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In the report, “A College Degree is No Guarantee” from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, study authors Janelle Jones and John Schmitt find that the Great Recession has been difficult for all recent college graduates, but black graduates remain the hardest hit by unemployment.  credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Study: Black College Graduates Twice As Likely To Be Unemployed

In the report, “A College Degree is No Guarantee” from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, study authors Janelle Jones and John Schmitt find that the Great Recession has been difficult for all recent college graduates, but black graduates remain the hardest hit by unemployment.

05/27/2014

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Study: Old, Small Buildings Like D.C.’s Are Better For Cities

Neighborhoods with smaller, older buildings generally perform better for the local economy than areas with newer buildings that stretch an entire block.

05/15/2014

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Report: More Than 92 Million Americans Remain Out Of Labor Force

Despite the unemployment rate plummeting, more than 92 million Americans remain out of the labor force.

05/02/2014

Former President Bill Clinton addresses the audience on the second day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library on April 9, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (credit: Deborah Cannon-Pool/Getty Images)

Bill Clinton: ‘I Thank God Every April 15′ That I Can Pay Highest Aggregate Tax

Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday much of his economic agenda and efforts to reform welfare were often misunderstood by the public, media and critics during his presidency.

05/01/2014

A view looking west down the National Mall from the top of the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Lacks Bus Parking Along National Mall, Study Shows

As tourism season reaches its peak in Washington, AAA has compiled data showing tour buses generate billions of dollars for the nation’s capital.

04/30/2014

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Economist: 2018 Minimum Wage Of $10.10 Will Be Worth $9.25

An economic analyst says timetable changes made to Maryland’s minimum wage increase bill will mean $875 a year less in a full-time worker’s yearly earnings, compared to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s original plan.

04/18/2014

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Gubernatorial Candidates Clash on Economic Policy

All three Democratic candidates in the governor’s race agree Maryland’s economic policies need work, but they disagree sharply about how much.

04/17/2014

About 1,500 people seeking employment wait in line to enter a job fair at the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater on March 28, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Urban League: Underemployment Rate For African-American Workers Is 20.5 Percent

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.

04/03/2014

President Barack Obama speaks about his proposal to raise the federal minimum wage at the University of Michigan on April 2, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Mich. (credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Obama: Republicans’ Economic Plan Is Like The Movie ‘Groundhog Day’

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.

04/03/2014

President Barack Obama touted this week’s announcement that 7.1 million American signed up for coverage through his signature health care law, and he blasted critics for continued efforts to assault the Affordable Care Act, declaring: “The debate over repealing this law is over. The Affordable Care Act is here to stay.”   (credit: JIM LO SCALZO-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama: Women Still Face Outdated Policies At Work

President Barack Obama says the economy hasn’t caught up to the new reality that women now make up about half of the workforce.

03/22/2014

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