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John Koufos: I am a former prisoner. Here's why second chance hiring is so important | Fox News

More and more employers are realizing that second chance hiring is not only good for their businesses but also good for society as inmates with meaningful jobs are far less likely to return to criminal activity.

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Trump to Issue Executive Order on Health-Care Price Transparency - WSJ

President Trump plans to issue an executive order on Monday to compel the disclosure of prices in health care, according to three sources familiar with the planning.

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5.8 Million People No Longer on Food Stamps Under Trump

New USDA data says over 5.8 million people have dropped out of food stamps since President Trump completed his first month in power in Feb. 2017.

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German CEOs have US economy envy | Fox Business

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Ric Grenell says the U.S. economy is the envy of corporate leaders in Europe.

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Israel GDP | 2019 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Israel was worth 350.85 billion US dollars in 2017. The GDP value of Israel represents 0.57 percent of the world economy. GDP in Israel averaged 89.46 USD Billion from 1960 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 350.8

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Jobs czar Ivanka Trump: ‘We’re making it happen’

Ivanka Trump, President Trump’s unofficial job czar, today heralded the new report that unemployment hit a 49-year low by cheering, “We’re making it happen.”

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New York's Minimum Wage Hike Had the Devastating Effect Economists Predicted

New York’s Minimum Wage Hike Had the Devastating Effect Economists Predicted

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America is set to surpass Saudi Arabia in a 'remarkable' oil milestone - CNN

Move over, Saudi Arabia. America is about to steal the kingdom's energy exporting crown.

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Medical Marijuana Investors: The Floodgates Are Open - March 1, 2019 - Zacks.com

Marijuana will provide the basis for many of tomorrow's blockbuster drugs that treat all sorts of different diseases. David Borun can show you how to become an early investor in this burgeoning industry.

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Modern Monetary Theory: Everyone's Talking About MMT, But What Is It, And Will It Work? | Investor's Business Daily

Heard of Modern Monetary Theory, or MMT? If not, you soon will. Some Democrats say it can help justify massive increases in government spending.

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American Firms Sign Deals Worth $21 Billion Ahead of Trump-Kim Summit

HANOI, Vietnam—Ahead of his historic summit with Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump held bilateral talks ...

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Vice President Cheers Opportunity Zone Success from South Carolina

Vice President Pence celebrated one of America’s first Opportunity Zones under the Trump administration in South Carolina Thursday.

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Trump tax cuts and the middle class: Here are the facts | Fox Business

While the rhetoric of the left has sought to portray the Republican tax cuts as a negative for the middle class, nothing could be further from the truth.

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Tame Inflation Shows Tariffs Are Not Taxing American Consumers | Breitbart

Consumer prices once again demonstrate that American households are not being squeezed by tariffs on metals and China imports. | Economy

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US Steel Cites Trump in Resuming Construction Project

U.S. Steel Corp. will restart construction on an idled manufacturing facility in Alabama, and it gave some of the credit to Trump’s trade policies.

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Americans' Confidence in Their Finances Keeps Growing

Rarely in the past four decades have Americans been as positive as they are now about their personal finances, whether looking ahead to the next year or looking back at the previous one.

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China Buys US Soybeans a Day After Trade Talks, Traders Say

Chinese state-owned firms bought at least 1 million tonnes of U.S. soybeans on Feb. 1, a day after ...

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Some States Consistently Live Beyond Their Means — 'A Warning Sign Of Trouble Ahead' | Investor's Business Daily

Since 2003, ten states have repeatedly run deficits, spending more than they take in. It can't go on forever. Perpetual deficits are sure signs of trouble.

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Jobs Report: Trump Delivers For Workers … After Years Of Empty Obama Promises | Investor's Business Daily

The latest expectation-shattering jobs report isn't a fluke. It's another sign that President Trump's economic policies are improving the lives of middle class families.

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Manufacturing Unexpectedly Surges in January | Breitbart

Factory activity increased and, despite all the worries about tariffs, prices of raw materials used by manufacturers fell. | Economy

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States that spend the most on welfare | Fox Business

Although California has the highest public welfare expenditures, it didn’t make the list.

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New federal income tax form: 5 things to do before you file

Anxiety will run high this tax season. But doing your taxes still requires steps like finding the 2017 return and understanding key changes.

