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Solid jobs report will likely lead the Fed to raise next month…but what about after that?

November 6th, 2015

The nation’s employers added 271,000 jobs in October, and the unemployment rate ticked down slightly to 5% in a solid report on labor market conditions. Wages grew 2.5% over the past year, their strongest yearly performance since the recession officially ended in June 2009. Today’s report portrayed a very different job market than that seen in… Read more

Pls read and summarize…

November 5th, 2015

Well, we asked for…we got it. Here’s the text of the TPP. Those of us who said we couldn’t take an informed stand on the agreement until we read it, while grousing about the secrecy of the drafting, must now slog through the damn thing. And man, it’s no picnic. So pls, tap your inner trade lawyer… Read more

“Free stuff:” the hypocrisy of a growing campaign theme

November 2nd, 2015

[So, we were hanging around the water cooler the other day reflecting on this “free stuff” meme. That conversation led to this guest post written by Ben Spielberg, Cecile Murray, and Bryann DaSilva. Add up their ages and you’d probably get pretty close to mine–in other words, these millennials give me hope! –JB] At last week’s… Read more