U.S. job openings unexpectedly dropped in August to the lowest level in over a year as the Federal Reserve tries to bring down near-record high inflation and cool the labor market.
The Labor Department said Tuesday that there were 10.1 million job openings in August – a major decline from the previous month's revised reading of 11.17 million.
Still, the number of available jobs has topped 10 million for 15 consecutive months; before the pandemic began in February 2020, the highest on record was 7.7 million.
The Federal Reserve closely watches these figures as it tries to gauge labor market tightness; the lower-than-expected number of openings could provide some relief for policymakers as they try to slow the economy and cool painfully high in...
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As we are now in the Aseres Yemei Teshuva and in the midst of the Yamim Noraim, we can still hear the oft-quoted dictum reverberating in our ears: ותשובה ותפילה וצדקה מעבירין את רֹע הגזירה
"Repentance, prayer and charity averts the severity of the decree"
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Almost everyone has felt the sting of rising prices.
As of August, 60% of Americans were living paycheck to paycheck, according to a recent LendingClub report — a number that hasn’t budged much since inflation hit 40-year highs. A year ago, the number of adults who felt stretched too thin was closer to 55%.
Even high-income earners are feeling the strain, the report found. Of those earning more than six figures, 45% reported living paycheck to paycheck, a jump from the previous year’s 38%.
“More consumers living paycheck to paycheck indicates that many are continuing to lose their financial stability,” said Anuj Nayar, LendingClub’s financial health officer.
Inflation is a persistent problem
The consumer price index, which meas...
Hillary Clinton is “dusting off” her husband’s playbook by criticizing the Biden administration’s “open borders” to put herself in place to mount a 2024 presidential run, veteran political consultant Dick Morris said in a new interview.
Morris, a former aide to President Bill Clinton, said Hillary is setting herself up to enter the race as a “moderate” choice for Democrats in two years for what would be her third shot at the White House.
“I see more and more signs that Hillary’s going to run,” Morris told John Catsimatidis on his WABC 770 AM radio show in an interview that aired Sunday, noting that she has been remarking that Americans “do not believe in open borders.”
“These are a...
North Korea on Tuesday conducted its longest-ever weapons test, a nuclear-capable ballistic missile that flew over Japan and could reach the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam and beyond, forcing the Japanese government to issue evacuation alerts and halt trains.
The South Korean and U.S. militaries responded by launching fighter jets which fired weapons at a target off South Korea’s west coast in a show of strength against North Korea.
The North Korean missile launch was its most provocative weapons demonstration this year, as it pushes to develop a fully fledged nuclear arsenal capable of threatening the U.S. mainland and its allies with the goal of wresting concessions from those countries, some experts say.
North Korea has test-fired about 40 missiles over about 20 different launc...
Baltimore City Council approved changing boundaries to the city's nine police districts. It's the first major change to the city's police districts in more than 50 years.
Redrawing the boundaries of the city's police districts is part of the BPD’s plan to reimagine policing in Baltimore.
Police officials believe the new districts will allow the BPD to manage law enforcement resources more efficiently, so officers can respond to crime faster; create a better balance between calls for service and geographic areas; as well as maintain a constant presence in high-crime areas and increase patrols.
The new police map shows the Eastern, Central, and Western Districts would grow and that 18 neighborhoods previously divided are now reunited.
A great crowd participated last night in the central slichot of the eve of Yom Kippur, Israel, at the Western WallThe Western Wall Heritage Foundation: over a million people came to pray at the Western Wall and participate in the forgiveness classes in the Western Wall plaza throughout the month of Elul and the ten days of repentanceOn the eve of Yom Kippur, Israel, tonight (Monday), tens of thousands arrived at the main prayer stand in the Western Wall plaza, starting from the early evening hours until the peak during the main stand in the Western Wall plaza, the balconies and the surrounding alleys.The gathering was held in the presence of the chief rabbis of Israel, the first to commemorate Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef Shalita and Rabbi David Lau Shalita, Rabbi of the Western Wall and the Holy P...
Former President Trump has sued CNN in federal court in Florida for defamation.
In the lawsuit filed Monday, Trump’s attorneys claim CNN “has sought to use its massive influence — purportedly as a ‘trusted’ news source — to defame the Plaintiff in the minds of its viewers and readers for the purpose of defeating him politically, culminating in CNN claiming credit for ‘[getting] Trump out’ in the 2020 presidential election.”
The former president is seeking $475 million in punitive damages, according to the lawsuit.
Trump announced his intent to sue the network earlier this summer, saying in a statement he would “also be commencing actions against other media outlets who have defamed me and defrauded...
Baltimore, MD - Oct. 3, 2022 - Zera Shimshon - Lecture # 88 - Aseres Yemei Teshuva - Haazinu
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It was a weekend marked by bloodshed in Baltimore County.
On Saturday, two teens were in critical condition after a shooting in Catonsville.
On Sunday, a man was found suffering multiple gunshot wounds in Ownings Mills.
