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  • Jobless Claims at 304K [View news story]
    Two older women, one saved $400 a month, the other's husband retired leaving her with no healthcare. i wonder how many seniors do not retire until they can get medicare. Maybe this will actually lead more to retire opening jobs. Has me thinking about an early heave-ho.
    Apr 17 01:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobless Claims at 304K [View news story]
    Hmm...we'll have to wait to see whether or not Obamacare will cause the sky to fall. I know a couple working people who opted for the Obamacare rather than the very expensive company plan. Granted, I do live in an area with stiff medical competition.
    Apr 17 11:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobless Claims at 304K [View news story]
    So much for the forecast of a big revision of last week's numbers.
    Apr 17 08:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Housing Starts [View news story]
    ALL evils?
    Apr 16 06:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Housing Starts [View news story]
    Huh, report from home builders blamed lack of empty lots available, the disappearance of qualified labor due to the Great recession, and too stringent loan requirements. I'll take the opinion of people in the business.
    Apr 16 09:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Producer Price Index rises by 0.5% [View news story]
    Agreed - a little inflation is a good sign. Anyone look at the numbers to see where the hiccup was mainly due to?
    Apr 11 10:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobless Claims near 7-year low at 300K [View news story]
    Up or down?
    Apr 10 02:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jobless Claims near 7-year low at 300K [View news story]
    We have to first see if there is any wage pressure - negative last reading.
    Apr 10 09:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Record number of dividend hikes in Q1 [View news story]
    So are soon to be retirees.
    Apr 9 12:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T: $31.33 Is Magical And It's Near [View article]
    Oh boy.
    Apr 2 06:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Heart defects in Gulf of Mexico tuna seen tied to 2010 BP oil spill [View news story]
    We can blame the tons of phosphate dumped into the mighty river from over fertilizing.
    Mar 25 01:29 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New home sales slip to 440K annual rate [View news story]
    6 months is average.
    Mar 25 11:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Heart defects in Gulf of Mexico tuna seen tied to 2010 BP oil spill [View news story]
    Same was found (though not in tuna) in the Valdez oil spill, effects are still felt today.
    Mar 25 11:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • New home sales slip to 440K annual rate [View news story]
    Inventory?
    Mar 25 10:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's franchise operator settles NY labor case [View news story]
    Oh, I agree with your premise with you 100%, in a perfect world. It would be nice if the government was totally out of the regulation business altogether. I guess what bothers many people is the steady gap between the pay of the CEO and worker on the floor. This gap has been widening through the past decades. It is the CEO (and CFO) that can dictate what wages are to be paid to a greater degree than the apparent power an worker has when threatening to quit because of unhappiness with the wages. At 3% unemployment hardworking, enterprising workers can add wage pressure to the equation, but not at current levels.
    And trust me, I do not think raising the minimum wage will help much in narrowing the wage gap. My original comment simply stated that the determination of wages, at this point in our economy, is in the hands of the owners.
    Mar 20 10:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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