• Work Well & Prosper

      Last week, a letter in the Wall Street Journal caught our eye. So much so Stuart decided to do "his take" based on what we read. The letter is written by the operator of an employment agency. For the last 15 years she has had plenty of entry-level job openings that she cannot fill. Why? So many young people, after a decade of public education, just do not have what it takes... continue reading »

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    • War and Peace

      Yesterday Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said "The current abysmal situation of the world and the bitter incidents of history are due mainly to the wrong management of the world and the self-proclaimed centers of power who have entrusted themselves to the devil."

      Yesterday I said these words "Our Father Our King, thwart the designs of our enemies."... continue reading »

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    • Are You Better Off?

      It’s the question of the day, the week, and quite possibly the election. “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” Ronald Reagan asked it in 1980, and won:... continue reading »

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    • The Family Business

      At first, I thought we were overreacting. Taking it out of context, even. We have now spent four days talking about President Obama’s “You didn’t build that” off-prompter remark in Roanoke, VA on Friday... continue reading »

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    • Taking the Job

      Every member of the Varney & Co. staff, from Stuart on down, is still trying to get our heads around the fact that 70% of all the jobs filled since Jan. 2010 have been filled by people 55 and older.

      There's a lot of good things to be said about this, especially the fact that more and more older Americans are still energetic and eager enough to get back into the workplace... continue reading »

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      Recovery Roadblock
    • Hope for the Future

      Two things you will see if you watch television: a lot of older men in suits as guests and a lot of stories about the problems with young people today. Varney & Co. is no different. We often have "seasoned" guests. And we often bring you stories about misguided young people mindlessly joining protests or being unfit for work... continue reading »

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      Technology
    • Greed Is Good

      The Facebook IPO has been a disaster thus far and not the savior many hoped. It’s interesting that the broad market never caught Facebook fever as the market has sold off for almost two straight weeks... continue reading »

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