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Let's Bring Back American Jobs

Harlan Green | Posted 05.12.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

It turns out taking away the voice of American employees is really taking away democracy for the majority of Americans, something that cannot be tolerated if America is to remain a prosperous democracy.

Don't Cut, Invest! Why the Obama Administration Should Support a Federal Job Guarantee Program

Alan A. Aja | Posted 05.12.2013 | Black Voices
Alan A. Aja

The Obama administration should ignore the irresponsible narrative of austerity-economics. The president holds the mandate, given overwhelming support from the African Americans and Latinos during re-election bid, to combat persistent unemployment in these communities.

Fish McBites Can't Stop McDonald's Slide

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 03.08.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- McDonald's new Fish McBites failed to hook enough diners to get the fast-food chain's U.S. sales growing in February. The world's biggest...

9 Indicators Showing Wall Street Is Out Of Touch With Reality

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record high Tuesday and as The Huffington Post's Mark Gongloff will tell you, it doesn't really matter. That's ...

Eleazar David Melendez

Jamie Dimon Rewrites History

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 03.01.2013 | Business

Jamie Dimon now claims that he and his bank, JPMorgan Chase, labored to prevent the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, according to documents filed in ...

Homes For All? That's Our Goal

Bobbie Ibarra | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Bobbie Ibarra

We all know that times are hard. But we also know that even before the Great Recession, the number of people who had no residence was high. So why do so many people in the United States have no homes? And what can we do about it?

The Hoax of Conflict

Frances Causey | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
Frances Causey

Both parties shamelessly support multi-national corporations and financial elites at the exclusion of everything and everyone else.

Getting the Long-Term Unemployed Back to Work: Good for Workers, Good for America

The National Transitional Jobs Network | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
The National Transitional Jobs Network

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifIt is both a moral and an economic imperative that we aggressively tackle long-term unemployment. We must implement bold programs that simultaneously provide employment to millions and prepare the nation to succeed in the future.

The Sequester Dilemma--How Much Is Too Much Austerity?

Harlan Green | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

Come March 1, we will begin to see how much damage the sequester agreement causes. A recent CNBC column by Larry Kudlow illustrates both the misconceptions and reason for the gridlock on avoiding across-the-board spending cuts of some $85 Billion to the federal budget.

This Group Of Americans Is Steering Clear Of Debt

Reuters | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business

By Heather Struck NEW YORK, Feb 21 (Reuters) - The recession had a strong impact on young Americans who saw the credit crisis up close...

State of the Union -- Why So Few New Jobs?

Harlan Green | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

The problem is how to create enough new jobs to generate more demand for goods and services. And only government is in a position to do that at present. Nothing else will generate the growth we need.

The Numbers Never Lie

Frances Causey | Posted 04.06.2013 | Business
Frances Causey

Profits are not the problem. Blind, relentless pursuit of them at any cost by any business large or small is.

Read My Lips: Yes, New Taxes

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

To equitably reduce the deficit in a way that maintains good faith with the American people requires tax increases. Yes, new taxes are necessary. Especially those focused on the speculators who caused the crash.

S&P Hits 1,500 For First Time Since Recession

AP | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 1,500 on Friday for the first time since the start of the Great Recession in 2007, ...

A New Solution to the Economic Recovery Dilemma

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Brooklyn Workforce Innovations

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif A college education has become an expensive commodity nearly inaccessible to many young adults who grew up in some of our most disinvested-in communities and school districts. One important, underutilized answer: employer-customized training.

The Shame of Being Broke: Going, Going, Nearly Gone

Nicholas Carroll | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business
Nicholas Carroll

2012 was the year when people started freely telling casual friends they were broke -- or living in their car. It was the year that contract-thumping moralists lost their voice. It was the year that sleeping on a friend's couch became acceptable and accepted.

Enforcing the Law

Ed Koch | Posted 03.16.2013 | New York
Ed Koch

Just as prosecuting those who lied on their gun permit applications might deter them from future criminal activity, so might the brokers of Wall Street and the bankers be deterred, were some of them to spend some time in prison.

Recession Wasn't So Bad For New Grads

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 01.09.2013 | College

-- It was a defining image of the Great Recession: floundering college grads stuck back home, living in mom and dad's basement. But while rooted in s...

Time for an American Spring?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Okay, it's clear they don't get it. After several elections, the Great Recession and lots of moaning and groaning about the stalemate in Washington, o...

Fiscal Cliff: Ugh, Recession is Now More Likely

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

In order to avoid a recession that would aggravate the country's unemployment problem and reignite concerns about housing and household finances, Democrats and Republicans need quickly to find a way to work together. While possible, it is hard to see how this happens endogenously.

Bright Future Ahead Despite Current Gloom and Doom

Wm. Scott Page | Posted 02.18.2013 | Money
Wm. Scott Page

Many economic indicators suggest a fairly robust economy, believe it or not. We have spent the past year and a half listening to the presidential candidates tell us how bad everything is, but statistics say otherwise.

Car Safety 2013: 32,000 Dead -- Where's the Outrage?

Steve Parker | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business
Steve Parker

Some 32,367 people died in motor vehicle accidents in 2011. That's nearly 100 a day dying on our nation's highways, yet any apparent outrage remains muted at best.

Is the Door Opening to Criminal Prosecution of Big Banks?

Nicholas Carroll | Posted 02.16.2013 | Business
Nicholas Carroll

I don't know that Obama will lead the charge to justice. But seeing this surging wave of litigation, perhaps he will have what it takes to grab his surfboard and catch the wave.

Jeffrey Young

Where Are The Jobs? Hospitals, Nursing Homes And Doctors' Offices

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

The overall recovery of the U.S. economy is still sluggish, but if you're looking for work, you'd be wise to consider the health care sector. The h...

I'm Dreaming Of A Pink Christmas

Corbyn Hightower | Posted 02.06.2013 | Parents
Corbyn Hightower

Just because it's not 'traditional' doesn't mean it's not Tradition.