Construction worker Pedro Pirela and his neighbors heard a water truck that supplies nearby hotels coming down the road. They rushed to block the street, stopped the driver, and siphoned off the prized liquid. “Water is gold now,” Pirela told the Wall Street Journal earlier this year, saying he and his fellow plotters had no choice but to steal. In fact, Pirela admitted he had ambushed another water truck on a separate occasion. Venezuela’s nationwide water shortage has devastated the country to the point that citizens have had to mimic Pirela’s actions just to stave off dehydration.
The U.S. economy expanded in the second quarter of 2016 with real GDP growing 1.1 percent, a lower rate than previously estimated, according to the second estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
The United States has the third highest marginal corporate income tax rate in the world, according to a new report from the Tax Foundation.
One in five manufacturers in New York said they were reducing the number of their employees due to Obamacare, according to a survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Washington, D.C. is the worst locale to spend and get the most out of $100, according to a report from the Tax Foundation published this month.
Only 39 percent of Americans believe that right now is a good time to find a quality job, according to a report from Gallup. Last month, 43 percent said it was a good time to find a job.
There were 94,333,000 Americans not participating in the labor force in July, a decline of 184,000 people from the previous month, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday.