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  • Data suggest many teens who aren't working chose not to look

    02/19/2014 4:24:32 AM PST · by massmike · 24 replies
    http://bostonherald.com/ ^ | 02/19/2014 | Associated Press
    Many job seekers have dropped out of the labor force not because they've gotten discouraged, but by choice. The unemployment rate has been declining, in part because of a declining labor participation rate. A new analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray and Christmas finds the biggest decline in labor force participation is among 16- to 19-year-olds. It's down to a record low 30.4 percent. But contrary to reports that job seekers have gotten discouraged and dropped out, many of them just don't want a job. Of the 11.6 million teens not in the...
  • Mexico drug cartels sending top agents to run crime rings deep inside U.S. territory, AP finds

    04/01/2013 2:22:23 PM PDT · by Gorilla44 · 54 replies
    AP ^ | 4/1/2013
    Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the U.S. border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to live and work deep inside the United States — an emboldened presence that experts believe is meant to tighten their grip on the world's most lucrative narcotics market and maximize profits. If left unchecked, authorities say, the cartels' move into the American interior could render the syndicates harder than ever to dislodge and pave the way for them to expand into other criminal enterprises such as prostitution, kidnapping-and-extortion rackets and money laundering. Cartel activity in the U.S. is certainly...
  • Rep. Anthony Weiner, N.Y. Democrat to hold news conference at 4 p.m. ET

    06/06/2011 12:31:05 PM PDT · by library user · 611 replies
    NBC News via Twitter | June
    Rumor is he will step down.