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Orlando Sentinel
Nonprofit leader launches anti-poverty campaign in OrlandoSaying he's "sick and tired" of Central Florida's lowest-in-the-nation wages an
Nonprofit leader launches anti-poverty campaign in Orlando
Orlando Sentinel / Posted an hour ago
Saying he's "sick and tired" of Central Florida's lowest-in-the-nation wages and their impact on families, the leader of a major nonprofit is launching an anti-poverty campaign to change things. "This is not about raising the minimum wage — which is... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
McDonald's all-day breakfast could drive up egg pricesAll those nighttime Egg McMuffins could mean higher egg prices at the grocery s
McDonald's all-day breakfast could drive up egg prices
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 3 hours ago
All those nighttime Egg McMuffins could mean higher egg prices at the grocery store, some market researchers say. Beginning Oct. 6, McDonald’s restaurants across the country — more than 14,000 of them — will begin serving all-day breakfast, a... Read more
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Investopedia
Job Report Brings Fed Rate Hike Into QuestionOn Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its report on employmen
Job Report Brings Fed Rate Hike Into Question
Investopedia / Posted 4 hours ago
On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its report on employment situation in the U.S. for the month of August. According to the report, the U.S. added 173,000 jobs, falling short of consensus estimate of 213,000 jobs. This is slowest... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Labor Day good time to ponder Raising Wages AgendaAs we celebrate what by many counts is the 133rd Labor Day in the U.S., picnics
Labor Day good time to ponder Raising Wages Agenda
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 11 hours ago
As we celebrate what by many counts is the 133rd Labor Day in the U.S., picnics, swimming holes and days off from school should not overshadow the meaning of the day. There are many ways to say it, but ultimately the labor movement in America is... Read more
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KATU Portland
Discrimination? Or just a misunderstanding? No haircut either wayPORTLAND, Ore. -- Kaki Marshall says she was told she couldn't get a man's hair
Discrimination? Or just a misunderstanding? No haircut either way
KATU Portland / Posted 12 hours ago
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Kaki Marshall says she was told she couldn't get a man's haircut when she asked for a "number 4 razor skin fade" at Roseway Barber Shop on Northeast Sandy Boulevard in Portland. Marshal, who describes herself as a "masculine of... Read more
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The Irish Times
US jobless rate drops sharply Some see odds increasing on America’s first interest rate hike in nearly a dec
US jobless rate drops sharply
The Irish Times / Posted 15 hours ago
Some see odds increasing on America’s first interest rate hike in nearly a decade Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen has pushed for a rise in interest rates as wages rise and inflation heads for 2% target. Photograph:... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Video goes viral after woman denied cut by Portland barberAll Kaki Marshall wanted this week was a fade. Not sure what that is? Neither
Video goes viral after woman denied cut by Portland barber
OregonLive.com / Posted 15 hours ago
All Kaki Marshall wanted this week was a fade. Not sure what that is? Neither was barber Marty Pinz, owner of the Roseway Barber Shop on Northeast Sandy Boulevard, who says Marshall asked for a "razor fade" and he refused because he wasn't sure what... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Work toward ‘strength, prosperity and well-being’ of countryLabor Day arrives this year with at least a glimmer of good news in Connecticut
Work toward ‘strength, prosperity and well-being’ of country
Connecticut Post / Posted 17 hours ago
Labor Day arrives this year with at least a glimmer of good news in Connecticut: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the state dropped from 6.4 percent in July 2014, to 5.4 percent this July. There’s no one,... Read more
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The Huffington Post
The 10 Companies That Pay Americans The LeastAmid soaring corporate profits and stagnating worker wages in the past decade,
The 10 Companies That Pay Americans The Least
The Huffington Post / Posted 17 hours ago
Amid soaring corporate profits and stagnating worker wages in the past decade, growing numbers of low-wage workers are demanding higher pay. In the wake of intensifying debates over income inequality, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Bills targeting job bias, minimum wage face tough oddsAs the nation pauses to remember the American labor movement — and maybe grill
Bills targeting job bias, minimum wage face tough odds
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 18 hours ago
As the nation pauses to remember the American labor movement — and maybe grill some hamburgers — Democratic lawmakers in Tallahassee have filed a bill to end pay discrimination against women. But like the glass ceiling it's designed to crack, the... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Nationwide unemployment reaches 7-lowThe U.S. unemployment rate has fallen down to a record 7-year-low. August's rat
Nationwide unemployment reaches 7-low
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 19 hours ago
