By Associated Press | 11/13/13 09:53 AM
SEATTLE — Dozens of problematic ballots could determine the fate of an initiative that seeks to establish a $15 minimum wage for many workers in the airport city of SeaTac.
By Meghashyam Mali | 11/12/13 10:42 AM
President Obama will travel to Cleveland on Thursday to deliver a speech on the economy, the latest in the administration's push to pivot the nation's attention to jobs. Obama will speak at the ArcelorMittal Cleveland steel plant, the White House announced.
11/12/13 09:38 AM
(online.wsj.com) America's jobs recovery is proceeding on two separate tracks—a pattern that is persisting far longer than after past economic rebounds and lately has been growing worse.
By Mark Tapscott | 11/12/13 08:25 AM
Democrats in Congress are preparing a new proposal to hike the minimum wage to $10.10, with the increases to come in three steps ending in 2015.
By Michael Barone | 11/08/13 05:53 PM
When American politicians get around to reforming their immigration laws, they tend to look backwards. They seek to address immigration problems in the past rather than look ahead and set policy that will strengthen the nation in the future. That’s true, in my opinion, of the bipartisan...
By Meghashyam Mali | 11/09/13 08:31 AM
President Obama thanked the nation’s veterans on Saturday and called for more measures to help returning servicemembers find jobs in the private sector. “If you fight for your country overseas, you should never have to fight for a job when you come home,” said Obama in his weekly...
By Meghashyam Mali | 11/08/13 02:47 PM
President Obama on Friday said there was “no question” that the government shutdown hurt the nation’s economy as he pushed for more spending on infrastructure in an address at the Port of New Orleans. “The first thing we should do is stop doing things that undermine our economy,” the...
By Joseph Lawler | 11/08/13 10:14 AM
The U.S. gained 204,000 jobs in October, the Labor Department announced friday, as the unemployment rate ticked up to 7.3 percent in a jobs report tainted by the government shutdown. The October unemployment rate was slightly inflated by the government shutdown, the Bureau of Labor Statistics...
By Susan Ferrechio | 11/07/13 06:19 PM
Senate Democrats, hoping to move beyond the disastrous rollout of the new health care law, plan to pivot to legislation that would increase the federal minimum wage by nearly $3, to over $10 an hour. Democratic lawmakers met privately Thursday to discuss proposals, including one by Sen. Tom...
By Meghashyam Mali | 11/07/13 03:08 PM
President Obama on Thursday hailed the Senate’s passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would extend workplace protections to gay Americans, saying it would “help end the injustice” of employees being fired because of their sexual orientation.
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