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economy

Paychecks Grew At Record Slow Pace In Second Quarter

Wages and benefits grew in the spring at the slowest pace in 33 years, more evidence that stronger hiring isn’t raising pay for most Americans.

07/31/2015

COLUMBIA, SC - MAY 27:  Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the South Carolina House Democratic Womens Caucus and the South Carolina Democratic Womens Council at their Third Annual Day in Blue in the Marriott hotel  on May 27, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Hillary Clinton continues to campaign throughout the country in an attempt to win the Democratic primary nomination.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Clinton: ‘Time To Make The Words Middle Class Mean Something Again’

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says pay equity between men and women, more generous parental leave policies and a higher minimum wage are not issues of importance merely to women but concerns that […]

05/27/2015

low income

Study: One In Four Americans Spending At Least Half Their Pay On Rent

Average hourly wages have risen just 2.1 percent in the past year while rental prices have climbed 3.7 percent.

05/01/2015

President Obama speaks at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant Wayne, Michigan. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘America’s Resurgence Is Real’

The president opened a 3-state tour in Michigan by touting the recovery of the auto industry.

01/07/2015

Black-Friday eve shopping is becoming a new American tradition with stores opening on Thanksgiving Day. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Early-Bird Shoppers Turn Out On Thanksgiving

Black-Friday eve shopping is becoming a new American tradition with stores opening on Thanksgiving Day.

11/27/2014

President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press on the Canadian Parliament shooting after their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on Oct. 22, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Ben Stein: Obama ‘Is The Most Racist President There Has Ever Been’

Economist Ben Stein believes the White House is playing the race card in an effort to get African-Americans to vote against Republicans.

11/03/2014

Vice President Joe Biden shares his memories of former White House Press Secretary James Brady during his memorial service at the Newseum on Oct. 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Biden: National Economy Doing Well In ‘Macroeconomic Sense’

Vice President Joe Biden urged Iron Range Democrats on Thursday to get out the vote for U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, saying Republicans don’t understand the needs of the middle class.

10/24/2014

Ariel Jalali, CEO of Sensay offers President Barack Obama a job when he's out of office during a Q&A session with young entrepreneurs in Santa Monica. Mr. Obama asked if perks included a sushi bar. (Photo by Jay L. Clendenin-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Gets Job Offer In California

The president was talking to tech entrepreneurs in Santa Monica when Ariel Jalali offered him a job at his mobile app startup company.

10/09/2014

Committee Chairman Sen.Ron Wyden (D-OR) speaks during a confirmation hearing for Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget Sylvia Mathews Burwell before the Senate Finance Committee on May 14, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Dem Senator: NSA Tech Spying Hurting US Economy

A leading Senate critic of online surveillance wants the government to stop widespread spying on phone calls, texts and emails, saying the “digital dragnet” doesn’t make the country safer, and only hurts the U.S. economy.

10/08/2014

File photo of job seekers. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.9 Percent As 248,000 Jobs Added In September

The U.S. economy generated 248,000 jobs in September, the Labor Department said Friday. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent, its lowest level in six years.

10/03/2014

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