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H-1B Employees Could Help Manufacturers Hire Again

President Trump has staked his presidency on reviving manufacturing and restricting immigration, and he seems to think the two go hand in hand. He’s wrong. Manufacturing companies say they need skilled immigrants to build and maintain advanced factories, and the blue-collar workers the president has promised jobs to aren’t being […]

Who Pays for Canada’s Dairy Farmers?

When the Canadian dairy industry set below-market prices on milk ingredients earlier this year, Craig Alexander saw his company’s sales to Canada shrink before his eyes. Alexander works for O-AT-KA Milk Products, a dairy cooperative in Batavia, NY. Before the new rules were enacted, Alexander said his company shipped about […]

Unemployment Rate Hits Lowest Level In A Decade

Job growth rebounded this month after a significant dip in March, easing fears that the economy may be weakening, and the unemployment rate remained steady at its lowest level in a decade. Hiring picked up sharply in April with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting Friday morning that the U.S. […]

Five Things to Watch in April Auto Sales Report

Today is the sales cutoff for the month of April and the auto sales report will be released tomorrow. This month’s report will indicate for many whether the slump in sales seen in March’s report will continue the rest of the year. Last month’s seasonally-adjusted annualized rate came to 16.62 […]

Five Things to Watch For in March Durable Good Orders Report

The monthly good orders report for March comes out on Thursday morning, just shy of the gross domestic products report as well as President Donald Trumps 100th day in office. The report shows the health of the manufacturing sector and, as a result, a foreshadow of business investment spending. Overall, […]

Five Things to Watch in the February Home Prices Report

The Case Shiller Home Prices Indices for February 2017 will be released on Tuesday morning. Last month’s report saw a 5.9 percent annual gain in the national index for the month of January, up from 5.7 percent in the previous month. Prices are at an all-time high since the housing […]

Trump’s Immigration and Trade Policies Could Cancel Out

When her husband was deported to Juarez in 2012, Amy Rios couldn’t just leave her Wisconsin life behind to join him. In her hometown of Waukesha, Rios had a 2-year-old daughter to care for, an extended family network and a new career as a phlebotomist to maintain. It took nearly […]

Airfares are Cheaper but Passengers Pay More

Customers are paying less for airfare but overall more to travel because of airlines fees for optional services once included in the ticket price. Some of the complaints from customers are being unaware of fees until they arrive at the airport, having to pay for once complimentary amenities and the […]

Five Things to Watch for in March Retail Sales Report

March Retail Sales report from the Commerce Department comes out on Friday. February’s report saw only a 0.1 percent increase in retail sales. The upside of that report was the warm weather leading to more sales while the downside was due to a delay in IRS tax refunds. March could […]