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Steve Forbes: Passing US/Mexico/Canada Deal would bring big benefits to our economy | Fox News

Congress should act as soon as possible to approve the renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), now rebranded as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).  This deal is a win-win for American workers, manufacturers and other emp

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U.S. Could Soon Pump More Crude Than Saudis Can at Their Peak

(Bloomberg) -- America’s journey to preeminence in the global oil trade is about to hit another milestone. Propelled by the shale-oil boom, the U.S. is already producing more crude than either Russia or Saudi Arabia, who until recently vied for the to

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China says it is 'ready to work with US' - BBC News

China's latest statement suggests trade negotiations between the two countries are progressing.

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The Miracle of $2 A Gallon Gas Prices | Investor's Business Daily

What seemed like an impossibility just a few years ago is now a reality for many across the country: gasoline that costs less than $2 a gallon.

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The exodus of New York City’s endangered middle class

After decades of sharp income erosion in the face of relentless taxes, escalating living costs and wage reductions through technological changes, the full extent of this shocking exodus is laid bare in the latest US Census data.

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Trump Signs Order to Boost Investment in Opportunity Zones

President Donald Trump is creating a White House council to manage the so-called opportunity zones, a program designed ...

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Trump Signs Order to Boost Investment in Opportunity Zones

President Donald Trump is creating a White House council to manage the so-called opportunity zones, a program designed ...

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Report: Aluminum Tariffs Boost Jobs, Production, Investment

WASHINGTON—The U.S. aluminum industry was on the brink of extinction a year ago, but it is thriving now ...

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Worker shortage holding US economy back: Kevin Brady | Fox Business

Brady’s comments come on the heel of the Department of Labor’s November jobs report.

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California: More than 7-in-10 Noncitizen Households Are on Welfare

More than 7-in-10 households headed by immigrants in the state of California are on taxpayer-funded welfare, a new study reveals. 

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Trump is winning on trade -- Don't let the 'experts' fool you | Fox News

The U.S. has hemorrhaged middle-class manufacturing jobs for more than a generation thanks to bad trade policies. President Trump is changing that.

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Disability Reform: A Good Economy Makes This a Good Time to Start | National Review

A labor market with adequate jobs and rising wages is the perfect opportunity.

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Donald Trump's Migration Policy Boosts Farm Productivity, Wages

Public opposition to cheap-labor migration is forcing farm CEOs to reluctantly invest in labor-saving machinery.

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U. S. workers see fastest wage growth in a decade, but inflation takes a toll - The Washington Post

Wages and salaries grew 2.9 percent from September 2017 to September 2018, the Labor Department reported Wednesday.

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Chart shows how everything has changed since Trump became president

Since Donald Trump won the presidency, he has presided over one of the most tumultuous political environments in recent memory as well as the best economy the country has seen since well before the financial crisis.

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Trump Offers Test Plan to Lower Medicare Drug Costs - WSJ

President Trump unveiled a plan designed to drive down the price Medicare pays for some drugs, responding to public concern over rising health-care costs.

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Making an end-run around opponents, U.S. eyes military bases for coal exports

The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia, as officials seek to bolster the domestic energy industry and circumvent environmenta

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Brexit Boom: UK Exports to Israel Soar by 75 Percent in 2018

As the UK readies to depart the EU, latest figures show its exports to Israel soared by 75 percent in 2018 ahead of Brexit.

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Narrative Fail: Business Prices Fall Despite Rising Tariffs | Breitbart

Critics said tariffs would be a tax on U.S. consumers. The recent data on producer prices, however, show higher costs are not getting passed on to American consumers. | Economics

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Doctor Tells Truth About Gender Pay Gap In Medicine. Then He Was Forced To Apologize.

Telling the truth – albeit not in the best terms – about why women in any particular field earn less than men in the same field will automatically trigger an online rage mob screaming “sexism!’ as Plano, Texas doctor Gary Tigges learned this past

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Blue-Collar Workers Increasingly Optimistic Under Trump

Nearly two years into the Trump presidency, blue-collar workers are increasingly optimistic about their social and economic circumstances.

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Trump seeks to update retirement rules, help Americans save more | Fox Business

The president signed an order on Friday aimed at helping Americans save for retirement.

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U.S. Workers Report Highest Job Satisfaction Since 2005 - WSJ

Worker contentment in the U.S. is at the highest level since 2005, according to a new report from The Conference Board, a business-research group.

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Dow jumps more than 250 points, Nasdaq hits 8,000 as US and Mexico strike trade deal

Stocks jumped on Monday as the United States and Mexico closed a new trade deal. Investors also digested reassuring comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on the central bank's policy-tightening path.

