Monthly Archives: December 2014

HAPPY FESTIVUS, AMERICA!

Wishing you all a Happy Festivus with many feats of strength and the airing of all grievances in the simple shadow of your austere aluminum pole.

2014 BEST JOB GROWTH IN 15 YEARS

The recent jobs report showed the US economy added many more jobs than expected, and this has helped to push 2014 all the way up to Best Jobs Year since 1999. And gas prices are way down. And we’re down to about 1.5 continuous wars, so things could be looking up.

COURT RULES AMAZON NEEDN’T PAY WORKERS FOR ALL THEIR TIME AT WORK

And here we have a very unsurprising ruling from the United States Supreme Court. Amazon.com does not have to pay its employees for the time they spend waiting to be searched for stolen items when they leave work. The unanimous ruling claims that workers are not performing “integral and indispensable” duties while they are waiting […]

JOBS REPORT – 321,000 ADDED AND WAGES UP

The latest jobs report showed the US economy added 321,000 jobs in November, which was significantly more than expected. Wages were also up, which, when combined with low fuel costs means November was a pretty sweet month to be an American consumer. This is being talked about as a reason that congress may embrace some […]