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Wall Street To Rise After Two Days Of Losses, Data Helps

By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were set to climb on Thursday, rebounding after two days of sharp losses on strong labor market data, with a busy day for corporate earnings dictating the moves of some major stocks....Show More Summary

Futures Rise With Earnings After Two Days Of Losses, Data Due

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures climbed on Thursday, rebounding after two days of sharp losses, ahead of housing and labor market data and another busy day for corporate earnings. The S&P 500 dropped on Tuesday and Wednesday,...Show More Summary

Readers Not Optimistic About ICM/Summer Rocks Concert Series

Readers on Sunday were cynical about the future of the ICM/Summer Rocks concert series that was to start this year: Q: ICM/Summer Rocks has notified St. Louis they won’t hold a concern Memorial Day weekend, Labor Day weekend is uncertain. Thoughts? This is why I opposed contracting with an out of...

3D Printed Surfboard

You whippersnappers these days with your 3D printers! Back in our day, we had to labor over a blank for hours, getting all sweaty and covered in foam dust. And it still wouldn’t come out symmetric. Shaping a surfboard used to be an art,...Show More Summary

This Day in Labor History: January 25, 1984

This is a guest post by Paul Adler, lecturer at the Harvard History and Literature program. He received his PhD in history from Georgetown University in 2014. Paul’s dissertation, Planetary Citizens: U.S. NGOs and the Politics of International Development in the Late Twentieth Century examines efforts by U.S. groups like INFACT and the Sierra Club […]

Foreigner Day

(January 24, 2015 12:03 AM, by Bryan Caplan) Robin Hanson proposed a Capital Day to complement Labor Day. In that spirit, I suggest a Foreigner Day to complement the world's ubiquitous National Days and Independence Days. Here's how Robin explains the point of Capital Day:[J]ust as on Labor... (0 COMMENTS)

Migrant worker in Nanjing finds 130,000RMB, turns it in after three days

A 48-year-old migrant worker from Suzhou, Anhui province, stumbled upon 130,000RMB in cash near a labor market as he was searching for work. After three days of fretting over the money, he eventually decided to turn it in to the police, Xinhua reports. [ more › ]

Push made to keep beaches, pools open after Labor Day

Councilman Mark Levine will introduce a bill to keep city beaches and pools open after Labor Day.

The Scientific Reasons Behind Fashion Don'ts

last weekOdd : The Hairpin

by Anna Fitzpatrick Don't wear white after Labor Day. White appears in stark contrast to fall foliage, making the wearer a prime target for bear attacks. Don't wear socks with sandals. Particularly thick socks, as it will create friction...Show More Summary

5 Reasons to Visit the Hamptons in the Off-Season

Every year from Memorial Day through Labor Day, the Hamptons become a notoriously see-and-be-seen summer getaway for wealthy New Yorkers, celebrities, and those who want to be in close proximity to the aforementioned groups. Yes, the...Show More Summary

How The Civil Rights Movement Divided Unions

By Connor Wolf, The Daily Caller While union advocates take Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a time to discuss the positive influence the labor movement had on civil rights, others note not all unions were on the right side of history.

Let Taylor Swift Teach You How To Do High-Low In Free People And Prada

No white after Labor Day? Pssh... do you think Taylor Swift abides by those rules? Not a chance. The leggy singer strutted down the street post-workout looking incredibly fresh in her Free People Fitted With Daisies Dress ($128) and her Prada Halter Strap Peep Toe Sandals ($735). Show More Summary

Rauner orders labor unions, companies to report on minority, veteran training programs

Gov. Bruce Rauner marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by signing an executive order requiring labor unions and companies who do business with the state to report on how many minorities and veterans participate in apprenticeship and training programs.

President Obama calls for paid sick and parental leave for all

The movement to ensure that everyone can take a day off from work if they or their family is sick has been gaining steam over the last few years, thanks to the collaboration of feminist and labor forces. And today, President Obama is calling for the passage of a federal paid sick leave policy, as well as a new […]

Labor groups file suit to stop Kentucky county’s anti-union law

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Nine labor unions filed suit in a Kentucky federal court late on Wednesday to stop a county from enacting right-to-work legislation they say violates the National Labor Relations Act. The suit comes just a day after Kentucky’s Hardin County became the fifth in the state in less than a month...

Labor at a Crossroads: How We Know We Haven't Yet Found the Right Model for the Worker Organizations

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

O n the first Friday in January, the executives of mall retailer Wet Seal held a conference call to inform hundreds of store managers that their stores were closing—effective just days later. Many workers had noticed extremely low inventories...Show More Summary

Economists Can Barely Contain Their Excitement After Today's Economic Reports (DIA, SPY, QQQ, TLT, IWM)

Tuesday has been a great day for the labor market. Small business optimism is at a new post-crisis high. The NFIB small business optimism survey rose to 100.4 in December, the highest reading since October 2006. Additionally, job openings...Show More Summary

BLS: Jobs Openings at 5.0 million in November, Up 21% Year-over-year

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary There were 5.0 million job openings on the last business day of November, little changed from 4.8 million in October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.......Quits are generally voluntary separations initiated by the employee. Show More Summary

"Leisure vs Labor" The Difference Between "Non-Employed" Men & Women

We already know that "men are from Mars, and women from Venus". We have been shown that in America, for the poor and working class, "work is punished." And we also know how Americans overall spend their day - less work, more sleep and TV. Show More Summary

Oil's 7th Weekly Drop In A Row Drags Stocks To Worst Start To Year Since 2009

Quite a day and quite a week... and quite an ugly close... The S&P - closing down 0.5% - had the worst first week of the year since 2009. Stocks ended the day red (but don't blame the dreadful labor data under the surface because headlines were great - instead blame France!)... Show More Summary

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