On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of January 8

US Lawmakers Facing Deadlines for Budget, Immigration Deals.  Voice of America 1/11 “U.S. lawmakers are running short on time to agree on a plan to fund the government and achieve a bipartisan immigration deal.  The budget battle could lead to a government shutdown next week, and Democrats in Congress want any funding agreement to include […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of January 1

U.S. job growth cools as labor market nears full employment; wages up.  Reuters 1/5 “U.S. job growth slowed more than expected in December amid a decline in retail employment, but a pick-up in monthly wage gains pointed to labor market strength that could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to increase interest rates in […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of December 25

U.S. Economic Confidence Index Up Slightly.  Gallup 12/26 “Americans’ confidence in the economy improved slightly in the final days leading up to Christmas, with Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index registering +8 for the week ending Dec. 24. This is up from +4 the week prior but similar to the +7 recorded for the same pre-Christmas […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of December 18

Manufacturers React to Congressional Passage of the Tax Bill.  IndustryWeek 12/21 “Manufacturers will save about $261 billion over the next decade thanks to the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. On paper, that should lead to new investments — in equipment, in workforce and beyond. . . .” The No. 1 Employee Benefit That No […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of December 11

U.S. industrial production posts third gain in a in November row as factories hum.  MarketWatch 12/15 “The numbers: Industrial production in the U.S. rose 0.2% in November to mark the third straight advance. . . .” How to Engage a Union Workforce: One CEO’s Lessons.  Gallup 12/14 “In 2007, the 5,000 union employees of DTE […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of October 2

Streamlining Permitting and Reducing Regulatory Burdens for Domestic Manufacturing.  Department of Commerce (Report) 10/6 No, That Robot Will Not Steal Your Job.  NYTimes (Opinion) 10/7 “The recovery from the crisis of 2008 has been one of the weakest on record, but never in postwar history has so little growth created so many jobs. The unemployment […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of June 5

U.S. Labor Department rescinds Obama-era rule on ‘joint employment’.  Reuters 6/7 “The U.S. Labor Department on Wednesday said it was rescinding the Obama administration’s standard for determining when companies are “joint employers” of contract and franchise workers, in the agency’s first major shift in labor policy under President Donald Trump. . . .” US Job […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of May 22

Inside Trump’s war on regulations.  Politico 5/28 “The chaos of Donald Trump’s first four months as president has overshadowed a series of actions that could reshape American life for decades — efforts to rewrite or wipe out regulations affecting everything from student loans and restaurant menus to internet privacy, workplace injuries and climate change. . […]