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Unemployment rate for young people highest in decades

Wednesday, Dec, 22 at 10:42 am,

The unemployment rate among young people — including teens and those in their early 20s — is at its highest level in decades, though there are signs that improved holiday hiring is easing the problem.

Missing the California of My Youth

Sunday, Dec, 19 at 12:33 pm,

Tim Daniel – California has been fundamentally transformed. The results stand as a warning to the rest of America.

Those Damn Rich People

Friday, Dec, 17 at 2:17 pm,

Frank Salvato – Throughout the debate over the extension of the tax rates, aka the Bush tax cuts, we have witnessed a concerted effort by Democrats and Progressives to demonize the wealthy.

Europe’s Painful Farewell: An Essay on the Decline of the Old World

Friday, Dec, 17 at 1:40 pm,

Oliver Marc Hartwich – Europe is a continent in crisis. The financial problems of many European economies became visible to the rest of world when Greece only narrowly escaped bankruptcy in May 2010. Ever since, more unpleasant data about the state of public finances in Europe have emerged, putting pressure on Europe’s common currency, the euro.

To Be Clear, It’s Not the Government’s Money

Friday, Dec, 10 at 11:26 am,

Frank Salvato – “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.” – James Madison, Fourth President of the United States and considered the Father of the United States Constitution.

I’m a Writer, Not a Financial Planner

Monday, Dec, 06 at 6:05 am,

Nancy Salvato – Like many Americans, I searched for a new job in 2010. Although I wasn’t unemployed at the time of my search, I concluded that it was in my best interest to find a job with a company that offered more stability and in which my job skills would continue to be valued.

WHAT JAMIE DIMON WON'T TELL YOU

Sunday, Dec, 05 at 2:17 pm,

Anat Admati – The debate is raging about banks and their size, financial regulation, and the international capital standards known as "Basel". Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan Chase, in his New York Times magazine profile, expresses admiration for the Basel committee and says,

New England facing labor shortage

Sunday, Dec, 05 at 12:04 pm,

Study: Not enough skilled workers to replace baby boomers. Don’t be surprised to see plenty of “help wanted” signs in future years across the region.

Why the Spending Stimulus Failed

Wednesday, Dec, 01 at 12:25 pm,

MICHAEL J. BOSKIN – New economic research shows why lower tax rates do far more to spur growth..

America must ‘get fiscal house in order’

Friday, Nov, 19 at 12:47 pm,

Tom Watkins – Mao Tse Tung, the revolutionary leader and founder of modern China, said: “A revolution is not a tea party.” As a country and a state, we are about to find out just how right he was.

NO SUMMERS LOVE-IN

Monday, Nov, 15 at 1:29 pm,

New Book Offers Harsh Portrayal Of Larry Summers And How He Came To Dominate Obama's Economic Policy

Businesses turn backs on apprentices

Sunday, Nov, 14 at 11:42 am,

Only one in 12 companies offer on-the-job training, with three young people chasing every new apprenticeship, research suggests

What's driving Obama's subsidies of the Chevy Volt?

Saturday, Nov, 13 at 12:08 pm,

George F. Will -"Every single great idea that has marked the 21st century, the 20th century and the 19th century has required government vision and government incentive."

New EPA regs would kill jobs, stall economy

Friday, Nov, 12 at 11:49 am,

It sounds innocuous enough. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued new guidelines Thursday requiring state and local authorities that issue pollution permits based on federal standards to use the "Best Available Control Technology," or BACT.

Why are investors investing more in the Islamic bond market?

Thursday, Nov, 11 at 11:45 am,

Rose Anderson – American debt problems may be playing a role in this as well. As the market for Islamic bonds is growing, the rich investors who are Muslim are giving a second look to the sovereign Islamic bonds.

CHINA TO OVERTAKE US ECONOMY 'WITHIN 2 YEARS'

Wednesday, Nov, 10 at 4:05 pm,

Here’s a finding that will have any red-blooded American spluttering into his cornflakes. According to the Conference Board, a highly respected economic research association, China will overtake the US as the world’s biggest economy by 2012, or within two years.

What Still Worries Me About President Obama

Monday, Nov, 08 at 12:19 pm,

Victor Davis Hanson – Does the president finally see that the threat of borrowing huge amounts to grow government to redistribute income through higher taxes risks greater impoverishment for all of us? I don't think so.

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