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  • Cruise Line Scraps Crew and Officer Positions

    10/16/2020 1:45:49 PM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 34 replies
    Cruise Hive ^ | Oct. 16,2020 | Robert McGillivray
    During unprecedented times in the cruise industry, the crew and officers that work onboard are incredibly hard hit. While most have been home for six months, mostly without pay, cruise lines are now starting to scrap positions. With the sale of four ships, Holland America has been slimmed down considerably. While new ships are on the way, these will come too late for many crew members that counted on these vessels as their income and livelihood. Carnival Corporation Reducing Costs Carnival Corporation has been selling ships which have proven to be less effective and not as profitable as other vessels...
  • My Covid Relief Suggestions

    10/15/2020 5:50:09 AM PDT · by Brian Griffin · 11 replies
    October 15, 2020 | Brian Griffin
    I suggest that the Senate offer the following Covid relief proposals in separate bills: 1. A federal unemployment weekly top-up of $300 (inclusive of Trump's diversionary payments) for up to 16 weeks prior to April 2021. 2. A retrospective residential rent/mortgage payment help program of up to 20% of amount paid by tenant/mortgagor for March through October 2020 rent/mortgage payment past due amounts, up to $2000 for a household, if requested by the tenant/mortgagor and accepted prior to December 22, 2020 by the landlord/mortgagee to cure all deliquency for that period, to be administered by a court empowered to issue...
  • Except For Locked-Down Blue States, America’s Economic Recovery From COVID-19 Is Amazingly Strong

    10/14/2020 9:21:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 14, 2020 | Tom Blumer
    The nation’s corporate media have mostly downplayed or ignored the U.S. economy’s remarkable performance following the COVID-19 lockdowns earlier this year. The nation’s corporate media have mostly downplayed or ignored the U.S. economy’s remarkable performance following the COVID-19 lockdowns earlier this year. They have completely ignored how pandemic-related economic restrictions in many states have prevented the ongoing recovery from being even stronger.In just five months, the unemployment rate has fallen by 45 percent from its April peak of 14.7 percent, and the economy has also regained just over half of the 22.2 million jobs lost in March and April. This...
  • Speaker Pelosi Goes Berserk on Wolf Blitzer When He Calls Her Out For Refusing to Make a Deal on Covid-19 Relief (VIDEO)

    10/14/2020 7:49:30 AM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 13, 2020 | Cristina Laila
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went berserk on CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday when he called her out for refusing to make a deal on Covid relief.
  • Bonus Army: Pay workers for finding a job, not for staying unemployed.

    10/11/2020 6:34:38 AM PDT · by karpov · 10 replies
    City Journal ^ | October 8, 2020 | Noah Williams
    After a national economic shutdown and the self-imposed mass unemployment, some American businesses are now struggling to hire workers again. Job openings rose sharply, to 6.6 million, in July, returning to pre-pandemic levels. At the same time, a massive reallocation of resources has taken place across economic sectors—one that is far from complete. Rather than delaying the process of adjustment, public policy can help smooth the transition. The pandemic economy in the spring and early summer was characterized by lockdown and reopening. Policy was aimed at providing liquidity to individuals and businesses to keep them afloat during the economic disruption....
  • These states are suffering most from unemployment as Coronavirus pandemic recovery lags

    10/08/2020 8:43:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 10/08/2020 | Zack Guzman
    The number of jobs lost due to the coronavirus shutdown continue to mount, with the latest weekly total of Americans applying for unemployment benefits coming in at 840,000. While some states have seen unemployment applications recede from record highs after the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. employment picture, others have suffered stubbornly high job losses months into the recovery. In some states, unemployment rates have shot higher than 20%. According to the Department of Labor’s latest report, which breaks out the insured unemployment rate (a ratio of people on unemployment benefits divided by labor force) through September 19, Hawaii is...
  • No, Shutting Down Another Stimulus Won’t Cost Trump The Election

    10/07/2020 6:52:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 7, 2020 | Willis L. Krumholz
    What makes Trump look worse before the election: trying to get a deal with no success, or pointing out that the other side doesn’t want a deal for political reasons and pulling out of talks? President Trump announced on Twitter that he was shutting down stimulus talks with Democrats until after the election because they were “not negotiating in good faith.” “Pelosi is asking for $2.4 Trillion Dollars to bailout poorly run, high crime, Democrat States, money that is in no way related to COVID-19,” wrote Trump.The president continued: “Immediately after I win, we will pass a major Stimulus Bill...
  • Trump on Twitter: If I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY. I am ready to sign right now. Are you listening Nancy?

