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Starbucks Signs Up 1,800 for College Education Plan

In what is a modest start to the Starbuck Corp.'s (NASDAQ: SBUX) program to pay college tuition for its "partners," 1,800 have signed up for the coffee company's joint venture ...
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Why the Natural Unemployment Rate May Now Be Lower

The Chicago Federal Reserve recently released a report showing its projections regarding the changing labor force composition and the natural rate of unemployment. What is interesting about the observation is ...
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Unemployment Among Teens at 17.1%

As the U.S. economy adds jobs at a fast clip month by month, the rate for teenagers remains extremely high. The pool of people in this age group may have ...
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ADP and TrimTabs Throw Curve Ball to Labor Department Payrolls Expectations

The market has a huge discrepancy to deal with now for job creation and Friday's official payrolls report from the U.S. Department of Labor. ADP showed a projected 169,000 private ...
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Dow Chemical to Fire 3% of Employees, CEO Will Take No Pay Cut

The story is as old as publicly traded companies. Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) will cut 3% of its workforce. Nothing in the corporation's press release mentioned whether Andrew N. ...
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New College Grads Have Median Salary of $45,478

New college graduates have a median starting salary of $45,478, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. The data show the value of a college education. The median ...
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Obamas Paid $93,362 in 2014 Federal Taxes

The average annual income of the top 1% of U.S. earners sits somewhere around $500,000, depending on the source of data. Based on that number, the Obamas are nearly there. ...
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Unemployment Above 20% in El Centro, Calif.

The national unemployment rate dropped to 5.5% in March. In February, the most recent month in which cities were measured, the jobless rate in El Centro, Calif., was 21.3%, the only ...
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Job Growth Gets Slaughtered in March

The U.S. Department of Labor released its March payroll and unemployment data Friday morning, and it is hard to imagine how it could have been much worse. The Labor Department ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Tick Higher

The U.S. Labor Department is out with its weekly jobless claims report. The number of unemployment filings rose by 1,000 to 291,000 in the past week. Thursday's report also indicated ...
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New York Worst City for Job Creation

The New York-Newark metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is the largest in the United States, with its population of nearly 20 million. It is also the worst for job creation, according to ...
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US Has Almost 800,000 Police Officers

There are some 780,000 police and detectives in the United States. That number is expected to climb by 5%, or 41,400, between now and 2022. These jobs pay fairly well, ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Continue to Soar

The U.S. Labor Department has released, yet again, another somewhat disappointing reading for weekly jobless claims. Initial claims rose by a sharp 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted reading of 320,000. ...
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What to Expect From This Week’s Unemployment Reports

With the first week of the month comes the unemployment reports for the previous month. In this case we will be checking the numbers from February as they come in this ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Blow Out Estimates

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its most recent report on weekly jobless claims. For the week ended February 14, initial claims came in 21,000 below the previously revised ...
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