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ND may see as many as seven initiated measures on November ballot

By Rob Port | Watchdog.org North Dakota Bureau BUSY BALLOTS: North Dakota voters will have a particularly busy year considering a number of ballot measures. The June primary ballot has one measure approved, while the November ballot has four and may see as many as three more that are still being circulated. BISMARCK, N.D. —...

Cliven Bundy: Open Thread

I’m busy at work and know nothing about this situation, so let me turn over the mike to John Hinderaker: First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to [...]

NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing Survey indicates "business activity was flat" in April

Note: The BLS reported: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in March on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items...Show More Summary

Netflix customers targeted in phishing, tech support scam

4 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The Better Business Bureau is warning Netflix customers about a scam. Con artists claiming they work for the video streaming service are trying to get money and private information from unsuspecting victims. Jericka Duncan reports.

Netflix Email Scam Stole Private Documents

Click on any Netflix tech-support emails lately? Then you may have fallen victim to a phishing scam that swiped your login information at the very least, CBS News reports. The Better Business Bureau says the phony emails, sent out by con artists, have been linking customers to a login page...

Virginia dodges reporting responsibilities with business tax credits

TAX CREDITS: Virginia’s use of tax credits for businesses keeps the public from knowing just how much each company is actually getting. By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Virginia’s failure to report how much it doles out in tax credits to each company through the Major Business Facility Job Tax Credit...

Business tax breaks cloud Virginia’s spending transparency

WHERE’S THE MONEY? Virginia got a pretty good grade on the transparency of its spending online, but not when it comes to one business tax credit. By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau ALEXANDRIA, Va. — To see a person’s priorities, just take a look at his checkbook, some would say. The same rings true...

MN minimum wage hike ‘another reason to relocate to North Dakota’

By Rob Port | Watchdog.org North Dakota Bureau POACHING BUSINESS: The North Dakota Chamber of Commerce upset some Minnesota officials with this billboard aimed at luring businesses across the border. Now the group behind the billboard says Minnesota’s minimum wage hike will help drive businesses west. BISMARCK, N.D. — Minnesota lawmakers have agreed to a...

BLS: Jobs Openings increase to 4.2 million in February

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary There were 4.2 million job openings on the last business day of February, up from January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.......Quits are generally voluntary separations initiated by the employee. Show More Summary

[THE JOBS SECTION] Looking for journalists; journalists seeking employment

Technology Reporter (Silicon Valley) Investor’s Business Daily’s Silicon Valley bureau seeks a technology reporter to write breaking news and features for the national IBD newspaper and Investors.com website. The ideal candidate is familiar...Show More Summary

Starting with Nothing? Cut Corners with These Entrepreneurial Tools

Half of new business startups fail within five years, according to the latest available data from the Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics, as SmallBizTrends.com reports. Finding ways to conserve cash by cutting costs is essential to surviving the startup phase. Fortunately, various entrepreneurial tools can help with this. read more

ATF Director B. Todd Jones Has No Idea Why His Agents Hounded Catherine Engelbrecht in 2012 & 2013

B. Todd Jones, director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had trouble explaining to Congress why his agents made two visits to True the Vote's Catherine Englebrecht's place of business in a 13-month period. Englebrecht...Show More Summary

Emily Blunt & John Krasinski: Dinner Date Duo

They’ve been busy settling into parenthood as of late, and John Krasinski treated his lovely wife Emily Blunt to a delicious kid-free dinner in Hollywood on Thursday night (March 27). The “Adjustment Bureau” babe looked to be enjoying...Show More Summary

5 Things We Learned in the Economic Census of Businesses

The U.S. Census Bureau on Wednesday began releasing data from its 2012 Economic Census. The survey of American businesses, taken every five years, provides the broadest and most complete picture of the U.S. economy. It also reveals changes since the pre-recession 2007 census. Below are five highlights from the report.

5 Ways Women in the Private Sector Can Turn the Economy Around

This article is contributed by Michelle Patterson Women are making a powerful difference in business, in today’s economy, and in family life.  The adage that there is power in numbers definitely applies. The Bureau of the Census states that women currently outnumber men in the United States by six million. With such incredible power in their hands, [...]Show More Summary

Spend Matters 50/50: Bureau van Dijk – A Provider to Watch

Today we turn our attention to an upstart in the content and data enrichment business, Bureau van Dijk. BvD is a smaller organization than D&B – but it’s one with as much or more content. It delivers global visibility on suppliers –Show More Summary

BLS: 4 Million Jobs Openings in January

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary There were 4.0 million job openings on the last business day of January, little changed from December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.......Quits are generally voluntary separations initiated by the employee. Show More Summary

Unemployment Rate Climbs in February “Unexpectedly” to 6.7%

The jobs numbers for February are out and the unemployment rate rose “unexpectedly” to 6.7%. Business Insider reported: The February jobs report for the US is out. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says 175,000 workers were added to nonfarm payrolls … Continue reading ?

ID theft and debt collection top consumer complaints

The Federal Trade Commission, Better Business Bureau and other organizations released a list of top consumer complaints. At the top of the list was identity theft, followed by debt collections and dealings with banks and lenders. Jericka Duncan reports.

BuzzFeed’s Next Bureau Will Be in Berlin

As tipped by Jonah Peretti via Medium and more specifically confirmed this afternoon by New York Business Journal reporter Ben Fischer, the next BuzzFeed bureau will be in Berlin. This will be the ninth such outpost for the website,Show More Summary

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