Thomas Perez

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Name: Thomas Perez
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Extending Unemployment Insurance Isn’t Dead, Says Labor Secretary

The Obama administration has not given up its efforts to renew a federal extension of unemployment insurance for the long-term jobless, Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez said Monday. That statement probably comes as news to many of the long-term jobles ... [Published Yahoo! Finance - 4 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Market Basket cited as a model for economic prosperity

Zack Wittman for the Boston GlobeCustomers shopped at the Market Basket in Burlington over the summer.WASHINGTON -- US Labor Secretary Thomas Perez on Monday said the country needed more companies like Market Basket, praising the New England supermarket ... [Published Boston Globe - 8 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

White House support for insurance-specific rules

The White House will support legislation allowing the Federal Reserve Board to apply insurance-based capital standards to the insurance portion of any insurance holding company it oversees, the president and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers ... [Published LifeHealthPro - 8 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

OSHA announces effort to reduce fatal falls from cellphone towers

Under pressure from the Communications Workers, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced an initiative on Oct. 14 to reduce the number of workers killed in fatal falls from cellphone transmission towers.What's notable about the CWA ... [Published Workday Minnesota - 15 hours ago]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

GOP Can't Stop a Lame-Duck AG Pick

Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy can push through a lame-duck attorney general pick, and there's little Republican Chuck Grassley can do about it.(Mark Wilson/)The White House had every incentive in the world to kick the naming of a new attorney ... [Published National Journal - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 3 reports

Former ACLU lawyer to lead U.S. Justice Department civil rights unit

By Aruna ViswanathaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union will assume a top civil rights post at the U.S. Justice Department, taking control of a unit that is deep into investigations into the Ferguson, Missouri ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

State Roundup, October 15, 2014

OBAMA STUMPS FOR BROWN: President Barack Obama will make a stop in Maryland this weekend to support Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown’s campaign for governor, the White House said Tuesday. John Fritze and Erin Cox of the Sun write that the president plans to visit ... [Published Citybizlist - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Regulators’ powers to be considered by Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to consider a case in December that could have widespread implications for government regulations and organizations that follow them.The case is known as Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association and pits the MBA against ... [Published Credit Union Insight - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 2 reports

Delay on attorney general could backfire on Obama

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is thought to be on the short list of potential attorney general...President Obama gave vulnerable Senate Democrats some breathing room by delaying the selection of his next attorney general until after November’s midterm ... [Published Washington Examiner - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

White House announces $170M push to help long-term unemployed

White House officials announced $170 million in government grants and partnerships on Wednesday aimed at helping the long-term unemployed get back to work.The funding will go toward programs in 20 states, including apprenticeship programs; career services ... [Published The Hill - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

White House Unveils New “Fair Shot” Strategy For Long-Term Unemployed

The White House is rolling out its latest strategy Wednesday to solve the sticky problem of long-term unemployment. Nearly a third of Americans who were unemployed last month have been without a job for 26 or more weeks, double the rate recorded before ... [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

An Attorney General Deferred

A new attorney general nominee to replace the departing Eric Holder has become the latest casualty of election-year politics.A White House official on Tuesday confirmed reports that President Obama will wait until after the midterm congressional elections ... [Published Atlantic Monthly - Oct 14 2014]

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Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said Wednesday in a statement that "individuals struggling with long-term unemployment are better off than they were 12 months ago, but there are still twice as many of them as there were before the recession. the constant struggle to find work has left many of them feeling discouraged and disregarded."
"This is one of the most unfinished pieces left over from the Recession," said U S Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said of the long-term unemployed. "we'll continue grant-making, and we are confident that we will be able to help them punch their ticket into the middle class again."

