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While lower gas prices at the pump make consumers happy, states that rely heavily on oil taxes may struggle.

Falling oil prices hurt state budgets

Nov 17, 2014
For states trying to balance budgets that rely on oil taxes, it's crunch time.
Posted In: big oil, Louisiana, severance tax
Telephone bills, which contain information for an AT&T customer.

The top financial concern: just paying the bills

Nov 17, 2014
A survey shows more Americans are worrying about just keeping up.
Posted In: bankrate, bills, family money

Charting Japan's road to recession

Nov 17, 2014
Here's what we're reading - and the numbers we're watching- Monday morning.
Posted In: Japan, recession, 2012 election, isis

Volkswagen deal revs up union hopes in the South

Nov 14, 2014
The UAW is trying to organize workers in the South, where auto jobs are growing.
Posted In: UAW, Volkswagen, Nissan
Flowers are in bloom as people walk past the U.S. Capitol building.

Even congressmen get hazed

Nov 12, 2014
Congress is back in session on Wednesday after the mid-term elections.
Posted In: Congress, work place, transition, politics

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

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