel. That spells more pain for the energy sector. Many companies have already slashed spending and culled their payrolls, but the total number of job losses continues to climb. According to Graves & Co., an industry consultant, oil and gas companies have laid off more than 250,000 workers around the world, a tally that will rise if oil prices remain in the dumps
  • America's sentiment towards the jobs market has turned: They have lost faith in it

    11/24/2015 7:41:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/24/2015 | Akin Oyedele
    Americans are losing faith in the jobs market. The Conference Board's consumer confidence index for November, released on Tuesday, unexpectedly fell to 90.4, a 14-month low. Economists had estimated that the index rose to 99.5 in November, from an upwardly revised 99.1 print (from 97.6) in October. The Conference Board's Lynn Franco explained in the report: "The decline was mainly due to a less favorable view of the job market. Consumers' appraisal of current business conditions, on the other hand, was mixed. Fewer consumers said conditions had improved, while the proportion saying conditions had deteriorated also declined. Heading into 2016,...
  • Energy Downturn Spreads Beyond the Oil Patch

    11/24/2015 5:12:30 AM PST · by thackney · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 23, 2015 | CHESTER DAWSON
    The prolonged slump in crude prices is rippling beyond the oil industry into areas of the North American economy... ...crude-market decline in its 17th month and nearly a year after OPEC dealt prices a sharp blow by refusing to rein in output, lower profits and mounting losses are crimping budgets, spurring multiple rounds of job cuts and driving some energy companies to seek bankruptcy protection. Signs of that distress are spreading throughout once-booming oil-producing regions across North America. Sales of single-family homes in Houston fell 10% on the year in October, the first double-digit decline this year, according to the...
  • ECONOMIST: 'Jobs market is literally on fire in most states in the union'

    11/23/2015 8:46:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/23/2015 | Andy Kiersz
    The US Bureau of Labor Statistics just released its monthly estimates of unemployment rates in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia, and things are looking pretty good. The bureau noted that unemployment rates fell in 32 states and Washington, DC, went up in just three states, and stayed the same as September in 15 states. Unemployment in every state and DC was below 7%, indicating increasingly healthy labor markets across the nation. The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi's chief financial economist, Chris Rupkey, circulated an email after the report with the title "Jobs market is literally on fire in...
  • Global Trade Just Snapped: Container Freight Rates Plummet 70% In 3 Weeks

    11/21/2015 2:53:53 PM PST · by Lorianne · 51 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 21 November 2014 | Tyler Durden
    This market is looking like a disaster and the rates are a reflection of that," warns one of the world's largest shipbrokers, but while The Baltic Dry Freight Index gets all the headlines - having collapsed to all-time record lows this week - it is the spefics below that headline that are truly terrifying. At a time of typical seasonal strength for freight and thus global trade around the world, Reuters reports that spot rates for transporting containers from Asia to Northern Europe have crashed a stunning 70% in the last 3 weeks alone.
  • How Jeff Sessions Has Shaped the 2016 Race

    11/18/2015 2:10:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | November 18, 2015 | Eliana Johnson
    When Ted Cruz argued in the most recent Republican debate that the ongoing flow of immigrants into the country will "drive down the wages" of millions of Americans, it was a departure for him. Cruz has long supported higher levels of legal immigration. When he cited concerns over wages and subsequently backtracked on increasing the levels of guest workers and legal immigrants, many saw a new policy intended to appeal to Republican grass roots, but also the influence of the Senate's foremost immigration hawk. The controversial argument that immigrants, both legal and illegal, are depressing the wages of the lower...
  • Trump Rides a Blue-Collar Wave: Fifty-five percent of his supporters are white working-class.

    11/17/2015 6:54:55 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 78 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/17/2015 | WILLIAM A. GALSTON
    The biggest surprise of the presidential election so far is the emergence and persistent strength of Donald Trump. Although Ben Carson is remarkable in many respects, he is the latest iteration of a familiar figure in Republican primary campaigns: the favored candidate of conservative evangelicals. By contrast, Mr. Trump is the staunchest champion of the white working class that American politics has seen in decades. Thanks to a recently released survey, a collaboration between the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and the Brookings Institution, we can now identify with much greater precision the sources of Mr. Trump's support and the...
  • Where Have All the Workers Gone?

