22 raises, by 12 presidents, but how much in your pocket?
5 States Where the Poorest Get Paid the Most
Democrats want to raise the federal minimum wage, a measure that would affect some states more than others
Another Electronics Retail Chain Bites the Dust
In yet another sign indicating the days of the big-box store model could be numbered, the plug is being pulled on a well-known retail chain that’s been a mainstay in the Midwest for six decades.
Even If Janet Yellen Is Wrong About the Economy, She Is Right About Fed Policy
Janet Yellen’s first testimony on Capitol Hill was a resounding success. She was poised, confident in her decisions, and clear about her intentions at the Federal Reserve. But it was not so much what she said as what was …
America’s Gargantuan Share of Global Wealth, in One Map
How the wealth of 50 US states measures up to 50 nations
Jobs Grew at Sluggish Pace in January
Unemployment rate still fell to five-year low
Early Unemployment Data Lifts Hope for Job Growth
Fewer unemployment claims than expected
Economy Growing at Fastest Pace in 2 Years
The U.S. economy grew at an annualized rate of 3.2 percent in the fourth quarter of last year, the government estimated Thursday.
Currency Crises Abroad Are Benefiting the U.S.
Analysts are calling them “The Fragile Five,” a catchy sobriquet for five countries–Turkey, Brazil, India, South Africa and Indonesia–that have been experiencing serious turmoil in their economies and currencies in recent …
Americans Are Painfully Aware of How Broke They Are
Even if they’re just relatively broke
Guess Where the Middle Class Can’t Afford to Live Now
We’ve come to expect this sort of thing in places like San Francisco. But … Detroit?
$2.8 Trillion in Unspent Cash Could Slow Global Economic Recovery
And just a few hundred corporations are holding the lion’s share of the stash