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It’s all about jobs

The pace of job creation has slowed considerably the last couple of months and experts are divided on whether job creation will speed up in the second half of 2011.

However, some job sectors are doing quite well, according to a Wall Street Journal report published today. Overall, the private sector has added 1.7 million new jobs in the past 12 months, the report says.

Computer systems, restaurants and fabricated metals are among the sectors hiring workers. Sectors shedding the most jobs in the last year include government, construction and telecommunications.

Read the full report here: Where Have America’s Jobs Gone?

Another government screwup costs you millions

CNBC is reporting that printing of the new high-tech, ultra-secure $100 bills has been halted
front_02.jpgdue to production problems.

More than one billion of the new C-notes are in storage and are unusable, according to the story, which cites “an official familiar with the situation.”

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Speaking clearly — can government really do it?

For almost a month, the government has been required to communicate in plain language.

On Oct. 13 President Obama signed into law the Plain Writing Act of 2010. The stated purpose of the new law “is to improve the effectiveness and accountability of Federal agencies to the public by promoting clear Government communication that the public can understand and use.”

Have you been able to tell a difference?

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Today’s worry — inflation

We all need something to worry about. Here’s a sampling of what’s being said on inflation by the government, Web talkers and other assorted experts.

Barron’s Stocks to Watch blog: Producer Prices, Jobless Data Spell Inflation

TheStreet: Wholesale Inflation Up 0.7% in March

MSNBC: Jump in food prices boosts wholesale inflation

Associated Press: Wholesale prices rise in March as food costs jump