    11/17/2015 6:44:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    RCM ^ | 11/17/2015 | By Isabel Sawhill
    Employment rates among prime-age workers, especially men, have declined sharply over the last few decades. The Great Recession made matters worse. Recent declines in the unemployment rate have enticed some back into the active labor force but the long-term picture is still discouraging. When we compare the U.S. to other advanced countries, working-age adults are simply not working as much as adults in most European nations. What's going on here? As my colleague Gary Burtless notes, three developments have probably played a role. First, real wages have fallen by 28 percent for high-school educated men since 1980, making work much...

    11/13/2015 11:22:28 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/11/15 | Pam Key
    Wednesday at a press conference after his remarks at Liberty University, Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson was asked about what he would do with the 11 million illegal immigrants already living in the Untied States. Carson said proposed a six-month registration period to register, then after that the case would be made on the legal status. -snip- Carson said, "When you look at farming industries, I've talked to farmers with multi-thousands acres farms and they say their business would collapse, I've talked to hotel owners and they say that they would have a very difficult time without them. That's...
  • Searching for a Republican Presidential Candidate who can Win the Hispanic Vote

    11/13/2015 7:42:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - This week's Republican presidential debate was on the whole a very grown up affair that finally focused on the sluggish Obama economy. It offered solid proposals to get the great American jobs machine up and running again by unlocking investment capital to grow the economy at a faster pace than the mediocre 1 to 2 percent we've suffered through the past seven years. Unlike the earlier CNBC debate where its moderators asked "gotcha" questions aimed solely at getting them into a fight with one another, this one said at the outset that it was going to deal with...
  • Texas oil economy may be shrinking (workers laid off from energy sector are leaving the State)

    11/13/2015 8:04:59 AM PST · by thackney · 5 replies
    UPI ^ | Nov. 13, 2015 | Daniel J. Graeber
    While federal data show Michigan shedding the most jobs, a Texas energy group said the state may be taking the brunt of the economic impact of low oil prices. For the week ending Oct. 31, the U.S. Labor Department said Michigan had the most initial filings for unemployment with 3,942, with losses coming from the state's manufacturing sector. Texas for the week shed 517 jobs. A survey from the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, however, says the number of jobs lost in the state as a result of the depressed oil economy may be worse than initially forecast. Karr Ingham,...
  • Oil crash job losses in Texas may be steeper than previously thought

    11/13/2015 4:12:40 AM PST · by thackney · 39 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | November 12, 2015 | Rhiannon Meyers
    The number of oil and gas job losses in Texas may be far worse than an industry group originally predicted, potentially reaching 56,000, according to the latest analysis by the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers. When crude prices started collapsing late last year, Karr Ingham, a petroleum economist for the alliance, initially forecast that the state could lose 40,000 to 50,000 upstream oil and gas jobs during the downturn, but the fresh plunge in oil prices over the summer forced additional round of layoffs across Texas. "We now appear to be well beyond that estimate and the end is not...
  • Time for GOP panic? Establishment worried Carson or Trump might win (Drudge Siren)

    11/12/2015 5:07:52 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 176 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2015
    Less than three months before the kick-off Iowa caucuses, there is growing anxiety bordering on panic among Republican elites about the dominance and durability of Donald Trump and Ben Carson and widespread bewilderment over how to defeat them. Party leaders and donors fear nominating either man would have negative ramifications for the GOP ticket up and down the ballot, virtually ensuring a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidency and increasing the odds that the Senate falls into Democratic hands.
  • Michelle Malkin: The Myth of H-1B Job Creation

    11/12/2015 4:37:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 13, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Every day brings new headlines, ignored by the Washington press corps, of U.S. workers losing their livelihoods to cheap H1-B visa replacements. Just this week, Computerworld reported: "Fury and fear in Ohio as IT jobs go to India." Yet, it remains an article of faith among Big Business flacks and Beltway hacks that H-1B not only protects American jobs, but also fuels miraculous job growth. The myths are recycled and regurgitated by the likes of Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who claims that "foreign-born STEM workers complement the American workforce, they don't take American jobs." Bill Gates, citing the National Foundation...
  • Trump Just Got The Best News He’s Received In A Long Time- His Opponents Will Cringe

