By Joseph Lawler | 12/03/13 03:32 PM
Extending emergency unemployment benefits for another year would cost $26 billion, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Tuesday. That's lower than the total for this year's one-year extension, which was roughly $30 billion. The program, authorized in 2008, has become less costly as the...
By David M. Drucker | 12/03/13 12:22 PM
House Republican leaders moved Tuesday to link Obamacare to voters' lingering anxieties over the economy, charging that the implementation of the law is hampering job creation and forcing already-struggling Americans to choose between food and Christmas gifts.
By Sean Higgins | 12/03/13 11:34 AM
Online magazine Vice posted a muckraking piece Monday about how avowedly liberal media outlets such as the Nation, the American Prospect, and Mother Jones pay their editorial interns measly stipends that often don't even amount to the minimum wage. The practice of paying interns a pittance —...
By Editorial Writer | 12/03/13 09:48 AM
President Obama regularly touts what he calls the “economic recovery” supposedly prompted by his policies, including the creation of 7.5 million jobs, consistent growth for more than three years and revitalization of the domestic auto industry. He recently told ABC’s “This Week” host...
By Mark Tapscott | 12/03/13 09:18 AM
Could the GOP be on the cusp of a JFK moment on the national political scene? Before simply dismissing the idea out of hand, consider the following: John F.Kennedy's appeal in the 1960 presidential campaign was built around his basic summons to the country: "Let's get America moving again."...
By Associated Press | 12/03/13 09:13 AM
OLYMPIA, Wash. — A worsening unemployment rate in Washington state is leading to extended unemployment benefits for some.
By Joseph Lawler | 12/03/13 05:22 AM
Pope Francis has stepped into a long-simmering American political feud over economics. In the English-language version of a new message about re-orienting the Catholic Church's evangelical efforts released to worldwide notice last week, the pontiff criticized economic inequality and offered a...
By Timothy P. Carney | 12/02/13 03:09 PM
If you're a business, the best way to get fat profit margins is by erecting (or finding yourself surrounded by) barriers to entry. Regulations are often efforts by incumbent businesses to erect barriers to entry, thus allowing for higher profit margins.
12/02/13 10:57 AM
The justices, without comment, today rejected appeals by Amazon and another Internet retailer, Overstock.com Inc., which said New York is violating the Constitution by demanding tax collection from companies that don’t have facilities in the state. New York’s top court upheld the state law.
By Associated Press | 12/02/13 10:40 AM
WASHINGTON — U.S. manufacturing grew in November at the fastest pace in 2 1/2 years, as factories ramped up production, stepped up hiring and received orders at a healthy clip. The Institute for Supply Management says its index of manufacturing activity rose in November to 57.3. That's the...
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