High Rise Units Worth $150k Less….

Apartment owners in high-rise units are realising their properties are worth less than they paid for them as rampant oversupply and falling demand send real estate values plummeting. Via RealEstate.com and The Daily Telegraph. Recent sales figures indicated multiple unit owners made a loss on their investments, with some apartments in high rise buildings selling … Read moreHigh Rise Units Worth $150k Less….

Survey shows property confidence increase after year of decline

The Property Council of Australia believes a number of economic challenges remain for Australia’s property industry, despite new data showing increased confidence in the sector for the first time in 12 months, via The Recon Daily. The latest ANZ/Property Council Survey for the September 2019 quarter shows that industry confidence has picked up by 13 … Read moreSurvey shows property confidence increase after year of decline

Cory Booker crosses into Mexico to escort asylum seekers to US

published 2019-07-03 22:15:14 by Louis Casiano Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., ventured into Mexico on Wednesday to help escort five female asylum seekers to the United States, his campaign said. The 2020 presidential hopeful crossed the El Paso, Texas, port of entry into Ciudad Juarez with immigrant rights attorneys and advocates to get five women fleeing domestic … Read moreCory Booker crosses into Mexico to escort asylum seekers to US

Cory Booker crosses into Mexico to escort asylum seekers to US

published 2019-07-03 22:15:14 by Louis Casiano Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., ventured into Mexico on Wednesday to help escort five female asylum seekers to the United States, his campaign said. The 2020 presidential hopeful crossed the El Paso, Texas, port of entry into Ciudad Juarez with immigrant rights attorneys and advocates to get five women fleeing domestic … Read moreCory Booker crosses into Mexico to escort asylum seekers to US

Cory Booker crosses into Mexico to escort asylum seekers to US

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., ventured into Mexico on Wednesday to help escort five female asylum seekers to the United States, his campaign said. The 2020 presidential hopeful crossed the El Paso, Texas, port of entry into Ciudad Juarez with immigrant rights attorneys and advocates to get five women fleeing domestic violence admitted into the U.S. after … Read moreCory Booker crosses into Mexico to escort asylum seekers to US

Household Debt Ratios And Mortgage Stress Continues To Rise

We have released the June 2019 mortgage stress results, based on our running 52,000 household surveys. We found that 32% of households are now dealing with mortgage stress, a record, meaning they are having cash flow issues managing their finances and mortgage repayments. This translates into more than 1,063,000 households spread across the country, and … Read moreHousehold Debt Ratios And Mortgage Stress Continues To Rise

Two New Jersey Indian IT Staffing Company Executives Arrested and Charged with H1-B Visa Fraud

Four executives of New Jersey based Indian IT staffing and consultancy companies, Procure Professionals and Krypto IT Soultions, have been arrested in June 2019 on charges of fraudulently using the H-1B visa program to gain an unfair advantage over competitors. The four Indian IT staffing company executives are: Venkataramana Mannam (47) of Edison, New Jersey … Read moreTwo New Jersey Indian IT Staffing Company Executives Arrested and Charged with H1-B Visa Fraud

US-based tech professional dies while adventure biking in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, July 3 (IANS) A US-based software engineer from Hyderabad was killed after a four-wheeled All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) he was riding overturned at a resort in Telangana’s Vikarabad district, police said on Wednesday. Arvind Kumar Peechara, 45, was riding the bike in the Hills and Valley Adventures Resort at Godamaguda near Hyderabad when the incident … Read moreUS-based tech professional dies while adventure biking in Hyderabad

DGCA grounds 12 pilots over landing issues

The DGCA on Wednesday grounded 12 pilots who were operating the six flights that have experienced close calls since June 30. The regulator has also started issuing show cause notices to pilots and initiated probes into the mishaps whose repercussions are still being felt. Senior pilots, however, say the probe must look at the conditions … Read moreDGCA grounds 12 pilots over landing issues

Michael Stumo on leadership: Build relationships, don’t force personal rigidity

Editor’s note: The Syracuse (NY) Post Standard featured an interview of Michael Stumo on leadership. Michael Stumo grew up on a family farm in Iowa. His first job after college was running a hog-buying station, where he lived in a trailer in a pasture. Inspired by a friend, he started studying for the LSAT (law … Read moreMichael Stumo on leadership: Build relationships, don’t force personal rigidity

