Payrolls in U.S. Rise More Than Forecast; Jobless Rate at 6.1% [Bloomberg]
An interesting datapoint: "Today’s Labor Department’s payrolls report also showed factory hiring increased by 16,000 in June. Employment at private service-providers jumped 236,000. Retailers took on 40,200 employees."
PwC promotes record women partners [economia]
Someone in the UK is feeling good about themselves: "PwC chairman and senior partner Ian Powell highlighted the importance of diversity as the firm promoted a further 53 new equity partners; four in every ten of whom were women and a further two in every ten were from a 'culturally diverse background'. Powell said, “I was very conscious of the fact that when I was elected in 2008 there was not enough diversity, and by that I mean wider diversity, not just gender. 'It takes a while, but you need to make sure you operate a level playing field that maximises the potential for people, whatever their background and gender.' "
For the conspiracy minded people out there: "Perhaps most alarming, a shortage of funds has caused the bureau to chronically underinvest in infrastructure, threatening its ability to operate effectively and efficiently. Some IRS computers, for example, run on an operating system so old and outdated that Microsoft has stopped supporting it. Given this, perhaps it’s not so far-fetched to believe that lost e-mails were the result of crashed computers and bureaucratic incompetence rather than malevolent cover-up and conspiracy."
Act surprised: "H&R Block CEO Bill Cobb wrote a letter to the IRS in support of its new voluntary program. The letter encouraged the federal government to continue further down that path of action.
For starters, don't feed them a BS sandwich: "Don’t bookend your critique with compliments. It sounds insincere and risks diluting your message. Instead, separate your negative commentary from your praise, and don’t hedge."
Not among them: "Where do you get good falafel around here?"