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Archive for March 2013

North Carolina economy and employment looks positive for next five years

economy in North Carolina has been pretty sluggish in its recovery compared to other states across the country, one economist claims that things are looking very good indeed for the state’s future. “Despite everything that’s going on Washington (and) everything that’s yet to go on…the underlying fundamentals of the economy are dramatically improved,” says Michael…

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Obama administration gives $20 million in grants for background checks

background check system. The move is part of the President’s 23 proposals to bolster the country’s gun control laws, and comes as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has promised to bring a bill to the floor that would expand gun background checks, according to The Hill. “As part of President Obama’s comprehensive plan to…

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Colorado expands gun background check program

Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat in a Western state where gun-control issues are politically sensitive, signed the law exactly eight months after a gunman shot up a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., killing 12 people and injuring about 70. In the meanwhile, the U.S. Senate has stepped back from some of its more controversial gun…

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New York City passes law prohibiting discrimination against the unemployed

applauded the pending passage of Intro 814-A, legislation that will prohibit employers from using a person’s employment status in a hiring decision and from posting job advertisements that require applicants to be currently employed. Specifically, the bill will make it illegal under the human rights law for an employer to base a hiring decision on…

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MYB attends National Reservation Economic Summit 2013 in Las Vegas

National Reservation Economic Summit (National RES) has been the place to go for 27 years. And we made sure we didn’t miss out this year, with CEO Karen Caruso flying out to Las Vegas to attend. The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED), which produces and hosts National RES each year, believes that…

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Report: 5% increase in employment drug test positives

pre-employment drug screening tested positive for illicit drugs at a greater rate in the first six months of 2012 than in all of 2011, according to Drug Testing Index(TM) (DTI) data released via a press release earlier this week by Quest Diagnostics. The positivity rate from pre-employment urine drug screening in the U.S. general workforce…

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