US Workers Testing Positive for Drugs, Marijuana Use Spikes

US Workers Testing Positive for Drugs, Marijuana Use Spikes






US Workers Testing Positive for Drugs, Marijuana Use Spikes More US workers reportedly are testing positive for illicit drugs than at any time in the last 12 years. Meanwhile, the number of workers who tested positive for marijuana rose by 4%, while positive results for other drugs also rose “The increases come against a backdrop […]






President Trump’s Earth Day Message, “protect the environment and our workers.”

President Trump’s Earth Day Message, “protect the environment and our workers.”






President Trump’s Earth Day Message, “protect the environment and our workers.” President Donald Trump celebrated Earth Day Saturday and delivered a message that wove a commitment to protecting the environment with support for American workers. “My administration is committed to keeping our air and water clean, to preserving our forests, lakes, and open spaces, and […]






President Trump’s Visa Program Encourages Hiring Americans

President Trump’s Visa Program Encourages Hiring Americans






President Trump’s Visa Program Encourages Hiring Americans $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $FB, $MSFT, $AAPL, $SNA Tuesday, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the United States to fill high-skilled jobs. President Trump will also use the “Buy […]






President Trump Pushing ‘Hire American,’ ‘Buy American’ Directive

President Trump Pushing ‘Hire American,’ ‘Buy American’ Directive






President Trump Pushing ‘Hire American,’ ‘Buy American’ Directive US President Donald Trump aggressively drives his “Hire American” and “Buy American” directives Tuesday President Trump to sign an executive order in Wisconsin directing federal agencies to probe government procurement practices and re-examine the way foreign workers enter the US, so they do not undercut “American labor […]






H-1B Applications Fall, Employers Anticipate Trump Reforms

H-1B Applications Fall, Employers Anticipate Trump Reforms






H-1B Applications Fall, Employers Anticipate Trump Reforms $INFY Employers applied for about 16% fewer H-1B visas for highly skilled workers this year than in Y 2016 reflecting concern that The Trump Administration will take a more restrictive approach to the program. Employers seeking visas for Y 2018 submitted 199,000 applications this year, compared with 236,000 […]






Employee Owned Companies Pass the “Recession Test”

Employee Owned Companies Pass the “Recession Test”






Employee Owned Companies Pass the “Recession Test” Employee stock ownership of companies has been promoted in the US since the country’s founding. After the Revolutionary War, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton fostered the resurgence of the Codfish industry by providing financial subsidies, but only for ships that had written profit-sharing agreements with their crews. This program, […]






Bringing America’s Jobs Back Means Making America’s Factories “Great Again”

Bringing America’s Jobs Back Means Making America’s Factories “Great Again”






Bringing America’s Jobs Back Means Making America’s Factories “Great Again” $GM, $F, $FCAU Over that past few year and most recently during the Presidential election campaigning and post-election the Key discussion is about bringing back manufacturing to the US This was a Key focus of Donald Trump’s campaign for US President. Also, there is the […]






Donald Trump at Boeing (NYSE:BA) “Buy American, Hire American”

Donald Trump at Boeing (NYSE:BA) “Buy American, Hire American”






Donald Trump at Boeing (NYSE:BA) “Buy American, Hire American” $BA, $F, $GM, $FCAU There is and continues to be considerable discussion about bringing back manufacturing to the US, and hiring Americans This was a major focus of Donald Trump’s campaign for President. Not surprisingly, there is similar discussion in other advanced countries. Teresa May, Prime […]






Violent Strike at BHP’s Copper Mine in Chile, force majeure Declared

Violent Strike at BHP’s Copper Mine in Chile, force majeure Declared






Violent Strike at BHP’s Copper Mine in Chile, force majeure Declared $BHP,  $CU A strike at BHP Billiton’s (NYSE:BHP) Escondida copper mine in Chile has turned ugly and  police are investigating a fire at the mine that came just hours before 300 masked people stormed the site. Monday, BHP confirmed that 14 people were injured after […]






