Worker productivity declined for first time in four years

Nov 6, 2019
No, it's not because of social media or politics.
One economist said we're stuck in the slow lane when it comes to productivity.
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The budget deficit last topped $1 trillion in 2012, a very different time

Sep 13, 2019
Back then, the economy was struggling its way out of recession. Now? Not so much.
The U.S. Treasury Department announced Thursday the government deficit has topped $1 trillion for the first time in seven years. Above, the Treasury Department building in Washington, D.C.
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Younger workers are pushing for greater work-life balance

Jun 3, 2019
They're bringing self-care to work and pushing for more flexibility to have a life.

"Green shoots": the sign of economic improvement

Apr 23, 2019
Economists and analysts have used the term "green shoots" to describe signs of a economic recovery after a downturn.
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How immigration could help a shrinking American labor force

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Jan 29, 2019
Young, productive workers "are the new scarce resource," one expert says.
Immigrants stand for the national anthem before becoming American citizens at a naturalization ceremony held at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in New York City in 2013.
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Why declining birth rates are a phenomenon in developing countries

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Jan 25, 2019
As part of our mini-series on fertility, we talk to a demographer about why fertility rates are declining in developing countries.
As part of our mini-series on fertility, we talk to a demographer about why fertility rates are declining in developing countries. 
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