The Department of Labor today announced that the unemployment rate in October dropped to 7.0% as 203,000 new jobs were added in the month. Almost 300,000 fewer people were counted as unemployed while the labor force participation rate increased, both of which are good things. 317 more words
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The Slovenian government won the confidence vote in Parliament, and the successful placing of a €1.5 billion bond issue, granting the Alpine state its moment of relief. 479 more words
There is much debate globally about taxing on line sales and no more recent than the treasurers ( Federal & States ) meeting this last week in Australia to look at the GST for on line sales with a view to cutting back the $1,000 GST free threshold on imports . 169 more words
Every few months we all get treated to another round of debt ceiling freakouts by our elected leaders. When “…the question on everyone’s lips (their chapped lips!) is:” will we default and plunge off some sort of metaphorical cliff like Phil and the groundhog (Don’t drive angry!), or will they make a deal? 669 more words
SACRAMENTO (CBS / AP) – California’s independent legislative analyst on Wednesday offered a rosier financial forecast for the state than in the last several years, projecting annual operating surpluses approaching $10 billion a year by the 2017-18 fiscal year if current spending and revenue policies continue. 442 more words
Newspaper Ads or After-school Programs: A Tough Choice?
Facing limited budgets, governments at every level must make tough choices. There seems to be no easy choices…or is there? 160 more words