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State unemployment rate continues to drop State unemployment rate continues to drop
- March 22, 2016

Mining and logging - which includes oil and natural gas drilling - lost 1,700 jobs from January 2015 to January 2016 and is continuing to struggle, Jebaraj said. That brought the state's total for payroll jobs to 2,583,800. This year, revisions conducted revealed that nonfarm payrolls grew by +88,000 in 2014 rather than +66,800 and jobs grew by +49,600 in 2015 rather declining by -3,000. (more...)
Rhode Island lawmakers to consider GMO labeling Rhode Island lawmakers to consider GMO labeling
- March 21, 2016

Campbell also said in January it would independently disclose the presence of GMOs in its products if a federal labeling standard wasn't established in a "reasonable amount of time". In September, Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin was one of eight AGs to sign an amicus brief supporting Vermont's right to require labeling. The bill would have prevented local labels from mentioning genetically-modified ingredients - a growing part of the modern diet that have been deemed safe by science ... (more...)
Oil slump: Nigeria, others to meet in April Oil slump: Nigeria, others to meet in April
- March 20, 2016

Despite Wednesday's price rises, oil markets remain dogged by a global glut which sees over 1 million barrels of crude pumped every day in excess of demand. Brent crude rose 38 cents to $40.71, after finishing up $1.59, or 4.1 per cent, at $40.33 a barrel on Wednesday. But Novak's comments put pressure on oil prices after he indicated Iran could be excluded from a freeze deal to allow it to increase its crude production after Western sanctions over its nuclear program. (more...)
Budget: Osborne reveals lifetime Isa and raises Isa limit Budget: Osborne reveals lifetime Isa and raises Isa limit
- March 20, 2016

If you open a Lifetime Isa you can still open a regular cash Isa, a stocks and shares Isa, and an Innovative Finance Isa - as long as your overall contributions are within the annual Isa limit. He also said that the insurance premium tax rate will rise by 0.5% to 10%, which will be used to fund flood defences. Labour MP Alison McGovern, who is campaigning on the issue, told BuzzFeed News the only solution was to build more houses: "The reason young people, especially in places like London, ... (more...)
Missouri victory gives Clinton a belated Mega Tuesday sweep
- March 20, 2016

The donors who spoke with the Times after the closed-door gathering said Obama urged them to support Clinton in order to prevent an "opening" for Republican front-runner Donald Trump in the general election. "We conducted an online membership poll from mid-September to early December", said CWA spokesperson Candice Johnson in a statement to The Intrepid . (more...)
Gold set for weekly gain as Fed stance keeps dollar under pressure Gold set for weekly gain as Fed stance keeps dollar under pressure
- March 18, 2016

The US central bank held interest rates steady and indicated it would tighten policy this year, but fresh projections showed policymakers expect two quarter-point increases by year-end, half the number forecast in December. The U.S. central bank isn't likely to lift interest rates, but the tone and tenor of its statement as well as a follow-up news conference with Chairwoman Janet Yellen will be pored over to glean the Fed's outlook for the U.S. (more...)