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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 leap not taken: Wage growth

Jan 23, 2015
Why haven't wage growth caught up to job growth?
Posted In: minimum wage, wage growth, wage stagnation, Taxes, Wealth and Poverty

PODCAST: Retirement lost in the shuffle

Jan 23, 2015
A look at the U.S. dollar, more on the death of Saudi King Abdullah, and a retirement system that got lost in the shuffle.

The income gap is widening faster than you think

Jan 23, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Friday.
An oil well in North Dakota.

Pipeline spill exposes a fracking cost

Jan 22, 2015
Wastewater spill is a huge reminder that fracking generates contaminated water.
Posted In: pipeline, fracking, North Dakota
Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank during a press conference in Western Germany.

What’s QE and the ECB got to do with you and me?

Jan 22, 2015
How "quantitative easing" and "European Central Bank" may bring cash to U.S. shores.
Posted In: European Union, ECB, bond buying
A report says that extra money from Medicaid made it easier for patients to get an appointment.

PODCAST: The economics of patients on Medicaid

Jan 22, 2015
A stimulus plan for Europe, Medicaid economics, diversifying executive ranks.
An income tax form.

A closer look at inheritance taxes

Jan 22, 2015
How would president's trust fund plans affect controversial inheritance taxes?
Posted In: Inheritance, trust fund, Taxes
Starting in January, Facebook says it will crack down even harder on what it calls "overly promotional posts."

When the government fakes out Facebook

Jan 22, 2015
Here are numbers we're reading and watching for Thursday.
Participants in the World Economic Forum's annual meeting gather Wedneday in Davos, Switzerland.

The true biography of 'Davos Man'

Jan 21, 2015
Both epithet and symbol, "Davos Man" personifies global elite at economic forum.
Posted In: Davos, Davos man, World Economic Forum
Outside the New York Stock Exchange.

Fallout from S&P ban could last longer than a year

Jan 21, 2015
SEC gives S&P a suspension, opening a window for its bond-rating competitors.
Posted In: Wall Street, S&P, bonds, credit agencies, credit ratings

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