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Open thread #12 on Day 4 of the Republican Nat'l Convention

x This is Trump's Nightmare in America speech. âÂ?Â? Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) July 22, 2016 Friday, Jul 22, 2016 · 3:16:23 AM +00:00 · Joan McCarter Just a reminder:  x.@realDonaldTrump has relied heavily & proudly on foreign labor, putting profit and not America workers, first https://t.co/W9fokxWGBA — Richard L. Show More Summary

Has the labor force really declined by 14 million?

Live updates from the Republican National Convention: Donald Trump accepts the GOP nomination for president July 21, 2016, 7:44 p.m. It's the final day of the 2016 Republican National Convention. Here's what's happening:• Ivanka Trump introduced her father as a man that will the the champion of...

Midday open thread: Musk's plans include semis, buses; Donald the delegator

Join us today at 4:30 PM Pacific Time as we live-blog the 4th and final day of the Republican National Convention.  Today’s comic by Ruben Bolling is Pokemon Go: The Trump Edition: • The Labor Dept. reports big drop in initial unemployment...Show More Summary

The business model that made McDonald's a fast-food powerhouse is crumbling

The fast-food business model is under threat. Chains like McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's have long relied on cheap labor to keep menu prices low while still driving a healthy profit. But the days of cheap labor could soon be over,...Show More Summary

Moo-ving out: Sensor sends text alerts from cows in labor

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — University of New Hampshire dairy researchers are more relaxed these days about monitoring pregnant cows: A sensor attached to their tails sends text alerts to help detect when they're in labor. Moocall measures tail movement patterns triggered by labor contractions.

You won't Believe how Much IndyCar has to Pony Up Over the Cancellation of Boston Grand Prix

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

The Verizon IndyCar Series’ Grand Prix of Boston was set to be a pretty sweet race with a 2.2-mile temporary street course carved out of the city for the Labor Day race. Unfortunately, the race was cancelled altogether after relationships between race promoters and the City of Boston fell apart. Show More Summary

Hollande Commemorates Bastille Amid Civil Unrest Over Labor Reforms

There is a deep irony in the fact that French President Francois Hollande will celebrate Bastille Day, July 14, the day in 1789 when civil unrest led to an uprising which led to a written constitution and a breakaway National Assemb...

The Most Fashionable Places to Vacation in 2016

The whole point of summer is to jet off to an exotic locale, right? And, the whole point of jetting off to an exotic locale is to post a photo of it on Instagram... right? In the heady season between July 4th and Labor Day, with our social feeds pulsing with #boatlife Boomerangs and #poolside... Continue reading

Layoffs Watch ’16: Goldman Sachs Is Spreading Out Its Tough Goodbyes This Fall

Some little Lloyds won't make it past Labor Day, while others will get to celebrate one last Halloween/National Salami Day/Election Day/Boxing Day at the bank.

CARIBBEAT: Small nations gear up for Labor Day parade

last weekNews : NY Daily News

Mas bands representing small nations prep for New York's big Caribbean carnival.

The Not-So-Subtle Necessity Of Self-Promotion

Do you remember that old fashion "rule" to never wear white after Labor Day? Well guess what -- during the second week of October, I wore white. What sparked this rebel behaviour? Well, because it's time to stop applying the rule to business that we were taught when we were children. Show More Summary

Jobs Numbers: A Teachable Moment

The first Friday of every month is what we call Numbers Day - it's the day that the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the monthly jobs report. We have a ritual at the Labor Department - at 8 a.m. we gather around a table in my office,...Show More Summary

STOCKS DO NOTHING AHEAD OF THE JOBS REPORT: Here's what you need to know

Stocks ended up close to flat Thursday, after spending most of the day in the red. Following strong data on the labor market, the Dow and S&P staged a late-day rally to finish trading slightly negative, while the Nasdaq was positiveShow More Summary

Video: Trey Gowdy Shreds Hapless James Comey

We give it until Labor Day when James Comey resigns to spend more time with his children. This is just brutal. Team Obama’s decision to not prosecute the Pantsuit Gangster may have turned out to be their biggest blunder after … Continued

How This Chocolate Company Is Challenging Hershey's and Nestle's Business Model (And Winning)

While the big chocolate companies continue to struggle with child labor issues, Divine Chocolate's 85,000 co-op members own their own supply chain. What better way to celebrate World Chocolate Day than to see how the industry could change for good.

How An Extreme Form of Climate Science Denial Has Found a Home in Australia's Senate

Australians went off to vote in a general election last week, but five days later and the country still doesn’t have a result. As things stand, there appears to be every chance that neither of the two main party groupings — Labor onShow More Summary

Ailing Political Prisoner Temporarily Released and Promised Retrial Shortly After Judiciary’s Harsh Refusal

Imprisoned labor activist Jafar Azimzadeh was temporarily released on “extendable furlough” on June 30, 2016 and promised a retrial three days after judicial authorities publicly refused to look into his case following a debilitating hunger strike that left him hospitalized. “We will not do anything for Jafar Azimzadeh and whatever the hell happens to him, […]

How to Recover From Day-Drinking Like the Goddess You Are

Did you enjoy the long weekend a little too much? Outside holidays—think Labor Day, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July—are typically filled with amazing BBQ, backyard beer, and summery cocktails. And while all of that is well and good,...Show More Summary

This Day in Labor History: July 6, 1924

On July 6, 1924, members of the Philippine Scouts, a division of Filipino troops in the U.S. Army occupying the Philippines, refused to drill to protest their poor pay and unfair treatment. This would eventually lead to their court martial. This incident shines a light on two critical and understudied issues in American labor history: […]

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