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U.S. Adds Surprisingly Strong 295,000 Jobs, But Wage Growth Slows

February was another strong month for the U.S. economy.

March 6, 2015
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Walmart’s Wage Increase A Sign Of Booming Job Growth

The economic recovery is real, and it’s going to get better.

February 23, 2015

The Joneses Win: The Why Of Weak Consumer Spending

How income inequality is killing America’s consumer culture.

February 17, 2015

Democrats Leave Philadelphia United, On Message — For Now

House Democrats are all on the same page — for now.

January 30, 2015
Joe Biden

Biden To House Democrats: ‘Double Down’

Joe Biden wants Democrats to stop running from the White House.

January 30, 2015
jobs

Jobless Claims Hit 15-Year Low

See the latest piece of good economic news.

January 29, 2015
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush looks on prior to speaking at the 2014 National Summit on Education Reform in Washington, DC, November 20, 2014 (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

2016 Strategy For GOP: Play Down The Economy

After fighting President Obama’s economic policies, Republicans now must pretend they didn’t work.

January 27, 2015

State Of The Union Conundrum: Can Obama Take Credit For Economy?

The White House is taking a risk by claiming credit for the thriving economy.

January 20, 2015
US President Barack Obama speaks in Knoxville, Tennessee on January 9, 2015

Obama Moves To Lift Legacy, Party’s 2016 Outlook With Tax Plans

President Obama is shifting his agenda to the left in the fourth quarter of his presidency.

January 19, 2015
US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, December 10, 2014 (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

Republicans Now Take Credit For The Recovery They Sabotaged

Mitch McConnell wants credit when things go well, but he’ll keep blocking any good ideas that come from the White House.

January 17, 2015

U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.6 Percent

2014 was the best year for job growth since 1999.

January 9, 2015
President Barack Obama delivers an address to the nation on December 17, 2014 in Washington, DC (AFP/Doug Mills)

Obama Plan Makes It Easier For Younger, First-Time Homebuyers

The president’s new plan could save the typical first-time homebuyer $900 a year.

January 7, 2015
President Barack Obama delivers an address to the nation on December 17, 2014 in Washington, DC (AFP/Doug Mills)

White House Plans To Tout Economy In Run-Up To State Of The Union

President Obama is planning to lay out a more aggressive economic agenda.

January 5, 2015

Wage Stagnation Puts The Squeeze On Ordinary Workers

A rising tide is supposed to lift all boats — but many working Americans are drowning.

December 29, 2014
US economic growth surged to its highest level in 11 years in the third quarter, data released on December 23 showed

U.S. Third Quarter Growth Highest In 11 Years

The latest GDP report is even better than expected.

December 23, 2014
jobs

Poll Finds Most Optimism About Quality Jobs Since Before Recession

Americans are feeling much better about the state of the economy.

December 22, 2014

U.S. Economy Grew Robust 3.9 Percent In Third Quarter

The economy has undergone its strongest growth phase in 11 years.

November 25, 2014
jobs

Four-Week Average Of Initial Unemployment Claims Falls To 14-Year Low

See the latest good news for the economy.

November 6, 2014

Fed Opens New Era With End Of QE Stimulus Program

Find out why Quantitative Easing is coming to an end.

October 30, 2014

U.S. Economy Grew 3.5 Percent In Third Quarter

Get the latest good economic news.

October 30, 2014

U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.9 Percent As 248,000 Jobs Created

See the latest good economic news.

October 3, 2014
Chris Christie Bridgegate

GOP Governors Have A Problem: The Ways They Govern

Republican governors facing reelection have a big problem — their right-wing policies have proved ruinous.

October 1, 2014

U.S. Jobless Claims Tick Up

Washington (AFP) – New claims for U.S. unemployment insurance benefits edged up last week but the overall trend showed slow but steady improvement in the labor market, official data showed Thursday. New claims, a sign of the pace of layoffs, rose by 4,000 to 317,000 in the week ending June 7, the Labor Department said. […]

June 12, 2014

Report: Lower-Wage Jobs Continue To Grow, Mid- And Higher-Wage Jobs Lag Behind

A new report by the National Employment Law Project reveals the slow and ongoing jobs recovery that the private sector has experienced since the 2008 recession, and underscores the notion that an economic recovery has not yet been fully achieved. As the NELP report notes, in the months leading up to the 2008 financial crisis and the […]

April 28, 2014

Euro Crisis Worsens, With Huge Risks For U.S.

The situation in Europe is looking increasingly dire, posing a grave risk to the global economy. In the past day alone, the Greek government shut down because civil servants are protesting austerity measures, Moody’s has downgraded Italy’s debt, and France and Belgium had to act to save European lender Dexia. Even those without a good […]

October 5, 2011