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America’s Family-Leave Disgrace

Labor and Economic News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:50
America’s Family-Leave Disgrace

If Republicans oppose Obama’s new proposals, they will have to explain why workers must struggle on without such basic protections.  
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Six Weeks’ Paid Leave Opposed By People With Thirty-Three Weeks’ Paid Leave

Labor and Economic News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:48
Six Weeks’ Paid Leave Opposed By People With Thirty-Three Weeks’ Paid Leave



Opponents heard the President’s proposal on Tuesday night, one of the few nights of the year when they are required to report to their workplace.
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Talk of Wealth Gap Prods G.O.P. to Refocus

Labor and Economic News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 08:59
Talk of Wealth Gap Prods G.O.P. to Refocus With the economy on more solid ground, leading Republicans are tempering complaints about overall economic growth and refocusing on income disparity.
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Fired McDonald’s workers say they were dismissed for being minorities

Labor and Economic News - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 08:42
Fired McDonald’s workers say they were dismissed for being minorities
Former workers say they were told by supervisors that there were “too many black people” working at three Virginia franchises.
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Major Economic Indicators Latest Numbers

Money Headlines - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 05:42

Consumer Price Index (CPI):
-0.4% in Dec 2014
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Unemployment Rate:
5.6% in Dec 2014
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Payroll Employment:
+252,000(p) in Dec 2014
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Average Hourly Earnings:
-$0.05(p) in Dec 2014
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Producer Price Index - Final Demand:
-0.3%(p) in Dec 2014
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Employment Cost Index (ECI):
+0.7% in 3rd Qtr of 2014
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Productivity:
+2.3%(r) in 3rd Qtr of 2014
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U.S. Import Price Index:
-2.5% in Dec 2014
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U.S. Export Price Index:
-1.2% in Dec 2014
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