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For Unemployed Blacks, Growth is not Enough!

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The burden of unemployment falls heaviest upon blacks and unfortunately, economic growth in important but is not sufficient. Even when US GDP grew at 6.7%, the unemployment rate for blacks averaged 10.6%....

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Why were fewer Jobs created in March?

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Another month or two is required in order to determine whether the lower than expected number of jobs created in March was caused by high oil prices, a statistical aberration or a slowing economy....

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April Unemployment Rate is 8.2%, but Overall Disappointing

The unemployment rate declined from 8.3% to 8.2% but only ½ as many jobs (120,000) were created in March as in previous months....

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FED’s Gloomy Outlook may Rekindle Pessimism

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The Federal Reserve is walking on thin ice. In talking down the economic recovery to rationalize low rates, it may be dampening investor and consumer confidence. ...

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Economic Recovery: Shifting into Cruise Control

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The US Economy is now recovering at a normal rate. As inflation fears rise, the Federal Reserve Bank will have to reconsider its pledge to keep interest rates fixed until 2014. Indicators to look for in the future are...

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March Unemployment remains 8.3%, but Economy enters a Normal Recovery

Today's Labor Department Jobs Report showed that the unemployment rate in February remained constant at 8.3% and 227,000 jobs added to the labor force. ...

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Understanding Economic Indicators: A November Update

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To understand how the economy is doing, most people look to the unemployment rate. However, other indicators may be even more important. It all depends upon where the economy is in the business cycle. ...

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To Increase Home Loans, the Fed should Raise Interest Rates

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Higher interest rates make it easier for people to get home loans because lenders receive a greater reward for taking risks on home mortgages. Since the economy is growing, the Fed should stop its low rate policy....

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2012 Outlook for Hispanic/Latino Businesses

Hispanic/Latino CEOs do not plan to increase hiring in 2012. They are the only group where 20% of CEO will add jobs while 18% will cut jobs. Future hiring will be strongest in retail and virtually unchanged in...

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Checkmate! Obama’s Play on Romney’s Taxes

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The tax disclosure of Mitt Romney , showing he paid just 14% on $21 million of income, improving economic conditions and the rising approval ratings of the President are potential obstacles to the Republican's bid for...

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