Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
Retailers report modest gains for April Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
US home building is surging, but job growth isn't The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help - if he could hire enough qualified people. "There is a shortage of manpower," says Vap, owner of South Valley Drywall in Littleton, Colo. More
US casino revenue up nearly 5 percent in 2012 Things are looking up for most of the nation’s commercial casinos, as gambling revenue increased by nearly 5 percent last year and jobs held roughly steady. According to the annual survey of casinos by the American Gaming Association, America’s nontribal casinos took in $37.3 billion from gamblers last year, an increase of 4.8 percent over 2011. More
Social Security heading for insolvency even faster WASHINGTON -- Social Security is rushing even faster toward insolvency, driven by retiring Baby Boomers, a weak economy and politicians' reluctance to take painful action to fix the huge retirement and disability program. The trust funds that support ... 04/23/2012 - 7:20 pm | View Link
Social Security heading for insolvency even faster WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security is rushing even faster toward insolvency, driven by retiring baby boomers, a weak economy and politicians' reluctance to take painful action to fix the huge retirement and disability program. The trust funds that support ... 04/23/2012 - 7:03 pm | View Link
Social Security heading for insolvency faster than projected WASHINGTON -- Social Security is rushing even faster toward insolvency, driven by retiring baby boomers, a weak economy and politicians' reluctance to take painful action to fix the huge retirement and disability program. The trust funds that support ... 04/23/2012 - 8:30 am | View Link
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Zoe Quinn, one of the primary targets of the GamerGate online harassment campaign, sat down with BBC technology reporter David Lee to discuss the personal cost of being the focal point of a hate campaign. Quinn, along with critic Anita Sarkeesian and game developer Brianna Wu, has been the focus of
(Mark Clifton)The drama that is the dollar store wars doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon, with Dollar General extending the life of its latest deal to buy Family Dollar out from under Dollar Tree.
Reuters reports that Dollar General extended its tender offer for shares of Family Dollar to December 31 in order to keep the deal viable until a shareholders meeting.
As of October 30, the day before the original deal was set to expire, Dollar General had only received offers for about 4 million Family Dollar shares of the total 114 million shares currently outstanding.
Industry analysts tell Reuters that Dollar General’s decision to extend the offer deadline was made in order to give Family Dollar shareholders time to make a decision after a mid-December meeting.
Actress, comedian, and "The View" moderator Whoopi Goldberg urged New York voters in a video released Friday to vote the Working Families Party line in next week's elections, hailing the labor-backed party as "the progressive party that believes New York should be for everyone."The 16-year-old WFP seeks to pull New York's politics to the left on issues like paid sick leave, the minimum wage, taxation, and policing tactics.
Mary Burke is the target of a last-minute campaign smear as the race for Wisconsin governor remains tight. Two former executives—both of whom just happen to be Republicans—of her family's company, Trek Bicycle, are claiming that Burke was forced out of a job with the company in the early 1990s, a claim the company strongly denies.