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CARRIE LUKAS:: ‘Paycheck Fairness’ Will Mean a Pay Cut for Men – WSJ

By at May 7, 2012 | 12:12 am

CARRIE LUKAS:: ‘Paycheck Fairness’ Will Mean a Pay Cut for Men – WSJ

By CARRIE LUKAS, May 6, 2012, WSJ Team Obama calculates that its road to victory is paved with the votes of women, so the American people are now subject to a coordinated effort to cast GOP opposition to expanding government power as an assault on the weaker sex. But few women view public policy as a battle between the sexes. Women whose husbands, brothers and sons are ... Go To Article

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CALIFORNIA:: Another Triumph for Texas: Best/Worst States for Business 2012 | ChiefExecutiveMaga

By at May 6, 2012 | 12:00 am

CALIFORNIA:: Another Triumph for Texas: Best/Worst States for Business 2012 | ChiefExecutiveMaga

Another Triumph for Texas: Best/Worst States for Business 2012 By JP Donlon, May 2 2012 In Chief Executive’s eighth annual survey of CEO opinion of Best and Worst States in which to do business, Texas easily clinched the No. 1 rank, the eighth successive time it has done so. California earns the dubious honor of being ranked dead last for the eighth consecutive ... Go To Article

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STEVE FORBES:: How Free Enterprise Saved Civilization – Forbes

By at May 5, 2012 | 12:48 am

STEVE FORBES:: How Free Enterprise Saved Civilization – Forbes

This article originally appeared in the May 21, 2012 issue of Forbes magazine. Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II—by Arthur Herman (Random House, $28). This fantastic book does two big things. First, it tells the largely unknown story of America’s extra­ordinary output of war materials during World War II—output that almost ... Go To Article

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JAMES PETHOKOUKIS:: The awful April jobs report: Is the ‘real’ unemployment rate 11.1%?

By at May 5, 2012 | 12:43 am

JAMES PETHOKOUKIS:: The awful April jobs report: Is the ‘real’ unemployment rate 11.1%?

By James Pethokoukis Any way you slice or dice it, the April jobs report was terrible—and terribly disappointing. Employers added just 115,000 workers to their payrolls last month, way below the 180,000 Wall Street economists were expecting. Hiring has now slowed in three straight months. Job growth in March and April averaged 135,000, down from an average 252,000 ... Go To Article

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ROMNEY:: Jobless rate should be under 4 percent – SeattlePI

By at May 4, 2012 | 11:43 am

ROMNEY:: Jobless rate should be under 4 percent – SeattlePI

JULIE PACE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is seeking an election-year advantage on the economy by setting 4 percent as a target for the nation's unemployment rate. Romney also says the economy should be creating about 500,000 jobs a month. He says new jobs numbers showing that unemployment dipped to 8.1 percent ... Go To Article

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UNEMPLOYMENT:: The 86 million invisible unemployed – CNN

By at May 4, 2012 | 10:46 am

UNEMPLOYMENT:: The 86 million invisible unemployed – CNN

Last year, 86 million Americans were not counted in the labor force because they didn't keep up a regular job search. Most of them were either under age 25 or over age 65. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- There are far more jobless people in the United States than you might think. While it's true that the unemployment rate is falling, that doesn't include the millions of ... Go To Article

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PETER FERRARA:: Romney’s Practical Vision vs. Obama’s Left-Wing Extremism – Forbes

By at May 4, 2012 | 12:49 am

PETER FERRARA:: Romney’s Practical Vision vs. Obama’s Left-Wing Extremism – Forbes

In his weekly radio address on April 14, President Obama displayed his lifelong commitment to an ideological extremism of pure theory unhinged from reality.  That failure of leadership is why America is in a scary downward slide that will not stop until fundamental change is made at the top. The weekly radio address was on Obama’s so-called Buffett Rule, which would ... Go To Article

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AMITY SHALES:: Gold Standard for All, From Nuts to Paul Krugman – Bloomberg

By at May 4, 2012 | 12:40 am

AMITY SHALES:: Gold Standard for All, From Nuts to Paul Krugman – Bloomberg

Nut cases. That’s what they are. And if you take an interest in them, you are a nut case, too. That’s the consensus among credentialed economists who describe advocates of a return to the monetary regime known as the gold standard. In fact, the economic pack will marginalize you as a weirdo faster than you can say “Jacques Rueff,” if you even raise the topic of ... Go To Article

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JAMES PETHOKOUKIS:: President Obama’s lousy economy – NYPOST

By at May 3, 2012 | 1:07 pm

JAMES PETHOKOUKIS:: President Obama’s lousy economy – NYPOST

By JAMES PETHOKOUKIS While President Obama’s been busy on his globe-spanning “OBL: I Got Him!” victory tour, the fragile US recovery seems to have been crashing into the rocks. Wall Street economists spent yesterday taking a second and third look at their forecasts for tomorrow’s (now) much-dreaded April employment report — because job-tracker ADP said ... Go To Article

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ECONOMY:: Is America Up To Solving The Coming Fiscal Crisis? – Forbes

By at May 3, 2012 | 1:05 pm

ECONOMY:: Is America Up To Solving The Coming Fiscal Crisis? – Forbes

OP/ED | 5/02/2012 The Social Security Trustees’ annual report is a back-of-the-paper news item.  It confirms what anyone paying attention already knows:  Our national pension program is in poor financial shape and worsening rapidly.  The ranks of the retired are swelling, so the programs’ costs are swelling too.  Paying all promised benefits will be a big ... Go To Article

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