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Cheap Food Blamed for America's Obesity Crisis
Thu May 22, 2014
Since down sizing I spend more on food than utilities. Food is my highest monthly expense.
Gas Prices Have Likely Peaked, but Don't Expect Big Drop
Sun May 4, 2014
"That drop in demand might be expected to bring lower prices. But to make up the shortfall, refiners have found robust demand in Mexico and Latin America, where refining capacity hasn't kept up with growing consumption. Though the U.S. bans exports of crude oil, gasoline and diesel exports are about …
Job Market Heats Up in April; Unemployment Rate Drops to 6.3%
Fri May 2, 2014
There are plenty of job openings in the Ozarks, where I reside. The problem is most are paying around $9 an hour and only 20 hours a week. $180 a week less deductions leaves a take home pay of around $150. $60 for a tank of gas leaves you with a daily take home of around $18.That is about the same t …
Shortage of Farmers Creates 'Dangerous Situation' for U.S.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Unless you inherit a farm and the equipment there is on way to get into farming. I could live the rest of my life off the cost of a large tractor or combine.
Millions of Americans Aren't Working. Why?
Mon Apr 7, 2014
In reply to: Tina-293371 #7.2In between good jobs I too could always find a job to pay the bills myself. During those times making minimum wage with two people sharing rent and utilities you could make it. At the same time in those days you could rent an apartment or small house for $200 a month and …
Jobless claims drop for second straight week
Thu Jan 16, 2014
I see a lot of job opening but they are 20 hours a week in the $9 - $10 an hour range. If you have to buy one tank of gas a week your bring home is between $18 to $20 a day. That is what I brought home working at Wal-Mart in 78 while I was in High School. Which back then for $20 I could fill my …
Filing claims can double your auto insurance premiums
Mon Dec 16, 2013
In reply to: Bazinga5 #3.1The government main job is to keep things fair. Seems like starting in the 80's they have forgotten that!All the government seems to do is bow down to big business and wall street these days.
Jobless claims drop, but hiring remains tepid
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Lots of $9 to $9.50 an hour jobs at 20hrs a week out there. Problem is that after buying a tank of gas working 5 days a week you clear about $20 a day.
Job creation revs up as businesses shrug off shutdown
Fri Nov 8, 2013
Lots of job openings but most are 20 hours a week at $9 to $9.50 an hour over 5 to 7 days. If I could make it on one tank of gas a week I would clear about $100 a week lol. Great jobs for a teenager but that is about it.
Detroit pension cuts were inevitable, city consultant testifies
Fri Oct 25, 2013
I still believe that someone with basic math skills should have known that the amount they were going to have to pay out in pensions was unsustainable.
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