November 13th, 2012
Do you think the government will be there for you in the middle of a crisis?
If they can’t handle the emergency response after a Category 1 hurricane, what will this country look like when the economic and fiscal crisis comes to a head?
What happens if the US dollar comes under attack from foreign creditors who choose to no longer accept it in trade? How will we as [...]
Job Available With 20 Weeks Vacation Per Year — Interested?
Brandon Pierce, Contributor
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The average American who is fortunate enough to have a job gets 18 days paid vacation per year. On average, we said. That’s less than three weeks. But like we said, it’s an average. There are plenty of Americans, especially those new in their jobs, who get zero days vacation and plenty of loyal workers [...]
TREASURY TO OFFER $4.5 BILLION OF AIG COMMON SHARES
AIG TO BUY BACK UP TO $3 BILLION OF SHARES SOLD BY TREASURY
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) today announced that the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) has launched an offering of $4.5 billion of its AIG common stock, par value $2.50 per share (AIG Common Stock). The Treasury will also grant a 30-day option to the underwriters for the offering [...]
(TP) According to a new report released today by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), nearly one in five Americans report not having enough money to feed themselves or their family at some point last year, a slight increase over 2010. “Rising food prices, continuing high unemployment and underemployment, and flat food stamp benefit allotments all contributed to the high food hardship rate in 2011,” said FRAC President Jim Weill. Food insecurity increased [...]
by Victor Cook
At midnight on the first of the month, a scene unfolds at many Wal-Mart Stores Inc. sites that underscores the deep financial strains that many low-income American consumers still face.
Parking lots come to life after 11 p.m. as customers start to stream into the stores, cramming their shopping carts full of milk, infant formula and other necessities.
Then at midnight, when the government replenishes their [...]