The U.S. unemployment rate has fallen down to a record 7-year-low. August's rate was reported to be 5.1 percent, the lowest rate in the U.S. since April 2008. The report says employers added more than 170,000 jobs nationwide last month. Economists... Read more
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Payson Roundup
Neglecting schools hurts the economyHere’s the deal: You can’t have a crappy educational system and a healthy econo
Neglecting schools hurts the economy
Payson Roundup / Posted 20 hours ago
Here’s the deal: You can’t have a crappy educational system and a healthy economy. You can’t convince corporations offering good, high-paying jobs to move to a state where their executives don’t want to send their kids to local schools. You can’t... Read more
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KCEN-TV
Dow Plunges More Than 300 Points After Jobs Data(USA Today) -- Stocks are plunging on Wall Street Friday as investors react to
Dow Plunges More Than 300 Points After Jobs Data
KCEN-TV / Posted 21 hours ago
(USA Today) -- Stocks are plunging on Wall Street Friday as investors react to the August jobs report -- the last reading on the employment picture before the Federal Reserve's key mid-September meeting on interest rates -- which produced less new... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
South Florida's youngest workers lag in 401(k) savingsSouth Florida's youngest workers -- the so-called Millennials or Gen Y -- are f
South Florida's youngest workers lag in 401(k) savings
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 21 hours ago
South Florida's youngest workers -- the so-called Millennials or Gen Y -- are falling behind their U.S. peers in saving for retirement, according to new data. Tri-county employees born between 1981 and 1997 saved 46 percent less than the U.S.... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Americans Overwhelmingly Support A Vacation MandateCredit: Bernd Wuestneck/dpa via Associated PressBeachgoers at Germany's Rostock
Americans Overwhelmingly Support A Vacation Mandate
The Huffington Post / Posted 21 hours ago
Credit: Bernd Wuestneck/dpa via Associated PressBeachgoers at Germany's Rostock-Warnemuende resort. Unlike Europeans, slightly more than half of Americans surveyed say they haven't taken a vacation in the last year. There is no law guaranteeing U.S.... Read more
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GlobeSt.com
173,000 Jobs Added in August; Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.1%WASHINGTON, DC�This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the US
173,000 Jobs Added in August; Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.1%
GlobeSt.com / Posted 23 hours ago
WASHINGTON, DC�This morning the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the US economy added 1730,000 jobs in August. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.1% from 5.3%. It was a disappointment as economists had predicted a slightly higher level and... Read more
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Georgia Public Broadcasting
Unemployment Rate Dips To 5.1 Percent Amid 173,000 New Jobs In AugustUpdated at 9:50 a.m. ET The Labor Department says the U.S. economy added 173,0
Unemployment Rate Dips To 5.1 Percent Amid 173,000 New Jobs In August
Georgia Public Broadcasting / Posted yesterday
Updated at 9:50 a.m. ET The Labor Department says the U.S. economy added 173,000 jobs in August, a figure that fell short of expectations but nonetheless appeared to shrug off turmoil in overseas markets, particularly China. In a separate survey,... Read more
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TheStreet.com
The Epidemic of Officially Discouraged WorkersNEW YORK (MainStreet) — Unemployment numbers out of the U.S. Bureau of Labor St
The Epidemic of Officially Discouraged Workers
TheStreet.com / Posted yesterday
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Unemployment numbers out of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) are a cause for celebration on both sides of the political aisle and that is, because the current rate reported today for the August Jobs Reportis 5.1%, a... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Unemployment Rate Dips To 5.1 Percent Amid 173,000 New Jobs In AugustIn this photo taken in July, Gustavo Monteagudo fills out a job application at
Unemployment Rate Dips To 5.1 Percent Amid 173,000 New Jobs In August
KPBS San Diego / Posted yesterday
In this photo taken in July, Gustavo Monteagudo fills out a job application at a job fair in Miami Lakes, Fla. The U.S. unemployment rate dipped to a seven-year low for August, to just 5.1 percent. Updated at 8:50 a.m. ET The Labor Department says... Read more
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TheStreet.com
3 Things That Could Happen If the Fed Hikes Rates in September Even After Poor Jobs ReportNEW YORK (TheStreet) -- After today's jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor
3 Things That Could Happen If the Fed Hikes Rates in September Even After Poor Jobs Report
TheStreet.com / Posted yesterday
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- After today's jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, where nonfarm payrolls only grew by 173,000, the lowest total in months, the Federal Reserve may be no more likely to raise interest rates this September than... Read more
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Calculated Risk
August Employment Report: 173,000 Jobs, 5.1% Unemployment RateTotal nonfarm payroll employment increased by 173,000 in August, and the unempl
August Employment Report: 173,000 Jobs, 5.1% Unemployment Rate
Calculated Risk / Posted yesterday
