Economy

Healthcare hiring contributes to rosier September jobs numbers

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The healthcare sector contributed 43,500 jobs to the U.S. economy in September, according to jobs numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

VP nominee Ryan a saving grace?

VP nominee Ryan a saving grace?

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Now that the Olympics are over, let politics take center stage again. Clearly, no one is interested in winning the silver medal when it comes to the race for U.S. president. But interest in second bananas IS high.

Share with your employees and they will stay

Share with your employees and they will stay

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The idea of consistent assignment and staff retention is central to a key new report on employment and elder care.

Outlook gradually improving for operators, economist notes

Economic trends should give senior living operators reason for cautious optimism, according to a leading economist. That's because the economy's main driver - consumer spending - appears to be rebounding.

Some of the extras seem to be going off the script

Some of the extras seem to be going off the script

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For anyone who thinks most of the good scripts are in Hollywood, I say look east. The nation's capital can more than hold its own when it comes to creating story lines that are interesting and unpredictable.

Fed chairman: aging population puts U.S. economy on 'unsustainable path'

Failing to address the challenges of an aging population will endanger the country's economic future, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told a gathering of business and union leaders in Rhode Island Monday night.

Yarwood to Obama: Long-term care can play key role in job growth, economic recovery

Yarwood to Obama: Long-term care can play key role in job growth, economic recovery

A robust jobs proposal and strengthening the nation's long-term care sector must be cornerstones of the 2010 legislative agenda, said Bruce Yarwood, president and CEO of the American Health Care Association. He released a statement on the eve of President Obama's first State of the Union speech.