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Fast food and health care workers, and their supporters, march on Dec. 4 in Los Angeles to demand the minimum wage be increased to $15 per hour.

The minimum wage debate

Jul 31, 2015
Have you ever lived on the minimum wage in your area? We want to hear your stories.
Posted In: minimum wage
A group of airport workers rally for an increase in raises in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Employee compensation growth stalls out

Jul 31, 2015
Labor costs and wages make anemic gains in second quarter reports.
Posted In: wages, employment, employment cost index
Good Jobs Nation workers on strike listen to a speech from presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.

Do federal contractors save the government money?

Jul 31, 2015
The U.S. keeps replacing its full-time workers with contract employees.
Posted In: government contractors, federal government, minimum wage

Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations wrap up in Maui

Jul 31, 2015
Final sticking points include sugar, dairy and state-owned enterprises.
Posted In: TPP, trade, Hawaii

McDonald's makes a move on moms

Jul 31, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Friday.

Older workers head for retirement — and don't retire

Jul 30, 2015
The labor participation rate for people 55 and up is near its highest in decades.
Posted In: employment, working, baby boomers

The housing market is back — except where it's not

Jul 30, 2015
In some cities, lots of homeowners remain underwater.
Posted In: Housing, homeowners, underwater

Kentucky fried photo printer

Jul 30, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Thursday.
Don Williams moved to North Dakota three years ago for a job supplying fracking sand to drilling sites in the booming Bakken oil field. He hopes the fall off in activity because of depressed oil prices will make businesses that serve oil workers like him

Looking for the bright side in Bakken's bust

Jul 29, 2015
North Dakota oil worker has had enough of the area's greed.
Posted In: North Dakota, Oil, Unemployment

High-tech clothes dryers ... and toilets

Jul 29, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.

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