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Are You Unfairly Paying Extra For “Made in the USA” Products?

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Made in the USA used to stand for quality and pride. It meant buying high quality products made by American workers earning good wages and benefits. Products made in the USA aren’t as common anymore, especially as more American jobs are outsourced to places like China or Bangladesh. But when something says “Made in the USA” today, is it still a positive thing?

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People Don’t Have Uprisings When The Unemployment Rate Is 6.7 Percent

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When the December 2013 unemployment rate came out on January 10, some news sources were glad to see that it decreased to 6.7% from 7%. Sounds good, right? In reality, it doesn’t explain everything. Actually, it hardly explains anything. That number only captures people who are still in the job market, who are also still actively searching for a job. So when you hear “unemployment rate,” feel suspicious. Who doesn’t it include?

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The Little-known Reason Why Employers Won’t Hire You Part Time

Does the state you live in determine an employer’s willingness to hire you part time? In some states, it’s much more costly to hire a part-time vs. full-time employee. Lets see how the unemployment tax affects this cost. I’ll tell

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