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GALLUP: Broader underemployment worsened to 19% in December — up sharply from 17.2% at end of Nov…

January 6, 2011

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Broader underemployment worsened to 19% in December — up sharply from 17.2% at end of Nov… Whatever the government reports about unemployment on Friday, Gallup’s U.S. underemployment data for the end of 2010 show that nearly one in five Americans continue to be unemployed or employed part-time looking for full-time work. In turn, this underscores […]

Most Americans Say They’re Worse Off Since Obama Took Office

December 9, 2010

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More than 50 percent of Americans say they are worse off now than they were two years ago when President Barack Obama took office, and two-thirds believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, a Bloomberg National Poll shows. The survey, conducted Dec. 4-7, finds that 51 percent of respondents think their situation has […]

DRUDGE: BIG SIS INVADES WAL-MART:  ‘IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING’

December 6, 2010

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Time to take up arms, the government is out of control. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the expansion of the Department’s national “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign to hundreds of Walmart stores across the country—launching a new partnership between DHS and Walmart to help the American public play […]

Post-recession unemployment ‘scariest ever’ job chart show its worst than WW2

December 6, 2010

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As unemployment in the U.S. nears the dreaded 10 per cent mark, it is a chart to chill the bones of any job hunter. Comparing previous recoveries from all 10 American recessions since 1948 to the current financial crisis, the stark figures show almost no improvement in employment figures in the past year. Some commentators […]

Killing Bush tax cuts means killing jobs

December 5, 2010

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Newsflash: The unemployment rate jumped to 9.8 percent in November. Backlash: Democrats immediately set to making matters worse. With the Bush tax cuts due to expire on Dec. 31, House and Senate Dems wasted precious hours this week on symbolic votes as they tried to ignite class warfare against Republicans. Sen. Claire McCaskill suggested taxpayers […]

Unemployment increases to 9.8% under Democrats

December 3, 2010

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The U.S. economy added fewer jobs than expected in November and the unemployment rate rose to its highest level since April, indicating the economic recovery remains weak “17 months after the recession ended.” The unemployment rate, which is obtained from a separate household survey, unexpectedly rose to 9.8% last month. More than 15 million people […]

Fed aid in financial crisis went beyond U.S. banks to industry, foreign firms

December 2, 2010

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The financial crisis stretched even farther across the economy than many had realized, as new disclosures show the Federal Reserve rushed trillions of dollars in emergency aid not just to Wall Street but also to motorcycle makers, telecom firms and foreign-owned banks in 2008 and 2009. The Fed’s efforts to prop up the financial sector […]