Minimum Wage Increases Costs Millions of US Jobs

Minimum Wage Increases Costs Millions of US Jobs






Minimum Wage Increases Costs Millions of US Jobs State minimum wage increases phasing in around the US will result in about 2.6-M job losses with “minimal” increases in workers’ salaries, a report from the American Action Forum reports. According to the center-right group, 22 states and the District of Columbia will implement minimum wage increases […]






Globalization, a New World or a Dead End

Globalization, a New World or a Dead End






Globalization, a New World or a Dead End Economic globalization is at a Crossroad, the next step to be taken by major players will lead to either a New World or a Dead End. The world is a place in time when protectionism, populism and isolationism are on the rise in the developed countries, as […]






Donald Trump Not Looking for “Permission” to be Tough on Trade

Donald Trump Not Looking for “Permission” to be Tough on Trade






Donald Trump Not Looking for “Permission” to be Tough on Trade $TM US President Elect Donald Trump will not back away from his tough stance on trade, even if congressional Republicans oppose him, incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Thursday. “He’s not looking for permission,” Mr. Spicer said. “He’s going to do what […]






Northeastern US in Dangerous Deep Freeze

Northeastern US in Dangerous Deep Freeze






Northeastern US in Dangerous Deep Freeze Low temperatures and high winds have the Northeastern US in a deep freeze this weekend Dangerous wind chills of -20 to 30 below Zero in parts of the region made for some crippling conditions Friday. “You are talking about 30 degrees below normal highs. That is pretty darn cold,” […]






Obama’s Trade Policy is Dead

Obama’s Trade Policy is Dead






Obama’s Trade Policy is Dead US President Barack Hussein Obama’s administration suspended its efforts to win congressional approval for his Asian free-trade deal before President Elect Donald Trump takes office saying that TPP’s fate was now up to Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers. Administration officials also said Mr. Obama will try to explain the situation […]






Hillary Clinton’s ‘Deplorable’s’ Comment Sinking Her Campaign

Hillary Clinton’s ‘Deplorable’s’ Comment Sinking Her Campaign






Hillary Clinton’s ‘Deplorable’s’ Comment Sinking Her Campaign US Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’ continuing attacks against her GOP rival Donald Trump’s supporters could is hurting her campaign as the 2 are headed for the Presidential debates in 10 day. Barbara Streisand joined in with her mocking of Donald Trump. Mrs. Clinton sparked an uproar in […]






Singapore Confirmed 41 Cases of ‘Homegrown’ Zika Virus

Singapore Confirmed 41 Cases of ‘Homegrown’ Zika Virus






Singapore Confirmed 41 Cases of ‘Homegrown’ Zika Virus Singapore has confirmed 41 cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus, mostly among foreign construction workers, and said it expected more cases to be identified. All but 7 of those infected have fully recovered, the health ministry and the National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a joint statement Sunday. […]






Italy Mourns its Earthquake Victims

Italy Mourns its Earthquake Victims






Italy Mourns its Earthquake Victims The death toll in the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that hit central Italy Wednesday evening has risen to 291, said the Civil Protection agency said Saturday. The death toll in the worst-hit town Amatrice was 230, while the number of victims in Accumoli and Arquato del Tronto were 11 and 50 respectively. […]






The Earlier Millennials Start Saving, The Easier to Accumulate “Nest Egg”

The Earlier Millennials Start Saving, The Easier to Accumulate “Nest Egg”






The Earlier Millennials Start Saving, The Easier to Accumulate “Nest Egg” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Young workers today probably cannot think about retiring for 40 or 50 years. Longer lives and the prospect of weaker investment returns mean millennials will probably have to save more money, over a longer period of time, than their Parents […]






US Jobs Situation Report Damaging, Virtually No Jobs Created in May

US Jobs Situation Report Damaging, Virtually No Jobs Created in May






US Jobs Situation Report Damaging, Virtually No Jobs Created in May $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Donald Trump said the surprisingly weak US jobs situation data for May released on Friday was “terrible”, a “bombshell.” “Terrible jobs report just reported. Only 38,000 jobs added. Bombshell!” Trump said in a post on Twitter shortly after the US […]