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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Aparna Mathur
When the time comes to pay the tax man, corporate executives realize the United States is the single worst country in the civilized world to do business. That's a rather stunning development for a country that was founded on the principles of free enterprise.
The nation's unemployment rate edged up from 8.1 percent to 8.2 percent last month as businesses from factories to office parks pulled back on hiring, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.
"We have seen some improvement in the housing market and construction," she said. "Also consumer confidence seems to be up and the stock market has reacted positively to the Fed's [quantitative easing.] So there is a good chance that the employment report might be better."
Aparna Mathur, an economist at the American Enterprise Institute, said the September job numbers might show a slight improvement over the BLS' 96,000 job tally in August.