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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

President Obama Speaking

Obama Calls For Effort To Boost High-Tech Training, Hiring

Targeting stagnant wages in an otherwise improving economy, President Barack Obama on Monday called on employers, educational institutions and local governments to develop a home grown high technology workforce that could help drive up higher-income employment.

03/09/2015

An increase in the number of people employed year round drove the poverty rate from 15 percent in 2012 to 14.5 percent in 2013, says the Census Bureau. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poverty Rate Drops For The First Time Since 2006

The Census Bureau found the poverty rate in 2013 was 14.5 percent, down from 15 percent in 2012. White House credits job growth for decline.

09/16/2014

File photo of a pot leaf. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Pot, Guns And Paparazzi: New Laws Run Gamut In U.S.

The new year is bringing a host of new laws taking effect in January or thereabouts.

12/30/2013

Smithsonian food workers strike outside the National Air and Space Museum. (credit: Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Food Workers At Smithsonian Strike Over ‘Living Wages’

Workers from two Smithsonian Institution museum eateries are staging a one-day strike calling for the federally funded museums to ensure they are paid a ‘living wage.’

07/11/2013

Nearly two-thirds of the 5.4 million Mexican immigrants living in the U.S. are not American citizens. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Business, Labor Close On Deal For Immigration Bill

Prospects for a Senate deal on an ambitious rewrite of the nation’s immigration laws improved markedly as business and labor appeared ready to set aside their differences over a new low-skilled worker program holding up the agreement.

03/30/2013

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Va. Wage Gap Between Men and Women Improves

New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that men continue to earn more money than woman in Virginia.

01/23/2013