By Washington Examiner | 07/08/14 05:17 PM
Think-tankers at the Urban Institute and Democratic congressional candidates like Natalie Tennant of West Virginia are even hinting that the employer mandate may not be justified. Funny, didn't Tea Partiers make the same arguments in 2009 and 2010?
By Joseph Lawler | 07/08/14 11:16 AM
Analysts had expected that the number of job openings for May would settle back down after a boom of nearly 10 percent in April. Instead, they rose again, from 4.5 to 4.6 million, according to the BLS' Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS).
By David Freddoso | 07/07/14 06:53 PM
When President Obama took office in 2009, the U.S. economy was in the midst of the Great Recession of 2008. Five and a half years later, that historic swoon remains his excuse for continued economic stagnation.
07/07/14 09:15 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending June 28 decreased from the previous week's total. The state labor department figures released Monday show the initial claims decreased to 2,577 from the previous week's total of 2,604. For the...
By Lawrence Kudlow | 07/07/14 11:56 AM
Let's bring American companies back home. There will be more growth, more investment, more jobs and much higher wages.
07/07/14 10:10 AM
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Fueled by a better-than-expected June jobs report, the Dow Jones Industrial Average surpassed 17,000 for the first time in history. However, the strong showing of a 6.1 percent unemployment rate failed to impress the Republican National Committee. “Once again, the...
By Associated Press | 07/07/14 08:36 AM
An Ohio Department of Taxation report finds that since 2012 the amount of tax credits granted businesses promising to create and retain jobs has been going up.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/07/14 08:54 AM
There are finally signs that the long-awaited recovery, complete with above-trend economic growth, may finally be underway.
By Washington Examiner | 07/06/14 01:47 PM
On July 3, Commerce reported a gain of 288,000 jobs for June, the fifth-largest monthly increase of President Obama's tenure. Perhaps things are finally improving. Or perhaps there's something ugly beneath the surface.
By Paul Bedard | 07/05/14 07:46 AM
Pollster John Zogby saysÂ more Americans believe President Obama's agenda is finished, but his bid to go rogue and act without approval from Congress shows that he is not giving up the fight.
07/04/14 10:15 AM
AVIGNON, France (AP) — One of Europe's premier theater festivals is canceling some shows as French workers protest changes to their offseason unemployment benefits. The director of the Festival d'Avignon, Olivier Py, told journalists in Avignon that two plays scheduled to run on Friday's...
07/04/14 05:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top jobs numbers for June would seem to be cause for some appreciation. After all, the unemployment rate dipped to 6.1 percent, the lowest in six years, and hiring showed five months of steady growth. But the public continues to perceive the economy as poor. So, heading...
07/03/14 06:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average topped 17,000 for the first time Thursday, another in a string of records for the index that has lifted portfolios in a five-year bull market for stocks. The gain pushed the 118-year-old Dow, the oldest gauge for tracking stock prices, past its...
By Lisa Ruhl | 07/03/14 03:43 PM
The United States economy added 288,000 jobs in June, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report.
By Joseph Lawler | 07/03/14 12:05 PM
Just how much of the decline in labor force participation is due to long-term, secular factors and how much is due to cyclical weakness is a matter of ongoing debate.
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