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Wake Up, Illinois!

What states are Illinoisans fleeing to? Are Illinoisans voting with their feet and following the jobs? Can we rely on politicians to finally wake up? How does this end for Illinois? Professor of economics at the University of Michigan, Mark Perry joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Analyzing The State Of Jobs And The Economy With Scott "The Cow Guy" Shellady

Is the U.S. headed for a serious trade war? What does the national jobs picture look like moving forward? The noise around economic news can sometimes make it difficult to keep up, but Scott "the Cow Guy" Shellady – trader and Fox Business analyst – constantly has his eye on market trends. On this installment of "Against the Current," Dan Proft and Shellady explore a range of pressing economic issues – from trade and fiscal policy, to forecasting the health of manufacturing, agriculture and other sectors. Does innovation always help economic growth? Does the Trump administration inspire much confidence for free market advocates? Proft and Shellady answer all these questions and more in an in-depth look at the current state of the economy.

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Tariff Tension Mounts

Is the economy doing so well that we have more jobs than people to fill them? Why are we punishing our allies with tariffs? Is China moving back to more communist ways? Chief Economist for CNN, Steve Moore joins Dan and Amy to discuss. 

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Education Bias Against The Trades

Work and learn apprenticeship models are now incorporating practical skills along with college credits to attract more workers. Why are these technical skills jobs that pay $107k being left vacant? Montez King, from the President's Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Obama Era Jobs Report

Does the low unemployment rate really mean anything? Do CEOs have more confidence but no numbers to show for it? Is it going to take more than a year for the tax cuts to start kicking in? What’s going to fix the leak in the Fed? Fox Business Contributor, Scott "The Cow Guy" Shellady joins Dan and Amy to discuss the April jobs report.

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Bring Back Jobs. Restore Dignity

In September, Illinois lost over ten-thousand jobs, according to an Illinois Policy Institute report. And the state continues to experience labor force dropout. Employers are giving up on Illinois. Many of our friends and neighbors have also given up on Illinois, leaving for opportunities in other states. In this installment of Dollars and Sense, Pat Hughes explains why giving up Illinois means giving up on ourselves. 

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Can The US Job Market Get Even Tighter?

US Job Employment numbers have been improving. Where have jobs been added? How would reductions in structural tax rates impact wages and employment? What would he do to substantially change the regulatory framework of government? What is his best Marine LePen quip? CNBC Contributor and columnist for the American Enterprise Institute James Pethokoukis joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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