Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer built a nursery in her office so she could bring her baby to work, which has angered some stay-at-home employees following her demand that all remote workers report back to the office.
The former Google Inc. executive took the demanding top job at Yahoo! when she was five months pregnant and stirred up controversy when she took only two weeks of maternity leave after giving birth last [...]
Nanny state is no longer on steroids, it has turned into the Incredible Hulk
Paul Joseph Watson
September 25, 2012
From people being harassed for paying by cash or having a food garden, to Americans being arrested for letting their children play outside – innumerable examples over the past few months alone illustrate that the United States is no longer a free country.
The nanny state is no longer just on steroids, [...]
From Evan Soltas:
The standard unemployment rate is a deeply flawed measurement of macroeconomic conditions. It is so flawed that a decline in the unemployment rate as we measure it is not necessarily good news, nor is an increase in the unemployment rate surely bad news. Movements in the unemployment rate are — or perhaps have become — ambiguous signals of economic improvement or worsening.
What’s wrong with the unemployment rate? The [...]
From Doug Hornig, Senior Editor, Casey Research:
High-frequency traders (HFT) have no interest in any company whose stock they’re trading.
They don’t care about its earnings, what sector it’s in, nor who’s on the board of directors.
They neither know nor care how it fares in technical analysis, and they don’t give a damn about its long-term prospects.
Likely as not, they don’t even know its name.
At the end of every day, after trading [...]
Disgraced former Rep Anthony Weiner believes his sentence to political purgatory is over plans to return to public life by running for mayor of New York City.
The married Democrat, who was forced to resign from Congress after he admitted to sending sexually suggestive photos of himself to several women, has begun making moves to come back into politics after 13 months living as a private citizen.
It remains to be seen [...]
Not too long ago, a father who chose to stay at home with kids while his wife went back to work after childbirth was something of an anomaly, opening the doors on countless Mr Mom jokes, but nowadays, a growing numbers of dads wear the moniker as a badge of honor.
Nationwide, the number of stay-at-home fathers – while still relatively small – has more than doubled in the past decade. [...]
Nearly three-quarters of Americans view Michelle Obama favourably while only 41 per cent see Ann Romney in the same golden glow of positivity.
Seventy one per cent of people viewed the First Lady favourably, 22 per cent said the opposite while 7 per cent had no opinion on the President’s wife, a CNN poll found today.
Ann Romney fared less well with less than half of voters viewing her favourably and 20 [...]
Mitt Romney’s attempt to hone his appeal to female voters hit a snag on Wednesday night amid criticism of his top female advisor – his wife, Ann Romney.
The presidential hopeful’s frequent deference to his wife on women’s economic issues on the stump caught the attention of democratic strategist Hilary Rosen.
Speaking on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, Rosen challenged why the mother-of-five is being looked at as an expert on the subject, [...]
Michael Fleming is an artist and Jennifer Wurst is a stay at home mom up in Maine.
They make about $20,000 a year, while the median household income is $49,445 according to the U.S. Census.
They fall into the lowest income quintile, along with over 23,000 other families in the U.S.
But unlike most others with the same income, they live very well.
Michael and Jennifer told MSNBC that about 75-85 percent of the things in their [...]
Livid lower Manhattan residents went off on Zuccotti Park protesters at a heated Community Board 1 meeting last night and blasted politicians for not controlling the chaos.
“They’re defecating on our doorsteps,” fumed board member Catherine Hughes, a stay-at-home mom who lives one block from the protest. “The cowbells start at 4 a.m. and the drumming goes past 10 p.m. A lot of people are very frustrated. A lot of people [...]
PALM CITY, Fla. – Holly Purkey, 28, is one of many Floridians trying to sell her pre-purchased burial plots for some quick cash. She is selling two burial plots in Forest Hills Memorial Park in Palm City. “This is new to me. Kind of a weird investment,” said Purkey, of Port St. Lucie.
The side-by-side plots belonged to her grandparents, who had moved out of state. She bought them seven years [...]
OAK HARBOR, Ohio – A part-time farmer told a 911 dispatcher that he had killed his wife and three young children and was “getting ready to kill myself” in their farmhouse on land tended by his family for at least four generations.
His grandmother, who lives just steps away, watched through her blinds as deputies swarmed around the house. She desperately tried to reach Alan Atwater, 31, by phone just after [...]