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Effects of the Government Shutdown on Workers, the Economy, and Morale

By Joanna Solloway Most of United States is now aware of the federal government shutdown.  Throughout the country, members of Congress hurl insults and blame each other for the current calamity that affects thousands, if not millions, of Americans. While politicians continue their government standoff, much of the country is suffering. The media has drawn […]

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Countdown to Election 2012: The Candidates’ Proposals to Fix the Economy

By Eileen Lohmann On November 6, the people of the United States will choose between two fundamentally different presidential candidates, and in an economic climate in which the rate of unemployment is 7.8 percent, each candidate has offered his own solution to create jobs and grow the economy. President Barack Obama’s plan to revitalize the […]

Women’s Employment is Pivotal in 2012 Election

The state of the economy is always a pivotal issue in a Presidential election year, and this year is no different.   Candidates are well aware of this and as we draw closer to the November election each candidate has begun to devote more time to stump speeches that address topics ranging in scope from taxes […]

Unemployment Rate Has Fallen, Maybe Because of An Unusual Reason

The unemployment rate has steadily been dropping over the last five weeks, but may not be for the reason you think. According to the Department of Labor, weekly applications for unemployment benefits dropped 13,000 to a seasonally adjusted 348,00 as reported February 16, 2012. The Huffington Post reports that the decline may indicate the companies […]

Interns Have Rights…Did You Know?

Recently, we posted a piece about the negative effects of unpaid internships. On February 13, 2012 Slate.com published an insightful piece about the same topic following up on the issue. On Feb. 1, a funny thing happened in a U.S. district court in Manhattan: An intern complained in public. Xuedan Wang, a 28-year-old former intern […]