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Why Obama’s Plan for Raising Minimum Wage Is a Really Bad Idea

It's an age old argument: raising the minimum wage will bring more people out of poverty. But economic experts for decades have shown why it doesn't work.

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Best Buy one of 8 retailers planning big store closings in 2013
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8 Major Retailers Planning Multiple Store Closings in 2013

USA Today released a report late last week listing the top eight retailers planning major store closings in 2013 due to the struggling economy and financial instability.

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5 Excellent Networking Sites to Help You Find Jobs

As soon as you knew you wanted (or needed) a new job, you got on Facebook and let all your friends and connections there know what you could do and that you were available, right? You probably also went straight to LinkedIn and quickly made a profile there so people could find the awesomely productive employee that is you. But the phone didn’t start ringing.

That’s not because networking online for a job doesn’t work, it’s because you have to find all the places where you can make the Internet work for you.

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5 Industries That Won’t Be Hiring Much in 2013 – Do You Work In One of These Areas?

Finding a new job or changing industriesis a natural desire, especially after the start of a new year. But don’t leap too quickly. Before you start imagining your amazing new job in the dream career you never had, you should research the hiring climate in your industry of choice. You don’t want to put a lot of money and effort into education, training and searching for a new job only to find out you’re battling 40 other candidates at every interview. Here are five of the industries you might not want to find yourself hoping for a job in this year:

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Inslee Wants to Promote Green Energy – Here’s How It Might Succeed

One of Gov. Inslee's big goals announced in his inaugural address was to champion a green economy.

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While Obama Celebrates Inauguration Companies Continue to Slash Jobs

The list of American jobs disappearing -- many of them due to Obamacare -- continues to grow.

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What Are the Most Stressful Jobs in 2013?

If going to work means you run the risk of developing an ulcer or biting your nails until there's only cuticle left, congrats -- you may have one of the most stressful jobs in America.

But is it the most stressful?

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Warning: Obama Wants Your Money for New Spending – NOT Debt Reduction

He first asked for $800 billion in new taxes; now it's double that amount!

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The Proposed $1.6 Trillion in Tax Hikes Already Threatening Jobs

As we lurch towards the fiscal cliff Obama is sticking to calls for massive tax hikes.

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6,125 Proposed Federal Regulations Start To Move Towards Reality!

Perhaps sensing a victory in the election, or attempting to start them in case he lost,  Obama has fired off an astounding number of new regulations.

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