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GE's Jack Welch Subject Of Critical 'Comic Book Biography'

GE's Jack Welch Subject Of Critical 'Comic Book Biography'

It's no coincidence that some of our most iconic superheroes -- Batman, Iron Man -- are also corporate chief executives. For much of the last century, CEOs seemed to represent all that was good and great about this country. They were creators of jobs, engines of innovation, spreaders of prosperity. The... Read More »

Gallup Finds U.S. Unemployment Rate Plummeting

Gallup Finds U.S. Unemployment Rate Plummeting

New data from Gallup affirms official government statistics, showing that the unemployment rate is dropping sharply. Gallup's data finds that unemployment has declined from 7.9 percent in late September to 7.3 percent in mid-October, the lowest since Gallup began collecting data in January 2010. Take a look... Read More »

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall To Lowest In 4.5 Years

Weekly Jobless Claims Fall To Lowest In 4.5 Years

WASHINGTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to the lowest level in more than four and a half years, according to government data on Thursday that suggested improvement in the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment... Read More »

BLS Economist Explains Why 'Cooked Jobs Report' Charge Is 'Preposterous'

BLS Economist Explains Why 'Cooked Jobs Report' Charge Is 'Preposterous'

It's 32 days before election day, and an embattled president receives news that could only bring him joy. For the first time since Barack Obama's first month in office, the national unemployment rate has dropped below 8 percent, to a September tally of 7.8 percent. "Well, isn't that convenient?" in effect... Read More »

Could The Jobs Numbers Be 'Cooked'?

Could The Jobs Numbers Be 'Cooked'?

After months of tepid jobs reports, the Labor Department reported Friday that nation's unemployment fell to a level not seen since before President Obama took office in January 2009, 7.8 percent. That was good news for job hunters and workers -- and of course, President Obama. So immediately the conspiracy... Read More »

Another Tech Company Apologizes For Sexist Rant

Another Tech Company Apologizes For Sexist Rant

In his book, "The Manual For Men With Abrasive Wives," Mads Christensen chided husbands to stop being so affectionate. In a column last year, he chastised the victims of the Norwegian massacre for not putting up more of a fight. And last month, he was invited by Dell Inc. to be a moderator at its big... Read More »

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