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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

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Report: ‘Rising Income Inequality’ Squeezing State Tax Revenue

The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue, according to a report being released Monday by Standard & Poor’s.

09/15/2014

US Executives Survey: 46 Percent Favor Technology Over Hiring New Employees (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

US Executives Survey: 46 Percent Favor Technology Over Hiring New Employees

U.S. workers face a dim future, with stagnant or falling pay and fewer openings for full-time jobs.

09/08/2014

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Survey: 61 Percent Of Americans Say Great Recession Permanently Hurt Economy

Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.

08/28/2014

A Federal Reserve report finds that Americans are continuing to struggle even five years after the Great Recession, with one-quarter of U.S. families saying they are “just getting by.” (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Federal Reserve Report: One-Quarter Of US Families ‘Just Getting By’

A Federal Reserve report finds that Americans are continuing to struggle even five years after the Great Recession, with one-quarter of U.S. families saying they are “just getting by.”

08/08/2014

Seventy percent of Americans, including 86 percent of Republican voters, say undocumented immigrants are threatening the U.S. economy, and the country’s traditional customs, values and beliefs.   (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Poll: 70 Percent Of US Says Traditional Customs, Beliefs Threatened By Illegal Immigrants

Seventy percent of Americans, including 86 percent of Republican voters, say undocumented immigrants are threatening the U.S. economy, and the country’s traditional customs, values and beliefs.

08/07/2014

In a wide-ranging interview on U.S. foreign policy, the Africa summit and American business, President Barack Obama said that his track record speaks for itself, noting that “there’s almost no economic metric by which you couldn’t say the U.S. economy is better” than when he took office. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘Immigrants Aren’t Rushing To Moscow In Search Of Opportunity’

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – In a wide-ranging interview on U.S. foreign policy, the Africa summit and American business, President Barack Obama said that his track record speaks for itself, noting that “there’s almost no economic […]

08/04/2014

The behavioral and academic gap between boys and girls has grown larger than divides between rich and poor, and even race, with experts saying the widening gender gap has created a “crisis” that is hurting the U.S. economy. (ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Academic, Behavior Gap Leaves Boys Further Behind Girls In US Economy

The behavioral and academic gap between boys and girls has grown larger than divides between rich and poor, and even race, with experts saying the widening gender gap has created a “crisis” that is hurting the U.S. economy.

04/29/2014

The Federal Reserve is widely expected Wednesday to stick with its aggressive efforts to strengthen a still-subpar economy. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Federal Reserve Ends Meeting, No Policy Changes Expected

The Federal Reserve is widely expected Wednesday to stick with its aggressive efforts to strengthen a still-subpar economy.

05/01/2013

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