Obamacare Enrollment Increases; Home Depot to Hire 80,000

Stocks end mixed the day after the Dow Jones achieved a 4-day rally. Congress decided to suspend the debt limit until March of 2015. The vote strictly aligned with party lines, with the Democrats supporting it while the Republicans voted in opposition. More Americans are enrolling in Obamacare as the number has reached 3.3 million as of February 1st. While these are encouraging numbers there are still many Americans who have not signed up for health insurance yet and open enrollment ends in a little over a month, on March 31st. Home Depot (HD) plans on hiring up to 80,000 seasonal workers as spring nears.
Home Depot considers spring their peak season so they want to be properly staffed and prepared as their busy season is fast approaching. Amazon (AMZN) also has plans to hire 2,500 full-time workers across the United States. These workers will primarily work at its shipment centers.

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Published on Feb 12, 2014
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