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ASA Staffing Index: November Staffing Up 4.2% From a Year Ago

American Staffing Association (11/28/12)

Staffing employment in November is up 4.2% from the same month last year, according to the ASA Staffing Index.

The index value for the month of November is 96, indicating that staffing employment is approximately 0.7% higher than that reported for October.

Obama Pushes Tax Agenda, Congress in Stand-Off

Reuters (11/28/12) Richard Cowan; Jeff Mason

The White House on Tuesday launched a public relations campaign over increasing taxes on wealthy Americans, but U.S. lawmakers remained deadlocked over the “fiscal cliff” tax increases and spending cuts. Several small-business owners met with President Obama to voice their support for his goal of extending low tax rates for the middle class beyond the end of this year, while letting rates rise for wealthier taxpayers. GOP legislators want to extend low tax rates for all taxpayers, including households earning more than $250,000 a year. Increasing taxes on the wealthy would discourage investment and hiring at a fragile time in the nation’s recovery, Republicans say.

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