Home  »  Economy (Page 2)


Jun 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Continue Reading


Jun 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: Labor unions criticized the Environmental Protection Agency’s new regulations on carbon emissions from power plants on Monday, highlighting growing tensions between the environmentalist and working class arms of the Democratic Party. Those tensions have come to the forefront as leading Democrats embrace environmentalist policies backed by billionaire political donors that are generally ...

Continue Reading


May 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from WEEKLY STANDARD: Startling charts from the Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee about male participation in the labor force, particularly men between the ages of 25-54: "There are currently 61.1 million American men in their prime working years, age 25–54. A staggering 1 in 8 such men are not in the labor force at ...

Continue Reading


May 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from WASHINGTON EXAMINER: The still-evolving “official” tab for the Obama family vacation to Africa in 2013 has reached $10.3 million, with the government coughing up official new expense details of over $2 million, according to a government watchdog group. Judicial Watch Inc. on Thursday revealed that the Department of Homeland Security provided new documents detailing ...

Continue Reading


May 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from CNS NEWS: Memorial Day weekend drivers will continue to take a hit as gasoline prices remain high. May 20 marks the 1,245th straight day that the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline costs more than $3 a gallon, according to AAA data. That's nearly three-and-a-half years above $3 a gallon. USA Today reported ...

Continue Reading


May 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from THE WEEKLY STANDARD: A new poll suggests that finding employment, particularly for the long-term unemployed, continues to be a struggle for Americans. The poll, conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Express Employment Professionals, asked questions of 1,500 unemployed adult Americans last month. “This survey shows that millions of Americans are at risk of ...

Continue Reading


May 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

SHANGHAI, (RIA Novosti) – Russia and China are planning to increase the volume of direct payments in mutual trade in their national currencies, according to a joint statement on a new stage of comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation signed during high-level talks in Shanghai on Tuesday. “The sides intend to take new steps to increase the ...

Continue Reading


May 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

(CNSNews.com) - The total number of disability beneficiaries in the United States rose from 10,981,423 in March to 10,996,447 in April, setting a new all-time record, according to newly released data from the Social Security Administration. The number of Americans receiving disability benefits continues to exceed the populations of Greece, Tunisia and Portugal, and is approaching ...

Continue Reading


May 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from WFB: The White House is refusing to confirm whether President Barack Obama followed up on his pledge to take a five percent pay cut due to sequestration last year. Obama promised last April to take a 5 percent pay cut in “solidarity” with federal employees who were furloughed as a result of the automatic ...

Continue Reading


May 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from NBC NEWS: Living with roommates when you're 25 is one thing. When you're 65, it's another story—but it's a reality for a growing number of older Americans. Middle-class seniors and the growing wave of baby boomers behind them want to stay in their homes and communities as they grow old, but escalating costs of ...

Continue Reading


May 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: Americans for Tax Reform compiled a list of all the state tax increases put into place under Democratic governors since 2011. See The List Here The group found that Democratic governors have enacted over $58 billion worth of tax increases while Republican governors have signed over $36 billion in tax cuts during the ...

Continue Reading


May 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: Despite adding more than 8 million people to the working-age population since 2007, total employment has declined by half a million, according to an analysis by the Senate Budget Committee. Before President Barack Obama took office 259.7 million people were part of the working-age population, or between ages 16 and 65. ...

Continue Reading


May 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

(CNSNews.com) - A record 92,594,000 Americans were not in the labor force in April as the labor force participation rate matched a 36-year low of 62.8 percent, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In March, according to BLS's non-seasonally adjusted data, there were 91,630,000 Americans not in the labor force. In ...

Continue Reading


Apr 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Related - ‘Barely Discernable Growth’: U.S. Economy Grinds To A Halt Washington Free Beacon: Market Watch reported that the economists it surveyed had expected growth of 1 percent: Wall Street expected a poor number, but the weakness appeared even more widespread than had been forecast. Investment in business equipment and residential home construction ...

Continue Reading


Apr 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

We would all be richer if it weren't for these regulations...that's what Dems do, always: make Americans poorer. Excerpted from Investors Business Daily: After years of rapid growth during the Obama administration, the cost of federal regulations is now bigger than the entire economies of all but nine countries in the world. That's according to the latest ...

Continue Reading


Apr 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Excerpted from Financial Times: The US is on the brink of losing its status as the world’s largest economy, and is likely to slip behind China this year, sooner than widely anticipated, according to the world’s leading statistical agencies. The US has been the ...

Continue Reading


Apr 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

(CNSNews.com) - The real median income of American men who work full-time, year-round peaked forty years ago in 1973, according to data published by the U.S. Census Bureau. In 1973, median earnings for men who worked full-time, year-round were $51,670 in inflation-adjusted 2012 dollars. The median earnings of men who work full-time year-round have never been ...

Continue Reading


Apr 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

(CNSNews.com) - In 20 percent of American families in 2013, according to new data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), not one member of the family worked. A family, as defined by the BLS, is a group of two or more people who live together and who are related by birth, adoption or marriage. ...

Continue Reading


Apr 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from Todd Starnes: Brandon Jenkins was denied entry to a radiation therapy program at the Community College of Baltimore County because of his Christian faith and was advised to not wear his religion on his sleeve, a lawsuit filed in federal court alleges. Now, I have to admit to being a bit skeptical when I ...

Continue Reading


Apr 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Michelle Obama hugs Charlotte Bell, 10, after she handed Mrs. Obama her dad's resume. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three ...

Continue Reading


Apr 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from NY TIMES: The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction. While the wealthiest Americans are outpacing many of their global peers, a New York Times analysis shows that across the lower- and middle-income tiers, citizens of other advanced countries have received considerably larger raises over the last ...

Continue Reading


Apr 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

(CNSNews.com) - In the budget proposal he presented to Congress last month, President Barack Obama called for what would be the highest level of sustained taxation ever imposed on the American people, according to the analysis published last week by the Congressional Budget Office. Under Obama’s proposal, taxes would rise from 17.6 percent of Gross Domestic ...

Continue Reading


Apr 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Knoxville, Tenn. (CBS DC) – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a crowd of law school students that if taxes in the U.S. become too high then people “should revolt.” Speaking at the University of Tennessee College of Law on Tuesday, the longest-serving justice currently on the bench was asked by a student about the constitutionality ...

Continue Reading


Apr 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from CNS NEWS: Buried deep on the website of the U.S. Census Bureau is a number every American citizen, and especially those entrusted with public office, should know. It is 86,429,000. That is the number of Americans who in 2012 got up every morning and went to work — in the private sector — and ...

Continue Reading


Apr 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Niki Monroe

Excerpted from Zero Hedge: We previously noted that both beef and pork (courtesy of the affectionately named Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus) prices have been reaching new all time highs on an almost daily basis. It is time to update the chart. Below we show what a world in which the Fed is constantly lamenting the ...

Continue Reading
Page 2 of 1731234...10...Last »