Personal and Business Finances
May 10, 2017
US has 5.7 million job openings, near record high
Looking for a job? America has 5.7 million openings.
That's close to the record number of job openings reported by the Labor Department since it started tracking them in 2000. The US had an all-time high of 5.9 million openings last July.
The numbers bear a mix of good and bad news.
Good news: Employers are hiring and workers are starting to feel more confident about leaving a job for another one. It's reflects a much improved situation from the Great Recession. More info...
May 9, 2017
The Best Consumer Self-Advocacy Tool Youíve Never Used
Even semiprofessional consumers like me run into our share of problems. These are particularly irksome, since we should probably know better than to find ourselves on the wrong end of a busted product or poorly delivered service.
So this week, Iím pleased to share with you the single best tool Iíve ever found for getting my money back or my moneyís worth. In fact, it has never failed me.
Itís called the Executive Email Carpet Bomb (E.E.C.B. for short) ó a well-written message to the right group of corporate executives, whose email addresses are often pretty easy to figure out. A group of renegades at a blog called Consumerist first published the concept 10 years ago this month. More info...
May 8, 2017
Big investors urge Trump to stick with Paris climate accord
Investors with more than $15 trillion of assets under management urged governments led by the United States to implement the Paris climate accord to fight climate change despite U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to pull out.
"As long-term institutional investors, we believe that the mitigation of climate change is essential for the safeguarding of our investments," according to the letter signed by 214 institutional investors and published on Monday. More info...
All Residential Construction Loans Are Not the Same