Labor department's fiduciary rule takes effect

Jun 8, 2017
It simply says that financial advisers must act in your best interest.
The Department of Labor reviewed the fiduciary rule at the behest of President Trump but couldn't find a legal basis to block it.
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Here's what full employment looks like

Mar 1, 2017
Last night in his speech to Congress, President Donald Trump said 94 million people are out of the labor force. But according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that figure includes retirees, students, stay-at-home parents and other people who just aren’t looking for a job. The truth is, at 4.8 percent unemployment, the U.S. economy […]

New overtime rule could help millions

Jul 6, 2016
The Labor Department said an additional 4 million workers will have overtime protection.
 Customers pay at a cashier station in a JCpenny during Black Friday.
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Does the April employment report show signs of a slowdown?

May 6, 2016
The economy added 160,000 jobs in April, according to the Labor Department, while unemployment held steady at 5 percent.
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at the White House on Friday.
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