John Barone

New job growth helping drive economy

John Barone takes a look at the latest and future trends in the commodities markets.

The foodservice industry rises and falls with consumer spending. But spending cannot be sustained without a recovery in income, and a recovery in income can’t happen unless job growth returns.

Well, sing hallelujah and give thanks, because job growth finally is creeping back. On June 28 the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a stronger-than-expected 195,000-job jump for June. So far in 2013, the United States is averaging 201,830 new jobs per month — much better tha

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