Category Archives: Daily News

Overtime Rules: Can We At Least Agree on Inflation Adjustments???

The House Education and Workforce Committee is holding a hearing today to discuss overtime rules.  This should be interesting… The consensus expectation seems to be that the Department of Labor will propose increasing the salary threshold for nonexempt workers to … Continue reading

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Is it ‘where are the jobs’ or ‘where are the workers’?

The unemployment rate gets a lot of attention in the media and in public discussions as it relates to the labor market and overall economy.  In no way do I mean to discount the unemployment rate as a useful measure but … Continue reading

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The Fed Continues Monetary Policy of ‘Accommodation’

The Federal Reserve has just announced that it will continue its policy of purchasing $85 billion worth of mortgage backed securities and Treasury securities each month.  Perhaps I was too optimistic but I was expecting the Fed to announce the … Continue reading

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Intransigent Business Models: Cable TV Bundling & You Get What (Someone Else) Pays For

Over the last few years the concept of cord-cutting has transformed from what some may have discounted as a phase to a full-on trend that is having, and will continue to have, profound impacts on the established pay TV industry.  The … Continue reading

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Lone Star State is a Pretty Good Place to Live & Work

Forbes reports that Texas has three of the best cities to work in the nation.  Dallas, Houston and Austin are among the top cities to earn a living while also keeping living costs down.   Being a native Texan for many … Continue reading

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Offshore Tax Havens: A Good Time to Reconsider

The Times reports today that France has obtained a list of 3,000 account holders at Swiss banks.  This is only days after France and Switzerland reached an agreement to exchange information on French citizens who hold Swiss bank accounts.  Just … Continue reading

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Can you do better than Bernanke & Co.?

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco has posted a “Fed Chairman Game” on their website.  It lets you set monetary policy for 16 quarters. The game starts you off with the fed funds rate set at 4.50%, unemployment at … Continue reading

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