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Small Businesses Rate Louisiana #7 for Best Training Programs, State Earns B+ Overall

Small Businesses Rate Louisiana #7 for Best Training Programs, State Earns B+ Overall
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Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, has released the second-annual Thumbtack.com Small Business Friendliness Survey showing that small businesses rated Louisiana among the most business friendly states, particularly in terms of its training programs and labor regulations.

Will Independent Contractors Be Reclassified Out of Existence?

Will Independent Contractors Be Reclassified Out of Existence?
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The proposed Labor Department budget for fiscal year 2013 includes money for 35 new investigators to dig through business records and go after employers and employees who contract independently.

New Report: Teen Unemployment and the Minimum Wage

New Report: Teen Unemployment and the Minimum Wage
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Unemployment remains a major concern throughout the state of Louisiana and the nation as a whole. While the jobs situation in Louisiana is somewhat better than the national average, the unemployment rate for working-age teens (16-19) is astronomical and bodes ill for the future of Louisiana’s youth.

The Big Debt

The Big Debt
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THE PELICAN INSTITUTE is offering up this five-point guide to understanding the Unfunded Accrued Liability, from how it originated and what kind of impact it’s having to national trends and possible solutions.

Commentary: Mercatus Pension Study Demonstrates Advantages Of Defined Contribution System

Commentary: Mercatus Pension Study Demonstrates Advantages Of Defined Contribution System
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‘A defined contribution system is one no longer supported by taxpayers, but, rather by the responsible investment choices of individuals.’