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An oil-worker family vows to make North Dakota home

Aug 4, 2015
Kendra Hill saw only dust when she looked up her future home on Google Maps. Now there's a town there.
Posted In: North Dakota, Oil, oil boom
A Freddie Mac sign sits in front of its headquarters in McClean, Virginia.

Flush with cash, Freddie Mac keeps paying the Treasury

Aug 4, 2015
The mortgage giant will pay the government another $3.9 billion in September.
Posted In: housing market, Freddie Mac, U.S. Treasury, insolvency
A construction site in Nashville's Gulch neighborhood. This particular project would not fall under Nashville's proposed local hire amendment — a measure that, if passed, would require government-paid construction projects to hire more local workers.

Finding local labor for public projects

Aug 4, 2015
Should contractors who bid on public projects be forced to hire more local workers?
Posted In: Nashville, amendment, contractors, labor
American Airlines

Hunting trophies are on the "no-fly" list

Aug 4, 2015
Here are the numbers we're watching and stories we're reading Tuesday.
Average college tuition has increased 234 percent since 1993.

Don't blame millennials for their financial woes

Aug 3, 2015
One NYT writer says that older generations have contributed to their economic situation.
Posted In: millennials, finances, student debt, baby boomers

Many boomers can't afford to retire

Aug 3, 2015
Lost wealth from the recession and longer life expectancy are partly to blame.
Posted In: retirement savings, baby boomers, retirement planning

Did somebody say Mash Donald's?

Aug 3, 2015
Here are the numbers watching and stories we're reading Monday.
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