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First Impressions: Strong Payroll Gains Mark Another Solid Jobs Report

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.05.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

While any one month's results from these "high-frequency" data should be taken with a grain of salt, I saw no obvious anomalies in the payroll data. Job growth was robust across industries, with almost 70 percent of private industries expanding.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Jobs Bills That Don't Create Jobs: What Republican Control Could Mean

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans emerged from the midterm elections with a Senate majority and their strongest House majority since Herbert Hoover's presiden...

Joe Biden Went Too Far

FactCheck.org | ori Robertson and D’Angelo Gore, with Alexander Nacht | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Vice President Joe Biden went too far in boasts about job growth and deficit reduction. Bi...

True Expectations: Catskill Casinos Mean Jobs, Period.

Steven Kurlander | Posted 11.12.2014 | New York
Steven Kurlander

Once upon a time, there was a popular slogan in the Catskills that summed up the reason why most residents living the antithesis of the American Dream in the region favored the building of casinos in the once renown resort area.

Is Gov. Rick Snyder a Liar, or Just Untruthful?

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.04.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

With less than a week remaining before the 2014 election, the airwaves have been inundated with political advertisements. For Michiganians, this has meant a heavy does of ads for race for governor between incumbent Rick Snyder and Mark Schauer.

Labor Day: Upholding the Promise of Opportunity

Thomas E. Perez | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Thomas E. Perez

This Labor Day, let's remember that hardworking men and women are the backbone of our country, and let's redouble our efforts to uphold our nation's great promise to them: that if you work hard and play by the rules, you can make it in America.

Harnessing Innovation and Cooperation to Create Good Jobs and Growth

Bill Clinton | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
Bill Clinton

Whether finding new ways to open unserved markets or putting people to work modernizing our nation's infrastructure, there are many ways to create good jobs by solving some of the biggest problems facing our communities. The key is seeing the opportunities beyond the obstacles.

Relational Leadership: Where Relationships Lead and Capital Follows

Robert Hall | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Robert Hall

We have transient customers, served by transient employees, working for transient leaders, owned by transient shareholders. Disengagement is overpowering today's leaders.

Senior Entrepreneurs Play a Vital Role

Jack Nadel | Posted 11.17.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Over my nearly 70 years as an entrepreneur, I have sometimes been described as a visionary, but this is really a misnomer. The truth is that I am a tremendous opportunist.

How to Succeed in Business: the First Steps

Jack Nadel | Posted 07.30.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

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.

Here's Even More Evidence Obama Is The World's Worst Socialist

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business

In what must be history's strangest socialist dictatorship, hiring by private companies just hit a record high. Meanwhile the government is still not ...

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Are Wrong

Arun Ivatury | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Arun Ivatury

Maybe the error lies not in too much intervention to boost wages, but in assuming a healthy economy is possible without such corrective action. Maybe we can provide living wages and decent benefits and still thrive economically. Maybe Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are wrong.

GOP Logic: These 9 New Laws of Reality Explain Everything

Spencer Critchley | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

Wake up, Aristotle, logic is over! Now we have GOP Logic, and it explains everything. Just learn these nine new laws, and all will become clear.

The Allocation of Talent is a Zero-Sum Game

Andrew_Yang | Posted 03.11.2014 | Small Business
Andrew_Yang

Everyone reading this knows a host of former lawyers, bankers, consultants, academics, or doctors for whom the work or environment was not right, many of whom eventually left the profession or stuck around halfheartedly.

No, a Decent Jobs Report Does Not Mean We No Longer Need an Extension of Unemployment Insurance!

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Okay, there were too many negatives in that title. Let me say it more positively: We positively must extend UI benefits, lest 1.3 million UI recipients lose needed UI benefits in a job market that is improving, but still slack.

Why The Jobs Report Is Worse Than You Think, In 2 Charts

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.06.2013 | Business

Today's jobs report is pretty strong, just as strong as that September 2012 jobs report that still has conservatives in a conspiratorial tizzy. But it...

Is the Housing Boom in Phoenix Creating Another Bubble?

Anita Verma | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Anita Verma

The current market portends a promising future for growth of Phoenix. We have survived one of the worst real estate recessions of all times, and now we are moving into time of expansion for housing. In a state that sees sunlight 85 percent of the year, the future of Metro Phoenix's housing market is just as bright!

Yellen: Stronger Job Growth A Fed Imperative

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Alister Bull and Jonathan Spicer WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Fed Vice Chair Janet Yellen on Thursday robustly defended the Feder...

Want to Create More Jobs and Help the Economy? Invest in Real Estate...

Dean Graziosi | Posted 12.31.2013 | Business
Dean Graziosi

Americans are still a bit shaken over what the future holds. Well, you can worry or you can take action. Educating yourself about getting involved in real estate might be worth a few hours of your time.

On Jobs Rick Snyder Is 'One Lucky Nerd'

Dale Hansen | Posted 12.28.2013 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

If we are to believe Rick Snyder is responsible for this job creation, he should be able to identify specific legislative actions that brought this improvement; otherwise the governor is just taking credit for the work of his predecessor.

Wall St. Cheers Weak Job Growth

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2013 | Business

* Data show U.S. job growth lost momentum last month * Fed seen unlikely to taper stimulative policy this year * Netflix...

Five Years After Crash, States Still Picking Up Pieces

Stateline | Pamela M. Prah | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Does the Government Stifle Innovation? I Don't See It (To the Contrary...)

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.18.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

While "entrepreneurial culture" will always be essential, many innovations that turned out to be economically important in the U.S. have government fingerprints all over them.

Why Knowledge Workers Suffers From Employee Burnout

Laurie Erdman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business
Laurie Erdman

Employee well-being matters. It matters for our health, our relationships and our economy. Well-being is not about fluff. It's about personal and professional results.

6.3 MILLION New Jobs

Ventura County Star | Stephanie Hoops | Posted 08.26.2013 | Los Angeles

The educational system will play a crucial role in the California job market in the next several years, according to a new study by Georgetown Univers...