The Conference Board reported Thursday that its leading economic index (LEI) of 124.6 for the U.S. remained unchanged in November. The index was 100 in 2010. November follows a 0.1 percent increase in October and a 0.3 percent increase in September.
In September Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and head of the ADP Research Institute, discussed with Blue MauMau the U.S. economy, private-sector hiring and franchises. America has become a job machine, she said.
The news has been out for some time that wages in America have been in decline, taking the middle class with them. Individual productivity has likewise been heading south, making recovery difficult. But how does social media fit into this picture?
The United States added 19,200 jobs in franchised establishments in August, according to the monthly ADP National Franchise Report. That monthly gain in franchised jobs is roughly average over the past five years.
Alabama Gov. Bentley signs HB174, Feb 25, 2016 (photo:governor.alabama.gov)
BIRMINGHAM – Fast food workers filed a civil rights lawsuit yesterday along with Alabama's NAACP against Gov. Robert Bentley for blocking a measure that would have raised Birmingham's minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10.