And now, another shooting striking the County on Monday. Residents at an apartment complex in the 8000 block of Heathrow Court said they overheard several shots being sprayed, then later, saw a body laying next to a dumpster.
FOX 45 reached out to police for basic information asking, “Was this a homicide?” and “Is there still a threat to the public?”
However, police were only willing to say officers “responded to a shots fired call.” Claiming they can’t release any more information due to it being an “activ...
'The fact that we are convening it now is the correction of a historical mistake,' says Lapid
Israel's Prime Minister Yair Lapid spoke Monday with delegates from the European Union, renewing economic and political dialogue with the bloc for the first time in over a decade.
During his virtual address at the 12th meeting of the EU-Israel Association Council, Lapid reiterated his commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but noted that Jerusalem would remain Israel's "undivided capital."
"Over the past year, there has also been a positive change in our work with the Palestinian Authority," Lapid told the gathering of EU foreign ministers in Brussels, Belgium. "We are working with them and helping their economy d...
The New York Times published a report in late September targeting Hasidic Yeshivas — alleging students “[know] nothing” and grow up “barely [able] to support their own families” — coinciding with a Board of Regents vote to regulate their religious education. However, Breitbart News has learned that the Times omitted relevant information, shunned sources directly involved with the schools, and declined to publish pertinent on-the-record statements, in pursuing the story — resulting in a funhouse mirror hit piece, pressuring the board’s unanimous vote to force state edicts on the religious schools.
Breitbart News has learned the Times did not establish communication relevant to reporting with at least tw...
Violence in Baltimore appears to have taken a dip, with September recording 13 homicides and the total number of people killed in 2022 is slightly lower than at the same time in 2021. However, while some leaders inside City Hall are pointing out the positives, others say now is not the time to take a victory lap.
Monday morning, Baltimore Police reported no overnight shootings or homicides. To date, 565 people have been shot and another 254 have been killed. While talking about community violence intervention programs who received federal grant money, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Anthony Barksdale said “we are trending in the right direction” when it comes to homicide numbers.
“Imagine if I was saying we are plus 22,” Barksdale said. “Of course, there&rsqu...
Governor Larry Hogan announced a third application round of Opportunity Zone Microgrant Funding will open on Tuesday, October 4.
The grants will allow eligible small businesses seeking to expand within designated Opportunity Zones to apply for micro grants ranging from $50,000 to $100,000.
For more details on Opportunity Zones in Maryland, visit here.
Potential applicants can check if their business is in an eligible location with the Maryland Opportunity Zone Information Exchange here.
“Throughout my administration, we have used every tool at our disposal to support and grow small businesses in our state, including promoting the tax incentives and redevelopment potential provided by Maryland’s designated Opportunity Zones,” said Governor Hogan. “Init...
U.S. Senators and Congressmen announced over $4 million in federal assistance to help low-income residents across Maryland afford housing.
The assistance is administered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's New Incremental Housing Choice Vouchers Program.
“Everyone deserves a safe place to call home. But we know housing costs are eating up too large a share of lower-income residents’ budgets, often leaving them with impossible choices between paying for rent or meeting their daily needs. This federal relief will help those facing hardship find suitable housing for their families as we continue working to increase access to affordable housing in our communities,” said the lawmakers.
The federal grants will be distributed all across Ma...
Baltimore, MD - Oct. 3, 2022 - Whether you are the driver or an active participant, doing donuts and/or street racing is now subject to a $1,000 fine + up to 12 months in jail. Baltimore City is now leading the charge to end this dangerous and disruptive behavior.
Thank you Mayor Scott for signing the bill today and to Council President Mosby and all of my council colleagues for your support.
If Teshuva preceded the world, and our Torah is the blueprint for the universe, and all the actions of our Avos are a portent for their descendants — it would seem reasonable to assume that the instructions for this marvelous gift of repentance be apparent in the life and times of the Avos.
The Midrash asserts that Reuven the firstborn son of Yaakov Avinu introduced this notion of Teshuvah to the world. He is the sole individual who identified as a בעל תשובה — ‘master of Repentance’.
The ‘sin’ that Reuven repented for, that earned him this honorary title was his ‘tampering with his father’s bed’. After the death of Rachel, Yaakov established his primary residence in the tent of Bilhah, Rachel’s maidservant. Reuven consid...
Gerald Groff was a Pennsylvania mailman. When Amazon contracted with the United States Postal Service (USPS) to deliver packages on Sundays, Mr. Groff, who observes Sunday as the Sabbath, was faced with a religious dilemma. Mr. Groff attempted to make arrangements with the USPS to avoid working Sundays by offering to work multiple make-up shifts and even by switching postal offices, but the Postal Service deemed this insufficient and multiple disciplinary actions were taken against him. Facing termination Mr. Groff chose, instead, to resign from the USPS.
Following his resignation, Mr. Groff sued the USPS for failing to accommodate his sincerely held religious beliefs. However, he was unsuccessful as both the trial court and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against him...