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By Paul Solman
Organized labor in the American workforce has declined since the 1980s, with many unions struggling to attract workers as companies voice opposition to them. But in Las Vegas, one union has broken through to much of the city’s hospitality sector…
By Yasmeen Alamiri, Gretchen Frazee
Thirty years after devastating sanctions were first imposed on Iraq, President Donald Trump’s threat of new sanctions is a chilling reminder for Iraqis of the pain they experienced amid policies of global economic pressure.
By Jill Yavorsky, Janette Dill
If jobs in female-dominated sectors represent the future, what will it take for men to take them?…
By Carl W. Jones, The Conversation
Christmas is no longer a Christian holiday, but a time to be celebrated by everyone, thanks in part to advertising.
By Philip Moeller
Consumers already are upset about growing difficulties paying for health care. Imagine how they’d take to the streets – or perhaps the voting booth -- if they knew the real size of their health care bill.
Collectively, Americans owe nearly a trillion dollars of medical debt, and Congress is trying to figure out a policy response. But in the meantime, economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on an unusual non-profit’s effort to relieve the burden of medical…
By Michael W. Klein
One of Volcker's legacies is taming the runaway inflation that posed an existential threat to the U.S. economy in the late 1970s. Less discussed is just how important he was to establishing the principle of an independent Federal Reserve.
By Courtney Vinopal
Democratic lawmakers and the White House are both claiming victory for the major North American trade deal that is now expected to win approval from Congress after more than a year of deadlock.
By Gretchen Frazee
The company, which is now considered the most profitable in the world, is valued at more than $1.8 trillion.
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