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 173,000 in August, and the unemployment rate edged down to 5.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in health care and social assistance and in financial... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
August's jobs report released today, details on WSFA (Source: WSFA 12 News File Photo) August's jobs report will be released late
August's jobs report released today, details on WSFA
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted yesterday
(Source: WSFA 12 News File Photo) August's jobs report will be released later this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While eyes are... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Birmingham firefighters battle early morning fireAugust's jobs report released today, details on WSFAAugust's jobs report releas
Birmingham firefighters battle early morning fire
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted yesterday
August's jobs report released today, details on WSFAAugust's jobs report released today, details on WSFA (Source: WSFA 12 News File Photo) August's jobs report will be released later this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While eyes are... Read more
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Quartz
We’re live-charting the US jobs report for AugustAugust jobs report expectations - Quartz It’s that time once again. The US
We’re live-charting the US jobs report for August
Quartz / Posted yesterday
August jobs report expectations - Quartz It’s that time once again. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics will issue an update on the US jobs situation at 8:30 a.m. EST. Experts expect the unemployment... Read more
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Business Insider
Here's what's so stupid about obsessing over today's jobs reportIt's finally here: the August jobs report. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is s
Here's what's so stupid about obsessing over today's jobs report
Business Insider / Posted yesterday
It's finally here: the August jobs report. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is set to release the August employment report at 8:30 a.m. ET. Since this could potentially be the final major economic data point before the Federal Reserve decides whether... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
McDonald's all-day breakfast could drive up egg pricesAll those nighttime Egg McMuffins could mean higher egg prices at the grocery s
McDonald's all-day breakfast could drive up egg prices
Sun-Sentinel / Posted yesterday
All those nighttime Egg McMuffins could mean higher egg prices at the grocery store, some market researchers say. Beginning Oct. 6, McDonald’s restaurants across the country — more than 14,000 of them — will begin serving all-day breakfast, a... Read more
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Business Insider
Futures are tumbling ahead of the jobs reportNear 6:30 a.m. ET, Dow futures were down 191 points, S&P 500 futures were down
Futures are tumbling ahead of the jobs report
Business Insider / Posted yesterday
Near 6:30 a.m. ET, Dow futures were down 191 points, S&P 500 futures were down 22 points, and Nasdaq futures were down 48 points. These amounted to about a 1% decline for the three big indexes, which closed nearly flat on Thursday. At 8:30 a.m. ET,... Read more
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GlobeSt.com
Massachusetts Leads Nation in Biopharma, R&D Job GrowthPeter Abair, executive director of the MassBioEd Foundation CAMBRIDGE, MA�Ther
Massachusetts Leads Nation in Biopharma, R&D Job Growth
GlobeSt.com / Posted yesterday
Peter Abair, executive director of the MassBioEd Foundation CAMBRIDGE, MA�There was definitely cause for celebration here for most area football fans on Wednesday when a federal judge nullified New England Patriots superstar quarterback Tom Brady�s... Read more
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New Kerala
Upcoming US macro data dent markets; Sensex down 524 points Expectation of an interest rate hike in the US, strengthening crude oil price
Upcoming US macro data dent markets; Sensex down 524 points
New Kerala / Posted yesterday
Expectation of an interest rate hike in the US, strengthening crude oil prices and weakening of rupee value dented investor sentiments -- leading to a barometer index trading 524 points... Read more
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Business Insider
THIS IS IT: We're hours away from the jobs report that could change the game for the FedIt's jobs day in America, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics set to release th
THIS IS IT: We're hours away from the jobs report that could change the game for the Fed
Business Insider / Posted yesterday
It's jobs day in America, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics set to release the August employment report at 8:30 a.m. ET. Expectations are sky high for this report, which is the final major economic data point before the Federal Reserve decides... Read more
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New Kerala
Upcoming US macro data dent markets; Sensex down 589 points Expectation of an interest rate hike in the US, strengthening crude oil price
Upcoming US macro data dent markets; Sensex down 589 points
New Kerala / Posted yesterday
Expectation of an interest rate hike in the US, strengthening crude oil prices and weakening of rupee value dented investor sentiments -- leading to a barometer index trading 589 points... Read more
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TheStreet.com
Are You Ready for Friday's August Employment Report?NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It's the one economic report investors await eagerly ea
Are You Ready for Friday's August Employment Report?
