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June Employment Report: 223,000 Jobs, 5.3% Unemployment Rate

From the BLS: Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, health care, retail trade, financial activities, and in transportation and warehousing.... Show More Summary

10 Best Illinois Cities For Starting A New Business

Illinoisans are used to less-than-great economic news about the state, especially when it comes to jobs and business. But new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) seemingly contradicts the notion that new businesses avoid...Show More Summary

Proposed CFPB Regulations Will Eliminate Small-Dollar ‘Payday’ Loan Industry?

Are the new regulations on small-dollar “payday” loans proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) going improve the products for consumers or put this industry out of business? The question is raised that the regulations could eliminate the industry, the Washington Post reports. Show More Summary

Business Insider's west coast bureau just moved to an amazing office – come on in and meet the team!

Two years ago, Business Insider opened a west coast bureau in the heart of San Francisco. It's since moved locations twice because of rapid expansion. In June, the 9-person editorial team plus sales staff packed up once again and moved into WeWork's brand spanking new hi-rise at 535 Mission St. Show More Summary

BLS: Jobs Openings increased to 5.4 million in April, Highest on Record

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings rose to 5.4 million on the last business day of April, the highest since the series began in December 2000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Show More Summary

Cotton Bureau is crowdfunding designers’ tees to help them reach the world

You’ve probably heard all about Threadless, but there’s an interesting underdog in the t-shirt business you might not have heard about, helping crowdfund designers’ t-shirts to reach the world. Cotton Bureau, which was founded in 2013 and...Show More Summary

America's Effusive Praise for Sri Lanka Continues

Richard E. Hoagland, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the U.S. State Department's Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, recently spoke at the Washington International Business Council. He began by speaking about Nepal and then moved on to address improved U.S. Show More Summary

America's houses are getting bigger

Every year, the US Census Bureau releases a ton of statistics on the characteristics of newly built houses. Business Insider took a look at some of the interesting ways houses have changed since the 1970s. One of the key trends we found was size: Newly built single family houses have been getting larger over the last four decades. Show More Summary

Bureau Veritas, GBCI Sign Global LEED Certification Agreement

Bureau Veritas and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the certification body for the US Green Building Council’s LEED green building program, finalized the terms of their agreement to facilitate LEED certification globally. As...Show More Summary

The Worst Advice Ever Heard About Employee Turnover

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 2.7 million individuals who quit their job in February, 2015. Surprisingly, the largest increases came in the professional and business services sector and health care and social assistance. As much as you may not like to admit it, employee turnover is not always the result of a poor work ethic. Show More Summary

Don't fall for these Memorial Day scams

The Better Business Bureau reminds Americans about thieves who prey on our patriotic feelings and support for the military

Donors Deceived About Fraudulent US Cancer Charities

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Chief Operations Officer Bennett Weiner says that donators to three US cancer charities involved in fraud had no way of finding out whether their money was properly used.

FBI Defied Law for Seeking Business Records Under Patriot Act for 7 Years

A Justice Department inspector general’s report shows that for seven years the Federal Bureau of Investigation violated statutory law designed to restrict the agency’s surveillance power. During this period, the agency sought individuals’...Show More Summary

CFPB Begins Probe Of Student Loan Servicers, Signaling Stronger Rules

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday launched a broad review of the often murky business of student loan servicing, questioning whether the roughly 40 million Americans with student debt are being treated fairly under...Show More Summary

US Tourists Banned From Visiting Cuba in Foreseeable Future - State Dep't

US tourists will be prohibited from entering Cuba for the foreseeable future, despite the recent easing of trade and travel restrictions, US State Department Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs official Benjamin Barron said during an online chat.

BLS: Jobs Openings at 5.0 million in March, Up 19% Year-over-year

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary There were 5.0 million job openings on the last business day of March, little changed from 5.1 million in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Hires wereShow More Summary

Spoil mom with gifts on Mother’s Day, but watch out for these scams

Mother's Day is a day to celebrate the important women in our lives and spoil them with their favorite gifts. But it could also be a very lucky day for scammers. The Better Business Bureau is advising shoppers to shop with caution to avoid Mother's Day vendor scams, especially online. Show More Summary

Labor Productivity, Household Incomes and Corporate Profits: And the Winner Is?

Yesterday the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the preliminary data for Q1 Productivity and Costs. We learned that the headline metric, nonfarm business sector labor productivity, decreased at a 1.9 percent annual rate during...

Chartbeat Raises $15.5 Million To Save Publishers From The “Viewpocalypse”

ChartBeat today said it raised $15.5 million in its latest round of funding — and that money is going toward helping publishers improve their advertising businesses. Recently the Interactive Advertising Bureau called for ads to be considered “viewable” if 50% of the ad is shown for at least two seconds — a new standard that has caused many sites to lose inventory,… Read More

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