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Oct 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via THE TELEGRAPH: America is so over Obama. In 2008, the media and a majority of the voters were head-over-heels in love with the man who told them that “yes, we can” overcome war and recession. By 2012, the amour had cooled but they were willing to give four more years to the guy who was ...

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Oct 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Oct 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via DALLAS NEWS: Texas created enough jobs last month to help the state set a 12-month record. The Texas economy added 36,400 jobs in September, according to data released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission. Over the past 12 months, employers added 413,700 jobs — the most ever recorded by the state. The unemployment rate fell to 5.2 ...

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Oct 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via WEEKLY STANDARD: Vice President Joe Biden talked about the trouble the middle class is having during the Barack Obama presidency at an event earlier today in Philadelphia: "The middle class is getting killed," Biden said. "In the last ten years, average salary of the middle class in America according to Standard & Poor's has gone up 14 ...

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Oct 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

DALLAS (AP) -- News that a health care worker diagnosed with Ebola flew on a plane full of passengers raised fear among airline investors that the scare over the virus could cause travelers to avoid flying. Shares of the biggest U.S. airlines tumbled between 5 and 8 percent before recovering in afternoon trading. The overall ...

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Oct 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via THE TELEGRAPH: Global wealth grew by 8.3pc - its fastest rate ever - over the last year, reaching a worldwide total of $263 trillion, according to Credit Suisse's Global Wealth Report for 2014. From average worth to millionaire growth, here are the other numbers you need to know. • Over the past 12 months, the world ...

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Oct 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

(CNSNews.com) - More than one in three low-income seniors, or 41 percent, has already gone without medical or dental care because of high energy bills, according to a survey included in a newly released report. And things will only get worse for seniors, says the 60 Plus Association, as states scramble to comply with the Environmental ...

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Oct 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Sybill Mikell has worked making mess trays and other products produced by Lighthouse for the Blind for decades, but shes facing the loss of her job because of a change in government procurement rules. Photo credit: Mary Lou Uttermohlen NEW ORLEANS — Sibyl Mikell has worked in the same New Orleans warehouse by the Mississippi River ...

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Oct 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via BUSINESS INSIDER: Sorry, America. China just overtook the US to become the world's largest economy, according to the International Monetary Fund. Chris Giles at the Financial Times flagged up the change. He also alerted us in April that it was all about to happen. Basically, the method used by the IMF adjusts for purchasing power parity, ...

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Oct 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

FOX5 Vegas - KVVU LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - During a visit to a Las Vegas restaurant on Monday, Vice President Joe Biden pushed for a more than a 20 percent increase in the state's minimum wage. Biden stopped by Casa Don Juan on South Main Street in downtown Las Vegas and met with local leaders and business ...

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Oct 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

(CNSNews.com) - The number of food stamp recipients has topped 46,000,000 for 35 straight months, according to data from the Department of Agriculture (USDA). Since September 2011 to July 2014, the number of persons participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has exceeded 46 million. As of July 2014, which is the latest data from ...

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Oct 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

(CNSNews.com) - A record 55,553,000 women 16 years and older did not participate in the labor force in September, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This means that 55,553,000 women in the United States did not have a job and did not actively seek one in the past four weeks. The number ...

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Oct 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

(CNSNews.com) - A record 92,584,000 Americans 16 and older did not participate in the labor force in September, as the labor force participation rate dropped to 62.7 percent, a level it has not seen in 36 years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. Six times in the last twelve months, the participation rate has ...

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Oct 1, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

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Sep 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from WASHINGTON EXAMINER: 645,000 Maryland residents had so-called Obamaphones in 2012 — one hundred times as many people as there were in 2009, and double the number in that state who are supposed to be eligible for the program based on their income. The program, officially called Lifeline, is run by the Federal Communications Commission ...

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Sep 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via WEEKLY STANDARD: A new chart from the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee shows a startling fact: Almost 1 in 4 Americans between the ages of 25-54 (or prime working years) are not working. Here's a chart showing those in that age group currently employed (95.6 million) and those who aren't (28.9 million): "There are ...

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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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