    11/12/2015 11:00:55 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 56 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | Warner Todd Huston
    When it comes to the topic of immigration, you may not be surprised to find that a new poll discovered that Republicans trust Donald Trump more than any other candidate on the issue. A new YouGov poll found that Trump was far and away the most trusted candidate concerning immigration among the still large field of GOP candidates for president. About half of of those polled, 49 percent, said that Trump had the right ideas on immigration. These findings are significant considering months of attacks by the mainstream media trying to tear Trump down over the immigration issue. His ratings...
  • Poll: Trump Getting More Hispanic Support Than Romney in 2012

    11/12/2015 10:21:39 AM PST · by GonzoII · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Nov 2015 | Neil Munro
    A new poll of 2,000 citizens shows that Donald Trump's immigration stance has more support among Hispanic Americans than Gov. Mitt Romney won in 2012, even after the pollsters reminded respondents of Trump's most controversial statements on immigration. Twenty-eight percent of Hispanic Americans agreed with Trump's June statement that "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're sending people that have lots of problems. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists." In 2012, Romney won 27 percent of the Hispanic-American vote. Twelve percent of Hispanic-Americans said they were not sure what to say about Trump's comment,...
  • Is Rubio right that welders earn more than philosophers?

    11/12/2015 8:39:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 128 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/12/2015 | AllahPundit
    He got a round of applause for this at last night’s debate but it’s a silly claim when you think about it. His point is that there are good livings to be had in vocational training without any of the debt or fascism that come with today’s university experience. True enough, but the cultural bias towards college grads in hiring means that even a lowly philosophy major with a B.A. probably stands a better chance of higher earnings out of school than the average welder does. According to Bloomberg, despite comprising just 34 percent of the total work force,...
  • I got slimed by Marco Rubio: The massive debate fail shows off his ignorance

    11/12/2015 12:23:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Salon ^ | November 12, 2015 | Avery Kolers, professor of philosophy at the University of Louisville.
    A market economy is a tool for securing human welfare and promoting human freedom. It may or may not be effective at those things, but either way, that's what it is: a tool. Sadly, the contemporary Republican Party has elevated that tool into a religion, bowing before it and disparaging those who don't.We need some philosophers to scrutinize that religion's dogmas, and we need some welders to help dismantle its gaudy temples. Last night, as I listened to the Republican debate, I was surprised to hear my own profession called out by name. I am a professor of philosophy. Accordingly,...
  • Record Number Of Women Now Live In Parents' Basement, Lack Of Weddings Blamed

    11/11/2015 6:34:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Bloomberg Article via Zero Hedge ^ | 11/11/2015 | Bloomberg Copied By Tyler Durden
    It was less than two months ago that we brought you “The Mystery Of The ‘Missing Inflation’ Solved, And Why The US Housing Crisis Is About To Get Much Worse.” In it, we documented the inexorable rise of rents in America which, thanks to the housing crisis, has gone from being a society of homeowners to a society of renters, wiping out two decades of “progress” on the homeownership rate in the short span of seven years.Of course to a certain extent (scratch that, to a “great” extent), the market sowed the seeds of its own destruction by creating...
  • The US economy is turning into a nightmare for recruiters: Not enough qualified people to fill jobs

    11/11/2015 5:43:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/11/2015 | Elena Holodny
    The US economy is turning into a nightmare for recruiters: They just can't find enough qualified people to fill jobs.In a recent note to clients, Macquarie Research analyst David Doyle cited a survey of HR executives conducted by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) suggesting that firms are having an increasingly difficult time recruiting workers and filling positions.Both the manufacturing and the services sectors are having a harder time recruiting people today than they did during the credit bubble in the mid-2000s. HR folks are particularly struggling in the services sector, which follows the larger trend of the US...
  • Cruz: If Illegals Were Mostly Journalists, ‘We’d See Stories About the Economic Calamity’