TheStreet.com / Posted yesterday
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It's the one economic report investors await eagerly each month. On Friday, the non-farm jobs report for August will be released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics at 8:30 a.m. ET. The monthly report of the nation's... Read more
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TheStreet.com
What to Watch Friday: August Employment Report Set to Be Released For Friday September 4, TheStreet focuses on an important economic report. Al
What to Watch Friday: August Employment Report Set to Be Released
TheStreet.com / Posted yesterday
For Friday September 4, TheStreet focuses on an important economic report. All eyes are on the August Jobs report, which reflects the economy's health. The U.S. Bureau of Labor... Read more
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Market Watch
How to manage retirement investments in a rising-interest-rate environmentHello, MarketWatchers. You’re invited to our event: If you’ll be in New York
How to manage retirement investments in a rising-interest-rate environment
Market Watch / Posted yesterday
Hello, MarketWatchers. You’re invited to our event: If you’ll be in New York on Sept. 16, join us for cocktails and a discussion on what interest-rate hikes mean for those... Read more
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The News-Herald
Theresa Neuhoff: Recognizing heroes who paved the way for today�s working womanOn this Labor Day, I want to take time to thank the women of the Baby Boomer ge
Theresa Neuhoff: Recognizing heroes who paved the way for today�s working woman
The News-Herald / Posted yesterday
On this Labor Day, I want to take time to thank the women of the Baby Boomer generation and the mothers of the Baby Boomer generation who helped set the tone for the working women of today. If it weren�t for you, I would not be sitting at my desk... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Columbia named one of the nation's least stressful citiesCOLUMBIA - A study done by SmartAsset found Columbia as the fifth least stresse
Columbia named one of the nation's least stressful cities
KOMU Columbia / Posted yesterday
COLUMBIA - A study done by SmartAsset found Columbia as the fifth least stressed city in the U.S. The study collected city and county level data on 500 of the largest cities in the country. Researchers then considered nine different metrics into two... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
McDonald's all-day breakfast could drive up egg pricesAll those nighttime Egg McMuffins could mean higher egg prices at the grocery s
McDonald's all-day breakfast could drive up egg prices
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
All those nighttime Egg McMuffins could mean higher egg prices at the grocery store, some market researchers say. Beginning Oct. 6, McDonald’s restaurants across the country — more than 14,000 of them — will begin serving all-day breakfast, a... Read more
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Boulder Weekly
LETTERSAnderson right on healthcare needs Bravo!! You have clearly presented the esse
LETTERS
Boulder Weekly / Posted yesterday
Anderson right on healthcare needs Bravo!! You have clearly presented the essence of America’s health reformneeds and options (Re: Universal health care for Colorado, Aug. 27). Barry Karlin, Doctor of Public Health/Lafayette Comic generalized... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
FAA Dean Feser tapped as interim UI ProvostFine and Applied Arts Dean Edward J. Feser was named the interim provost and vi
FAA Dean Feser tapped as interim UI Provost
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted yesterday
Fine and Applied Arts Dean Edward J. Feser was named the interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs by acting Chancellor Barbara Wilson on Thursday. Feser, originally an Urban and Regional Planning professor, will replace Ilesanmi... Read more
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Business Insider
The one reason Goldman Sachs thinks Friday's jobs report could be massiveIn a note to clients ahead of the report, Goldman economist Chris Mischaikow wr
The one reason Goldman Sachs thinks Friday's jobs report could be massive
Business Insider / Posted yesterday
In a note to clients ahead of the report, Goldman economist Chris Mischaikow writes that the availability of jobs is a factor pointing toward Friday's August jobs coming better than expected. According to Mischaikow, data from the Conference Board... Read more
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Market Watch
5 of the most endangered jobs in the U.S.The national unemployment rate is at its lowest since 2008 and hundreds of thou
5 of the most endangered jobs in the U.S.
