Monthly Archives: February 2012

Venture capitalists play key role in Obama’s Energy Department – The Washington Post

White House officials stress that staffers and advisers with venture capital ties did not make funding decisions related to these companies. But e-mails released in a congressional probe of Obama’s clean-tech program show that staff and advisers with links to … Continue reading

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U.S. startups hits 25-year low – Jan Norman on Small Business : The Orange County Register

Unemployed Americans who started businesses last year was the lowest in at least a quarter-century, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., an outplacement consultant that tracks hirings and firings. Source: Challenger, Gray & Christmas In 2011, 3.3% of out-of-work … Continue reading

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NC preschooler’s “unhealthy” lunch replaced with cafeteria nuggets | MyFOX8.com – Greensboro, High-Point, Winston-Salem News & weather from WGHP Television FOX8

A Hoke County preschooler was fed chicken nuggets for lunch because a state worker felt that her homemade lunch did not have enough nutritional value, according to a report by the Carolina Journal. The West Hoke Elementary School student was … Continue reading

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Energy Conversion Devices files for bankruptcy as solar energy lags | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

In the latest setback for the solar energy industry, Auburn Hills-based Energy Conversion Devices said today that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and intends to sell its assets, including its main subsidiary United Solar Ovonic. “We firmly believe … Continue reading

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The Cost of Obama | The Weekly Standard

Adding all of this up, deficit spending during Obama’s four years in the White House (based on his own figures) will be an estimated $5.170 trillion — or $5,170,000,000,000.00. To help put that colossal sum of money into perspective, if … Continue reading

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Obama gives America a budget that cuts spending – YouTube

Obama gives America a budget that cuts spending – YouTube.

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WH Economic Adviser: “This Is A Democratic Budget” And “We Need A Global Minimum Tax” – YouTube

WH Economic Adviser: “This Is A Democratic Budget” And “We Need A Global Minimum Tax” – YouTube.

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Pelosi might have skirted House ethics rules on campaign solicitations – TheHill.com

House ethics rules prohibit members of Congress from soliciting campaign donations in House office buildings, including the Capitol Visitor Center, where Pelosi was speaking. A section of the U.S. criminal code also prohibits fund-raising in federal buildings. via Pelosi might … Continue reading

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Dependent Nation: Dependency Index Surges 23% Under President Obama; 67 Million Get Aid – Investors.com

The American public’s dependence on the federal government shot up 23% in just two years under President Obama, with 67 million now relying on some federal program, according to a newly released study by the Heritage Foundation. The conservative think … Continue reading

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More than 5 million people missing from the US labor force – The Boston Globe

Millions of Americans have vanished from the US labor force in the past three years, many of them so discouraged by long, fruitless job searches that they have given up looking for work, convinced that no employer wants them, according … Continue reading

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