While unemployment has been a major impediment to African-Americans’ economic progress, underemployment is a bigger obstacle for them than it is for whites or Hispanics, the National Urban League says in its latest State of Black America report.
Pressing his economic case in an election year, President Barack Obama came to Michigan on Wednesday to praise the state’s ongoing effort to raise the minimum wage — and to accuse Republicans who oppose that step in Michigan and in Congress of standing in the way of prosperity for millions of Americans.
President Barack Obama says the economy hasn’t caught up to the new reality that women now make up about half of the workforce.
The National Park Service says visitors to parks in and around the nation’s capital spent nearly $929 million in surrounding communities in 2012.
Investor Warren Buffett says the economy continues the steady improvement that began in fall of 2009 and he remains optimistic despite Russia’s advance into Ukraine.
Ben Bernanke, who stepped down last month after eight years as chairman of the Federal Reserve, is planning a memoir.
For the first time since October, Americans no longer think politicians are the biggest national problem.
Drawing a link between reduced fuel consumption and climate change, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that his administration will issue tougher fuel-efficiency standards for delivery trucks by March 2016.
Anti-government forces leave Kiev City Hall in return for the release of all jailed protesters.
As the debate shapes up over a possible minimum wage increase, the loudest voices on both sides are talking about Maryland’s whole economy — not just the plight of individual workers or employers.