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Spurring a Manufacturing Renaissance: Increasing Competitiveness through Energy Efficiency

United States Representative Matt Cartwright recently introduced the Job Creation through Energy Efficient Manufacturing Act (H.R. 4162), which would encourage the use of energy efficient technologies in the manufacturing sector of the economy. read more

Kathleen Sebelius Sticks American People With Higher Costs, Fewer Choices, and Lost Jobs

Doug Bandow Congress passed the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act four years ago. It was a signal political achievement. Alas, ObamaCare is proving to be a policy bust as Kathleen Sebelius leaves her job as Secretary...Show More Summary

5 ’90s Pop Stars Who Took Up Acting as a Second Job

We’ve all probably contemplated a career change at some points in our lives. But at the same time, we also probably didn’t (most of us, I don’t know about you) start out as multi-award winning pop stars beloved by millions for our singing and dancing. Show More Summary

Your Prison Door is Unlocked

There are times in our lives when we feel stuck, perhaps in a bad relationship, a meaningless job, a stale way of life. Then, life awaits our showing up in our very own lives with our innate capacity to act. To read the post, click >> Your Prison Door is Unlocked

MSNBC Senior Editor: ‘Lame’ for WH to Act Passive on Fixing Obamacare Then Blame Sebelius

4 days agoNews : Mediaite

On Hardball Friday, MSNBC.com senior editor Beth Fouhy took the Obama administration to task for "sniping" at Kathleen Sebelius' job performance in the midst of the Obamacare rollout when, really, they should have been "more on top of it" than they were if they wanted things to go smoothly.

Obama: Sebelius 'Got The Job Done'

4 days agoNews : The Two-Way

With Kathleen Sebelius leaving as health secretary, the president is turning to budget chief Sylvia Mathews Burwell to run the agency that oversees the Affordable Care Act — better known as Obamacare.

Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition (except for opening stuff and jobs announcements)

5 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account? Lady MacBeth, Act V, Scene 1         Hard to disagree with an essential core of Newton Emerson’s criticism of Peter Robinson, ie that as a leader he’s more tactical than strategic. He is right too that the […]

'American Idol' eliminated singer's next challenge: The ACTs

Malaya Watson is bummed to be leaving "American Idol" 13 in eighth place, but she should still feel pretty proud of her accomplishments. How many other 16-year-olds can say that their first job was stunning audiences in a national singing...Show More Summary

Crowdfunding real-estate: A tool to combat displacement or another nail in the coffin?

Marcus Books used crowdfunding to try and preserve San Francisco history, but Tycoon Real Estate is using it to flip properties PHOTO COURTESY SUPPORT MARCUS BOOKS A key provision in the JOBS Act, a legislative package signed into law...Show More Summary

400,000 ways for McAuliffe to win on Medicaid

Gov. Terry McAuliffe needs to ditch the talking points about hospitals, jobs and investments that he’s used to justify Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. They aren’t going to change any minds. At the same time, he needs...Show More Summary

Women Slighted in Iran's Annual Budget

"A curtailed dream" is the nickname given to the highly publicized amendment omitted from the Iranian new year's budget act. The amendment would have offered health insurance to homemakers without a job outside the house. It initially...Show More Summary

Job figures – ANZ job ads giveth and the Dept of Environment taketh away…

The ANZ job ad series released promising numbers yesterday morning, indicating a 1.4% rise in job adds in March. This came after a 4.7% increase in February. This comes when unemployment in the ACT fell to 3.8% in January, which when combined with the job ad figures gives some hope in the market. I can’t help [...]

Private Equity, Hedge Funds Wary Of Marketing Via JOBS Act

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) gives hedge funds and other alternative asset managers the opportunity to market their funds to a wider audience, given that it allows for advertisement and general solicitations. But Preqin’s survey of 150 private equity and hedge fund players showed that most had been slow to take advantage [...]

Taking FMLA leave — while working another job

If a worker has been taking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act for “extreme fatigue” or “mental distress” and you as an employer discover that they’re working another job, you might think it’s okay to dismiss them just for the lack of candor. Show More Summary

ACM Awards 2014: Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton hone their Vegas comedy act

Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan hosted the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards, and while neither of them should quit his day job, they proved pretty adept with their opening comedy bit. Bryan scored a quick laugh with an ad-libbed line...Show More Summary

Disruption comes to real estate in form of crowdfunding

Since the JOBS Act passed last year, most have focused on how changes to general solicitation rules aimed at spurring more crowdfunding will affect venture capital and tech startups. Yet the area where crowdfunding's effects will be felt earliest might not be software technology, but rather in the historically tech-averse real estate sector. Show More Summary

Watch An Adorable Young Kate Mara In This 1998 AT&T Superbowl Commercial

Kate Mara tweeted this YouTube video of her first acting job in a 1998 AT&T Superbowl commercial, which features only the hottest technology of 1998 to demonstrate how Kate Mara’s friends who are dicks tell the entire school about her crush on Bobby Templeton. Show More Summary

Jon Hamm’s 90s Dating Show Stint Features Actor With Tragic Hair [Video]

Mad Men’s Jon Hamm wasn’t always smooth or wearing million dollar suits. It’s hard to imagine, but back in the 90s Hamm was still patrolling for an acting job and women, apparently. Anyone that remembers the 90s might remember the often wacky experiments networks took on to find what works for reality television. For many

Kate Mara's First Commercial Is Expectedly Adorable

Most celebrities are embarrassed by their first acting job (or so it seems every time one resurfaces on a late night TV show), but Kate Mara isn't most celebrities. The "House Of Cards" star dealt her Twitter followers a winning hand when she shared a YouTube video of her first ever commercial -- an AT&T ad endorsing the 1998 Olympics Team. Show More Summary

Time for Congress to Act and Save Clean Energy Jobs

Today, the US Senate is casting a vote critical to the future of the U.S. wind industry. Wind power has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, and the wind industry now employs more than 80,000 Americans and generates enough electricity to power 15 million homes. Show More Summary

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