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Study says Napa Valley immigrants pay their way

May 7, 2012
A new study reveals that immigrants in Napa Valley, Calif., get out of the system about as much as they pay into it, despite rumors to the contrary.
Posted In: napa valley, Immigration

115,000 jobs added in April, unemployment falls to 8.1%

May 4, 2012
The government released its closely-watched employment report for April. While the unemployment rate ticked down to 8.1 percent, only 115,000 new jobs were added to payrolls for the month, well below forecasts.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs, Labor Department

More on the April jobs report

May 4, 2012
The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent while the jobs added was a bit lower than previous months. But what can we find when we scratch the surface of the April unemployment report?
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

Krueger: Job market recovering, more work remains

May 4, 2012
Alan Krueger, chair of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the latest jobs report and whether the numbers for April are mediocre.
Posted In: Jobs, employment

PODCAST: Facebook IPO numbers out, Ikea in hot water

May 4, 2012
In the U.K., voters delivered big losses to the ruling Conservative party yesterday. This weekend, voters in both France and Greece will go to the polls and the expectation is that they'll be in a bit of an anti-austerity mood. Are 401(k)s really the right ticket to a happy retirement? The movie "The Avengers" opens in the U.S. today -- but it has already brought in more than $250 million around the world. And tomorrow is the 138th Kentucky Derby. Horse raising is a multi-billion dollar business, and a growing percentage of that money is being spent on cutting-edge veterinary care.

Sitting out the job hunt

May 4, 2012
Unemployment fell slightly last month, but the numbers don't tell the whole story. Not counted: the number of people who have given up looking for work.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment

What’s hot, and what’s not, in the workplace

May 4, 2012
The latest trends in the labor market suggest you’re better off looking for job that produces a service, not a physical product.
Posted In: Jobs, temp

Food and fuel prices still trouble consumer

May 4, 2012
Checking back in with truck driver Don Holzschuh out on the road for his perspective on the U.S. economic recovery.

Employment numbers? Ignore them.

May 4, 2012
Our New York bureau chief Heidi Moore tells us why we shouldn't be moved by the monthly jobs numbers.
Posted In: Jobs, employment, Unemployment

Your major may explain your debt

May 4, 2012
Commentator Peter Morici sees a link between what we study and what we owe.
Posted In: Commentaries, peter morici, Education, student loan debt

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