    10/06/2020 7:56:47 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 98 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 6, 2020 | Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump If I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY. I am ready to sign right now. Are you listening Nancy? @MarkMeadows @senatemajldr @kevinomccarthy @SpeakerPelosi @SenSchumer 9:18 PM · Oct 6, 2020
  • U.S. Created 661,000 Jobs in September, Unemployment Falls to 7.9%

    10/02/2020 7:34:46 AM PDT · by Religion and Politics · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/02/2020 | John Carney
    The U.S. economy added 661,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate fell to 7.9 percent, indicating that the economy continued to add jobs even as coronavirus infections rose across many states. Economists had forecast an addition of around 800,0000 jobs and a decline in the unemployment rate to 8.2 percent from 8.4 percent last month. So Friday’s figures missed on job creation but beat on the unemployment rate.
  • HUGE! New Data Shows States with Unemployment Over 10% Are ALL RUN BY DEMOCRATS Except One

    09/23/2020 7:35:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/23/2020 | Jim Hoft
    New data shows Democrat governors are killing the economies in their states and blaming coronavirus! The link to the government’s data is here. NOTE: The seasonally adjusted national unemployment rate was 8.4 percent in July. Here are ALL of the states which had unemployment rates above 10 percent in the government’s August state-by-state report released on Friday: CA – 11.4 pct. HI – 12.5 pct. IL – 11.0 pct. MA – 11.3 pct. NJ – 10.9 pct. NM – 11.3 pct. NV – 13.2 pct. NY – 12.5 pct. PA – 10.3 pct. RI – 12.8 pct. The governor of...
  • The Cries of Thousands

    09/22/2020 3:30:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | September 22, 2020 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON — In late March, Wisconsin and the world got to know Cliff and Yvonne Hooks and their Cliff "Cooks" restaurant in Barneveld.  It was a good story in the midst of a pandemic and governments shutting down communities and states nationwide. Hooks took prices off the menus and only accepts donations to help a growing number of community members make ends meet. “There’s no money — there are people that are not sure where their next meal is coming from and they don’t have money to buy food, and it seemed like a simple solution,” he told CNN.The story certainly...
  • "Preferring Trump Economy Is Selfish" [semi-satire]

    09/17/2020 9:55:22 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 September 2020 | John Semmens
    Princeton Professor Eddie Glaude warned viewers of MSNBC's Morning Joe show not to allow selfishness to lure them into voting for Trump. "I know a lot of you are tempted to place your own prosperity ahead of social justice and vote for Trump's reelection," Glaude said. "Well, DON'T DO IT!" "Granted, Trump's economic policies of deregulation and tax cuts have helped spur a booming economy," the Professor admitted. "Unemployment was at historic lows for minorities before the pandemic and the lockdowns hit. Likewise, stock prices have rallied back to where they were in January—enriching every person who has an IRA...
  • America’s Problem Isn’t ‘Systemic Racism,’ It’s That People Need to Get Back to Work

    09/07/2020 3:29:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | September 7, 2020 | Scott Morefield
    As rioters and demonstrators continually take to the streets in major U.S. cities as if it’s their literal job now (okay, it probably IS for plenty), ordinary working schmucks like me can’t help but wonder: How on earth do they find the time? What a life of leisure these people must have, with the luxury of apparently sleeping during the day and being able to go out every night and raise hell for the "cause." I certainly couldn’t afford to do it, and you probably couldn’t either. I mean, looting may put a flatscreen or three on the table now...
  • Not This Year