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Extending Unemployment Insurance Isn’t Dead, Sa... [Published Yahoo! Finance - 4 hours ago]
Market Basket cited as a model for economic pro... [Published Boston Globe - 8 hours ago]
Mark Begich Is Running Out of Gas in Alaska [Published Breitbart.com - 8 hours ago]
White House support for insurance-specific rules [Published LifeHealthPro - 8 hours ago]
Mark Begich Is Running Out of Gas in Alaska [Published Breitbart Feed - 11 hours ago]
OSHA announces effort to reduce fatal falls fro... [Published Workday Minnesota - 15 hours ago]
OSHA sharpens focus on ending cell phone tower ... [Published Safety.BLR.com - Oct 17 2014]
Vote: Defeat Suppression of Minorities, Youth, ... [Published Michigan Chronicle - Oct 17 2014]
GOP Can't Stop a Lame-Duck AG Pick [Published National Journal - Oct 17 2014]
State Roundup, October 15, 2014 [Published Citybizlist - Oct 16 2014]
President Lameduck's attorney general [Published Washington Examiner - Oct 16 2014]
Quest wins $6 million for IT training [Published MySanAntonio - Oct 16 2014]
White House announces more measures to reduce l... [Published Individual.com - Oct 15 2014]
OSHA, FCC Workshop Highlights Tower Worker Safe... [Published MissionCritical Communications - Oct 15 2014]
First South Asian-American to Lead DOJ Civil Ri... [Published National Law Journal - Oct 15 2014]
Former ACLU lawyer to lead U.S. Justice Departm... [Published Bayou Buzz - Oct 15 2014]
Former ACLU lawyer to lead US Justice Departmen... [Published Raw Story - Oct 15 2014]
Former ACLU lawyer to lead U.S. Justice Departm... [Published Reuters - Oct 15 2014]
Sunnyvale: Employment nonprofit gets $5.3 milli... [Published San Jose Mercury News - Oct 15 2014]
News Scan: Facebook to pass Google for mobile a... [Published FierceMobileIT - Oct 15 2014]
Ratcheting up Reporting Rules [Published Risk & Insurance - Oct 15 2014]
Joe Biden calls tea party 'crazy' [Published Morningstar.com - Oct 15 2014]
Regulators’ powers to be considered by Supreme ... [Published Credit Union Insight - Oct 15 2014]
Obama returns to the campaign trail [Published CBS News - Oct 15 2014]
Delay on attorney general could backfire on Obama [Published Washington Examiner - Oct 15 2014]
Phila. training agency gets $4 million [Published Philly.com - Oct 15 2014]
White House announces $170M push to help long-t... [Published The Hill - Oct 15 2014]
White House Unveils New “Fair Shot” Strategy Fo... [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - Oct 15 2014]
Holder will leave Justice Dept. in left-wing hands [Published One News Now - Oct 14 2014]
An Attorney General Deferred [Published Atlantic Monthly - Oct 14 2014]
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Mark Begich Is Running Out of Gas in Alaska [Published Breitbart Feed - 11 hours ago]
Sen. Mark Begich’s campaign for re-election is running out of gas as Republican candidate Dan Sullivan continues to solidify his lead in the polls.  Alaskan voters will  put up with a lot , but in 2014, it increasingly appears that membership in ...
White House Unveils New “Fair Shot” Strategy Fo... [Published WSJ.com: Real Time Economics - Oct 15 2014]
The White House is rolling out its latest strategy Wednesday to solve the sticky problem of long-term unemployment. Nearly a third of Americans who were unemployed last month have been without a job for 26 or more weeks, double the rate recorded before ...
How tough will Tom Perez be on Wall Street? Thi... [Published Ezra Klein - Oct 10 2014]
(Ross D. Franklin / AP) As his name floats at the top of the list to replace Attorney General Eric Holder, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is facing a critical test of his stance on Wall Street. The popular Democrat must decide whether Swiss banking ...
Minimum wage bump (for some) delayed [Published AdBanks.net - Oct 08 2014]
The Labor Department estimated there are about 2 million home health aides. br /> Two million home health care workers may not see a bump in their paycheck on Jan. 1 after all. The new requirement that visiting aides and nursing assistants and companions ...
Labor Secy: Unemployment still too high [Published CNN.com - Video - Oct 03 2014]
CNN's Poppy Harlow speaks to U.S. Labor Secretary, Thomas Perez, about the latest U.S. unemployment figures. ...
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Labor Secretary on Jobs Report [Published Wall Street Journal What's News - Sep 05 2014]
Labor Secretary Reacts to the Jobs Report [Published Wall Street Journal What's News - Aug 01 2014]
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Labor Secretary on the April Jobs Report [Published Wall Street Journal What's News - May 02 2014]
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