Economy

GOP Candidate: Obama Created a "Minimum Wage Economy." That's Wrong.
September 05, 2014

It's a good line. If only it were true.

The Awful New Jobs Report Has One Silver Lining
September 05, 2014

142,000 jobs? Not good. But here's a reason to be optimistic.

The Huge, Regressive Tax Break Right Under Your Roof
A new report shows tax breaks for homeownership favor the rich
September 04, 2014

Billions for the rich, little for the poor.

New Report: Health Care Costs Are Escalating Much More Slowly
But still not clear how long slowdown will last—or why it's happening
September 03, 2014

Less money for the doctor, more money for you

Detroit's Promising Lesson for America's Failing Cities
September 02, 2014

Why the city's bankruptcy might be a good thing.

The Ten Worst-Paying Jobs in America
From fry cooks to the guy parking cars
August 31, 2014

It's Labor Day—time to remember everybody who works, but particularly those who don't make a lot of money.

Happy Labor Day. Are Unions Dead?
An interview with Rich Yeselson, labor strategist and expert
August 31, 2014

No, says an expert and former labor official. But they're in trouble.

Why the $#&@! Did Your Airline Cancel Your Flight Today? They Had a Very Good Reason.
An airline-industry expert explains why you get screwed over—and how to avoid it
August 28, 2014

An airline-industry expert explains why you get screwed over—and how to avoid it.

Unemployed Americans Are Miserable, and Republicans Are Making It Worse
August 20, 2014

Extending unemployment insurance would reduce the misery of the jobless.

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