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2013-05-16 23:01:44

In the new report, "The Real Story on Guestworkers in the High-skill, U.S. Labor Market," the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) presents a detailed point-by-point rebuttal of the findings of a recent Economic Policy Institute (EPI) report which claims to show that there is no STEM worker shortage. The ITIF study presents a comprehensive analysis to create a more accurate picture of the high-skill labor market. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 The United States faces...

2011-05-04 13:51:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 26,000 Pennsylvania jobs have been lost or displaced since 1994 as a result of the U.S. trade deficit with Mexico, according to a new study from the Economic Policy Institute. In 1993, before the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) took effect, the U.S. had a $1.6 billion trade surplus with Mexico, which supported 29,400 U.S. jobs. Since then, imports from Mexico have grown much faster than U.S. exports, resulting in large...

2011-02-01 10:38:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Economic Policy Institute today published The State of Working America, a website that provides academics, policymakers, the media and the public with comprehensive data on the economic condition of working Americans. The State of Working America presents data in eight broad issue areas: jobs, wages, income, mobility, wealth, poverty, health and international comparisons. It also allows users to view data by the demographic factors of...

2010-06-30 10:00:00

MIAMISBURG, Ohio, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Appleton Coated LLC, NewPage Corporation and Sappi Fine Paper North America - commended the Economic Policy Institute for its study, No Paper Tiger, Subsidies to China's Paper Industry From 2002-09, authored by Professor Dr. Usha C.V. Haley. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080514/NEWPAGELOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080514/NEWPAGELOGO ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090923/CL80535LOGO-a ) (Logo:...

2010-06-24 11:30:00

Teamsters Support Emphasis on Repairing Roads, Public Transportation WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today called on Congress to stress road and bridge repair and public transit expansion in the next federal highway bill. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) Hoffa noted an Economic Policy Institute (EPI) study shows that building public...

2009-10-29 11:54:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Employers provided health insurance to 694,471 fewer Pennsylvanians in 2007 and 2008 than at the start of the decade, according to a new report analyzing U.S. Census data. The Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., and the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center in Harrisburg jointly released the study, which found that Pennsylvania outstripped every state in the nation except Michigan in the loss of employer-sponsored health care between...

2009-06-15 07:15:00

Two New Reports To Be Released Tuesday Show Employer Health Mandate Would Help Save Jobs, Details How To Structure A "Play-or-Pay" System WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of economists will declare that a bad economy should not delay overhauling the nation's health care system, and health care experts will release two new reports detailing an essential employer health mandate on a conference call with reporters on Tuesday. Economist Jonathan Gruber will release a...

2008-12-08 10:18:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The financial woes of the U.S. auto industry are not just a Detroit problem but could impact the economies of states across the nation, according to a new study by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) in Washington, D.C. Pennsylvania ranked ninth among the 50 states in potential job loss as a result of one or all of the Big Three automakers shutting down, the study estimated. Up to 120,100 jobs would disappear in Pennsylvania within a year, if...

2008-07-24 12:00:03

A 70 cents per hour jump in the U.S. minimum wage Thursday keeps the national hourly rate lower than many state laws mandate, a policy group said. The Economic Policy Institute said the new federal minimum wage of $6.55 per hour is lower than the rate set by 23 states and the District of Columbia, CNNMoney reported. The new wage still keeps a household of two with one full time worker below the poverty line, the Institute said. This reflects a stark reality in America: In the face of...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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