Archive for August 2nd, 2017

Amazon’s one-day plan to hire 50,000 warehouse workers could shake up the labor market, economists say

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Frontier recently jolted the U.S. airline industry by issuing a press release that brimmed with boldness. Given the implications of the scrappy carrier’s news, the superlatives were arguably a harbinger of war.

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Some supporters of the immigration bill endorsed by President Trump claim the legislation would move the United States toward an immigration system more like Canadas. As a Canadian, let me offer two pieces of advice: 1. It would do no such thing. 2. In Canada, there is growing support for allowing more immigrants, not fewer. In fact, economic growth demands it.
The immigration bill introduced by Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue would slash legal immigration to the United States by 50 percent from a million to 500,000 in 10 years. Conversely, Canada already allows 300,000…

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Early in my teaching career, a student named Jon told me about an exciting investment. All through high school, he had been collecting plate blocks of postage stamps. At the time, postage stamps were printed fifty stamps to a sheet and the four stamps in a two-by-two block next to the sheet’s serial number were called a plate block.
Plate blocks were rare because no one had ever thought to save them. Why would anyone want the two-by-two square of stamps next to the serial number? How often does anyone use four stamps to mail a letter?
Then, unexpectedly, plate blocks became a collectible….

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The Swiss central bank’s $750 billion in foreign-currency reserves has sparked a lively debate over how the money should be invested.

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Amazon is making it easier for buyers to get refunds, but sellers are worried that they're going to foot a bigger bill.

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Washington may be in disarray, but buyers are confident as money continues to flow into stocks and exchange traded funds.

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Fabled for its willingness to relocate for opportunity, the country is the least mobile since after World War II, even in economically depressed rural locales.

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Potential buyers, both young and old, are trolling listings online and packing into crowded open houses.

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Americans are trillions of dollars short on retirement funds — so why is Washington making it harder for people to save?

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Major health insurers in some states are seeking 2018 premium increases on Affordable Care Act plans of 30% or more, according to new federal data.

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Former Hermitage Capital Management CEO Bill Browder testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee about the President of Russia’s net worth.

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<p>The Dow Jones industrial average notched another milestone on Wednesday, breaking above 22,000 for the first time.</p>

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<p></p><p>The Dow Jones industrial average notched another milestone on Wednesday, breaking above 22,000 for the first time.</p>

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