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Political spinners love statistics. So when the monthly unemployment data for December came out from the Bureau of Statistics, their little eyes shone and their keyboards began to glow. Let's get one thing straight. The moving was done by the spinners, not the figures. The figures showed nothing much had happened over the month in the Tasmanian employment story. But that didn't stop our political leaders. Media releases came swiftly from the Treasurer, Peter Gutwein and his opposite number, Scott Bacon. Tasmania's unemployment rate has fallen to 6.4%, with 225 new jobs created last month, said Mr Gutwein's release. Another 600 fulltime jobs were lost last month, said Mr Bacon's release. Eh?
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But it can extend the day, and it doesn't get you much more in terms of wage growth. You might be working yourself to death (really) Researchers drew their findings from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, which polled workers at regular intervals from 1989 to 2008. Among midlife employees, more than 40 percent of salaried workers reported working from home at some point during the survey period. It doesn't seem like telecommuting is used by people to replace work hours. When people telecommute, they use it mostly to do more work. The study looked at workers who had worked for the same employer and had telecommuted at least some of the time. Among that group, there was little difference in earnings growth between employees who worked at home from those who stayed at the office in the standard work week.
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But it can extend the day, and it doesn't get you much more in terms of wage growth. You might be working yourself to death (really) Researchers drew their findings from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, which polled workers at regular intervals from 1989 to 2008. Among midlife employees, more than 40 percent of salaried workers reported working from home at some point during the survey period. It doesn't seem like telecommuting is used by people to replace work hours. When people telecommute, they use it mostly to do more work. The study looked at workers who had worked for the same employer and had telecommuted at least some of the time. Among that group, there was little difference in earnings growth between employees who worked at home from those who stayed at the office in the standard work week.
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Last week congressional Republicans, led by H Morgan Griffith, revived a procedural rule from 1876 - the Holman rule - which allows any member of Congress to propose amending an appropriations bill to single out a government employee or cut a specific program. That means a federal employee’s salary could be cut to $1 and any program could be given a budget of $0. Griffith’s charge to enact the old rule came after he found out it costs $80 million to look after wild horses on federal land. VICE News travels to the open rangeland of Nevada to document how the Bureau of Land Management deals with a large scale problem plaguing open land: wild horses. Overpopulation means that the wild horses destroy the land so Bureau of Land Management officials need to corral them into pens and care for them at a high cost to the US government. From there things get complicated - activists want to train the horses so they can be adopted; some conservationists have a more hard lined idea, suggesting the horses should be killed.
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Demand for drones has been so high under Obama that the Air Force has struggled to train enough new pilots to keep up with the burnout rate. This year it introduced $35,000 a year retention bonuses to try to persuade more drone pilots to stay on, working long hours in windowless rooms. Secret operations It is not just that Obama has put more of a certain type of aircraft in the skies. The low-footprint nature of drone strikes – which can be carried out without having personnel in the country being hit – made it politically easier for the US to mount operations in countries with which it was not technically at war. The Bureau has recorded 546 strikes against suspected terrorists in Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan since Obama took office. These operations have been run by highly secretive organisations – the Central Intelligence Agency and the Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations Command – and have been much less accountable to public scrutiny than conventional military operations.
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Lara Brown is a political historian at George Washington University. She joins us now from our bureau in Washington. Many people are saying today we are entering uncharted territory. There is a sense of uncertainty about what a Trump presidency will bring.
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Laura joins us from our Washington bureau this morning. Laura,what can we expect from the rest of the day? At midday is when the transfer of power becomes a reality for Donald Trump. 35 words will make him president of the united states with his hands on the Bible is not just the link and Bible but one he has had since a boy. After that all eyes and ears will be on his address.
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Chinas National Bureau of Statistics released Chinas 2016 headline growth figure on Friday. GDP expanded 6.7 per cent, making China one of the fastest-growing major economies last year. But can Chinas GDP figures, along with other official economic data, be trusted after the provincial government in Liaoning publicly admitted this week that the government has been cooking the books when publishing its economic data from 2011 to 2014? Here are a few of the main factors to...
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Chinas national anti-graft super-body will be established next March, leaving the long-disputed anti-corruption campaign one year to fit into a legal framework. The countrys law-making body is scheduled to pass legal bills then on the National Supervision Committee, which will kick off the operation of the super body, and nailing down how it works, as well as their members are, according to an annual report of the partys anti-corruption force. The new committee will...
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"But the work [at U.S. embassies around the world] will go on." Erin Walsh, a former senior adviser in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs who left government to become a Goldman Sachs executive, is to be the White House official in charge of filling all the vacancies at the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. WATCH: Spicer Praises Diversity in Trump Administration Additionally, 536 "beach head" team members will descend on the State Department and other agencies for up to 120 days to assist those designated as secretaries. "In some cases they stay on," according to Spicer, who said that all the Cabinet nominees have been selected. "You'll see a lot more activity at that lower level" to fill undersecretary, deputy secretary and ambassadorial posts. No appointee below the secretary has been named for the State Department.
Politico
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News organizations insist that the difference between 2009 and 2017 is visible to all – a different moment, a different feeling in the country -- and not a product of the views of reporters themselves, many of whom tangled with Trump and his campaign aides in 2016. Certainly the city is a lot quieter than it was in 2009 and 2013, at least at this point, said New York Times Washington Bureau Chief Elisabeth Bumiller. The Timesfront page on Thursday featured stories on Obama’s farewell, global warming, fake news and Myanmar — but nothing specifically on the inauguration. But she noted that the Times is hardly downplaying the Trump inaugural, with nearly 100 of their journalists prepared to hit the pavement in an elaborate coverage plan. An inauguration of a president is always historic,” Bumiller said. Former CNN President Jonathan Klein, who oversaw the network's 2009 coverage, said that Obama's inauguration was a unique event, the advent of the first black president.
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A fresh input by the Intelligence Bureau claim that ISIS sympathisers, who have been hiding in Delhi for some time now, is planning to target the general public to hit the Indian government.
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But Mr. Trump's response can't be just a marketing move or a branding opportunity -- things he gets. There must not be merely the appearance of change -- commissions talking and debating endlessly with little to show for it. There must be actual boots-on-the-ground solutions -- now. Unfortunately, I don't think that's what will happen. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau specifically comes to mind--our nation's most successful boots-on-the-ground agency -- if Mr. Trump does as many are predicting he will do , and makes it yet another piece of President Obama's dismantled legacy. The CFPB was an important accomplishment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. The agency is charged with protecting consumers from the predatory financial practices that brought about the economic meltdown of 2007 to 2008, and to watch out for signs of future trouble.
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