ADP survey Businesses added 176000 jobs in August down from June and

by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted Sep 5, 2013 8:44 am MDT WASHINGTON – American businesses added 176,000 jobs in August, a private survey showed Thursday. That was fewer than in June and July but roughly in line with the monthly average for the year.The payroll company ADP said professional and business services firms added 50,000 jobs. Manufacturers created 5,000, reversing a drop in July, and construction firms 4,000. Companies in all industries and of all sizes hired in August, ADP said.The ADP figures come a day before the Labor Department will release its jobs report for August. The department’s report will capture both private- and public-sector job growth for the month.The ADP figures often vary from the Labor Department’s official job figures. According to ADP, private employers have added an average 170,000 jobs a month this year through July. The Labor Department shows companies added an average of 196,000 new jobs a month through July.Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist for Capital Economics, said the ADP hiring figures were “broadly consistent” with economists’ expectations that Friday’s Labor report will show that private and government employers combined added roughly 180,000 jobs in August.“The job market has held up better than I would have thought,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, which compiles the ADP report. He called the job creation “remarkably consistent.”Zandi had expected hiring to be depressed by federal budget cuts that took effect in March and by employers’ preparations for President Barack Obama’s health care law.The law requires companies to provide full-time workers with health insurance or pay a penalty. In doing so, this provision provides an incentive to reduce full-time jobs, though the requirement won’t take full effect until 2015. ADP survey: Businesses added 176,000 jobs in August, down from June and July AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

New York attorney general looking into speculative Springsteen ticket listings

by The Associated Press Posted Dec 9, 2015 4:34 am MDT Last Updated Dec 9, 2015 at 6:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email New York attorney general looking into ‘speculative’ Springsteen ticket listings NEW YORK, N.Y. – New York’s attorney general is looking into whether “speculative” ticket listings for Bruce Springsteen’s 2016 tour on ticket resale sites constitute deceptive advertising.Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent letters Monday to StubHub, TicketNetwork and Vivid Seats asking about the practice of offering seats on secondary markets when the seller may not possess the tickets.Tickets for Springsteen’s tour don’t go on sale until Friday. But hundreds of seats have already been listed for up to $5,000 or more on resale sites.A TicketNetwork spokesman says the company has voluntarily taken down any ticket listings for the concerts until Friday. Vivid Seats says it has a goal of ensuring a positive ticket-buying experience.StubHub says it’s reviewing the letter but has no reason to believe there are “speculative tickets” on its site. read more