“In a note to clients last week, Ben Emons of the Connecticut-based NewEdge Wealth warned that ‘there are signs of a second chapter in the pandemic price surge,’ citing higher than expected inflation readings across the globe. The signs include an unexpected jump in the Spanish inflation rate after a five-month period of slowing price growth, on top of increases in the consumer price gauges in Australia, Japan and Italy.”
“Over the last two years, the Greater Idaho Movement has worked to gather constituent sentiment around the proposal. Business owners like Gilson sounded off on Oregon’s tax policy, detailing the burden taken on by a corporate activity tax.”
US Money Supply Shrinks for 1st Time Since Fed Started Sharing Data - The Epoch Times
“According to the latest data presented by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the M2 money-supply growth rate tumbled by 1.3 percent year-over-year in December 2022, down from 0.01 percent in November 2022. This is also sharply down from the February 2021 peak of nearly 27 percent.”
Immigration Rebound Eases Shortage of Workers, Up to a Point - New York Times
“The flow of immigrants and refugees into the United States has ramped up over the past year, helping to replenish the American labor force after a decline that began with restrictions imposed under the Trump administration and that was compounded by the pandemic.”
“Finding the perfect job candidate can take a lot of work for a small business or startup. With the current competitive market, small businesses find it harder to attract top talent than larger, more established companies. In a survey of small business owners by NFIB Research Foundation, 44% of respondents said that they had few or no qualified applicants for open jobs.”
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Andrew Crapuchettes Joins Ringside Politics to Give an Update on the Economy - Real America’s Voice
Jobs that urgently need staff in the United States - Pledge Times
“Clearly, those who want to work can find a job in this economy. How does a recession happen when everyone has a job?” RedBalloon CEO Andrew Crapuchettes told CNN.
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