This Week in Conflicts: Funding for Trump’s Fourth of July Celebration and A Look at The Trump Org.’s Expansion into Indonesia

President Donald J. Trump and Republic of South Korea President Moon Jae-in visit with U.S. and Republic of Korea military personnel Sunday, June 30, 2019, at the Korean Demilitarized Zone. (Image Credit: Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) This week, news organizations dissect the funding for President Donald Trump’s “Salute to America” Fourth of … Read moreThis Week in Conflicts: Funding for Trump’s Fourth of July Celebration and A Look at The Trump Org.’s Expansion into Indonesia

Country cap discussion (H.R.1044, S.386, S.2091)

— UPDATES — 7/22: Nothing seems to be happening with the country caps proposals anymore. There’s been no reported action in the Senate on S.386, and Rand Paul has not bothered to announce S.2091 or collect any cosponsors. 7/11: Rand Paul, one of the Senators responsible for blocking S.386 in the Senate, will reportedly introduce … Read moreCountry cap discussion (H.R.1044, S.386, S.2091)

Harvard/Harris: Immigration Overtakes Health Care as Top Issue for Voters

Wed, Jul 3rd 2019 @ 1:15 pm EDT Immigration has surpassed health care as the issue that voters see as the most important facing the United States, according to a new Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey released exclusively to The Hill. Forty-two percent of registered voters pointed to immigration as the top issue, compared to 38 … Read moreHarvard/Harris: Immigration Overtakes Health Care as Top Issue for Voters

US adds 102,000 nonfarm jobs in June, but ADP report cites further slowdown in hiring

The US added 102,000 nonfarm jobs in June, but the number appears to be a further sign of a slowing job market, according to the ADP National Employment Report released today. June’s number is up from the 41,000 added in May, but down from the 255,00 added in April and 158,000 added in March. “The … Read moreUS adds 102,000 nonfarm jobs in June, but ADP report cites further slowdown in hiring

Nonmanufacturing activity decelerates in June

Nonmanufacturing activity decelerated in June to its lowest level since July 2017, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s Nonmanufacturing Index released today. The index was at a reading of 55.1, down from 56.9 in May. However, readings above 50 still indicate growth. “Although the nonmanufacturing sector’s growth rate dipped in June, the sector continues … Read moreNonmanufacturing activity decelerates in June

Texas and California tech metro areas post lowest jobless rates

Three metropolitan areas known as technology hubs posted the lowest jobless rates among all large metro areas in the US in May at 2.2% each. Those areas were the Austin-Round Rock metro area in Texas and the San Francisco and San Jose areas in California, according to data released today by the US Bureau of … Read moreTexas and California tech metro areas post lowest jobless rates

Cross Country announces new brand for search divisions

Cross Country Healthcare Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRN) announced a new brand — Cross Country Search — for its permanent search brands Cejka Physician Search, AP Healthcare, StarMed and its RPO division. Leading Cross Country Search will be David Pantano, its newly appointed president. Pantano most recently served as managing partner and senior VP of AP Staffing, … Read moreCross Country announces new brand for search divisions

H-1B visa fraud: Feds arrest four IT staffing execs

Four executives at IT staffing companies were arrested on suspicion of fraudulently using the H-1B visa program, the US Department of Justice announced today. The defendants were allegedly involved in a scheme where they used a fake client company to obtain H-1B visas for workers who were then put on a bench for assignment to … Read moreH-1B visa fraud: Feds arrest four IT staffing execs

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Policy Ordering Detention of Asylum-Seekers

Wed, Jul 3rd 2019 @ 12:05 pm EDT A federal judge in Seattle ruled Tuesday that asylum-seeking immigrants detained for being in the United States illegally have the right to a bond hearing in immigration court rather than being held until their cases are complete, this ruling was issued despite the knowledge that approximately 90% … Read moreFederal Judge Blocks Trump Policy Ordering Detention of Asylum-Seekers

(What’s Left of) Our Economy: New U.S. Trade Figures Reflect More Policy Noise, but Reveal More Underlying Improvement

As with last month’s numbers, this morning’s U.S. trade figures need to be taken with a big grain (or boulder?) of salt due to President Trump’s on-again, off-again tariff decisions with major foreign economies like Mexico and especially China. The big takeaway, IMO: These May data show that the portion of the nation’s trade deficit … Read more(What’s Left of) Our Economy: New U.S. Trade Figures Reflect More Policy Noise, but Reveal More Underlying Improvement