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Great Jobless Claims Reading Largely Ignored

The Labor Department showed that weekly claims were down by a whopping 32,000 to 300,000 in the week ending April 5. Bloomberg had the estimate at 318,000, and the report ...
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More Good News on the Jobs Front

More good news is out on employment. The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI) rose in March. Monday's report seems to somewhat shadow the gains seen in Friday's unemployment and ...
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NLRB: University Athletes Can Vote to Form a Union

The National Labor Relations Board has a ruling which could be the top of the iceberg for how college and university athletes are treated financially going forward. The NLRB website ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Tick Higher

Thursday's jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department showed that weekly jobless claims rose by 5,000 to 320,000. The prior report was left unrevised at 315,000. Dow Jones was calling ...
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Can Walmart Create 1 Million New U.S. Jobs in 10 Years?

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) rarely makes the news for anything positive on its labor relations. The company employs over 2 million people, and it has become routine that Walmart ...
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Labor Department Payrolls Bring a Pleasant Surprise

Can weather be to blame for poor jobs numbers for three consecutive months? After two disappointing Labor Department reports on monthly payrolls, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has determined ...
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Despite Weak Jobs Reports This Week, Jobless Claims Improve Handily

Despite some very weak independent jobs reports seen so far this week, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that the number of weekly jobless claims fell by 26,000 to 323,000 ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Heading the Wrong Way

Thursday's economic report calendar seemed to be good when you consider that the decline in durable goods was better than expected, but the Labor Department has released a skunk of ...
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Harvard Business Schools Starts To Advertise

Harvard Business School tops many ratings of  business schools in the United States and even the world. Its graduates are paid more than the graduates of almost all, if not ...
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Washington D.C. Best Place to Work Based on Pay

Perhaps living in the seat of the federal government has one large advantage -- how well people are paid. Since Maryland does well by the same measure, the benefits may ...
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Six Key Issues That Skewed the Payrolls and Unemployment Report

This week's report from Department of Labor was disappointing. Sure, the official unemployment rate dipped to 6.6%. That was in-line with expectations, but it truly feels like skewed data when ...
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Unemployment of 6.6% Skewed Without Extended Unemployment Benefits

The verdict is in for the employment situation. Friday's release from the Department of Labor showed that nonfarm payrolls grew by 113,000. Bloomberg was calling for 181,000 and Dow Jones ...
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Unemployment May Never Return to “Normal” 5%

For decades, economists have counted 5% unemployment as the sign of a healthy and fully recovered economy. The U.S. jobless rate remains so far from that number, one could fairly ...
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ADP Tries Blaming Weather for Lower Payrolls

Wednesday's ADP Private Sector Payrolls report showed a gain of 175,000 in January. Dow Jones was calling for 189,000 and Bloomberg was calling for 170,000. While there has to be ...
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Payroll Report Preview Conundrum: No Extended Unemployment Beneficiaries in It

January and February have put the stock market in question for 2014. After three series of major economic releases were handily under expectations in the United States, the issues overseas ...
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