In five out of the last six months, in fact, Obama's numbers have gotten better. He is now roughly where he was right before the impact of the Obamacare website rollout hit his approval rating.
I'll begin where the majority of successful entrepreneurs begin--"follow your passion." It may be a shopworn phrase, but this advice is as valid today for how to succeed in business as it was a hundred years ago, and it has certainly proven true for me.
An aggressive rally in the Treasury market this morning has resulted in the lowest 10-year Treasury yield since June of last year. Nearly everyone is looking for an explanation as to why longer-term interest rates continue to fall in the face of reduced Fed support and better economic data. So what is going on?
Replicating the social business equity investments with unemployed youth around the world can help solve the age-old problem of unemployment, not just in the poor countries but in any country and can turn job-seekers into job creators.
For all of the recent College Grads out there who are complaining right now about the lack of work, I just want to tell you to not blame your College for not preparing you correctly for the outside world. Since life provides a continual environment for learning, we are in constant preparation for the outside world.
The contrast between the unemployment numbers and the workforce participation stats seem to lead us in two different directions.
Just in time for Memorial Day, we're once again being treated to a generous serving of praise and grandstanding by politicians and corporations eager to go on record as being supportive of our veterans.
Our generation needs to always remember that over a hundred years before us, people stood right where we were and felt very similar things, struggling with the same issues. People have always had to dig themselves out of messes they had nothing to do with creating.
Illinois is still far off its best unemployment rate ever of 4.2 percent (imagine that!) set in February 1999, but things could be a lot worse. And they were, back in February 1983 when Illinois' unemployment rate was a whopping 12.9 percent.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the April 2014 unemployment data for all 50 states and Illinois' seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate came in at 7.9 percent. Why is that significant?
As with every other race, obtaining a college degree means facing lower rates of unemployment. For AAPIs, having a college education means shaving nearly 2 percentage points off the unemployment rate compared to AAPIs with only a high school education.
Two recent reports provide an upbeat assessment of private companies, the drivers of 65 percent of new job creation and nearly 50 percent of private n...
The skills gap means that even if overall labor demand goes up, the dearth of skilled workers means new positions cannot be rapidly filled.
While the overall quality and composition of earnings in the 1Q may have improved somewhat, index earnings growth remains highly dependent on margin expansion.
This complacency by governments who are cowed by big business and big finance means a cocktail of increasing inequality, joblessness and informality with little or no change in the volatility of the financial sector as serious financial regulation gets pushed into the medium term at best.
I have always envied people who appended initials to their name. I'm not talking about a striver working for a Human Resources consulting firm or grap...