    09/05/2020 5:43:57 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-5-20 | MOTUS
    In defiance of the best efforts of Democrat governors to keep the economy locked down and under wraps it came roaring back in August. Despite continued mandated closures and sanctioned rioting around the country, you just can’t keep the Trump economy down. August saw an added 1.4 million jobs which, along with the end of furloughs for 7 million employees, resulted in an 8.4% unemployment rate, a drop of nearly 2% from June levels of 10.2% and well below the 9.8% rate  economists “expected.” All of which was considered bad news in certain quarters. Accordingly, the Big Three Alphabets adhered...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 9/4/2020 Newsdump Friday Labor Day Weekend

    09/04/2020 8:33:44 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/4/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    It is now Saturday in Australia where a coronavirus freedom protest is being attempted in the tightly locked down city of Melbourne. Arrests have already taken place in the city at the gathering site of the protest, the "Shrine of Remembrance". Police acting to prevent the protest from taking place.... Police in a federal operation shooting dead the man wanted in connection with the killing of a "Patriot Prayer" member in Portland..... Facebook removing accounts linked to "Patriot Prayer"...... The FBI arresting two men said to be "militia members: and admirers of Kyle Rittenhouse at the request of Kenosha, Wisconsin...
  • Big Three Morning Shows IGNORE Huge Unemployment Rate Drop to 8.4%

    09/04/2020 2:47:44 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 9/4/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    The ABC, CBS, and NBC morning news shows didn’t give any coverage to the unemployment rate dropping well below expectations into the single digits during their Friday edition programming. A new Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report released at 8:30 AM, revealed stunningly positive news on the state of the jobs market: the economy added 1.4 million jobs in August. But there’s bigger news: the unemployment rate dropped nearly 2 percentage points from 10.2 percent in June to an astonishing 8.4 percent. That’s massively better than economists surveyed by Refinitiv, who were expecting a drop to 9.8 percent. The result...
  • VIDEO: Steve Rattner Argues With Steve Rattner Over Plunging Unemployment Numbers

    09/04/2020 2:42:19 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 4, 2020 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO One thing you can count on with MSNBC economic analyst Steve Rattner is that he is ALWAYS wrong. Here we see the April 2020 Steve Rattner being contradicted by the September 4, 2020 Steve Rattner over the plunging unemployment numbers. However, the one thing that both Steve Rattners agree upon is that no matter how slow or fast the unemployment rate drops, it always means bad news for President Trump.
  • Chuck Schumer Does Not Welcome Huge Drop in Unemployment

    09/04/2020 9:29:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/04/2020 | John Carney
    Chuck Schumer lashed out at Donald Trump on Friday after the president celebrated the sharp drop in the unemployment rate in August. The unemployment rate stood at 10.2 percent a month earlier, which means it dropped nearly 18 percent in a single month. To put it differently, the rate fell by 1.8 percentage points.
  • US employers hire 1.4M in August as unemployment rate falls sharply

    09/04/2020 6:20:49 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 24 replies
    Fox Business ^ | September 4, 2020 | Megan Henney
    The U.S. economy added 1.4 million jobs in August as the unemployment rate unexpectedly tumbled, indicating the nation's labor market is continuing a slow, but steady, recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The Labor Department's payroll report released Friday showed the jobless rate fell sharply to 8.4%, down from 10.2% in June and a peak of 14.7% in April. It marks the first time since March that unemployment is below 10%. Economists surveyed by Refinitiv expected the report to show that unemployment dropped to 9.8% and the economy added 1.4 million jobs. It's well below the combined 7.5 million jobs added...
  • New Covid-19 Layoffs Make Job Reductions Permanent

    08/29/2020 2:50:10 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal. via MSN ^ | 8/29/20 | Patrick Thomas, Sarah Chaney, Chip Cutter
    A new wave of layoffs is washing over the U.S. as several big companies reassess staffing plans and settle in for a long period of uncertainty. MGM Resorts International and Stanley Black & Decker Inc. recently told some employees furloughed at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic that they wouldn’t be put back on the payroll. And companies bringing back the majority of furloughed workers, including Yelp Inc. and Cheesecake Factory Inc., are making reductions as they adjust to the new reality that many coronavirus-related closures won’t be resolved this fall. More fresh layoffs at big employers loom. A day...