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Inequality, Productivity and WhatsApp

If you ever wonder what’s fueling America’s staggering inequality, ponder Facebook’s acquisition of the mobile messaging company WhatsApp.

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California to Give the Working Poor a Raise

The state of California is about to become the first in the nation to set a $10 an hour minimum wage, which could help alleviate the financial woes of some 1.5 million low-wage workers there.

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Job Insecurity

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Herman Cain to Protesters: ‘Blame Yourself!’

Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain condemned the Occupy Wall Street protests in an interview in The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, saying it was nothing but a ploy to distract the public from the “failed policies of the Obama administration.”

Posted on Oct 6, 2011 READ MORE


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U.S. Job Seekers In for a Long, Frustrating Hunt

Anyone who’s reading this while in the midst of looking for work may not be surprised to hear that Americans who quit their search for employment spent five long months hunting before throwing in the towel.

Posted on Jun 8, 2011 READ MORE


Out of Touch, Again

What is it about the word jobs that our nation’s leaders fail to understand? How has the most painful economic crisis in decades somehow escaped their notice? Why do they ignore the issues that Americans care most desperately about?

Posted on Apr 26, 2011 READ MORE


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GOP Jumps on Dismal Jobs Report

A president’s employment problem is the opposition’s cannon fodder during election season, and Friday’s bad news on employment is giving the GOP some opportunities to lob a few more hits at the Democrats during the lead-in to this fall’s midterm elections.

Posted on Jun 4, 2010 READ MORE


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Where’s the Recovery?

As President Barack Obama, speaking last week in Buffalo, N.Y., was assuring the country that “our economy is growing again,” the usual large number of unemployed lined up at a community aid center in Los Angeles for food, clothing, advice and help finding a job.

Posted on May 17, 2010 READ MORE


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Website Compares Stephen Baldwin to Job, Asks for Money

Much like the biblical Job, the actor and official member of “the famous Baldwin brothers Hollywood clan” believes in God and has endured hardships. Now, although this particular Baldwin apparently hasn’t suffered from a plague of boils ... (continued)

Posted on Apr 23, 2010 READ MORE


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Team O’Reilly Grills O’Donnell About 9/11

Bill O’Reilly—or rather, a couple of his employees—took the opportunity to descend upon Rosie O’Donnell at her recent book signing in Huntington, N.Y., and corner her about her supposed belief (which she says O’Reilly incorrectly characterized) that 9/11 was an inside job. 

Posted on Oct 30, 2007 READ MORE


CIA Uses Humor to Recruit

The Central Intelligence Agency is using a tongue-in-cheek personality test to attract applicants. “You don’t have to know karate or look good in a tuxedo to work at the CIA,” the personality quiz says.

Posted on Nov 27, 2006 READ MORE


Immigrants Don’t Hurt U.S. Jobs, Says Study

In what could be tantamount to dropping a neutron bomb on xenophobes like Lou Dobbs, a study by the Pew Hispanic Center found that high levels of immigration in the past 15 years do not appear to have hurt employment opportunities for American workers. But some economists question the study’s technique.

  • Check out Truthdig’s Marc Cooper on the myths of America’s immigration debate.

  • Posted on Aug 11, 2006 READ MORE


    Michael 'Heckuva Job' Brown
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    Brown Poufed Hair As Katrina Hit, E-mails Say

    Former FEMA director Michael “Heckuva Job” Brown told an aide he was “sitting in the chair, putting mousse in my hair” as he waited for a media interview immediately after the Aug. 29 disaster began. He also disputed that levees quickly broke—despite getting reports to that effect.

    Posted on May 10, 2006 READ MORE


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