User: newstrust Topic: US Economy
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What 2015's Economy is Doing for Strategic HR 27.11.2015 Inc
What 2015's Economy is Doing for Strategic HR
Presidential contenders differ sharply on climate, energy 27.11.2015 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls climate change the greatest threat to national security. Front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton promises to install more than 500 million solar panels across the country....
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L.A. County backs plan to ensure Internet access for seniors and the poor 27.11.2015 LA Times: Commentary

Recognizing how essential the Internet is for people looking for jobs and social services, the Board of Supervisors voted this week to push for affordable high-speed Internet access for Los Angeles County seniors, low-income residents and people with disabilities.

In a unanimous decision, the five-member...

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Japan records lowest unemployment rate in 20 years at 3.1% 27.11.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Shinzo Abe pushes for employers to increase wages in tight labour market, hoping to boost lagging consumer spending

Japan’s jobless rate fell to a 20-year low in October, but consumer spending and incomes also edged down as the tight labour market failed to spur significant increases in wages.

Related: Japan under pressure to accept more immigrants as workforce shrinks

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Irish must beware return to boom and bust 27.11.2015 Financial Times: Editorial
The country’s high growth rate means its latest tax cuts are unwise
Are you ready to buy American-made for the holidays? 26.11.2015 Daily Kos
Why buy American? There are lots of reasons—but let’s start off by saying jingoism is a bad reason to buy American. We should always, always support better wages and working conditions for people not just in the U.S. but around the world, and buying things made here shouldn’t mean anything different. But there are still good reasons to buy stuff from here.   According to  the Alliance for American Manufacturing: Americans will  spend $720 on average  for holiday gifts this year. But if each of us spent just $64 on American-made goods this season, we could create 200,000 new jobs, right here in the United States! You may not be spending the average or anywhere close to it. You may not be able to find U.S.-made versions of what you’re looking for. American-made doesn’t always mean great labor practices, and imported doesn’t always mean terrible labor practices. But supporting American manufacturing—especially American union manufacturing, when you can—is worth a shot, to support jobs and the economy here ...
What Your Right-Wing Brother-In-Law Might Say Thursday 26.11.2015 Crooks Liars
Here's something (not) to look forward to: Thanksgiving dinner with your family in the time of Trump. This week you're heading home to spend quality time with your family. Of course, your right-wing brother-in-law (RWBIL) is going to be there, spouting off quotes from Trump and Rush and fully Foxified. Actual facts will not be present at this table and would not penetrate the Drudge-shield if they were, but conspiracy theories will abound. Brace yourself. Starbucks Is Anti-Christian Don't be surprised if your RWBIL immediately gets right in your face, loudly proclaiming, "Merry CHRISTMAS," with an emphasis on "Christmas" and jumping on you if you dare say, "Happy Holidays." He has not just finally gone crazy, there's a (crazy) reason he will be doing this. Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and the rest of that crowd are telling him (and telling him and telling him and telling him – you know how they repeat things) that Starbucks is anti-Christian because their traditional, seasonal red cups are ... red this year. ...
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You Say You Hate Black Friday. Maybe You're Just Lying to Yourself. 26.11.2015 Mother Jones
Over the past five years, Black Friday has migrated steadily into Thanksgiving , with each new year bringing fresh examples of big box stores flinging their doors open on Turkey Day. But this year the trend hit the skids. Though Walmart and the other usual suspects will still open on Thanksgiving Day, many big retailers—Costco, Nordstrom, Marshalls, and Home Depot, for example—are holding the line. Outdoor superstore REI went even further, announcing that it will be closed not only on Thanksgiving, but all the way through Black Friday. Are consumers finally starting to get fed up with the holiday shopping hype? And what motivates some stores to close on Thanksgiving even as others rake in the cash? To find out, I called up Curt Munk , a veteran consultant for big-box retailers and head of strategy for the renowned brand agency FCB ...
Sweden is challenging the world to go fossil fuel-free | Åsa Romson 26.11.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

We are aiming to be one of the world’s first welfare nations to show that living without fossil fuels is not only necessary, but also sought-after

The world can tackle climate change, but time is short. Sweden aims to be one of the world’s first fossil fuel-free welfare nations. With our initiative Fossil-free Sweden, we now challenge other countries to do likewise.

