Coalition Announces New ‘Do Not Track’ Standard for Web Browsing

Coalition Announces New ‘Do Not Track’ Standard for Web Browsing

San Francisco, CA…The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), privacy company Disconnect and a coalition of Internet companies have announced a stronger “Do Not Track” (DNT) setting for Web browsing—a new policy standard that, coupled with privacy software, will better protect users from sites that try to secretly follow and record their Internet activity, and incentivize advertisers […]

EPA Unilaterally Imposes Sweeping Carbon Regulations On Power Industry

EPA Unilaterally Imposes Sweeping Carbon Regulations On Power Industry

Washington, DC…President Obama announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final Clean Power Plan yesterday, which will cut U.S. carbon pollution from the power sector by 870 million tons, or 32 percent below 2005 levels, in 2030. Power plants are the largest drivers of climate change in the United States, accounting for roughly one-third of all […]

University’s ‘Bias-Free’ Language Guide A National Embarrassment According To Republicans

University’s ‘Bias-Free’ Language Guide A National Embarrassment According To Republicans

Concord, NH…New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today called on Governor Maggie Hassan to ask University of New Hampshire President Mark Huddleston to remove the “bias-free language guide” from the school’s website. President Huddleston has distanced himself from the guidelines but allowed them to remain on a prominent section of the university’s website. […]

More Millennials Living With Family Despite Improved Job Market ~ Pew Research

More Millennials Living With Family Despite Improved Job Market ~ Pew Research

Washington, DC…Five years into the economic recovery, things are looking up for young adults in the U.S. labor market. Unemployment is down, full-time work is up and wages have modestly rebounded. But, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, these improvements in the labor market have not led to […]

Lowest Initial Jobless Claims Since November, 1973

Lowest Initial Jobless Claims Since November, 1973

Washington, DC…In the week ending July 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 255,000, a decrease of 26,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 281,000. This is the lowest level for initial claims since November 24, 1973 when it was 233,000. The 4-week moving average was 278,500, a decrease of 4,000 […]

Non-Farm Payroll Up 223,000 In June and Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.3%

Non-Farm Payroll Up 223,000 In June and Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.3%

Washington, DC…Nonfarm payroll employment rose by 223,000 in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.3 percent. Employment increased in professional and business services, health care, retail trade, financial activities, and in transportation and warehousing. Incorporating revisions for April and May, which decreased nonfarm employment by 60,000, monthly job gains have averaged 221,000 over the […]

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