Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Links 08/11/10

Fed Sees Recovery Slowing Wall Street Journal ...the policy-making Federal Open Market Committee said the recovery "has slowed in recent months," and that the "pace of economic recovery is likely to be more modest in the near term than had been anticipated."

President Obama signs $26 billion jobs bill to aid state payrolls Washington Post ...President Obama approved a final spurt of spending Tuesday to shore up the sluggish recovery.

The Horror Show New York Times ...The nation is facing a full-blown employment crisis and policy makers are not responding with anything like the sense of urgency that is needed.

California Unions Take Pay Protest to Movies New York Times ...The workers, scheduled by the governor to be on unpaid leave on Friday, say they will demonstrate outside theaters across the state showing the new action thriller “The Expendables,” which features a rare cameo by the actor turned governor.

Productivity falls for 1st time in year Los Angeles Times ...The reversal suggests that employers looking to increase output may need to hire more workers, a boon for the sluggish job market.

Colorado Democrats Choose Incumbent Senator Bennet Wall Street Journal ...Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet survived a tough primary fight to win his party's nomination Tuesday, bucking the anti-incumbent tide that has been rumbling across the nation.

Arizona anti-union measure nears Nov. 2 ballot The Arizona Republic ...Lawmakers on Tuesday advanced an anti-union measure toward the Nov. 2 .