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Google Interns: Bringing Home The Big Bucks


With the movie “The Internship” about to be released starring Vince Vaughan and Owen Wilson, being an intern at Google is a very good gig to have. An average salary for and intern is around $5,800 per month and a thousand more for specialized engineers. They commit at least 3 months of their time to [...]

Cash-only Physicians say “No” to Insurance Companies


Doctors are fed up with the insurance system that is continually declining payments and adding more red tape to the treatment of their patients. So in turn they are abandoning the insurance companies altogether and moving towards a cash-only type of practice. Dr. Doug Nunamaker of Wichita, Kansas is providing that cash-only premium care after [...]

U.S Economy Surging After Strong Job Numbers Report


Many economists thought that the U.S. economy was headed for a spring slowdown, but April’s job numbers were stronger than expected and the large revisions for February and March were very good. According to the Labor Department, there were 165,000 jobs added to the economy in April, which were 25,000 higher than expected. Paul Ashworth, [...]

Housing Prices Continue To Rise


The one area of the economy that continues to be on the rise is home price values, which rose in February at its fastest rate in seven years. The housing market is helping to counter the drag on the economy from the Sequester. The S&P/Case Shiller index, which calculates 20 metropolitan areas, showed that home [...]

Obamacare Subsidies Will Help Millions Get Affordable Health Care


On January 1st of next year, people are expected to have health insurance or pay the fines instead. What most people don’t know is that the Affordable Care Act will help provide low and middle income earners with tax credits that will help lower the cost of purchasing health coverage through insurance exchanges, which are [...]

The ‘Buffet Rule’ Would End Tax Dodging For The “Fat Cats”


President Obama has long been in favor of the “Buffet Rule” which would end favoritism and some loopholes for the richest people in America. They wouldn’t be able to sidestep paying their fair share through “Capital Gains” and “dividends”. After 1 million dollars, all income would be treated equally no matter where it came from. [...]

President Obama’s Budget Calls Obstructionist GOP’s Bluff


The President did exactly what Republicans have been asking him to do. He put entitlements on the table and actually proposed cuts to Social Security. Now the GOP is in big trouble because their bluff has been called and now it proves to the world that Republicans cannot take yes for an answer. Its official, [...]

Striking New York City Fast-Food Workers Demand Higher Wages


Fast-food workers in New York City have had enough of minimum wages and say “it’s not enough to live on.” They work for some of the richest businesses in America, yet they are some of the lowest paid workers in the country. Most of them make the minimum hourly wage of $7.25, which according to [...]

Retailers Share Databases To Stop Employee Thefts


Local and national retailers have always faced the serious problem of employee thefts. While outside thefts still remain a problem, stores are more worried about the inside jobs that are executed by their own employees. They are relying on huge databases that store information about employee thefts and share it with other retailers. Now they [...]

Economists Say U.S. Economy Has No Debt Crises


There is a debt cry that has been going on in Washington and across the country, mostly by Republicans, saying that we have an immediate debt problem that is going to affect our children and our grandchildren. It’s almost become a GOP anthem. The only problem with that statement is that it’s not true. Rep. [...]

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