    11/10/2015 10:03:46 PM PST · by Isara · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | November 10, 2015 | Tom S. Elliott
    Watch the video at the link. Senator Ted Cruz said tonight that if illegal immigrants were bankers or lawyers or taking jobs in America's newsrooms, "we would see stories about the economic calamity that is befalling our nation." Here's his full answer on immigration: What was said was right, the Democrats are laughing because if Republicans join Democrats as the party of amnesty, we will lose. And you know, I understand that when the mainstream media covers immigration, it doesn't often see it as an economic issue. But I can tell you for millions of Americans at home, watching this,...
  • Ted Cruz gets Heritage Foundation ‘endorsement’

    11/10/2015 11:37:15 AM PST · by Isara · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | Steve Deace
    According to a new a report from the Heritage Foundation, Sen. Ted Cruz is just about the ideal presidential candidate.Heritage Action, the political arm of perhaps the most respected think tank in the conservative movement, which is now run by former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, had almost nothing but praise for Mr. Cruz in its first ever presidential policy scorecard.One of the report’s most stirring salutes involves Mr. Cruz’s regular campaign promise to actually do what he says, instead of getting distracted by the many trappings and sellouts of Washington, D.C.Put another way, he won’t lie to you and...
  • Donald Trump Releases Trade Plan: ‘China Will Be On Notice

    11/10/2015 11:34:31 AM PST · by MichelleWSC3 · 106 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 11-10-15 | Matthew Boyle
    MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin — GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is releasing his policy plan to protect American workers and businesses from China’s destructive currency manipulation and financial policies. The move hints he’s planning to come out guns-a-blazing on trade policies at the Fox Business Network debate here in Milwaukee on Tuesday evening. The hallmark of the plan is a tough guy approach only Trump can pull off with regard to dealing with China. Titled, “Reforming The U.S.-China Trade Relationship To Make America Great Again,” the plan opens with an explanation of what Trump says caused America to start getting beat by China...
  • Dear Striking Fast-Food Workers: Meet The Machine That Just Put You Out Of A Job

    11/10/2015 9:05:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/10/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Today, U.S. fast-food workers will strike across 270 cities in a protest for higher wages and union rights that they hope will catch the attention of candidates in 2016 elections, organizers said. The walkouts will be followed by protests in 500 cities by low-wage workers in such sectors as fast food and home and child care, a statement by organizers of the Fight for $15 campaign said on Monday. The protests and strikes are aimed at gaining candidates’ support heading into the 2016 election for a minimum wage of $15 an hour and union rights, it said. The strikes...
  • Fury and fear in Ohio as IT jobs go to India

    11/10/2015 6:35:42 AM PST · by Utilizer · 24 replies
    Computerworld ^ | Nov 9, 2015 3:03 AM PT | Patrick Thibodeau
    The IT workers at Cengage Learning in the company's Mason, Ohio offices learned of their fates game-show style. First, they were told to gather in a large conference room. There were vague remarks from an IT executive about a "transition." Slides were shown that listed employee names, directing them to one of three rooms where they would be told specifically what was happening to them. Some employees were cold with worry. The biggest group, those getting pink slips, were told to remain in the large conference room. Workers directed to go through what we'll call Door No. 2, were offered...
  • Ted Cruz on the Vince Coakley Radio Show (Cruz on H-1Bs)

    11/09/2015 10:24:43 PM PST · by JediJones · 78 replies
    PolitiBrew.com ^ | 11/5/15 | Brew
    H-1B discussion at 6:30: I'll tell you, I'm working with my colleagues in the Senate on introducing a package of legislation on reforms to the H-1B program. I have been very, very concerned at the growing reports of abuse of the program, of companies laying off American workers and replacing them with foreign workers. That's not what the H-1B program was designed to do. It was designed to bring in engineers and computer scientists who could generate jobs and add to our economic growth. And if companies are abusing it and laying off American workers, they need to be investigated,...
  • Lou Dobbs: It’s Time to Resuscitate the Middle Class