Global warming threatens the very foundation of human wellbeing. Drought, flooding and a less predictable climate hit both agriculture and fisheries hard, thereby threatening access to food for the world’s growing population. Global economic growth is under threat, along with years of work to eradicate poverty.

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Is Portugal about to go down the same road as Greece? 26.11.2015 AP Business
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- An anti-austerity alliance including radical leftist parties takes power. A shaky economy and huge debts menace the national economy. The rest of Europe watches with a wary eye....
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Why You're Getting Mixed Messages on This Year's Holiday Shopping Season 26.11.2015 Inc
A new report suggests small businesses are more confident about the economy than consumers, and they expect strong sales in the months ...
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More optimism among middle class buoys U.S. consumer sentiment 25.11.2015 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – Americans were more optimistic about their incomes and personal finances this month, particularly among lower and middle-class households, lifting consumers’ outlook. The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index, released Wednesday, rose to 91.3 in November from 90 in the previous month. That is...
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What We Can All Learn From 11-Year-Old Entrepreneurs 25.11.2015 Inc
Here's how some of the youngest entrepreneurs around the world are inspiring an entire generation of business ...
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There’s no better place to live than Mass., says a new report 25.11.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
There’s no better place to live than Mass., says a new report
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What to expect from George Osborne's 2015 autumn statement 25.11.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Chancellor sets out his spending review and autumn statement on Wednesday. Here’s what he is likely to say on the subjects such as the economy, tax credits and housing

The independent Office for Budget Responsibility will announce its latest forecasts for economic growth and a range of other indicators, including inflation and unemployment. In July, it was expecting GDP growth of 2.4% this year and 2.3% in 2016.

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Economy grows more than thought during 3rd quarter 25.11.2015 SFGate: Business & Technology
Nearly all of the improvement was because of revised data on inventories, which showed businesses restocking shelves at a faster pace than the government first estimated. Wall Street economists had been expecting the upward revision for gross domestic product, which is the second of three estimates for growth that the government will release. Despite a strong advance in hiring last month, consumers expressed more caution about the job market and future economic conditions in the most recent survey. “U.S. consumers are cash-rich and increasingly secure in their jobs,” said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics. Nothing in the latest data is expected to derail plans by Federal Reserve policymakers to raise their benchmark interest rate at their meeting next month. With the unemployment rate falling to 5 percent in October and employers bolstering payrolls by 271,000, Fed officials are expected to conclude when they meet next month that the economy is strong enough to handle the ...
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Why does my car keep making this noise? 25.11.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
A reader with a Buick LeSabre complains a noise persists in the car, even after getting ...
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London Underground ups offer to end night tube deadlock 25.11.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Unions urged to put revised deal to members after company extends three-year pay offer by a year and promises to hire more staff

London Underground has made a new offer aimed at breaking the deadlock over plans for a late night tube service.

The company said on Tuesday that a previous three-year pay offer will be extended to four years and pledged to hire more staff. Unions were urged to put the revised deal to their members.

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Don’t cheer Alberta’s premier. Demand she break the oil barons’ vice-grip | Martin Lukacs 25.11.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Alberta’s climate plan falls far short of what’s possible: unleashing a green economy that creates hundreds of thousands of jobs and transitions off the tar sands

Alberta’s new climate plan is drawing praise from sources that have rarely got on with the oil-exporter – Al Gore, labour unions and some of North America’s biggest green groups. At first glance, it’s not hard to see why: Alberta is promising an accelerated phase-out of coal, increased funds for renewable energy and impacted workers, and a price on carbon. It’s a major step hard to imagine scarcely a year ago, when the province was still under a multi-decade Conservative reign.

So why then are the oil barons celebrating? Beaming with pride, the heads of Canada’s biggest tar sands companies flanked premier Rachel Notley during Sunday’s announcement.

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Economic Growth Was Slightly Better Over The Summer Than Initially Reported 24.11.2015 Outside the Beltway
The economy performed a little better than previously reported over the summer. It's not great, but it's probably enough to convince the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month.
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