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California Crushed by Texas Job Creation

The America Enterprise Institute seldom has much positive to say about the impact of California’s leftist public policies on business and job growth in the less-than-Golden State. But AEI’s blog pointed to Monday’s Bureau of Labor Statistics unemployment report to show that conservative Texas continues to crush liberal California in job growth. Show More Summary

BLS: Jobs Openings increased to 4.7 million in June, Highest since 2001

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary There were 4.7 million job openings on the last business day of June, little changed from 4.6 million in May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.......Quits are generally voluntary separations initiated by the employee. Show More Summary

Small Business: A Weaker Job Creator

Small business still creates more jobs every year than big business, but the difference is shrinking, data from the Census Bureau’s Business Dynamics Statistics reveal. As the figure above shows, companies with fewer than 500 employees generated 55.5 percent of all new jobs created in 2011, the latest year for which data are available. Show More Summary

MoneyWatch: Employers add 209K jobs; Alert issued for text-message scam

Some economists were expecting better numbers from July's jobs report. Also, the Better Business Bureau has a new alert for a scam carried out over text messages. Jericka Duncan reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.

6 Job Search Tips for Millennials

Frank Jacobsen shares tips related to career development, job hunting, small business, and economic policy. If you’re a millennial currently looking for a job, you’ve got your work cut out for you. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for people age 16 to 24 is 16.2%. Show More Summary

Lender That Preyed Upon 17,000 Military Men And Women Must Forgive Debts, Quit Business

A company that lured servicemen and women into bad debt for consumer electronics gets busted for good by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The post Lender That Preyed Upon 17,000 Military Men And Women Must Forgive Debts, Quit Business appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOX) & Time Warner Inc (TWX): Turner’s Turnaround Might Keep Bids Away

Amol Sharma, deputy bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal, has said in a piece on Fox Business that Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) needs to fix Turner Cable Networks in order stave off takeover bids from Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOX). Sharma argues that 50% of the profits come from this side of the business, which […]

Time to Start a Restaurant, Or a Restaurant Supply Business

According to the Consumer Expenditure Midyear Update from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average American household’s restaurant spending has increased to the point at which it last was in 2008. According to the study, restaurants account for more than 5% of the average household’s spending. This can only be good news for the restuarant […]

Immigration Reform Action Day

A coalition of leading business, manufacturing, and agriculture groups – including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Partnership for a New American Economy, Business Roundtable, the American Farm Bureau Federation, AmericanHort, the National Association of Manufacturers, and Western Growers – held a Day of Action for immigration reform today. Show More Summary

Building Bridges: New Sixth Street Viaduct Will Have Climbable 60-Foot Arches

Things have been quiet for a while as the Bureau of Engineering and a design team lead by HNTB and Michael Maltzan got down to business on designs for the wavy "iconic"...

Hacking into phone lines and making premium rate calls costs organisations millions

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) is warning small to medium-sized businesses, schools, charities and medical/dental practices of PBX fraud – where fraudsters hack into phone lines and make premium rate calls costing thousands [7 July 2014] PBX/dial-through fraud occurs when hackers target Private Branch Exchanges (PBX) from the outside and use them to make […]

New Study Shows Sound Tax Policy is Associated with Economic Growth

A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research assesses several different state business climate indexes, investigating their relationship to economic growth and inequality. The authors look at 10 different business climate...Show More Summary

How The Websites Of Fox News, MSNBC, And CNN Are Covering The Jobs Numbers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that the U.S. economy added 288,000 jobs in June, sending the unemployment rate plummeting to its lowest level since September 2008. Economists and business reporters widely praised the report...Show More Summary

Building Bridges: New Sixth Street Viaduct Will Have Climbable 60-Foot Arches

Things have been quiet for a while as the Bureau of Engineering and a design team led by HNTB got down to business on designs for the wavy "iconic" Sixth Street Viaduct...

10 Ways to Use the BBB to Grow Your Business

If you own a business, you already know about the Better Business Bureau and the importance of its ratings. But that isn’t all the BBB has to offer. Below is a list of some lesser-known features of the BBB and how they might be able to boost your business growth. Show More Summary

How to Handle a BBB Complaint Against Your Company

When your business receives a complaint through the Better Business Bureau, it can really harm your reputation. Complaints are not only publicly available, but they also impact your overall rating. It’s an issue that affects a lot of businesses. Show More Summary

D.C. dependence cramping Virginia economy, business ranking

UH-OH: Virginia’s dependence on neighboring Washington, D.C., isn’t always a positive. By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau ALEXANDRIA, Va. — It’s no secret Virginia’s economy is propped up largely by the federal government. As Virginia’s toppling from fifth to eighth in CNBC’s Top States for Business rankings released Tuesday showed, dependence on the federal...

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Grants Itself Authority to Shut Down Any Business at Anytime

Last week the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, through the power of Dodd-Frank, passed a rule giving the agency unprecedented power...

Report: North Dakota Cop Mislead Citizen While Deleting Photos

A couple of weeks ago agents for North Dakota’s Bureau of Criminal Investigations conducted a raid on a business in the City of Forbes looking for stolen property. During the raid a private citizen, one Margaret Rohrbach, took some photos of the law enforcement officers. According to a report of the incident in the Fargo...

VA Week in Review: Everything but the budget

ByKaitlyn Speer | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau WIR: Gov. Terry McAuliffe is busy with everything but the budget. ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has just a few days to sign a budget and avoid a state government shutdown. And while the deadline is pressing, he has chosen to focus his attention on other things this...

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