Van Lines

with Joe Vanden Plas

01/22/16

Taking big steps to address worker shortage

One nagging worry of the construction industry is whether builders will have enough workers to meet demand if a moderately growing economy “takes off.” Construction has painstakingly tried to recover labor that was lost — in some cases permanently — during the Great Recession but more needs to be done.

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12/28/15

An overdue holiday gift basket for small businesses

We live in volatile political times. Witness the inter-party vitriol directed by the Tea Party against House Speaker Paul Ryan for the dastardly crime of reaching out across the aisle, working with Democrats, and actually getting something accomplished — especially for small businesses.

Posted at 12:43 PM | Permalink | Comments

12/23/15

Income inequality’s best friend? Failing schools

The link between educational attainment and income is well established, which is why I’m hardly surprised that income inequality is getting worse.

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11/06/15

The nativists beat their chests

Some Republicans in the nation’s capital apparently never tire of doing two silly and stupid things: turning off Latino voters in advance of presidential elections and charging right into Barack Obama’s bayonets when forcing government shutdowns.

Posted at 11:19 AM | Permalink | Comments

10/07/15

Alders, it’s no time to jump off Exact Sciences’ ledge

The Exact Sciences option for Judge Doyle Square was placed in doubt Tuesday by a federal task force, but it’s still too early for local leaders to join investors in jumping off the ledge.

Posted at 02:08 PM | Permalink | Comments

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