China just showed why Trump can’t win with tariffs

Editor’s note: CPA’s idea of managing capital flows as probably the only way to achieve a trade balance is gaining traction from new sources. The author is sloppy and incorrect in his tariff analysis. The US needs to use tariffs and manage the dollar, not just one or the other. They are different tools for … Read moreChina just showed why Trump can’t win with tariffs

NYT asks China, US to join in stopping India’s Kashmir action

New York, Aug 6 (IANS) The New York Times has appealed to China to join with the United States, and the United Nations to prevent what it called “India’s folly” in Kashmir. In an editorial against India rescinding the special status for Kashmir, the newspaper’s editorial referred to US developing closer ties to India and said, … Read moreNYT asks China, US to join in stopping India’s Kashmir action

Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passes away

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj died at the AIIMS here on Tuesday night following cardiac arrest, hospital sources said. She was 67. The veteran BJP leader was brought to AIIMS in a critical condition but soon passed away, the sources said. Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Prakash Javadekar and … Read moreFormer External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passes away

What is Currency Manipulation? Why is Trump Saying China Does It? Why Does This Matter?

The United States and China have been at odds over trade for quite some time now, but things usually have stayed polite. Tariffs were issued, threats were leveled, but everybody still made a big point to project calm (well, relative to this administration, anyway). President Trump even took pains to talk about how he and … Read moreWhat is Currency Manipulation? Why is Trump Saying China Does It? Why Does This Matter?

What is Currency Manipulation? Why is Trump Saying China Does It? Why Does This Matter?

The United States and China have been at odds over trade for quite some time now, but things usually have stayed polite. Tariffs were issued, threats were leveled, but everybody still made a big point to project calm (well, relative to this administration, anyway). President Trump even took pains to talk about how he and … Read moreWhat is Currency Manipulation? Why is Trump Saying China Does It? Why Does This Matter?

Judicial Watch Sues Pete Buttigieg’s City Administration for Records of ID Cards Created to Help Illegal Aliens

(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today that it filed an Access to Public Records Act (APRA) open records lawsuit against the City of South Bend, Indiana, for records of communications between Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s office related to the creation of a municipal ID card for illegal aliens that was created by La Casa de Amistad, … Read moreJudicial Watch Sues Pete Buttigieg’s City Administration for Records of ID Cards Created to Help Illegal Aliens

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the International Conference for Democracy in Venezuela

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the International Conference for Democracy in Venezuela kcpullen@doc.gov Tue, 08/06/2019 – 13:26 AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY Tuesday, August 6, 2019 Office of Public Affairs (202) 482-4883 publicaffairs@doc.gov Wilbur Ross Thank you to the Government of Peru for convening this gathering to discuss the future of Venezuela.  … Read moreRemarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the International Conference for Democracy in Venezuela

Judicial Watch Obtains Records of 14 Referrals of FBI Employees for Leaking Sensitive or Classified Information

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it received records of 14 referrals of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) employees to the organization’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) for the unauthorized disclosure of sensitive or classified information. The disclosure comes off the heels of Judicial Watch’s uncovering a FBI report detailing fired FBI Director James … Read moreJudicial Watch Obtains Records of 14 Referrals of FBI Employees for Leaking Sensitive or Classified Information

Temp staffing revenue growth slows to 9% in surveyed firms: Pulse

Temporary staffing revenue growth slowed to 9% in June among staffing firms taking part in the latest Pulse Survey released by Staffing Industry Analysts last week. Growth was 14% in survey results for April. Marketing/creative staffing was the fastest-growing segment in June with staffing firms reporting revenue in this segment rose a median 27% year … Read moreTemp staffing revenue growth slows to 9% in surveyed firms: Pulse

System One acquires IT staffing provider

System One, which ranks among the largest IT staffing firms in the US, acquired IT staffing provider Cohesion through its ALTA IT Services LLC division, the company announced. The deal closed Monday. Cohesion has offices in Baltimore and Cincinnati. Its services include workforce solutions and agile consulting services to the government and private sectors, including … Read moreSystem One acquires IT staffing provider

Vaco buys MorganFranklin Consulting

Vaco acquired MorganFranklin Consulting, a finance and technology consulting firm headquartered in Washington, in a deal that closed July 31. Plans call for MorganFranklin to continue with its brand. MorganFranklin CEO and Managing Partner Chris Mann will continue to serve in those roles while working closely with Vaco CEO Jerry Bostelman. “As with all things … Read moreVaco buys MorganFranklin Consulting

Vaco buys MorganFranklin Consulting in deal that closed last month

Vaco acquired MorganFranklin Consulting, a finance and technology consulting firm headquartered in Washington, in a deal that closed July 31. Plans call for MorganFranklin to continue with its brand. MorganFranklin CEO and Managing Partner Chris Mann will continue to serve in those roles while working closely with Vaco CEO Jerry Bostelman. “As with all things … Read moreVaco buys MorganFranklin Consulting in deal that closed last month

Let’s Go to the Movies: August 8, 2019 – Soylent Green

In Let’s Go to the Movies, Catherine will review the film Soylent Green and comment on the Yes Men spoof on the WTO and McDonalds. This is part of her effort to inspire you to establish trustworthy, fresh foods sources, given accelerating changes in the global food industry. Plot: In the year 2022, as a … Read moreLet’s Go to the Movies: August 8, 2019 – Soylent Green

