Rick Newman

February 2013


10 Industries That Will Be Hurt Most by the Sequester

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President Barack Obama says the sequester will kill "hundreds of thousands of jobs." But where?

To find out, I analyzed data provided by industry-research firm IBIS World to identify sectors of the economy most dependent on government spending. IBIS World counts 94 industries, employing 36 million ...

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TAGS:
Congress
economy
employment
deficit and national debt
federal budget
business
unemployment
defense spending

News Flash: Workplace Slackers Still Exist

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One endangered species has turned out to be more resilient than expected: Unproductive employees.

You might think that after a grueling recession that tossed 8 million people out of work and left many companies understaffed, those who still had jobs would all be pulling their weight. In fact, one of ...

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TAGS:
business
Yahoo

Why the Dow Can't Stay Above 14,000

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Round numbers have no special significance when it comes to the value of stocks. But it's another story when it comes to the psyche of investors.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average peaked at 14,165 on Oct. 9, 2007. Stocks drifted lower for a while until the fateful 2008 bank failures sent stocks ...

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TAGS:
stock market
business

20 Industries With Record Numbers of Jobs

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The economy is inching back to health, with companies hiring here and there and people who had given up on finding a job starting to look again. Employers have added 5.5 million new jobs since the economy bottomed out in 2010, yet total employment is still at 2005 levels. At the current pace of ...

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TAGS:
economy

Signs of a Surprising Economic Boom

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Bad news has rarely seemed so good.

After several discouraging reports on the economy, forecasters are starting to believe 2013 could turn out better than expected. The recent bad news has gotten plenty of attention: The latest GDP report, for instance, shows the economy shrank at the end of 2012.

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TAGS:
economy
business

The Best Super Bowl Ads You'll Never See

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Forget Kate Upton and Bar Rafaeli. Here at U.S. News, we've gotten a secret glimpse of the hottest ads that were shot for the 2013 Super Bowl but won't air, for a variety of reasons. So here's our rundown of the best Super Bowl ads you'll never see:

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un taped a spot ...

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TAGS:
football
NFL

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