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
Born Frees positive about SA despite socio-economic challenges - Biz Community ... vote, with 34% of these registering to vote. ... delivery and high youth unemployment, with more ... Researcher 021 657 9514 (direct ... 09/2/2014 - 4:51 am | View Link
McConnell, Grimes look to the middle for votes - Miami Herald Jesse Benton's Grammar Error of Biblical Proportions - Roll Call Online 09/1/2014 - 11:13 am | View Link
Valuing Labor Means Helping Workers, Especially When There Are No ... - Common Dreams House to pass on $10 billion extension to the emergency unemployment insurance program. Members report the extension would pass if a vote were... 08/31/2014 - 9:58 am | View Link
Remarks by the President at a DNC Event -- Purchase, New York - The White House 10 million jobs created. Unemployment rate ... with al Qaeda and 9/11 -- an extension of that ... cynical people get, the less they vote. And ... 08/29/2014 - 9:46 am | View Link
Enugu Assembly Removes Deputy Governor, Onyebuchi to Seek Redress in ... - Individual.com When the motion was put to vote by the Speaker ... to be in the unemployment market through impeachment for abandoning the state and by extension 08/27/2014 - 3:14 pm | View Link
How an unemployment myth hurt millions of jobless Americans However, House Republicans blocked an extension of benefits beyond the end of 2013. House Speaker John Boehner refused to vote on a bipartisan extension passed by the Senate and did not allow extension bills introduced by House Republicans to come to the ... 09/13/2014 - 5:26 am | View Link
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 - 12:12 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 ... 03/24/2014 - 9:00 pm | View Link
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 ... 09/14/2014 - 4:22 am | View Website
Unemployment Extension News (Update August 2, 2014) The latest unemployment extension news, information on federal unemployment extensions and action to renew EUC for the long-term unemployed for 2014. 09/14/2014 - 3:32 am | 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. 09/13/2014 - 8:41 am | View Website
Unemployment Extension 2014: Senate Bill, Hope For Jobless ... An unemployment extension in 2014 is officially dead, as House members went on recess Friday without voting on the Senate extension bill which expires Saturday. 05/30/2014 - 10:06 pm | 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
BY PAULA BURKESQ: What is the current state of the law as it relates to discrimination based upon sexual orientation?
A: While Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides protection based upon gender, the federal law doesn’t currently provide protection against discrimination based upon sexual orientation (LGBT — lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender).
By Brianna Bailey, Business WriterA group of University of Oklahoma students has used data from the National Weather Center to develop a new web-based application that alerts truckers to hazardous weather conditions on the road.
Called Siren, the web application is being tested at three Oklahoma-based commercial trucking companies in about 1,700 trucks, including Oklahoma City’s United Petroleum Transport.
The application grew out of a project that Siren co-founder and CEO Ryan Phillips helped develop at OU’s Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth, an economic development and business accelerator program.
“Weather-related accidents are a huge problem and hopefully we can help prevent some of these, and save money and time in the process,” said Phillips, who is earning his master’s degree in computer science at OU.
The application has a proprietary algorithm using data on every weather-related accident over the past 40 years to determine which weather conditions are most dangerous, as well as weather forecast data from the National Weather Center in Norman.
Siren crunches the data to calculate the risk of an accident based on weather conditions.