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Is this the first sign of rising inflation?

As Business Insider's Joe Weisenthal points out, August was a stellar month for wage growth. Month-on-month wage growth rocketed to 0.4 percent after being flat in July. It was by far the best showing in a year: (Bureau of Labor Statistics/Business...Show More Summary

Goldman Sachs Revises Q2 GDP estimate to 4.7%

From Brett LoGiurato at Business Insider: Goldman Is Now Saying That Q2 GDP Growth Was Absolutely MassiveGoldman Sachs revised its estimate of second-quarter GDP growth to 4.7% on Thursday, based on new data from the Census Bureau'sShow More Summary

BLS: Jobs Openings at 4.7 million in July, Up 22% Year-over-year

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

Cyber attacks on US businesses, banks mounting

Investigators were digging Thursday to find who initiated and what was taken in an apparent intense hacker effort this month to penetrate the systems of US banks including JPMorgan Chase. The Federal Bureau of Investigation acknowledged...Show More Summary

The Employment Puzzle: Should Dodd and Frank Be Blamed?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 0.3 percent of those who lost their jobs in 2010 were let go because of "government regulations/intervention." By comparison, 25 percent were laid off because of a drop in business demand. It has now been five years since the official end of the Great Recession. Show More Summary

Your Exotic Pet Doesn’t Love You

Photos courtesy of the author For $94.99 you can order a live baby alligator from Backwater Reptiles, an online store located in Rocklin, California, according to the Better Business Bureau. Amos Cooper, who oversees the Texas ParksShow More Summary

BBB: Tracking is Tracking, You Scallywags | Bing Revs Ad Editor | Google SERP Change Benefits Dissipate

Privacy: The Better Business Bureau is complaining about all the new ad technology claims pointing out that there is personal identification beyond cookies. It's not that the claims are false, but rather that they fear people will not abide their Accountability Program, which asked that they seek explicit permission prior to such tracking. One of the [...]

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

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