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Three Times The Population Of The U.S. Is At Risk Of Falling Into Poverty

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.05.2013 | Business

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide are on the brink of poverty. A recent study by the International Monetary Fund warns that as many as 900 m...

Caroline Fairchild

Bad News For Casual Restaurants | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 03.21.2013 | Business

Far fewer Americans dined out last month as many adjusted to smaller paychecks, according to new data released from a closely watched index of restaur...

Observing New York Startups: Job Growth & the Innovation Economy Skills Gap

Shaun_Johnson | Posted 05.14.2013 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg's We Are Made In NY program represents both a civic movement and an effort in entrepreneurialism. In observing the mix of effort and impact, what knowledge can be applied nationwide about job creation in the fastest growing sector of our American economy?

World Shares Hit 5-Year High

Reuters | Marc Jones | Posted 05.08.2013 | Business

* European shares rise further, MSCI world index hits 4-3/4 yr high * U.S. jobs data eyed, China exports beat forecasts * Dollar touches 3-...

How One Startup Weekend Team Launched Slowly, Grew Customers and Became a Successful Business

Startup Weekend | Posted 03.31.2013 | Impact
Startup Weekend

Launching a business is easy. But launching and committing to grow a business is also terrifying.

Tracking Fracking Fights

Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.12.2013 | Green
Lynne Peeples

Welcome to day two of my new blog: Toxic Tracks. Here, I'll be posting short bits of daily news and commentary on environmental health topics. Please ...

Billionaire Attempts To Argue For Fewer Jobs

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.06.2012 | Business

For years Americans have pondered the mystery of how to create more jobs. Turns out we've been thinking about it all wrong: What we need are fewer job...

America's Comeback: It's Small Business, Stupid!

Kevin Ducoff | Posted 02.04.2013 | Small Business
Kevin Ducoff

We see a label such as "small" or "medium," and we think accordingly. Yet these small and medium businesses pack a punch well outside their weight class. Give them the tools, and they will get the jobs back.

The Road to Jobs and Economic Growth

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

One of the great lies of our time is that raising taxes on the wealthy hurts job creation and undermines economic growth. There is absolutely no evidence anywhere in the world that this claim is true. In fact, all the evidence points to the exact opposite being true.

Your Favorite Nonprofit Could Win Some Serious Cash -- But Only If They Apply Today

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

Do you have a favorite nonprofit? Does their mission involve helping unemployed people find work? Quick -- e-mail them right now and let them know abo...

I Fought the Law (And I Won)

Chris Johnson | Posted 01.07.2013 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

In 2009, the founders of San Francisco startup Getaround had an industry-tilting idea: Since the average car is idle most of the day, it would be more efficient for people who only need cars for short periods of time to rent from existing owners.

Why Hasn't George Bush Campaigned for Romney?

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Natural disasters make people remember why it is so important that we have a society where we have each other's back. They make us remember that government is the name we give to the things we choose to do together.

Romney's Tax Plan and His Promise to Create U.S. Jobs: It's Impossible to Make Sensata Them

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

Sensata Technologies both underscores that Governor Romney is not qualified to be president by virtue of his business experience, while also exposing the complete fallacy of Romney's tax proposal.

10 Cities With The Fastest Job Growth

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 11.16.2012 | Money

Still struggling to find a job? It might be time to move to San Jose, Calif. A new study from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists (EMS...

New Report Shows Green Job Growth

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 10.17.2012 | Green

Job growth is one of the most important issues of the 2012 election, and a recent report suggests that continued investment in green jobs could be a b...

Matt Sledge

Where To Find The Fastest-Growing Jobs In America (And What They Are) | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.05.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- The latest jobs report is a reminder of something that's been easy to forget these past few years: America is slowly getting back to work....

Arthur Delaney

Mitt Romney's Unemployment Rate | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After the U.S. Labor Department announced Friday morning that the national unemployment rate had fallen below 8 percent for the first ti...

Just Won't Quit

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending rose in August by the most in six months as households stretched to pay for higher gasoline p...

New Data Show Net Job Growth Under Obama

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.27.2012 | Business

A tiny, routine revision in some jobs data could have a big political payoff for President Obama. The Labor Department on Thursday morning quietly ...

Bill Clinton's Big Message to America

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Do we want to return to America to losing 700,000 jobs a month, which is what President Obama inherited, or continue creating new jobs every month, which is what President Obama began?

Startup City: Chicago

Chris Johnson | Posted 11.07.2012 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

If the startup ecosystem requires something like this -- abundant universities, a massive homegrown startup, real presence by a tech giant, and attainable workspace -- then Chicago's dancin'.

Travel Key To Economic Recovery

Rossi Ralenkotter | Posted 09.05.2012 | Travel
Rossi Ralenkotter

This has been a record-breaking summer for the United States for more than just Olympic medals and stifling heat waves. The domestic travel industry broke its own set of records putting it on the leading edge of the nation's recovery. That's good news for America's economy and for the millions of workers whose jobs are supported by people traveling.

How Obama Should Respond To Romney On Jobs

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

Mitt Romney has said that this election is about one thing: jobs. If I were drafting President Obama's convention speech, here's how I would re-frame and respond.

Matt Sledge

In Weak Economy, Should Companies Hire? | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.28.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- The Bureau of Labor Statistics last week announced that 12.9 million workers were laid off from January 2009 to December 2011. For many co...

A Flicker of Hope for Savings Account Rates

Richard Barrington | Posted 10.25.2012 | Money
Richard Barrington

July's jobs report may prove to be good news for the economy. But if you want good news on bank rates anytime soon, you'll have to make it happen yourself.