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- Pentagon plans to destroy Syrian chemical arms on ship at sea
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- Justin Bieber, crew detained at Australian airport in drug search
- Lee Rigby trial: Muslim who machete-hacked soldier calls it ‘humane’ kill
- GM ending Chevy sales in Europe to focus on Opel and Vauxhall
- Putin’s diplomats to U.S. busted for living high life off $1.5M bilked from Medicaid
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- Boehner: It took me 3 to 4 hours to sign up for Obamacare
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The outlook for American jobs and trade looked a little brighter Thursday, despite growing uncertainty overseas.
Our nation is facing a perplexing dichotomy today. Millions of Americans can't find jobs - some have even given up looking - yet employers are saying they can't find the skilled workers they need to fill critical positions.
Labor unions are celebrating one of their biggest victories in decades after turning back an Ohio law that curbed collective bargaining rights for the state's public workers. The vote showed that unions are still a potent political force that can't be ignored.
As a retiree on Social Security, it's tiresome year in and year out to listen to all the hyperbole by people on Capitol Hill and seniors organizations.
CNBC's Maria Bartiromo: "Do you think it's right that Boeing has to close down that plant in South Carolina because it's nonunion?"
Not long after taking office as mayor in 1979, Marion Barry presided over a hiring spree that swelled the D.C. government dramatically — creating positions that, even at the time, some doubted were necessary. Three decades later, thousands of those people are still there — now at the peak of seniority.
At a time when government employees at all levels are coming under fire for their salaries, benefits and collective bargaining rights, this may not be the best environment to press for even more public workers' rights. But that is exactly what Carolyn Lerner, head of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, is doing.
The Obama administration's failure to address our nation's gut-wrenching unemployment stems from a fundamental mistake about how jobs are created in the first place. We are now in the third year of policies predicated on the assumption that government spending creates jobs. We have squandered three years and trillions of dollars of the nation's wealth on such policies, and they have not worked because they cannot work. The sad but incontrovertible fact is that, ultimately, government cannot inject a single dollar into the economy until it first has taken that same dollar out of the economy.
Mitt Romney vowed Friday to dramatically shrink the size of the federal government by capping spending at pre-Obama levels, and to do it without cutting defense.