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Old 08-18-2011, 11:06 AM  
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Who votes for those raises anyway?
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:15 AM  
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NEW YORK -- Stocks are tumbling around the world on more signs of economic weakness.

In the U.S., the government says more people filed for unemployment benefits last week than were expected. And there are signs that inflation is rising - consumers paid more last month for gasoline, food and clothes.

The Dow Jones industrial average at one point was down more than 500 points. It's now down 436 at 10,973. All the major market indexes are down more than 4 percent.

Asian markets started the worldwide drop. Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 1.3 percent after the country said its exports fell 3.3 percent in July from a year earlier.

Thursday's drop in stocks marks a return to the volatility that sent the market plunging the first two weeks of August.

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Old 08-18-2011, 02:42 PM  
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Good Gawl.... Where's Anne Murray when you need her? All I can say is that someone was pegging this on the rising minimum wage, so they must be raising it every day!
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They ALL make made than me! How about you?
before the raises = no
after the raises =yes

but I'm only a few years out of college, the people around a president should in theory be the best of the best, I don't expect the people around him to be making less then the market average for their comparable private sector profession
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the people around a president should in theory be the best of the best
In theory!!
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:59 AM  
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before the raises = no
after the raises =yes

but I'm only a few years out of college, the people around a president should in theory be the best of the best, I don't expect the people around him to be making less then the market average for their comparable private sector profession
Well thay made more than me before the raises. If the job wasn't paying enough before, then they would not have been able to fill the positions.
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