Topic: Bloomberg LP
It depends on which measurement you use. For most people, the ability to find a job is the most basic sign of a healthy economy. Changes in the unemployment rate signal whether getting a job is becoming harder or easier for US workers. But other numbers, also sent out by the Labor Department on the first Friday of each month, offer additional barometers to watch. Here are five ways to measure the jobless problem, with the latest numbers plugged in.
12/02/2011 03:05 pm
The NLRB is set to vote Wednesday on 'microwave' organizing – a rule that would help unions organize more quickly and avoid employer interference. Republicans vow to block the move.
11/30/2011 01:52 pm
Black Friday this year set new records for in-store and online buying. Despite high unemployment and a generally worrisome economy, nearly half of all Americans went shopping.
11/27/2011 01:20 pm
Though he has a large and loyal following, Ron Paul's positions on key issues sets him apart from many Republicans. But he keeps moving steadily toward a position of strength in the early voting – especially in Iowa.
11/20/2011 01:00 pm
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney struggles to get more than 20 percent support in most polls. But he's long held a healthy lead in New Hampshire. The two are well matched.
11/18/2011 03:44 pm
Herman Cain may be skirting the media spotlight for now, but to some fans that’s just another badge of honor for the kind of candidate they are looking for: an unpolished nonpolitician.
11/17/2011 06:08 pm
Newt Gingrich's 'poll vault' to the top of the GOP heap means his character and record are coming under greater scrutiny. 'Everybody will dig up everything they can,' he says. 'That's fine. They should.'
11/17/2011 03:22 pm
Google TV gets better apps, new interface, improved search.
10/28/2011 03:10 pm
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has all but ignored New Hampshire, focusing on Iowa. As a result, her New Hampshire campaign staff reportedly has quit.
10/21/2011 07:32 pm
The BlackBerry BBX will appear on RIM phones and tablets beginning in 2012, RIM reps said Tuesday.
10/18/2011 04:44 pm