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Economy Apr 04What three economists think you should know on Equal Pay Day
Making Sen$e chatted with three experts on the pay gap on Equal Pay Day. Here's what they had to say on the pay gap, where it stems from and why it persists.
Economy Apr 04Slowdown in productivity jeopardizes financial and social stability, IMF chief says
The global slowdown of productivity since the Great Recession has negative consequences for growth and income that look hard to unwind, warned International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde in a speech in Washington Monday.
Education Mar 22Former education secretary says Trump’s budget is an ‘assault on the American Dream’
The proposed budget, released last month, would cut funding for the Department of Education by 13.5 percent -- or about $9 billion.
Economy Mar 15Federal Reserve raises key interest rate after solid jobs report
For the second time in three months, the Federal Reserve decided to raise its key interest rate a quarter point today.
Economy Mar 10Steady jobs growth clears the way for interest rate hike
The U.S. economy added 235,000 jobs in February while the unemployment rate ticked down to 4.7 percent.
Economy Mar 08Here’s what the economy would look like without women
Wednesday’s “Day Without A Woman” strike could have cost the United States nearly $21 billion in GDP -- if all paid working women took the day off.
Economy Feb 17What happened at DC’s restaurants when immigrant workers stayed home
Across the country Thursday, workers staged a “Day Without Immigrants,” a protest of President Donald Trump’s policies on immigration.
Economy Feb 11Upset with Trump the president, consumers boycott Trump the brand
People are using their wallets to protest by boycotting companies associated with President Donald Trump.
Economy Feb 03With steady job creation in January, slow wage growth still puzzles
Wage growth "has been the unfinished work of this economic recovery,” said Mark Hamrick. “It helps to explain the remaining level of dissatisfaction among Americans with the economy.”…
Nation Jan 28Serena Williams breaks record with 23rd Grand Slam
Serena Williams just picked up her 23rd Grand Slam title, defeating her “toughest opponent” -- her big sister Venus.