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Lana Del Rey defends decision to perform in Israel, says music should 'bring us together' | Fox News

Lana Del Rey has defended her decision to perform at Israel’s Meteor Festival on Friday, Sept. 7. On August 19, the singer wrote, “I believe music is universal and should be used to bring us together.

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Youth Unemployment Hits 52-Year Low - WSJ

The unemployment rate among young Americans fell to its lowest level in more than 50 years this summer, though the share of young people looking for work remained well below its peak in 1989.

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More Than Half of Foreign Refugees Are on Taxpayer-Funded Food Stamps

More than half of the annual inflow of foreign refugees arriving in the U.S. are on food stamps, analysis of a government report reveals.

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Economic Boom: Media Rewrite History To Credit Obama Instead Of Trump

The stronger the economy gets under President Trump, the more desperate his critics are to hand credit for the economic boom to Obama. Even if that entails changing the past.

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IBD/TIPP Poll: Americans Give Trump An 'A' For Economy

A new IBD/TIPP Poll suggests Americans aren't just more optimistic about the economy, but that groups not known to be Trump-friendly in their politics are among the most optimistic of all.

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Remarks by President Trump Before Dinner with Business Leaders

Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, New Jersey 7:43 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Hello everybody.  Thank you very much.  It's great to have you in Bedminster

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California Examples of Tax Reform Good News | Americans for Tax Reform

Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by the Republican congress and signed by President Donald Trump, 90 percent of wage earners have higher take-home pay.

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Hundreds line up for gushing West Texas oil jobs

By Liz Hampton ODESSA, TEXAS (Reuters) - Job fairs are stocked with people hungry for better opportunities, but inside the MCM Grande Hotel in Odessa, Texas, oil services giant Halliburton is the one doing the wooing. “We need to hire you is our message

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Trump's Tight Labor Market: Businesses 'Increasingly' Hiring Disabled Americans

President Donald Trump's strict immigration enforcement is delievering an increasingly tight labor market for Americans with disabilities.

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Top Obama Economist: GDP Even Stronger Than It Looks | Breitbart

The data underlying the 4.1% second quarter GDP growth suggest the economy may be even stronger than it looks. | Big Government

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'What does a trucker look like?' It's changing, amid a big shortage :: WRAL.com

WASHINGTON -- America's booming economy has a problem: a shortage of truck drivers.

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US GDP Q2 2018

Gross domestic product grew at a solid 4.1 percent pace in the second quarter, its best pace since 2014, boosting hopes that the economy is ready to break out of its decade-long slumber.

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'Made in America': Lockheed Martin adds jobs to boost F-35 production | Fox Business

Lockheed’s announcement comes as the F-35 was featured at the White House as part of the Trump administration’s “Made in America” event.

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Energy Group: Highest-Ever U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Liquids Production

API's June statistical report released on Thursday shows the highest-ever production of U.S. crude oil and natural gas liquids.

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California gains just 800 jobs in June; unemployment remains at record low

California gained a meager 800 net jobs in June, while the unemployment rate held steady at a record low of 4.2%, according to data released Friday by the state’s Employment Development Department.

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Powell backs more rate hikes as economy growing 'considerably stronger'

The U.S. economy is running at a fast enough pace to justify continued interest rate increases, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday.

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Food Stamp Usage Drops Below 40 Million for First Time in 8 Years | Breitbart

Food stamp participation dropped below 40 million for the first time in eight years, according to the latest numbers from the USDA.

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J.P. Morgan Chase Says 'Trade War' Is Not Hurting Business | Breitbart

Jamie Dimon, the bank's chief executive, said that trade war talk was more about "psyche" than "economics."  | Big Government

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5-in-7 Americans: Cheap Foreign Labor Helped Collapse of Manufacturing Industry

A majority of Americans say that cheap foreign labor displacing U.S. jobs contributed to the collapse of the American manufacturing industry.

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The U.S.' Colorblind Jobs Boom Under Trump Continues

It may come as a surprise, but President Trump is nowhere near as unpopular among black, Hispanic and Asian voters as the biased mainstream media suggest he should be. How can that be? In a word, jobs.

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Congress eyes truck driver shortage solution | Fox Business

The DRIVE-Safe Act would open cross-state truck driving positions to 18-year-olds.

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Rising oil demand may outstrip supply, boosting economy | Fox Business

Growing global oil demand would be a strong indicator of a robust global economy.