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What does economic security mean in 2014?

Sep 9, 2014
A new book looks at the different ways Americans define their economic standards.
Posted In: Economic health, family budget
Seven Eleven

Should we know how much stores take in from food stamps?

Sep 8, 2014
Monday was the last day of a month-long public comment period set up by the USDA.
Posted In: food stamps, public funding, grocery stores

As fast-food workers strike, unions get redefined

Sep 4, 2014
The Service Employees International Union looks to change how unions operate.
Posted In: labor union, strike, fast food

Wage growth in the U.S. is stuck in the '70s

Sep 1, 2014
Most American workers have seen little to no growth in wages since the '70s.
Posted In: wages, salary, pay
Detroit Water

Donations flow in to help Detroit water customers

Aug 28, 2014
Donations provide relief as Detroit resumes shutting off delinquent customers' water.
Posted In: water, Detroit

Families search for affordable water in Detroit

Aug 26, 2014
We talked with Detroiters as they looked for relief at a water affordability fair.
Posted In: Detroit bankruptcy, Detroit, utilities
David Plouffe

Obama campaign operative's surprising move to Uber

Aug 20, 2014
David Plouffe's new role at the ride-sharing tech company raises some eyebrows.
Posted In: Uber, Obama campaign, Democrats, Republicans

How police presence in Ferguson shut down one business

Aug 18, 2014
The Swiish Bar and Grill seemed far away from the violence. It was and it wasn't.
Posted In: Ferguson, missouri, protests, St. Louis, Small Business, police

The emotional and economic toll on Ferguson, Missouri

Aug 18, 2014
Unrest surrounding the death of Michael Brown highlights an economic disparity.
Posted In: Ferguson
starbucks

Starbucks brews changes to its scheduling algorithm

Aug 15, 2014
Starbucks isn't the only company that uses workers when, and only when, it needs them.
Posted In: starbucks, algorithms, employees, low wages

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