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Job Seekers Gain Confidence

January 8th, 2014
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1 IN 4 FEEL NEW JOB IS WITHIN 3 MONTHS; BUT JOB-SEARCH CHALLENGES PERSIST

from Challenger, Gray & Christmas

As the economy and job market continue to regain strength, job seekers are slowly becoming more confident, as evidenced by a survey of callers to an annual job-search advice hotline, 63 percent of whom believed they would find new employment in under six months. That was up from 55 percent who said the same a year ago.

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Infographic of the Day: American Energy Use and Production

January 8th, 2014
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How much energy does the United States consume on an annual basis?

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Augusto Graziani Has Died

January 7th, 2014
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by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101

According to Italian media, economist Augusto Graziani has died yesterday in Naples, Italy. He worked on monetary theory in the circuitist tradition. His publications - the latest being The Monetary Theory of Production - have helped to put monetary circuit theory on the map, and economists like Steve Keen, Alain Parguez and Mario Seccarecchia, and Gennaro Zezza, among others, built on it. Also, modern money theory (MMT) is a complement to monetary circuit theory, according to Warren Mosler.

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Americans Want Their Democracy Changed

January 7th, 2014
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Econintersect:  A poll in December found that only 5% of Americans say that the U.S. government works fine and needs no changes.  Half the respondents want either a complete overhaul or 'a lot of changes' to the 226 year old government.  The poll found the respondents had a large number of desires for government action and an extremely low expectation of having them addressed.  The Poll was conducted t the University of Chicago by the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.   The poll was conducted over five days starting 12 December, involved 1,141 adult respondents from all across the U.S. and has an uncertainty of less than +/-4%.

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Somali Piracy Has Almost Been Eradicated

January 7th, 2014
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by Felix Richter, Statista.com

Antipiracy measures have had a dramatic impact on the number of attacks off the coast of Somalia over the past 5 years. Activity reached its zenith in 2009 and 2010 when 46 and 51 vessels were hijacked respectively.

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