Economics

by Pam Key4 May 20180 4 May, 20184 May, 2018 Friday on CNN’s “New Day,” former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett said today’s announcement that the unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, the lowest since 2000, was a continuation of Obama’s progress. Host Alisyn Camerota asked, “The breaking news that we just had moments ago were
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President Donald Trump’s deputies are debating whether to protect U.S. research by limiting the hiring of Chinese technology graduates, according to leaked reports provided to the New York Times. Business and university groups are already mobilizing to oppose the pro-American policy, which is sought because government officials fear Chinese employees are stealing lucrative ideas and
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The Associated Press by John Carney30 Apr 20180 30 Apr, 201830 Apr, 2018 Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin does not see signs of a labor shortage in the United States. In an interview at the Milken Institute’s Global Conference in Los Angeles on Monday, Mnuchin brushed aside talk about a labor shortage from Fox News’s Maria
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Photo: David McNew/Getty Images by Neil Munro29 Apr 20180 29 Apr, 201829 Apr, 2018 United States border officers are limiting asylum applications from the Honduran migrant caravan to a few dozen people per day, so helping avoid a rush of migrants that would trigger “catch and release” policies.   Full statement from CBP: we have
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John James, a Republican candidate in the U.S. Senate primary race in Michigan, is a combat veteran, a businessman, and an unabashed pro-life conservative and constitutionalist who says President Donald Trump is keeping his “promise” to Americans. James is aiming to win the Republican primary on August 7 and ultimately run against longstanding Democrat Sen.
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by John Carney27 Apr 20180 27 Apr, 201827 Apr, 2018 Compensation for American workers rose at the fastest annual pace since the third quarter of 2008, the Department of Labor said Friday. The employment0cost index, which measures wages and benefits for civilian workers, rose 27 percent over the past year, according to the Labor Department.
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Joe Raedle / Staff / Getty Images by Adelle Nazarian26 Apr 20180 26 Apr, 201826 Apr, 2018 Dr. Ben Carson, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), toured a homeless women’s center on Los Angeles’s infamous Skid Row Tuesday as part of a fact-finding mission aimed at tackling homelessness and providing job training for
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John Moore/Getty Images by Neil Munro18 Apr 20180 18 Apr, 201818 Apr, 2018 Immigration enforcement agents tracked and arrested 225 illegal migrants in New York’s “sanctuary city” where Democratic politicians are protecting illegals in the huge cheap-labor workforce which supports the city’s elite finance sector. A statement from U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement stated the six-day operation picked
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Photo/Alan Diaz by Neil Munro17 Apr 20180 17 Apr, 201817 Apr, 2018 Florida’s GOP-dominated bipartisan constitutional commission killed off a plan to put E-Verify on the November ballot — but did approve several ballots on minor issues, such as dog racing. The 24-to-12 bipartisan win for business on April 16 was won by lobbyists for the state’s
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David MaxwellBloomberg via Getty Images by John Binder16 Apr 2018Washington, D.C.0 16 Apr, 201816 Apr, 2018 General Motors (GM) will soon be laying off up to 1,500 American workers who currently work at the auto company’s Lordstown, Ohio manufacturing plant, while the company’s Mexico plant remains unaffected. GM announced the U.S. job-cutting plan that they say
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AFP by John Binder16 Apr 2018Washington, D.C.0 16 Apr, 201816 Apr, 2018 President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum are a vital “part of national security” designed to counter China’s dumping of cheap, subsidized steel into the United States – which is “an attack on American jobs,” a representative with the United Steelworkers labor union
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During the 2016 presidential election, President Trump made a populist commitment to American workers that pro-free trade, open borders advocate Hillary Clinton was unwilling to make: Kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement once and for all. In January 2017, Trump followed through on his promise to America’s working and middle class, killing TPP
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Homeland secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told House legislators that the H-2B visa-worker program puts corporate priorities ahead of employees, and also suggested she will soon provide extra visas for companies to hire foreign workers. “The concept of limitations on H-2B [visas] originally were to protect American workers,” she told a House appropriations subcommittee on Wednesday. “If,
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is temporarily shutting down a taxpayer-funded advice service for the huge numbers of illegal migrants who drive down blue-collar wages throughout the United States, according to the Washington Post. The program, dubbed the Legal Orientation Program, paid various left-wing groups to provide immigration-court advice to migrants, according to the Washington Post. The program helped
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Kyodo News via Getty Images by Charlie Spiering10 Apr 20180 10 Apr, 201810 Apr, 2018 President Donald Trump responded to a conciliatory note from President Xi Jinping on trade tariffs. “Very thankful for President Xi of China’s kind words on tariffs and automobile barriers … also, his enlightenment on intellectual property and technology transfers,” Trump
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Bob Paduchik, co-chair of the Republican National Committee, told Breitbart News Saturday host Matt Boyle, Washington political editor for Breitbart News, and co-host Amanda House, Washington deputy political editor for Breitbart News, that the strong economy puts Republicans “in a great position in the midterms.” Many Democrats and members of the media are predicting a
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by Pam Key8 Apr 20180 8 Apr, 20188 Apr, 2018 Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested there “could be” a trade war between the United States and China over President Donald Trump’s tariffs. Mnuchin said, “Our expectation is that we don’t think there will be a trade war. Our objective is
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National Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow revealed Friday afternoon that the Trump administration is mulling over creating and providing China a list of suggestions that the United States would like to see come out of negotiations over trade practices and tariffs with the country. In the limited Roosevelt Room briefing with Kudlow, reporters asked about comments
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Every foreigner who graduates from American universities should be given green cards so they can compete for Americans’ white-collar jobs, according to the chairman of JPMorgan Chase & Co. bank. Chairman Jamie Dimon’s call for more white-collar skilled immigration comes as U.S. companies rush to use the government’s offer of 85,000 H-1B visas which allow foreign
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