By Associated Press | 02/11/14 09:16 AM
Advocates for allowing New York City officials to raise the minimum wage locally are heading to the state Capitol.
02/11/14 09:06 AM
SEATTLE — A letter signed by about 50 elected officials was delivered on Monday to the Port of Seattle urging the government agency that runs Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to embrace a citizen-approved initiative and raise the minimum wage for airport workers to $15 an hour. Sponsors...
By Associated Press | 02/11/14 08:49 AM
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A House committee is holding a hearing on a bill to raise New Hampshire's minimum wage above the federal rate of $7.25 an hour.
By Joseph Lawler | 02/10/14 05:26 PM
One question newly-installed Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen is sure to face at this week's monetary policy hearings on Capitol Hill is what the rapidly falling unemployment rate means for the central bank's stimulus policies.
02/10/14 03:30 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Tennessee on Monday threatened that the state could turn off the spigot of incentives for Volkswagen if workers at the German automaker's plant decide this week to approve union representation. State Senate Speaker Pro Tem Bo Watson in a news...
02/10/14 02:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Monday that a pledge by the construction industry to hire more than 100,000 veterans by early 2019 is "a huge deal" that, besides doing right by former service members, will help companies grow and boost the U.S. economy for decades to come. Mrs. Obama...
By Associated Press | 02/10/14 08:24 AM
AOL Corp. CEO Tim Armstrong has abandoned an unpopular plan to delay company contributions to employee retirement accounts and apologized for citing two high-cost births as part of the impetus for the plan.
By Associated Press | 02/10/14 08:21 AM
Union officials who represent St. Paul public school teachers say they'll decide Monday whether to put a strike to a membership vote after eight months of contentious contract talks.
By Darlene Superville | 02/10/14 07:53 AM
Michelle Obama says a construction industry pledge to hire 100,000 veterans by 2019 isn't only the right and patriotic thing to do, but also a smart thing for business.
By Joseph Lawler | 02/10/14 06:34 AM
The economy's recovery has been unequal, with the top 1 percent of income earners capturing 95 percent of the income gains between 2009 and 2012, according to the most recent Internal Revenue Service data collected by Berkeley economist Emmanuel Saez.
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/07/14 03:04 PM
Obamacare will induce people to drop out of the work force, a recent congressional study reported. The Congressional Budget Office report, examining Obamacare's effects on the economy, predicted that the U.S. workforce would shrink by 2.5 million people. The cause: Low-income people get...
By Philip Klein | 02/07/14 03:43 PM
In defending President Obama's health care law in the wake of a Congressional Budget Office finding that it would create disincentives to work, Jason Furman, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, invoked Social Security and Medicare.
By Sean Higgins | 02/07/14 01:03 PM
The frustrating thing about the Labor Department's monthly unemployment numbers -- at least from my perspective as someone who covers labor issues -- is that the feds actually release six numbers each month, but just one gets any real attention -- and that number happens to be one of the least...
By Joseph Lawler | 02/07/14 11:14 AM
The Labor Department's jobs report disappointed for a second consecutive month Friday, bringing the news that the U.S. created just 113,000 jobs in January, as the unemployment rate fell to 6.6 percent. December's even weaker job report was little revised, from 74,000 to 75,000. Friday’s...
By Josh Boak | 02/06/14 08:03 AM
The Labor Department said the four-week average, a less volatile measure, ticked up 250 to 334,000. That remains near pre-recession levels and serves as evidence that job losses have waned.
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