    11/09/2015 3:28:10 PM PST · by citizen · 19 replies
    Fox Business ^ | November 09, 2015 | Lou Dobbs
    Tuesday’s Republican debate will be focusing on economic issues, including how to restore prosperity to this country for all Americans, how to strengthen our middle class and create more good-paying jobs. On Friday, we found out that the economy added 271,000 jobs in October with the unemployment rate falling to 5%. But those numbers don't reflect reality for millions of Americans still struggling to find a job. The number of Americans who are currently working or actively looking for work is at 62.4%, the lowest level since 1977. Median household income has actually fallen since President Obama took office in...
  • Ted Cruz Presents Ambitious Tax Plan: A 10% Flat Tax for Everybody

    11/09/2015 4:38:54 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-09-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    [VIDEO] Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has presented his own tax plan for America. While the tax plans of the other candidates are quite impressive, Cruz’s is by far the most ambitious and pro-growth of them all. Last weekend, Cruz was given the opportunity to explain what his tax plan encompasses. The most important part of the plan is a 10% flat tax. In contrast to a so-called fair tax, a flat tax means that everybody pays the same percentage to the federal government. In his case, that’s 10% — 4.5% less than Rand Paul’s plan. Cruz’s...
  • October Jobs Report Reality Check: America Still Isn't Working

    11/07/2015 11:15:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    IBD via RCM ^ | 11/06/2015 | Investors Business Daily
    A strong employment report for October hasn't solved a conundrum that has persisted for five years: As jobs are created and the jobless rate falls, the number of Americans in the labor force keeps dropping. The Labor Department reported Friday that, including revisions from August and September, hiring was up a brisk 283,000 - about double the meager pace of recent months. Gains were widespread in industries, including business services, health care, retail, food services and even construction, suggesting a housing bounce. Average wages rose 0.35% to $25.20, indicating many workers got raises. We'd love to see 12 months or...
  • The Most Surprising Thing About Today's Jobs Report: Workers aged 55 and older gained more jobs

    11/06/2015 7:56:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/06/2015 | Tyler Durden
    After several months of weak and deteriorating payrolls prints, perhaps the biggest tell today's job number would surprise massively to the upside came yesterday from Goldman, which as we noted earlier, just yesterday hiked its forecast from 175K to 190K. And while as Brown Brothers said after the reported that it is "difficult to find the cloud in the silver lining" one clear cloud emerges when looking just a little deeper below the surface.That cloud emerges when looking at the age breakdown of the October job gains as released by the BLS' Household Survey. What it shows is that...
  • Labor Participation Rate Remains At 37 Year Low As 94.5 Million Remains Outside The Labor Force

    11/06/2015 7:53:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/06/2015 | Tyler Durden
    In another sign that the labor market slack, at least from the Fed's perspective, is now reaching a peak, the Household survey reported that while the civilian labor force rose by over 300K in October, the number of people not in the labor force actually declined by 97K to 94.5MM (as those employed rose by 320K), following an exodus from the labor force of over half a million in September. Despite this headline improvement, however, the participation rate remained at 62.4%, same as the prior month, and at a level last seen in 1977. Elsewhere, the civilian employment to...
  • U.S. Economy Added 271,000 Jobs in October; Unemployment Rate Down to 5.0%

    11/06/2015 6:24:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/06/2015 | By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ
    The American economy added 271,000 jobs in October, a very strong showing that makes an interest-rate increase by the Federal Reserve much more likely when policy makers meet next month. The report on hiring and unemployment, released Friday by the Labor Department, was eagerly anticipated on Wall Street, where traders and economists have been sifting each new bit of economic data for any augury of the central bank’s course. The unemployment rate dipped to 5.0 percent, from 5.1 in September. At this level, the unemployment rate is close to what would normally be considered the threshold for full employment by...
  • Fox News Poll: Trump #1 for Economy (after one entire generation, of everyone selling out America)

