Economy

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.

Wrecking an Economy Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry
Why Wall Street should be thrilled with the government's billion-dollar settlements
August 20, 2014

They're getting a slap on the wrist when twhat they deserve is a jail sentence.

GRAPH: Government Employment Is Way Down Under Obama
August 04, 2014

Public sector payrolls have shrunk considerably over the past five-plus years.

When Workers Own Their Companies, Everyone Wins
How a very old economic model could help the new economy
August 01, 2014

How a very old economic model could help the new economy.

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