Job openings, hires and separations see little change in June

Job openings and hires edged down in June, but represented little change, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were still almost 7.4 million job openings in June and 5.8 million hires made during the month. The BLS noted job openings in “real estate and rental and … Read moreJob openings, hires and separations see little change in June

Employees should be on call even during vacations ‘Shark Tank’ star says — Staffing quote of the week

Should workers respond to employers when they are on vacation? Yes, according to a quote by Kevin O’Leary, star of the television show “Shark Tank,” published by MarketWatch. “Do I expect my employees to respond to me when they’re on vacation? 100%,” O’Leary said. “My employees are all over the country and sometimes all over … Read moreEmployees should be on call even during vacations ‘Shark Tank’ star says — Staffing quote of the week

Nurse who brought to light ‘no Haitians’ staffing firm ad discusses incident (Nurse.org)

The nurse who brought to light a 2015 job ad by a staffing firm requesting that no Haitians apply discusses the incident as well as nursing in an article on Nurse.org. The staffing firm that placed the ad paid $100,000 in fines after being investigated by the New York Attorney General’s office.

Top 20 Clients for Major Outsourcing MNCs – Onsite H1Bs – DOL Stats

Since Trump Administration took office, they have put in more policies for H1B compliance, including Executive order of Buy American, Hire American that had brought in more and more scrutiny of the H1B petitions and practices by H1B employers regarding usage of H1B program, including more USCIS Administrative Site Visits for H1B program compliance. As … Read moreTop 20 Clients for Major Outsourcing MNCs – Onsite H1Bs – DOL Stats

VOTE! ● Art bosses vs. OT pay ● Tax cuts and terrorism

Tuesday, August 6, 2019   ELECTION   ► Here at The Stand — Union members: Fill out, return primary ballots—postage free! — The deadline to mail or drop off your primary election ballots is 8 p.m. TODAY (Tuesday, Aug. 6). Ballot return rates are low, so lets get those ballots in and support candidates who … Read moreVOTE! ● Art bosses vs. OT pay ● Tax cuts and terrorism

Performance management success factors: Align PM with organizational strategy

Performance management processes and procedures have evolved at a blistering pace, perhaps faster than any other part of the Human Resources discipline. PM has transitioned from an industrial-age framework focused on maintaining consistent production schedules and quality to a flexible – and interconnected – tracking, coaching and talent development tool. Technology capabilities and limitations often … Read morePerformance management success factors: Align PM with organizational strategy

Murray meets with Snohomish, Island unionists on PRO Act

EVERETT (Aug. 6, 2019) — Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate’s labor committee, met with local union organizers and leaders on Monday for a roundtable discussion hosted by the Snohomish & Island County Labor Council about the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, legislation Murray is sponsoring to strengthen … Read moreMurray meets with Snohomish, Island unionists on PRO Act

Poll: Swing Voters Hugely Oppose 2020 Democrats Promising More Immigration

Tue, Aug 6th 2019 @ 10:50 am EDT Swing voters — by a large majority — say they are unlikely to support 2020 presidential candidates who support more illegal and legal immigration to the United States, a new poll finds. As reported by Breitbart News, the latest Harvard/Harris Poll reveals that about 69 percent of … Read morePoll: Swing Voters Hugely Oppose 2020 Democrats Promising More Immigration

The Gulag of the Mind

Befuddled and blind, we wander toward the cliff without even seeing it, focusing on our little screens of entertainment and self-absorption. There are no physical barriers in the Gulag of the Mind–we imprison ourselves, and love our servitude. Indeed, we fear the world outside our internalized gulag, because we’ve absorbed the narrative that the gulag is secure … Read moreThe Gulag of the Mind

China says U.S. currency manipulator labeling could cause chaos in financial markets

Editors note: The Chinese way. Concealing actions and intentions. “China ‘has not used and will not use the exchange rate as a tool to deal with trade disputes,’ the PBOC said in a statement on its website.” BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s central bank said on Tuesday that Washington’s decision to label Beijing as a currency manipulator … Read moreChina says U.S. currency manipulator labeling could cause chaos in financial markets

Press Release: CPA Praises Trump Administration for Labeling China a ‘Currency Manipulator’

Currency designation will initiate consultations on trade barriers Washington. The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) today strongly praised the Trump administration for formally designating China as a “currency manipulator.” US manufacturers have long complained about Beijing’s currency manipulation, which has made Chinese exports artificially cheap in the US market. This is the first time … Read morePress Release: CPA Praises Trump Administration for Labeling China a ‘Currency Manipulator’

Democrats Demand Google Hire Indian H-1B Outsourcing Workers

published 2019-08-06 08:41:26 by Neil Munro Three Democrat 2020 contenders are urging Google to fully hire its army of 120,000 outsourcing workers and temporary hires — plus thousands of Indian graduates who have used work visas to take jobs that would help young Americans jump-start their careers. “Google has more temporary and contract workers than … Read moreDemocrats Demand Google Hire Indian H-1B Outsourcing Workers

Deepika takes a jibe at Salman’s view on depression

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has taken a jibe at superstar Salman Khan for his comment not long ago that he could not “afford the luxury to be depressed”. Deepika had openly spoken about her ordeal with clinical depression in 2015, and has actively been campaigning against the malaise since then. In … Read moreDeepika takes a jibe at Salman’s view on depression