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CA set for nation’s highest minimum wage

California will start the new year with a record-setting wage floor. “On Jan. 1 California will have the highest minimum wage in the country,” as Capital Public Radio noted. “California workers earning minimum wage will get an extra dollar an hour at

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Tweaking the Sept. jobs report

I'm no mathematician, but I understand economics. It doesn't take a professional to see the “jobs, jobs, jobs” campaign rallying cries seem to be falling on deaf ears. Unemployment may have dropped a driblet, but it remains historically high. And

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Politicians, media distort economic facts

Feb. 6, 2013 By Katy Grimes The U.S. economy lost more than 1.4 million jobs between December and January. But it’s almost impossible to find any reports in the mainstream media about this. Instead, the media primarily have reported on reduced

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Record numbers for govt. employment is no joke

Dec. 7, 2012 By Katy Grimes Did you hear the one about the government hiring record numbers of new employees while the country teeters on the brink of financial disaster? Actually, it’s no joke. Call the government if you need

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California unemployment third worst at 10.7 percent

Aug. 17, 2012 By John Seiler In numbers released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, California’s unemployment in July remained the same as in June, 10.7 percent. But that was an improvement from the 11.9 percent of July

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