Here are some hard facts: Income inequality in America is almost double that of other developed nations, two thirds of our national wealth is concentrated in the hands of the top 5 percent richest Americans, and 95 percent of …
Unemployment down to 7.2 percent
Nearly 4 out of 10 young people are now underemployed
Opportunity, homeownership and retirement security are down. Now we hear that most believe the next generation will be worse off than the last. Well, OK, but the kids don’t believe it.
Here come the polls. It’s been five years since the meltdown and a whole bunch of us feel like things aren’t getting any better.
Which American cities are best for folks who prefer to keep tight hold of their money? Don’t go looking anywhere along the coasts.
New U.S. Labor Department rules are expected to alter hiring practices for war veterans and handicapped individuals at almost 200,000 federally contracted companies, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The updated regulations now …
What’s the best day of the week for laying off employees? A certain well-known electronics retailer has apparently settled on Tuesday.
While the economy has been in recovery mode for the past several years, many groups have been said to be “left behind” — like essentially the entire middle class.
Seventy percent of U.S. employees are either “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” at work. Put more simply, most of us hate our jobs.
So much for the United States. In skirmishes around the country, states are battling it out with their neighbors—and sometimes, states in other time zones—over sales tax revenues, marijuana taxes, weapons manufacturing businesses, and the pool of local labor.
Here are a few of the ongoing state-vs.-state showdowns:
The Dakotas …
Two years ago, they didn’t stand a chance.
Two days ago, when I heard they had won, I dug the e-mail out of my inbox: “I’ve been glad to read about your upcoming book, Intern Nation. I recently worked as one of approximately 20 illegally unpaid interns for the Oscar-nominated film Black Swan.”
The e-mail was from Eric Glatt, a …