    11/04/2015 5:55:52 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 18 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Published November 04, 2015 | By Elizabeth Chmurak
    The self-proclaimed “Deal Maker” Donald Trump ranks number one for improving the economy, according to a new Fox News national poll released Wednesday. The billionaire businessman is the clear choice for GOP primary voters who say he is the best candidate for the economy and most likely to beat Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, if she wins the nomination. (full article) http://www.foxbusiness.com/business-leaders/2015/11/04/fox-news-poll-trump-1-for-economy/
  • Donald Trump could win over Hispanics who fear job competition from illegals

    11/04/2015 12:17:18 PM PST · by detective · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 4, 2015 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    To hear political pundits tell it, Donald Trump has little chance to attract enough Hispanic voters to win the presidency in 2016 because of his plans to build a border wall and deport all illegal immigrants in America. Some pollsters and activists who have whipped up past Hispanic support for Republicans, however, see it differently.
  • Bad News For Democrats: Trump Could Win Over Working Hispanics

    11/04/2015 10:34:42 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 10 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/4/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Despite the continued hits by the liberal media and Republican elites Donald Trump is gaining momentum with Hispanic voters. The Washington Times reported: To hear political pundits tell it, Donald Trump has little chance to attract enough Hispanic voters to win the presidency in 2016 because of his plans to build a border wall and deport all illegal immigrants in America. Some pollsters and activists who have whipped up past Hispanic support for Republicans, however, see it differently. They think Mr. Trumps lasering in on the economy and his perceived competence in creating jobs will appeal to the one segment...
  • Trump Could Win Over the Hispanics Who Matter

    11/04/2015 9:05:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/04/2015 | Roger L. Simon
    Conventional wisdom suggests that Donald Trump’s candidacy was dead on arrival with Hispanics. His strong stand against illegal immigration has been viewed as an instant turnoff.However, one consultant suggests that Trump may actually do well with those Hispanics who matter in an electoral context. From the Washington Times: "This stuff you read about how Hispanics are going to run away from Trump in droves is a Northeastern myth," said longtime presidential campaign adviser Mark Sanders."Most Hispanics here in East Texas are here legally, they vote, and they are hard-line opponents of illegal immigration," said Mr. Sanders, a top adviser in...
  • Donald Trump could win over Hispanics who fear job competition from illegals

    11/04/2015 7:28:20 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/3/15 | Ralph Z Hallow
    To hear political pundits tell it, Donald Trump has little chance to attract enough Hispanic voters to win the presidency in 2016 because of his plans to build a border wall and deport all illegal immigrants in America. Some pollsters and activists who have whipped up past Hispanic support for Republicans, however, see it differently. ....."I don't care if he likes me or not as a Hispanic or Latino, as long he creates the jobs he promised," said Carlo Maffatt, a Mexican immigrant who lives in Las Vegas and who did political liaison work in the Hispanic community for Republicans...
  • Donald Trump: ‘I’m a Job Machine,’ Will Win the Hispanic Vote and White House

    11/03/2015 6:33:28 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/3/2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump said he’s “a job machine” and predicts he will “win the Hispanic vote” and ultimately the White House in 2016. “I’m a job machine,” Trump stated while talking about his relationship with women and Hispanics during a press conference on Tuesday at Trump Tower. “I predict I am going to win the Hispanic vote.” I have been amazing with respect to the hiring of women. This building was built as the head person – who was fantastic – was a woman. And that was at a time when you didn’t see that in the construction...
  • Donald Trump Asks Disney to Rehire Workers Replaced by Indians

    10/31/2015 8:29:54 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 79 replies
    NDTV ^ | 10/31/2015
    Leading Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has asked Disney to hire back every one of the workers they replaced with cheaper foreign IT workers on H-1 B visas largely from India. "If I am President, I will not issue any H-1B visas to companies that replace American workers and my Department of Justice will pursue action against them," he told Breitbart News when asked about reports that about 250 Disney workers were forced to train their foreign replacements. Mr Trump said lobbyists write the rules to benefit the rich and powerful and accused rival Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio of...
  • Coal mine expansion stalls in lawsuit citing climate change ( Montana: WildEarth Guardians )

