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  1. In Like a Lion, Out Like a…

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    Tue, 20 Jan 2015

    monitor the labor market. The Employment Situation Report, released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by the U.S. Department of Labor , consists of: The unemployment rate – the number of unemployed workers expressed as a percentage of the labor force

  2. UPDATE 1-United Airlines attendants claim fired over their security concerns

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    Wed, 7 Jan 2015

    they were illegally fired by United Airlines after refusing to fly on a Hong Kong-bound plane last July that had a "threatening" message scrawled under its tail engine, according to a complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Labor .

  3. What to Watch in the Day Ahead - Wednesday, Jan. 7

    Headlines

    Tue, 6 Jan 2015

    sector hiring should provide a glimpse of the health of the U.S. job market last month, ahead of the U.S. Department of Labor 's broader employment report. Private employers likely continued to add jobs for the 58 straight month in

  4. Glancing Back but Focusing Forward

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    Mon, 5 Jan 2015

    monitor the labor market. The Employment Situation Report, released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by the U.S. Department of Labor , consists of: The unemployment rate – the number of unemployed workers expressed as a percentage of the labor force

  5. The Low-Inflation Mirage

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    Fri, 2 Jan 2015

    much of the world is in a recession, but there have also been positive signs that the U.S. economy is recovering. The Labor Department reported that employers added 321,000 jobs in November, the biggest reported gain in nearly three years. Meanwhile

  6. CLS: Consumer Sentiment – Japan’s Economy – American Funds

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    Mon, 1 Dec 2014

    and political, economic, or social instability. The Employment Cost Index is a quarterly report from the U.S. Department of Labor that measures the growth of employee compensation (wages and benefits). The index is based on a survey of employer

  7. 401(k) Reform: A Modest Proposal

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    Mon, 10 Nov 2014

    lawsuit. No muss, no fuss. The certifying entity? The Department of Labor is one possible answer, as it enforces ERISA regulations ..... k)s to all workers. In private industry, per the Department of Labor statistics, 65% of workers have access to a retirement

  8. Fidelity Business Cycle Update

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    Wed, 5 Nov 2014

    Census Bureau, Bloomberg Finance, L.P., Fidelity Investments (AART), as of Sep. 30, 2014. 7 Source: U.S. Department of Labor , Bloomberg Finance, L.P., Fidelity Investments (AART), as of Oct. 10, 2014. 8 Oil refers to West Texas Intermediate

  9. ERISA at 40: Feats, Faults and Fixes

    Headlines

    Thu, 2 Oct 2014

    the popularity of the employer-sponsored, but employee-funded, 401(k) plan increased dramatically. According to Labor Department figures, 1 the number of DC plans more than doubled from 340,000 in 1980 to 600,000 in 1990. The concomitant reduction

  10. U.S. jobless claims data point to firming labor market

    Commentary

    Thu, 18 Sep 2014

    benefits dropped 36,000 to a seasonally adjusted 280,000 for the week ended Sept. 13, the lowest level since July, the Labor Department said. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims falling to only 305,000 last week. The four-week moving average

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