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August 17, 2019

On This Day in 1937
Congress passed the National Apprenticeship Act, establishing a national advisory committee to research and draft regulations establishing minimum standards for apprenticeship programs. It was later amended to permit the Labor Department to issue regulations protecting the health, safety and general welfare of apprentices, and to encourage the use of contracts in their hiring and employment.
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Here’s Why the Economy Feels So Bad When It Sounds So Good
Updated On: Aug 08, 2019
Aug. 8, 2019 | ECONOMY | It’s because the most common measures Americans use to monitor its health — the stock market and unemployment numbers — aren't enough to tell us what's deeply wrong with the country. With numbers like the ones we're seeing, Americans should be optimistic about the future. Unemployment is at record lows, and the stock market is at record highs. But we're not. Americans are broadly pessimistic about what's coming next, the Pew Research Center found earlier this year. Increasingly, they believe that our political and economic systems work only for those with power. This is because neither the stock market nor employment data captures what's ailing most American families: rising costs for critical, necessary items… Business Insider
 
 
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