    10/31/2015 9:53:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 26, 2015 | MATTHEW BROWN
    Judge stalls approved Montana coal mine expansion in 2nd successful suit citing climate change. The U.S. Interior Department should not have approved the expansion of a southeastern Montana coal mine without taking a closer look at its effect on the environment, a federal judge said about a lawsuit arguing the government ignored coal's contributions to climate change. Environmental groups sued the Interior Department after it approved an expansion of the Spring Creek Coal mine in 2012. The case marks the second time conservationists have used worries over climate change to successfully challenge approval of a coal mine after it had...
  • Americans trust Donald Trump the most as a ‘job creator’ says new Harris Poll

    10/30/2015 9:13:42 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, October 30, 2015 | Jennifer Harper
    The nation trusts Republican frontrunner Donald Trump as the White House hopeful who could successfully remedy the current employment situation. We're talking all Americans here, not just Republicans. "When asked in open-ended questioning which presidential candidate they think would best improve the U.S. job market, Donald Trump is the top response (26 percent), followed by Hillary Clinton (20 percent) and more distantly by Bernie Sanders (12 percent)," reports Larry Shannon-Missal, managing editor of the Harris Poll.
  • GE admits theyll move plant out of the country even if Ex-Im bank reopens

    10/26/2015 1:21:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/26/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The real news in this story probably isn’t the subject of the Ex-Im Bank (which has some Republicans sneaking around with Democrats in an effort to reopen it) or even General Electric. This is a case study in how the media reports on relatively wonky subjects in an effort to bend public opinion in a progressive direction. In a very lengthy article at the New York Times we learn about the sad closing of yet another GE plant, this one located in Waukesha, Wisconsin. They manufacture huge industrial engines there which can sell for more than a million dollars.The...
  • Kasich: I Brought Ford Jobs Back, Not Trump

    10/25/2015 9:16:06 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 172 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | 10-26-2015 | Greg Richter
    GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump claimed credit Sunday for Ford Motor Company's plans to move a production plant from Mexico to Ohio. Trump has been calling out Ford during his campaign, saying the automaker plans to move jobs from Michigan to Mexico, but Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who also is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, says the move from Mexico to Ohio had nothing to Trump's demands. "The truth is that Ford began moving jobs back to Ohio four years ago under the leadership of Governor John Kasich," the governor's campaign said in a statement to the press on Sunday...
  • The $70,000 minimum wage is paying off for that Seattle company

    10/25/2015 8:16:57 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 116 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 25 October 2015 | Silvia Ascarelli
    Gravity Payments, that Seattle credit-card-payments processing company that said all its employees would earn at least $70,000 in three years, is defying the doomsayers. Revenue is growing at twice the rate it was before Chief Executive Dan Price made his announcement this spring, according to a report on Inc.com. Profits have doubled. Customer retention is up, despite some who left because they disagreed with the decision or feared service would suffer. (Price said hed make up the extra cost by cutting his own $1.1 million pay.) Barely any employees have left although some outsiders, including some commenting on a...
  • Illinois ranks high for creating lawsuits, not jobs

    10/24/2015 7:33:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo
    ILLINOIS REVIEW ^ | October 23, 2015 | Travis Akin
    Friday, October 23, 2015 Akin: Illinois ranks high for creating lawsuits, not jobs By Travis Akin - The University of Illinois football team is struggling once again this year, mired at the bottom of the Big Ten and near the bottom of numerous national rankings. Similarly, the State of Illinois is stuck near the bottom of another set of rankings, only these rankings reflect not just lost games but lost jobs and thus are important to every person living in Illinois. These important but depressing rankings come from a new national study that confirms Illinois status as a lawsuit haven,...
  • We Create American Jobs, Qatar Airways Boss Says

    10/22/2015 9:16:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Al Alarabiya ^ | Thursday, 22 October 2015
    Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar al-Baker said Thursday that his company is helping to create jobs in the US despite an ongoing war of words between Gulf and American carriers. Baker, speaking in Doha, also said he trusted American regulators to put passengers interests first as part of their investigation into the funding of the Gulf carriers. U.S. carriers have launched a complaint that Qatar Airways, Etihad and Emirates break the so-called Open-Skies agreement through receiving government subsidies.