GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
Unemployment falls to 7.5%; job creation solid in April The job market plugged along steadily, and unemployment fell in April, according to new data out Friday, suggesting that the U.S. economy is still expanding. The nation added 165,000 jobs in April as the unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent, from 7.6 percent in March, the Labor Department said on Friday. More
U.S. Jobless Claims Fall to 5-Year Low The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in more than five years, a positive signal for the labor market ahead of Friday's April jobs report. More
Unemployment Extension 2014: Senate Bill, Hope For Jobless, Dies As House Leaves Without Vote Hope for an unemployment extension in 2014 appeared dead Friday, as the US House of Representatives left town for another recess without the unemployment benefits bill that passed the Senate on April 7 — and which would have extended benefits through the ... 05/30/2014 - 3:37 pm | View Link
Senate passes 61-35 last unemployment benefits extension vote, Monday final vote The Senate delayed a final cloture vote on the long-term jobless unemployment benefits extension bill on Thursday afternoon, April 3, 2014 after considering adding a Republican amendment to the bill. After the Democrats refused the amendment the Senate ... 04/3/2014 - 1:01 pm | View Link
Unemployment Extension Vote Not Worrying House Republicans Reid, left, plans to bring the bipartisan unemployment benefits extension to the Senate floor soon. In the House, Boehner and his fellow Republicans plan to hold out for more concessions from Democrats. House Republicans say they feel little political ... 03/26/2014 - 5:54 am | View Link
Unemployment Extension Vote Likely Delayed Until Next Week (Updated) Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he plans to turn to the bipartisan unemployment extension compromise as quickly as possible under Senate rules, but there’s business to tend to first — namely an aid package for Ukraine and several pending ... 03/25/2014 - 1:07 pm | View Link
Unemployment Extension Vote Will Be A Nail-Biter will have no margin for error when he brings a new bill reauthorizing unemployment benefits to the Senate floor for a vote this month ... a bipartisan deal to restore the federal unemployment extension, and that assistance will be restored retroactively ... 03/14/2014 - 8:59 am | View Link
Unemployment Extension News The latest unemployment extension news, information on federal unemployment extensions and action to renew EUC for the long-term unemployed for 2014. 10/20/2014 - 11:06 pm | View Website
Federal Unemployment Extension, Filing, News & Tiers Update File the Federal Unemployment Extension for 2014. Information on the new & latest news for the unemployed. Full tiers structure & facts to consider. 10/20/2014 - 12:36 pm | View Website
When Will The Senate Vote On Unemployment Extension? Who knows?! They need to stop saying that a vote from the senate will likely happen this week cause for a month they have been saying that ever single week and they ... 10/20/2014 - 3:46 am | View Website
Senate vote today on extension of unemployment benefits unemployment benefits to 1.3 million Americans. The Senate had been expected to vote as one of its first acts today, but with many members not yet ... 10/19/2014 - 9:45 am | View Website
Unemployment Extension 2014: Ohio Senator Rob Portman ... The 2014 unemployment extension passed by the Senate in April had the support of Ohio Republican Rob Portman, until it came time to press John Boehner to vote on it. 05/28/2014 - 7:38 pm | View Website
Nico's version of "These Days" is the perfect fall song. It's the kind of music best listened to in solitude, sipping tea and contemplating failure and the nagging sense of unspecific loss that accompanies the passage of time and the change to a chillier season. Read more
This week’s Apple Loop covers Forbes' long-term reviews and comparisons of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, how to choose the right iPad for you, Apple's Q3 2014 earnings calls, why the iPad is financially slacking, trying to buy something with Apple Pay, moving every developer to 64 bits, and the 5K Retina display vs.
If you use your LTE iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 with AT&T, you'd better be prepared to stay with the network. AT&T will lock the Apple SIM card in the device, even though the card is intended to allow users to switch networks at will.
See also: Don't Try Bending the iPad Air 2 at Home
Users began reporting the SIM lockdown as the iPads went on sale Friday, MacRumors first reported.
Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
Asked by reporters to follow up on his "I'm tired of hearing about the minimum wage" comments, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was careful not to provide another "I'm tired of hearing about the minimum wage"-type headline. But he remained as wrong and dishonest as ever on the issue, continuing to ignore the fact that the average age of minimum wage workers is 35 and that 27 percent of them have children of their own, instead framing his opposition to a minimum wage increase around parents sitting at the kitchen table having greater aspirations for their children than for those children to earn a higher minimum wage.
The problem, according to Christie (video below the fold), is that "all the Democrats and the president want to talk about is the minimum wage." If only the Democrats and the president would just shut up, millions of low-wage workers would stop noticing that they couldn't pay their bills, I guess.