Category Archives: Economics

Fast-Food Strikes in 50 U.S. Cities Seeking $15 Per Hour

Why It Might Be Hard to Get a Burger Today

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Fast-food workers across the U.S. are striking as part of a larger campaign to demand higher wages for hourly jobs. Employees at popular food chains…read more

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Young People Face Worst Job Market in 50 Years

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Young people in the U.S. are experiencing more difficulties starting their careers than at any time in the last 50 years. This comes despite a…read more

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Speaker of the House John Boehner leaves the second House Republican Caucus meeting of the day during a rare New Year's Day session. Later that day he helped pass legislation to avert the "fiscal cliff".

Taxes on Rich Rise with Fiscal Cliff Deal

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Congress and President Obama did not have much of a winter break as they scrambled to come up with a solution to the so-called “fiscal…read more

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John Boehner (R-OH) took the stage after President Obama's reelection was announced to say that he and House Republicans were prepared to work with the President to find a compromise before the January 1 "fiscal cliff".

What is the “Fiscal Cliff” and Should We Fear it?

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Now that the American people have decided to give President Barack Obama another four years, lawmakers have less than two months to avoid the “fiscal…read more

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Protesters outside the Republican National Convention in Tampa built the words “middle class” out of ice to illustrate their discontent with the increasing wealth disparity in the United States.

What is the American “Middle Class”?

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This election cycle the candidates running for president are fighting for the support of middle class voters who have been hit hard by the economic…read more

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