By Mark Tapscott | 08/19/14 08:18 AM
Quick question: Which uses more water, growing vegetables or hydraulic fracturing to produce oil and natural gas? The right answer, according to a recent study, found that fracking in states of the Mountain West region uses far less water than a whole host of activities, including golf courses.
08/18/14 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in 30 U.S. states last month, even as employers in two-thirds of the states stepped up hiring. The trends reflect an increase in job-hunters nationwide as an improving economy has encouraged more people to seek work. The Labor Department said Monday...
By Joseph Lawler | 08/18/14 08:47 AM
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen is ready to commit to her belief that the central bank can keep money loose without stoking the kind of inflation that would raise the costs of everything for ordinary Americans.
By Mark Tapscott | 08/18/14 08:19 AM
Minorities and millennials were the core of President Obama's 2008 and 2012 election victories, and, according to conventional political wisdom, will continue to be the twin anchors of the Democratic Party for the foreseeable future.
08/16/14 05:00 AM
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Denso Manufacturing Michigan Inc. is hosting a job fair in Battle Creek designed to help the automotive supplier fill the 150 temporary production jobs it has available. The four-hour fair is scheduled for Saturday at Denso's location inside the Fort Custer Industrial...
08/16/14 05:00 AM
DIXON, Ill. (AP) — A manufacturing company plans to expand its plant in the northern Illinois town of Dixon, adding 40 new jobs over the next three years. Sauk Valley Media reports (http://bit.ly/1l8LfZH ) BorgWarner is planning a $9.4 million investment. The Dixon plant has been open for 50...
By Washington Examiner | 08/13/14 04:25 PM
If Obama wants the job market to recover faster, he should stop hanging dead weights on its belt.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/13/14 07:39 AM
A top conservative economist thinks he has found a way to take President Obama at his word, and ensure that no one working full time has to live in poverty -- while getting rid of the minimum wage.
By Justin Green | 08/12/14 02:31 PM
Map perfectly sums up the unemployment rate since 1976.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/12/14 11:04 AM
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday morning that the number of job openings grew from 4.6 million in May to 4.7 million in June, confirming a trend toward accelerating job creation in the first half of 2014.
By Lawrence Kudlow | 08/11/14 10:58 AM
There are signs that employment in the country is rising more rapidly these days. The February-July period was the first six-month stretch of consistent employment gains above 200,000 since 1997.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/11/14 08:55 AM
President Obama has sounded increasingly triumphant in recent weeks when talking about the state of the U.S. economy, using words like "booming" and listing new records. But his narrative is missing one big subplot.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/07/14 10:21 AM
The Department of Labor reported Thursday that claims for unemployment benefits fell to 289,000. That drop brought the four-week average down to 294,000.
By Paul Bedard | 08/06/14 04:36 PM
President Obama's much-rumored executive order granting legal status to potentially millions of illegal immigrants will be "disastrous" to African Americans job seekers, charges a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
By Joseph Lawler | 08/01/14 11:55 AM
The U.S. economy may be steadily adding jobs, but so far in 2014, there are few signs that the labor market improvement is translating into income gains for workers.
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