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US adds a robust 295K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.5 percent

...unemployed.February's robust job gain wasn't enough to boost wages by much. The average hourly wage rose just 3 cents to $24...Economics. Falling unemployment "makes more acceleration in wages increasingly likely."At 5.5 percent, the unemployment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-06/us-adds-robust-295k-jobs-j
Applications for US jobless aid inch up to a 10-month high

...for more workers. Average hourly pay rose 0.5 percent in January, the most in six years. Economists have forecast that wages ticked up 0.3 percent in February.Other recent data suggest that the job market remains strong. Payroll processor ADP said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-05/applications-us-jobless-ai
Immigration enforced poorly

...on the left. While politicians want votes, big business and agriculture want cheap labor. Cheap labor will result in lower wages and wage stagnation. Don't think it will not affect you.Immigration must be conducted in an orderly and rigorous manner...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-05/immigration-enforced-poo
Suspended SC State president sues school

...economic advisers dated Tuesday.Elzey's lawsuit seeks more than that. While giving no specific amount, it asks for lost wages and benefits, along with compensation for the ordeal's emotional distress and embarrassment."We did try to resolve this...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-03/suspended-sc-state-president-
Judge orders SC State trustees to not fire president

...economic advisers, dated Tuesday.Elzey's lawsuit seeks more than that. While giving no specific amount, it asks for lost wages and benefits, as well as compensation for the ordeal's emotional distress and embarrassment.Elzey is supposed to be paid...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-03-04/judge-orders-sc-state-tru
Target is locked

...Wisconsin free from five decades of vote-buying from tax-subsidized, state-employee unions seeking bureaucrat-level wages, benefits and job security unrivaled in the private sector.A New York Times columnist apparently hoped to incite the civil-service...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-01/target-locked
TJ Maxx, Marshalls follow Wal-Mart in raising pay

...Stores Inc. said it would increase starting wages for its U.S. employees to at least...1.3 million workers, to start entry wages at $15 per hour. Pres i dent Obama is...states are considering raising their minimum wages.At the same time, there's much national...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-25/tj-maxx-marshalls-follow-w
Fewer homes for sale pushes up US house prices in December

...buyers. Home prices are rising faster than most Americans' wages, slowing sales even as hiring strengthens, consumer confidence...December's price rise is far ahead of wage gains. Average hourly wages rose at a faster pace in January compared with the previous...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-24/fewer-homes-sale-pushes-us
US consumer confidence slides after big January gain

...added more than 1 million jobs from November through January - the best three months of hiring since the fall of 1997.Even wages, the job market's weakest link, have shown signs of improvement. The average hourly wage rose 12 cents to $24.75 in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-24/us-consumer-confidence-sli
Many of Deal's top aides, executive branch officials get pay raises

...as incorporating into government the worst abuses of the private sector in an era of skyrocketing CEO pay and flat or falling wages for rank-and-file employees."If you have contact with the decision makers, the governor, the Legislature, you get...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-28/many-deals-top-aides-executiv