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Economic recovery drives growth in low-paid jobs

Nov 11, 2014
...which is ultimately bad for overall wage growth.
Posted In: employment, low-wage workers, Jobs
Tourists pose in front of the iconic Wall Street Bull near the New York Stock Exchange on September 16, 2013 in New York City.

Wall Street bonuses as economic indicator

Nov 10, 2014
It’s that time of year again: Wall Street bonus season.
Posted In: Wall Street bonuses, stock exchange
An employee counts $100 notes.

How the U.S. might get to wage growth

Nov 7, 2014
There's plenty of job growth. Wage growth? Not so much.
Posted In: Jobs, job growth, wages, wage growth
Joanely Carrero restocks shelves at a Target store.

Take the jobs report with a grain of salt

Nov 7, 2014
And maybe some pepper too. We don't actually know how many jobs there are.
Posted In: jobs report, unemployment rate, bureau of labor statistics
Exhaust flows out of the tailpipe of a vehicle.

Low gas prices: exciting. Global warming: borrring.

Nov 7, 2014
Falling gas prices have been big news all week, but as the mid-term elections showed, for American voters, the flip side of cheap gas -- climate change – is a low urgency issue.
Posted In: climate change, urgency, gas prices
Job Fair in San Francisco

Good news and bad news on jobs

Nov 7, 2014
The economy added 214,000 new jobs last month, but that's not the full picture.
Posted In: Jobs, bureau of labor statistics, Unemployment
The MicroTAC 9800x phone from 1989.

Cellphone bills aren't as high as they used to be

Nov 7, 2014
The average monthly cellphone bill has dropped from an inflation-adjusted $151 in 1989 to $47 today.
Posted In: cell phones, inflation, Personal Finance

The labor force participation rate is at a low point (updated)

Nov 7, 2014
While the unemployment rate has improved, other statistics tell a different story.
Posted In: Jobs, employment, bureau of labor statistics
U.S. President Barack Obama.

Free trade on the agenda for Obama's Asia trip

Nov 7, 2014
A deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be seen by many as a win.
Posted In: Obama, asia, China, economic objectives, international

The numbers for November 6, 2014

Nov 6, 2014
A plan is coming together to resuscitate the eurozone. Let's do the numbers.
Posted In: Europe, malware, disney, election 2016

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