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LinkedIn Leading the Way in 2012 Public Tech Company Stock Performance

Thursday, December 13th, 2012 Leave a comment

The below chart from Statista shows the stock performance of selected newly public tech companies in 2012. As you can see, it’s been a good year for LinkedIn.

Sunday Political Cartoon

Sunday, December 9th, 2012 Leave a comment

December 1-7

Credit: Rick McKee — The Augusta Chronicle

Source:  Time

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Low-Wage Sectors Behind Hiring Growth

Sunday, December 9th, 2012 Leave a comment

While the unemployment rate may have dropped to 7.7% in the last jobs report (don’t take these reports at face value), the below chart highlights a concerning trend: leisure and hospitality, health care and social assistance, retail and temporary jobs — all low wage sectors — have been responsible for over half (51%) of the private sector job growth the last year.

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Hat Tip: The Big Picture