This article is reproduced with permission from Forbes. Find the original story here. Walmart recently announced that it was raising its minimum starting wage to $9 an hour, 24% higher than the federal minimum. Since Walmart is…
By Benn Steil and Dinah Walker
The nation’s largest private employer, Walmart, announced on Thursday that they will be raising their minimum wage to at least $9 an hour, according to the Associated Press.
By Jasmine Wright
The collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh claimed more than a thousand lives and put industry working conditions into sharp focus. Laura Kuenssberg of Independent Television News examines the low wages of workers, whether retailers have begun deliver any…
In other news Wednesday, new polls show that President Obama still leads in Ohio. Following the first presidential debate, the gap between the two candidates narrowed, energizing both campaigns' efforts to win over the last undecided voters before Election Day.
In Ohio, How 2 Counties' Paths Diverged Greatly Over 30 Years…
The U.S. now has the greatest disparity between the rich and the poor within Western industrialized countries, new Census data show. Timothy Noah of Slate magazine and Howard University professor Roderick Harrison looks at the growing income gap in America.
President Obama signed a new law Tuesday that closes a decades-old gap in federal sentencing that led to much stiffer penalties for crack cocaine cases than ones involving powder cocaine. Gwen Ifill speaks with two experts about the implications.
A new report examines commonly held assumptions about the differences in how girls and boys learn and achieve in education. Experts discuss the findings and how they might help educators better address issues of learning and gender.
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