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Sep 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

(CNSNews.com) – Although the overall Consumer Price Index dropped by 0.2 percent in August, the price index for food rose 0.2 percent, with the average price for a pound of ground beef rising to $4.013 per pound--the first time it has ever topped $4 per pound. In July, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, ...

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Sep 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

(CNSNews.com) -- In June 2014, there were 46,496,145 recipients of the food stamp program, which is enough to fill the Yankee Stadium 925 times, according to data from the Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Yankee Stadium is equipped to hold 50,291 persons, meaning that the 46,496,145 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in June 2014 could ...

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Sep 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from WSJ: Any day now the White House and Sen. Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.) will attempt to raise taxes on business, while making the U.S. tax code even more complex. The Obama and Schumer plans to punish businesses for moving their legal domicile overseas will arrive even as a new international ranking shows that ...

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Sep 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Washington Examiner: Does the person who flips your fast-food burgers work for the guy who owns the restaurant or the corporation that the restaurant is a franchise of? The federal National Labor Relations Board recently said it can be both, upending more than 30 years of legal precedent. Franchisers and franchisees warned members ...

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Sep 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

(CNSNews.com) - The number of foreign-born individuals holding jobs in the United States hit a recorded high of 24,639,000 in August, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS has been tracking the number of foreign-born workers annually since 2005 and monthly since 2007. The BLS does not distinguish between foreign-born individuals ...

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Sep 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

(CNSNews.com) - A record 92,269,000 Americans 16 and older did not participate in the labor force in August, as the labor force participation rate matched a 36-year low of 62.8 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The labor force participation rate has been as low as 62.8 percent in six of the last twelve ...

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Sep 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Aug 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Aug 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

The article makes an untrue statement, probably politically motivated. It says "The rate of new business creation in the U.S. has been constantly shrinking in the past three decades," but this is not true, just by looking at the chart. Clearly there is sustained growth while both Reagan and Bush are president, and a brief ...

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Aug 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

(CNSNews.com) - The total federal debt of the U.S. government has now increased more than $7 trillion during the slightly more than five and a half years Barack Obama has been president. That is more than the debt increased under all U.S. presidents from George Washington through Bill Clinton combined, and it is more debt than ...

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Aug 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

(CNSNews.com) - The number of unemployed women 16 years and over increased by 227,000 in July as the unemployment rate for women ticked up from 5.9 percent to 6.2 percent, according to data released today from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In July there were 4,494,000 women who were unemployed, an increase of 227,000 from ...

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Jul 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jul 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from BIG GOVERNMENT: On Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden declared that America's jobs picture is brighter than ever. "Businesses are hiring at historic rates, with 52 consecutive months of net private sector job growth," said Biden in the newly released report supporting the reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 1998, which President ...

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Jul 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Hill: Congress’s nonpartisan budget watchdog warned Tuesday that U.S. entitlement programs would drive the country’s debt to unsustainable levels in the coming years. The federal debt is now 74 percent of the nation's gross domestic product (GDP), the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said in its latest long-term budget outlook, a product of the ...

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Jul 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) - According to the 2014 version of a report that the Department of Health and Human Services is required by law to issue annually, the percentage of Americans on welfare in 2011 was the highest yet calculated. The data for 2011 is the most recent in the report. HHS has calculated the percentage of all ...

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Jul 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Washington, D.C. (AP) - Kelly Parker was thrilled when she landed her dream job in 2012 providing tech support for Harley-Davidson's Tomahawk, Wisconsin, plants. The divorced mother of three hoped it was the beginning of a new career with the motorcycle company. The dream didn't last long. Parker claims she was laid off one year later ...

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Jul 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from DAILY CALLER: The Obamas have spent over 44 million dollars in taxpayer money on travel and vacations. Some are even calling him the “most well-trvaeled, expensive” president in our nation’s history. As Americans head off for the long holiday weekend, let’s take a look back at some of the president’s holiday spending. Our president vacations ...

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Jul 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

(CNSNews.com) - The number of Americans 16 and older who did not participate in the labor force climbed to a record high of 92,120,000 in June, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This means that there were 92,120,000 Americans 16 and older who not only did not have a job, but did ...

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Jun 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from USA TODAY: The recent run-up in gasoline prices will make the Fourth of July weekend the costliest for motorists since 2008. Prices will average about $3.68 a gallon for regular grade gas, up 17 cents from last year but well below the all-time $4.11 record set just after July 4, 2008. Rising crude oil prices ...

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Jun 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from InfoWars: Small towns and counties in states bordering Mexico are drowning in debt due to the swarm of illegals stealing and destroying property, requiring expensive medical care and needing proper burials, all of which the federal government has largely refused to pay for. For example, in Brooks Co., Texas, which is 75 miles north ...

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Jun 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from NRO: According to a major new report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), net employment growth in the United States since 2000 has gone entirely to immigrants, legal and illegal. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, CIS scholars Steven A. Camarota and Karen Zeigler found that there were 127,000 fewer ...

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Jun 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) - The total number of disability beneficiaries in the United States topped 11 million for the first time last month, increasing from 10,996,447 in April to a record 11,004,507 in May, according to new data released by the Social Security Administration. The number of Americans receiving disability benefits continues to exceed the population of Greece, ...

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Jun 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from BLOOMBERG: Gasoline in the U.S. climbed this week, boosted by a surge in oil, and is expected to reach the highest level for this time of year since 2008. The pump price averaged $3.686 a gallon yesterday, up 1.2 cents from a week earlier, data posted on the Energy Information Administration’s website late yesterday ...

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Jun 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) – The seasonally-adjusted price index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs hit an all-time high in May, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In January 1967, when the BLS started tracking this measure, the index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs was 38.1. As of last May, it was 234.572. By ...

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