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Job Growth vs. Corporate Profit Growth
August 31st, 2011
09:24 PM ET

Job Growth vs. Corporate Profit Growth

A lot of viewers were struck by a chart we made for our interview with GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman. Here it is:

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August 31st, 2011
01:51 PM ET

Be in the know: Today's political bullet points

Every day we ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation inside and outside Washington.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– What is Sarah Palin doing? First news reports come out that she may not appear at the Saturday event in Iowa. Then that she cancelled. Then that her speech is on hold. Then that her speech is on. Now again it is cancelled. But she'll go to New Hampshire for Labor Day.

– The Education Secretary came out and knocked the Texas education record. Now the Labor Secretary is knocking the Texas labor record. For an administration that wants to run against Rick Perry, it sure seems like they might be nervous.

– The President says he wants to address Congress on Wednesday night — another speech. But it would be (A) during the NBC GOP Presidential debate and (B) when a great many Americans are in church. He has a habit of using September to reboot his message. The big question will be whether Peggy Noonan is right — have Americans begun tuning out this President? Blogger/Founder Jane Hamsher:

Dept. of Interior Recommended Federal Charges vs. DADT Protesters – 3 Hours Before They Demonstrated

Dayen’s News Roundup from August 30, 2011

America’s Hearing Problem

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Filed under: Bullet Points
August 31st, 2011
12:18 PM ET

How can U.S. turn economy around?

CNN's Gloria Borger talks to Robert Reich and John Fund about the job market and unemployment in the U.S.

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