Market Watch / Posted yesterday
The national unemployment rate is at its lowest since 2008 and hundreds of thousands of jobs are added to the U.S. economy each month. By 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects all occupations to grow by more than 10% from 2012. However,... Read more
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Morningstar
U.S. Job Cuts Ease in August -- ChallengerU.S. employers cut 41,186 positions last month, a 61% decline from the 105,696
U.S. Job Cuts Ease in August -- Challenger
Morningstar / Posted 2 days ago
U.S. employers cut 41,186 positions last month, a 61% decline from the 105,696 job eliminations in July. The number of positions slashed in July was the highest since September 2011. From a year earlier, eliminations rose 2.9% in August. So far this... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August high set in state revenueBolstered by rising sales-tax collections, state general revenue in August incr
August high set in state revenue
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
Bolstered by rising sales-tax collections, state general revenue in August increased by $21.1 million from a year ago to $478.1 million. Last month's general revenue exceeded the state's forecast by $23.2 million, the state Department of Finance and... Read more
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Market Watch
One in three Americans who get an inheritance blow it“Great wealth transfer” has joined “silver tsunami” in the lexicon of aging Ame
One in three Americans who get an inheritance blow it
Market Watch / Posted 2 days ago
“Great wealth transfer” has joined “silver tsunami” in the lexicon of aging America. It refers to the wave of wealth, estimated to be in the trillions, which will flow from the oldest generation in the coming decades. Yet evidence suggests that many... Read more
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The Martinsburg Journal
Letters to the editorBy Peter Miller Martinsburg: Of all West Virginia counties, Berkeley has the
Letters to the editor
The Martinsburg Journal / Posted 2 days ago
By Peter Miller Martinsburg: Of all West Virginia counties, Berkeley has the second highest cost of living. (Jefferson is first, Morgan fourth.) Martinsburg is fastly becoming a "bedroom community." D.C.-Baltimore area residents, with high-paying... Read more
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Investopedia
What Causes Inflation in the United StatesInflation affects everything around us, from basic necessities like housing, fo
What Causes Inflation in the United States
Investopedia / Posted 2 days ago
Inflation affects everything around us, from basic necessities like housing, food, medical care and utilities to the cost of cosmetics and new automobiles. Furthermore, inflation can effortlessly deteriorate our savings. It makes the money saved... Read more
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Boston Herald
Biopharma hiring boom best since ’08Biopharma employment grew by 4.9 percent last year — the highest annual growth
Biopharma hiring boom best since ’08
Boston Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Biopharma employment grew by 4.9 percent last year — the highest annual growth rate for the Massachusetts industry since 2008 — outpacing other leading clusters and national averages, according to a new report. Employment in the industry rose to... Read more
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Orange County Register
Tri Pointe CEO says builders worry about looming labor shortageU.S. homebuilders are facing a looming shortage of skilled workers that threate
Tri Pointe CEO says builders worry about looming labor shortage
Orange County Register / Posted 2 days ago
U.S. homebuilders are facing a looming shortage of skilled workers that threatens the industry’s growth, according to Tri Pointe Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Doug Bauer. “That’s what keeps me up at night,” Bauer said. “Electricians, plumbers,... Read more
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Investopedia
The Unintended Consequences of Self-Driving CarsThe question of when self-driving cars will gain mass acceptance is not a matte
The Unintended Consequences of Self-Driving Cars
Investopedia / Posted 2 days ago
The question of when self-driving cars will gain mass acceptance is not a matter of if, but when. Google (GOOG), DARPA, auto-makers and universities around the world are all hard at work making this a reality. The prospect of widespread use of... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
History of US August job growth revisions could muddy Fed rate hike calculusWASHINGTON: The U.S. government has initially underestimated job growth for alm
History of US August job growth revisions could muddy Fed rate hike calculus
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
WASHINGTON: The U.S. government has initially underestimated job growth for almost every August over the last decade, a trend that could make it harder for the Federal Reserve to decide if an upcoming employment report will signal America is ready... Read more
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