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Study: Americans Spend More On Art Than On Movies

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.29.2011 | Arts

WASHINGTON -- The National Endowment for the Arts has released a new study showing that although more Americans regularly go to the movies, they spend...

The "Innovation for Jobs" Chasm

David Nordfors | Posted 06.04.2011 | Business
David Nordfors

Politicians have started to discuss innovation as a job creator. This is logical. Innovation is the main driver of economic growth. But are countries organized to do anything about it? We think not.

Lila Shapiro

Unemployment Rate Falls Again In March, Economy Adds 216,000 Jobs | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.01.2011 | Business

In March, the U.S. economy added 216,000 new jobs, beating Wall Street expectations and continuing a trend of solid job growth. This is the second str...

Consumer Spending Up -- Thanks To Higher Gas And Food Prices

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.28.2011 | Business

Consumer spending increased in February for the eighth straight month, but much of the gain came from steadily rising gas prices and higher grocery bi...

Lila Shapiro

Unemployment Rate Falls In February, U.S. Adds 192K Jobs | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After a winter of weak improvement in the labor market, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has finally reported a promising sign of growth in the American...

CHART: Industries Where Women Still Earn Less Than Men

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The great recession may have left more American men unemployed then women, sparking cries of a "Mancession", but in 2009, women's median weekly wage w...

Unemployment 'Math': Statistical Lies

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Iris Mack

Parents need to demand that their children learn math. Math literate citizens can will use analytical reasoning to see through the lies of government and the ridiculous insults from the mainstream media.

Why The Unemployment Rate Fell For 'All The Wrong Reasons'

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After a month of positive signs indicating a strengthening American economy, the news from Friday's Bureau of Labor statistics report paints a disappo...

7 Disturbing Charts From One Of The Weakest Decades On Record

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The last ten years certainly weren't pretty. The last decade was "one of the weakest on record" for GDP and job growth, according to Rebecca Thies...

Unemployment Rate Falls, But Job Growth Misses Expectations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By Lucia Mutikani): The economy created far fewer jobs that expected in December, suggesting the Federal Reserve will complete its asset b...

How Credit Scores Disproportionately Hurt Communities of Color

Preeti Vissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Preeti Vissa

Credit scores contributed to the disproportionate effect the foreclosure crisis had on minorities. What's more, they also have the potential to pound communities of color even further.

An Early Gift: More Companies Beginning to Hire

Robyn Greenspan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robyn Greenspan

Executive job growth in the private sector might be the bright gem found among the lumps of coal in the most recent employment data from the Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Protections of Justice System Should Apply to Us All, Even Non-English Speakers

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

With more than 176 different languages and dialects spoken in the United States, we still have a long way to go to assure full support for all legal Limited English Proficiency defendants in court cases.

Mortgage Banker's Forecast: More Regulation Will Cost Consumers and Taxpayers

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Washington, D. C. is hot, but the rest of the nation is not when comparing our unemployment rates to the nation's capitol. "The largest over-the-month...

7 Shocking Facts About Minority Unemployment

The Huffington Post | Nicole Hardesty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There's been very little good news in unemployment figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the last few months. But the unemployment...

Are We Too Educated? 9 Occupations With Overqualified Workers

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a recent Chronicle of Higher Education piece written by economist Richard Vedder, many Americans are grossly overeducated for the fields ...

Innovation: Leading The Great American Comeback

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

If we want a strong economy we need to do something about it. We need to reverse course and try another strategy. I suggest one based on innovation of entrepreneurs, rather than new federal spending on government jobs.

PHOTOS: The Most Popular Jobs In America

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By Kaitlin Madden, The following is a list of jobs with little in common. Annual salaries for these jobs range from just over $18,0...

The Life Of A College Student Is Pretty Awesome, Report Reveals (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

College students may complain about lack of sleep, excessive workloads and stress, but in general, life as a co-ed is pretty good. A new report fr...

Why Are Americans Fleeing The Job Market?

DailyFinance | MATTHEW SCOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Are we about to see a wave of Americans giving up on the labor market? The Bureau of Labor Statistics' June jobs report saw the labor market lose 652,...

Laura Bassett

Still No Sign of a Double-Dip Recession, Says Adecco CEO | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. jobless rate rose slightly to 9.6 from 9.5 percent in August, but some experts are saying this may actually be a good sign for the economy. ...

Youth Jobless Rate Hit Record Highs This Summer

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Experienced professionals aren't the only workers struggling to find jobs. In July, 51.1 percent of Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 years ...

Colorado's Mid-Year Economic Report Predicts Longer Recovery Period For Labor Market

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

54 Colorado companies engaged in mass layoffs during the first 7 months of 2010, resulting in 6,815 initial claims for unemployment insurance. The Bu...

Layoffs Continue: New Jobless Claims Up Sharply

AP | ALAN ZIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The number of people filing new claims for jobless benefits jumped last week after three straight declines, another sign that the p...

Open Letter to IRS: End Employee Misclassification Now

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

It's time for the IRS to get serious about the practice of employee misclassification, which will continue to add billions in tax losses if left unchecked.