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The past, present and future of the estate tax

Dec 12, 2012
Some wealthy individuals say a higher estate tax is fair, but others are fighting against proposed changes.
Posted In: tax, estate tax, wealth gap, fiscal cliff

How raising low wages ripples through the economy

Dec 12, 2012
A few bucks an hour more for low-wage workers can raise prices, but also boost economic growth for the country overall.
Posted In: low wage, living wage, minimum wage

Michigan governor signs right-to-work legislation

Dec 11, 2012
Thousands of union members protest before Michigan becomes the 24th right-to-work state.
Posted In: right to work, Michigan, Rick Snyder, union

Union workers stage protest in Michigan

Dec 11, 2012
The Michigan State Capitol is hosting thousands of protesters this morning. The house is taking up a so-called "right to work" bill.
Posted In: Michigan, right to work, protests

What $5 more an hour could buy a low-wage worker

Dec 11, 2012
Fast food employees picketed in New York for a raise to $15 an hour. What difference would that make?
Posted In: low-wage work, service workers, union, living wage

Why do we have a charitable tax deduction, anyway?

Dec 10, 2012
The history of the tax deduction for charitable giving and why charities are worried it could change.
Posted In: Taxes, fiscal cliff, charitable deduction, philanthropy

UPDATE: Walmart added as defendant to warehouse workers lawsuit

Nov 30, 2012
Lawyers say Walmart can be held accountable for working conditions, despite contracting out operations and staffing.
Posted In: Walmart, labor, warehouse

How the fiscal cliff may affect child poverty

Nov 30, 2012
Much of the buzz about the fiscal cliff has been about how it will affect the wealthy and middle class. But how might it impact children living if poverty if a deal isn't reached?
Posted In: poor, child poverty, poverty, fiscal cliff

Fun facts from the Census on jobs by gender and race

Nov 29, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau today released a burst of data on who works in which profession and where. We plucked out a few interesting facts from the release.
Posted In: women, Jobs, race, Economy, census

Census breaks down occupations by gender, ethnicity

Nov 29, 2012
More women employed in secretarial work than any other job, but they make inroads in other fields.
Posted In: U.S. Census Bureau, census, Jobs