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Retail earnings disappoint on slow economic recovery

Aug 15, 2013
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, discusses the latest retail earnings.

Would raising wages lead to more or fewer jobs?

May 3, 2013
Economists don't agree on whether higher wages boost the economy, or discourage employers from hiring.
Understanding your salary can be like trying to read a foreign language. Even economists can't agree on whether higher wages boost the economy, or discourage employers from hiring.
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Could immigration reform suppress wages for U.S. workers?

Jan 28, 2013
Some economists predict immigration reform will have little effect on wages -- and might even bring higher pay.

Obama adviser: Jobs report shows continued progress

Jan 4, 2013
Alan Krueger, chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, weighs in on the government's December jobs report

Paul Krugman on tech's great divergence

Jan 1, 2013
Economist Paul Krugman talks about a new direction in 'the technology universe' that has taken shape over the last decade.

Translating the complications of Chinese paychecks

Aug 23, 2012
Workers at state-run companies in China are riding pretty high. Beyond standard salaries, there are often a lot of perks for state workers, including mortgage payments, groceries, fancy cars. And it's all tax free.

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Wages falling for young, educated adults

Mar 7, 2012
A study by the Economic Policy Institute has found that for men and women between 23 and 29, the average income dropped between 7 and 11 percent in the past decade.

Unemployment down -- but so are wages

Feb 23, 2012
The dip in unemployment and job claims indicate optimism -- but wages fell sharply for the majority of American workers last year in a way that they haven't since 2007.

Consumer sentiment slips

Feb 10, 2012
Macroeconomic signs point to a brighter future, but average Americans are still struggling with the basics.