State of the Union

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An uncut sheet of $10 bills.

Wage rises for new federal contractors

Jan 1, 2015
Raise to $10.10 per hour was promised in last year's State of the Union.
Posted In: minimum wage, ten dollars, State of the Union
President Barack Obama delivers the 2014 State of the Union address.

An assist for young men of color?

Feb 13, 2014
President Obama plans to launch an initiative to help young minority men stay in school and out of criminal justice system.
Posted In: prison, African American, State of the Union

'myRA' retirement plans, explained

Jan 29, 2014
'myRA' is a new, government-backed retirement plan designed for low-income workers, who don’t have IRAs or 401Ks.
Posted In: retirement savings plans, Retirement, State of the Union, myRA

State of the Union: Tackling income inequality

Jan 29, 2014
Last night in his State of the Union address, President Obama touched on several economic themes, including jobs, the middle class, health care, and something he has been talking quite a bit about recently -- income inequality.
Posted In: income inequality, State of the Union
President Barack Obama delivers the 2014 State of the Union address.

State of the Union: Fact-checking Obama on the ACA

Jan 29, 2014
President Obama said last night that 9 million Americans have signed up for health care. Did they?
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, State of the Union

How the world heard the State of the Union address

Jan 29, 2014
President Obama focused mostly on domestic issues during his speech last night. How did it go over in Europe?
Posted In: State of the Union, Barack Obama
President Barack Obama delivers the 2014 State of the Union address.

In speech, little said about immigration, gun control

Jan 28, 2014
President Obama does focus on executive action that he can take to address income inequality.
Posted In: SOTU, State of the Union

The president's options, without Congressional help

Jan 28, 2014
The president has the power to affect wages even without any help from the House or Senate.
Posted In: SOTU, State of the Union

Why would you hire the long-term unemployed? Why not?

Jan 27, 2014
We expect the President to ask companies to pledge to hire the unemployed. But some hiring managers see a potential risk in hiring someone who's been out of work for a long time.
Posted In: unemployement, long-term unemployed, State of the Union

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