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Prospects bleak for long-term unemployed

Jan 8, 2014
As Congress considers extending federal benefits, the long-term unemployed find it harder to find a job with every day they're out of the workforce.
Posted In: unemployment benefits, long-term unemployment

50 years of the War on Poverty. But which poverty?

Jan 8, 2014
The 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's declaration of the War on Poverty.
Posted In: war on poverty, LBJ, poverty

'A movie star for a year, and now you’re roofing houses'

Jan 8, 2014
An interview with David Good, the co-founder of a start-up called GameCrush that was the target of much press and much investment.
Posted In: startups

Your start-up failed. Congratulations!

Jan 8, 2014
Silicon Valley's embrace of failure as a step toward success can be confusing -- especially if you're the venture capitalist that put up the money.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, start-up, failure

"Why do you think people are poor?"

Jan 7, 2014
Fifteen percent of Americans live in poverty. That official rate hasn't dropped much since 1964.

Failing in order to succeed? There's a conference for that

Jan 7, 2014
FailCon is an annual event in San Francisco for the Silicon Valley crowd, who've taken to heart the notion that failing teaches us how to get it right the next time.
Posted In: Tech, Silicon Valley, Failcon

Explainer: the charitable tax deduction

Dec 26, 2013
If you give $1,000 to charity, that reduces your taxable income by $1,000, because there’s less for the government to tax.
Posted In: whiteboard, Charity

Need a last-minute gift? How about $13,000 in chocolate?

Dec 25, 2013
Mansion owners can spend five figures on Christmas decorations and gifts, without asking, "How much?"
Posted In: holiday shopping, wealth gap

Long-term unemployed get a holiday without much cheer

Dec 24, 2013
Long-term unemployment has not been this high for this long since World War II.
Posted In: long-term unemployed, Unemployment

Does holiday work lead to full-time jobs?

Dec 23, 2013
Holiday retail hiring is strong this year, but the vast majority of those jobs will disappear in the New Year.
Posted In: holiday shopping, Retail

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