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Beware of these holiday gift exchange scams on Facebook

The Better Business Bureau warns Facebook users to avoid illegal gift scams this holiday season

BLS: Job Openings "little changed" in October

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings was little changed at 5.5 million on the last business day of October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires and separations...Show More Summary

Population Influx Means a Better 2017 for Florida Business Owners

Florida surpassed New York to become the third most populous state in 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The state's new residents are a boon to Florida's economy, who are bringing with them workers and a demand for housing.Show More Summary

Government: Economy gained 178,000 new jobs in November; unemployment rate at 9-year low

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the U.S. economy had net gain of  178, 000 new non-farm jobs in November. The numbers come from the  Current Employment Survey of 146,000 business establishments and government agencies.  Of the total, 156,000 were private-sector jobs, 22,000 in the public sector. Show More Summary

Gold is getting slammed

Gold slumped on Wednesday after the durable goods report showed that US business spending continued to rebound last month. Orders for things built to last such as appliances rose 4.8%, the Census Bureau said, while business capital goods orders increased by 0.4%, more than forecast. Gold has been hit by expectations that the policies of U.S. Show More Summary

Small Businesses Can Make a Big Impact on the Economy

Credit: Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau Being a small business owner is challenging. Small business owners come from a variety of backgrounds, each with their own reasons for pursuing self-employment. Oftentimes they're independently owned and operated and have few employees. Show More Summary

TOO BIG TO SUCCEED: GOP, Business Groups Launch Campaign to Constrain CFPB. The trade group for c…

TOO BIG TO SUCCEED: GOP, Business Groups Launch Campaign to Constrain CFPB. The trade group for credit unions has demanded that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau immediately “cease its pending rulemaking” affecting its members, seeking to give the new administration a chance to cast a more skeptical eye on the proposals than the current Democratic […]

Manufacturing Net Employment Growth Continued to Decline in the First Quarter

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that net employment growth declined in the first quarter for the third straight quarter, according to the latest Business Employment Dynamics (BED) data. Note...

BLS: Job Openings increased slightly in September

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings was little changed at 5.5 million on the last business day of September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Hires edged down to 5.1 million...Show More Summary

Industry Groups Ask Court to Overturn WOTUS

The American Farm Bureau Federation and many other organizations and businesses have asked a federal court to overrule the EPA and Army Corps of Engineer’s “Waters of the United States”. The submitted brief outlines many allegations in detail and describes a year’s worth of litigation involving the rule’s overreach. Show More Summary

FBI uncovers new Clinton emails relating to server case - CNET

The bureau is looking into whether the emails connected to her use of a personal email server for government business contain classified information or "significant" material.

61 indicted, 20 arrested in connection with India-based fake IRS agent tax scam calls

It's been a good week in fighting con artists who pose as Internal Revenue Service agents to steal taxpayers' money. First, the Better Business Bureau reported a dramatic reduction in the number of the tax scam calls in which crooks pretend to be IRS agents and demand immediate payment for nonexistent tax debts. Show More Summary

Better Business Bureau yanks Wells Fargo's accreditation

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The scandal-haunted bank has been de-accredited by the Better Business Bureau, a punishment meted out to companies that violate the BBB Standards of Trust, which include "tell the truth," "build trust," "honor promises" and "embody integrity." (via Reddit)

CFPB Survives Legal Attack as Court Trims Director's Power

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau survived a constitutional challenge and will remain in business, though a federal appeals court took away power from its director and tossed out a $109 million penalty against a mortgage company....The...Show More Summary

BLS: Job Openings decreased in August

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings decreased to 5.4 million on the last business day of August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Hires and separations were little changed...Show More Summary

A Court Ruled Against Elizabeth Warren’s Brainchild—and Saved It

Republicans and their business allies have been trying to nullify Elizabeth Warren’s brainchild, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, since its inception. And that makes sense, since in its first five years, CFPB has taken $11 billion in illegally gotten gains from financial-industry balance sheets and returned them to consumers. Show More Summary

Government says 156,000 new jobs created in September. Headline unemployment rate ticks up to 5%

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The government reported Friday that the economy grew by 156,000 new jobs in September. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) the Current Employment Survey of business establishments and government agencies, there were 167,000...Show More Summary

SAPVoice: Guide to Startup Success in Any Economy

Small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy, creating countless jobs and driving innovation. However, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, for the first time since the agency began tracking small businesses thirty years ago, the number of closures is exceeding startups. Experts say it takes business fundamentals plus passion for [...]

Libs offer up tourism symposium, Convention Bureau boost

2 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

A Canberra Liberals government would implement a three pronged approach to attracting more interstate, international and business visitors, Shadow Minister for Tourism Nicole Lawder said today. “Local government needs to be proactive working with local industry to identify how our market can be boosted. We should listen to and expand on their ideas and help […]

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