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Socialism On Parade

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose above 14,000 today for the first time since before the recession and the 2008 financial crisis, and numbers released by the Labor Department bested forecasts. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose as much as … Continue reading

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Confirmed: Murray Energy Was Completely Full of Crap All Along

Murray Energy, the Big Coal company that fired numerous employees after President Obama won re-election, is rehiring almost all of those who were fired. Throughout the 2012 presidential election, Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray used his employees as a political … Continue reading

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Job Growth Beats Expectations Again

There has been speculation that the economy may slow down slightly because of supposedly weak holiday sales, but numbers released by the Labor Department today surpassed expectations. Payrolls rose by 155,000 workers last month following a revised 161,000 advance in … Continue reading

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November Jobs Report Better Than Expected

Good news — Hurricane Sandy did not have the doomsday impact on the November jobs report that some were predicting and the national unemployment rate has fallen to 7.7 percent. (Reuters) – Employers hired more workers than expected in November, … Continue reading

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Hostess Execs Denied Bonuses by DOJ. Agree to Mediation.

Hostess executives and the baker’s union, which is currently on strike, have agreed to mediation. (Reuters) – Hostess Brands Inc, its lenders and the unions representing its striking workers, agreed to start mediation hearings on Tuesday at the urging of … Continue reading

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October Jobs Report Exceeds Expectations

In previous months the ADP jobs report has estimated a greater number of jobs added to the economy than the official Labor Department data, but for the month of October the official report has far surpassed expectations and estimates. Hiring … Continue reading

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ADP: 158,000 Jobs in October

The good news keeps rolling in today. Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) released their October jobs report today which found that 158,000 jobs were added to the economy in October. The ADP report Thursday is the first to be produced … Continue reading

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They Won’t Be Dictated By Fact Checkers

Even if the fact checkers are General Motors, Chrysler, and Bloomberg, the Romney campaign will not be deterred. via Detroit News DC Bureau Chief David Shepardson Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul tells @detnews on GM, Chrysler statements: “Their comments don’t refute … Continue reading

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Romney Frightens Auto Workers for Political Gain

Last week the Romney campaign claimed that, because of President Obama, Chrysler was planning to move all of its Jeep production from Ohio to China. And while the claim was summarily debunked by most of the media, independent fact checkers, … Continue reading

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GDP Growth Beats Expectations

Good news — GDP grew by an annual rate of 2 percent in the third quarter, up from 1.3 percent in the second quarter. The U.S. economy expanded more than forecast in the third quarter, paced by a pickup in … Continue reading

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Central Ohio Unemployment Falls to 5.7 Percent

Are you better off than four years ago? The residents of central Ohio are. According to numbers released by the state of Ohio yesterday, the unemployment rate in the central region of the state fell to 5.7 percent in September. … Continue reading

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Unemployment Down in Swing States

New data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics today shows that the unemployment rate has fallen across the board in key swing states. via WaPo * Colorado (from 8.2 percent in August to 8.0 percent in September) * Florida … Continue reading

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Romney: Tell Your Employees Who to Vote For

This just dropped on the intertubes today and it’s bound to cause a stir. Listen to Mitt Romney say that businesses should tell their employees who to vote for. At the 26:35 minute mark at the close of the conference … Continue reading

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Home Construction at 4 Year High. Foreclosure at 5 Year Low.

More good news for the economy — new home construction bounced back to the highest level since July 2008 during the month of September. WASHINGTON – U.S. builders started construction on single-family homes and apartments in September at the fastest … Continue reading

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Another Big Bird

Artist – Bill Day In other news, a study released today by the Keystone Research Center shows that since the late 1940s, Democratic presidents have presided over the net addition of 7 million new manufacturing jobs, while 9 million manufacturing … Continue reading

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Stockman: Romney is No Job Creator

Ronald Reagan’s budget director David Stockman tore into Mitt Romney today at The Daily Beast, painting him as emblematic of a decades-long trend in promoting high finance over legitimate business. Mitt Romney claims that his essential qualification to be president … Continue reading

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More Good News for the Economy

With consumer confidence at a five year high during the month of September, retail sales have followed suit based on new numbers released by the Commerce Department today. (Reuters) – Retail sales rose in September as Americans stepped up purchases … Continue reading

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U.S. Treasury Runs $75 Billion Budget Surplus, Deficit Down 16 Percent

According to new figures released by the U.S. Treasury Department today, the federal deficit has decreased by another $207 billion and the federal government ran a surplus of $75 billion during the month of September. WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The U.S. … Continue reading

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Consumer Confidence at Five Year High

Good news — consumer confidence is now at its highest level since 2007. You know, because the economy is getting worse! WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Consumer sentiment has jumped up again, pushing past analysts’ expectations to stand at the highest level … Continue reading

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A Jobless Trick

Artist – Joe Heller Feel free to discuss tonight’s debate here. Joe Biden seems to be considered the clear underdog by our pundit overlords. To me that says Paul Ryan has very little to gain but a lot to lose. … Continue reading

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