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Milton Allimadi on US Media’s Africa Reporting

Milton Allimadi on US Media’s Africa Reporting

https://media.blubrry.com/counterspin/content.blubrry.com/counterspin/CounterSpin210917.mp3     (Kendall Hunt, 2021) This week on CounterSpin: The primary “sense” of Sub-Saharan…

Millions Fell Through the Unemployment Benefits Safety Net On Labor Day

Millions Fell Through the Unemployment Benefits Safety Net On Labor Day

By Kevin Vazquez | Sep 15, 2021 | —  Last week, on Labor Day, an…

Monthly U.S. Unemployment Rate June 1990 - June 2021 By County

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Milton Allimadi on US Media’s Africa Reporting

https://media.blubrry.com/counterspin/content.blubrry.com/counterspin/CounterSpin210917.mp3     (Kendall Hunt, 2021) This week on CounterSpin: The primary “sense” of Sub-Saharan Africa in corporate media is absence. When Africa is discussed,…

Milton Allimadi on US Media’s Africa Reporting

Staffing Employment Down in Second Quarter Straying From Seasonal Growth Trend

The gap between quarter-to-quarter sales growth and a contraction in staffing employment is more than six percentage points—significantly higher than the average of two percentage…

Staffing Employment Down in Second Quarter Straying From Seasonal Growth Trend

The Strike Zone—September 13, 2021

With the wide distribution of the vaccine, new COVID-19 protocols negotiated by the professional leagues and their union counterparts are drawing a stark line between…

The Strike Zone—September 13, 2021

Labor

Staffing Employment Down in Second Quarter Straying From Seasonal Growth Trend

Staffing Employment Down in Second Quarter Straying From Seasonal Growth Trend

The gap between quarter-to-quarter sales growth and a contraction in staffing employment is more than six percentage points—significantly higher than the average of two percentage points since ASA began tracking quarterly metrics in 1992. Notable differences between changes in staffing…

Are Social Media “Finfluencers” Coming for Your 401(k)?

Are Social Media “Finfluencers” Coming for Your 401(k)?

There’s some fine money advice on the web but, investor beware, they are working off…

Today’s News and Commentary—9/17/21

Today’s News and Commentary—9/17/21

Union leaders and the parent company of Nabisco (Mondelez International) reached a tentative agreement this…

Apocalyptic series ‘Y: The Last Man’ is actually a warning about workplace inequality

Apocalyptic series ‘Y: The Last Man’ is actually a warning about workplace inequality

The show depicts a world in which the women are left to do all the…

The Economy

Stimulus Payments Lifted 11.7 Million People Out of Poverty During the Pandemic in 2020

Stimulus Payments Lifted 11.7 Million People Out of Poverty During the Pandemic in 2020

The more than $400 billion in two rounds of stimulus payments the government distributed during…

In-Person Workers Slow to Return to Jobs, Data Shows

In-Person Workers Slow to Return to Jobs, Data Shows

This report from Stateline, an initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts, detailed show in-person workers,…

Week ended Sept. 11 jobless claims rise as Covid wave hits

Week ended Sept. 11 jobless claims rise as Covid wave hits

September 16, 2021 — Week ended Sept. 11 jobless claims rose  20,000 to a total of 332,000, following a pandemic low in the prior week, a sign that rising Covid-19 infections are harming economy, the US Department of Labor reports.…