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How To Get Americans Back To Work: Advice For The President

How To Get Americans Back To Work: Advice For The President

As the 2012 presidential election enters the home stretch, there seems to be little doubt that jobs and the economy will dominate not only the presidential debates but also the national conversation. Just what should the next president do to get the national unemployment rate to below 8 percent, where it... Read More »

Is Outsourcing Good For The Economy -- And Workers?

Is Outsourcing Good For The Economy -- And Workers?

If there's one position that both presidential candidates can agree on, and it may be the only one, it's that outsourcing jobs overseas, or "offshoring," is absolutely terrible for American workers. Earlier this year, President Barack Obama proposed a 20 percent tax credit for companies that return offshored... Read More »

How Talking Politics At Work Can Get You Fired

How Talking Politics At Work Can Get You Fired

The conventions are over, but the political banter won't end for months. Presidential elections stir up a lot of emotions, whether you side with the "red," the "blue" or if you consider yourself somewhere in the middle. If you're fired up, it's natural that you may want to talk politics at work. However, you... Read More »

The Jobs Numbers: What's True, False And Just Spin

The Jobs Numbers: What's True, False And Just Spin

Now that the Republican and Democratic conventions are over, it's clear that both President Barack Obama and his GOP challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, are jockeying to be seen as the one who can lead America into prosperity. And that means creating more jobs. So for this week's roundup, AOL... Read More »

7 Facts You Need To Know About Labor Day

7 Facts You Need To Know About Labor Day

For many Americans this year, the very concept of a federal holiday for Labor Day might seem like a cruel joke. Labor Day is supposed to be a break from the grind, a time to celebrate workers, but considering the high unemployment rate, many jobless Americans would probably prefer to be working instead. But... Read More »

Will The Supreme Court's 'Obamacare' Ruling Hurt Job Growth?

Will The Supreme Court's 'Obamacare' Ruling Hurt Job Growth?

In a boost to President Obama and his supporters, the U.S. Supreme Court voted Thursday 5-4 to largely uphold the health care reform law, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (Its expansion of Medicaid for the poor was scaled back, though, giving states' greater control.) The much-anticipated... Read More »

Would Overturning 'Obamacare' Create More Jobs?

Would Overturning 'Obamacare' Create More Jobs?

"We can't afford the job-killing policies in Obamacare," Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said and tweeted recently. Repealing President Obama's controversial health care reform on the grounds that it hurts the economy is one of Romney's signature messages. It's a popular goal, too, as poll... Read More »

9 Best Commencement Speeches Of 2012

9 Best Commencement Speeches Of 2012

The season is just coming to a close when the famous stand before seas of new graduates, and offer up the wisdom they've gleaned in their sparkling careers. So AOL Jobs thought it was only right that we watch the best round of commencement speeches of 2012; shed a couple tears; quickly wipe away those tears... Read More »

7 Instant Millionaires Of The Startup Gold Rush

7 Instant Millionaires Of The Startup Gold Rush

Many, many people are about to get very, very rich later this month, when Facebook finally goes public. The IPO will create 1000 new millionaires, and make one graffiti artist, who presciently took shares instead of cash payment for his work at Facebook's Palo Alto's offices, as wealthy as Mitt Romney. It's a... Read More »

Romney's Women Jobs-Loss Claim Paints Skewed Picture

Romney's Women Jobs-Loss Claim Paints Skewed Picture

By Calvin Woodward WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has come up with an "amazing statistic" and Republicans inside and outside his presidential campaign are doing their utmost to spread it around: "92.3 percent of all the jobs lost during the Obama years have been lost by women." Amazing it may be. As a... Read More »

The Truth Is That Small Businesses Are Not Good At Creating Jobs

The Truth Is That Small Businesses Are Not Good At Creating Jobs

NEW YORK (AP) - Mitt Romney says they're "job creators" and vows to come to their aid as president. Newt Gingrich visited them on his "jobs and growth" bus tour. President Barack Obama calls them "the engine of our economy." Read More »

Romney Struggling To Attract White Working Class

Romney Struggling To Attract White Working Class

By Alan Fram WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Mitt Romney is faltering with white working-class voters crucial to his party's drive to capture the White House, even as he tries to fend off a rising GOP challenger, Rick Santorum, who wields strong blue-collar appeal. Read More »

Why Is Investment Income Taxed Less Than Wages?

Why Is Investment Income Taxed Less Than Wages?

By Stephen Ohlemacher WASHINGTON (AP) -- Why do Mitt Romney and other wealthy investors pay lower taxes on the income they make from investments than they would if they earned their millions from wages? Because Congress, through the tax code, has long treated investment more favorably than labor, seeing it... Read More »

Business-Friendly SC May Forgive Romney's Job Cuts

Business-Friendly SC May Forgive Romney's Job Cuts

By Jeffrey Collins LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) -- At first glance, South Carolina seems like a place where attacks on Mitt Romney's experience at the helm of a venture capital firm that cut jobs would resonate in the GOP primary. The state's unemployment rate hasn't been below 9 percent in three years and a... Read More »

GOP Rivals Turn Romney's Jobs Record Against Him

GOP Rivals Turn Romney's Jobs Record Against Him

By Kasie Hunt and Charles Babington NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Mitt Romney's Republican rivals accused him Monday of exaggerating his successes and coldly laying off thousands of workers while heading a profitable venture capital firm, an effort to turn the presidential front-runner's biggest asset into a... Read More »

Romney Under Fire For Claiming To Know The Fear Of Being Fired

Romney Under Fire For Claiming To Know The Fear Of Being Fired

As this year's field of Republican presidential candidates heads into Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, plenty of focus is on the leader of the pack -- Mitt Romney. The one-time Massachusetts governor is on familiar territory in the Granite State, and polls show Romney coasting to an easy win. That's despite... Read More »

What Political Debates Teach Us About Successful Job Interviews

What Political Debates Teach Us About Successful Job Interviews

By Danny Rubin It might be hard to spot with all the overblown coverage and overdone choreography, but the recent spate of GOP presidential debates is really a monthslong job interview. About once a week we see the same motley bunch of conservative candidates march across the stage so that each can tell... Read More »

Republican Perry Says Romney Health Plan Cost Jobs

Republican Perry Says Romney Health Plan Cost Jobs

By THOMAS BEAUMONT JEFFERSON, Iowa (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said Thursday the health care bill GOP rival Mitt Romney enacted in Massachusetts paved the way for President Barack Obama's federal health law last year and cost the state jobs. Perry's criticism was his sharpest yet... Read More »

Labor Board Case Could Cost Iowa Jobs, Romney Says

Labor Board Case Could Cost Iowa Jobs, Romney Says

By Thomas Beaumont NEW YORK -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney accused the Obama administration on Monday of jeopardizing the very manufacturing jobs the Democratic president plans to promote when he visits an aluminum plant in Iowa. Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, said a... Read More »

Romney Could Face Michigan Trouble Over Auto Bailout

Romney Could Face Michigan Trouble Over Auto Bailout

By KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN LANSING, Mich. -- Mitt Romney stood in front of an auto factory in his native Michigan during his 2008 presidential race and vowed to bring back jobs, a popular message that helped give him his first - and only -- Republican primary victory. Read More »

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