Tag Archive: economy

Dec 05 2011

Hardly working

Unemployed and under-employed Americans are enduring hiring discrimination as well as financial and emotional distress. By David Elliot Many people know that some 14 million Americans, officially about 9 percent of the nation’s work force, are unemployed. Another 12 million are under-employed. That means they’d like full-time work but can’t get it, or maybe they’re …

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Sep 21 2011

Cost of Texas’ drought

By Tom Pauken   Devastating wildfires across Texas in recent weeks have been the most visible evidence of a year-long drought that Texas officials have declared to be the worst on record. Behind the highly visible carnage caused by the fires, the drought also has inflicted a toll on the Texas economy that will have …

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Aug 02 2011

Should you put retirement on hold?

By Jason Alderman One indicator our economy is still hurting is that more and more people are postponing retirement. According to the Department of Labor, those over 55 and still working have increased steadily since the recession began – 28.9 million at last count – and some surveys show more than a third of employees …

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Jul 13 2011

The New Africa

By Lauri Elliott With the U.S. Federal Reserve and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) echoing the same news that the U.S. economy has weakened and that unemployment will remain high for a while, many are wondering where to turn. Lauri Elliott, CEO of Conceptualee, Inc. based in Charlotte, North Carolina and author of Redefining Business …

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Jul 07 2011

Combs’ role expands

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is taking a leadership role in ensuring that the federal environmental conservation efforts do not jeopardize the Texas economy. The 82nd session of the Texas Legislature increased the Comptroller’s authority to monitor endangered species in the state and provide the federal government with accurate data that, hopefully, will temper the policies …

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