New Immigrants Better Educated but Not Better Employed

A new study by the right-leaning Center for Immigration Studies found that the education levels for new immigrants has increased dramatically in the last decade, but employment and income have not kept pace by nearly as much. The study found that the share of new immigrants with a college degree has increased from 34% to […]

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Economy Adds 313,000 Jobs in Strong February Jobs Report

The economy added a strong 313,000 jobs in the month of February beating Wall Street expectations and fueling strong gains in the stock market.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose nearly 300 points in early trading in the wake of the reports’ release. The unemployment rate stayed the same at 4.1%, the fifth straight month […]

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Amazon Rolls Out Delivery Service That Would Compete with FedEx, UPS

Amazon is testing a delivery service that would compete with shipping giants UPS and FedEx, it was announced today.  The service is being tested in Los Angeles and would only be available to businesses selling goods on Amazon’s platform, to start. Under the new service, “Shipping with Amazon,” Amazon would send a truck to pick […]

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Canadian Companies to Sue U.S. Over Solar Panel Tariffs Imposed by Trump Administration

Several Canadian solar panel companies are suing the Trump administration over the 30% tariffs the President imposed on their products last month.  President Trump, last month, announced a 30% tariff on solar panels and a 50% tariff on imported washing machines. The impetus for the move, the President said, was bringing well-paying manufacturing jobs back […]

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President’s Approval Rating At 90% with Republicans

A recent Gallup survey shows a wide discrepancy between President Donald Trump’s approval rating among voters of different political parties.  The president’s approval rating among Republicans is an exceptionally high 90%, while among Democrats it is a low 6%.  Among independents it is 33%.  The president’s overall approval rating among all voters is 40%. There […]

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan Touts $1.50 Raise Because of Tax Law, Subsequently Deletes Tweet

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was heavily criticized on social media yesterday after he tweeted about the benefits of the GOP-passed tax overhaul, saying that a Lancaster, PA woman was pleasantly surprised to see an extra $1.50 in her weekly paycheck.  Ryan was referencing an Associated Press story outlining the effects of the law […]

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