Poll: One-Third of Jobless Have Given Up

Mike Yack has left the workforce twice in the last eight years and calls himself retired, yet at age 62 the former General Motors employee does not consider his working ...

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Student Debt Crisis in Nine Charts

Borrowers with federal student loans, long promoted as the safest way to borrow for college, appear to be buckling under the weight of their debt, new data show. More than ...

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L.A. Activists Push Hotel Wage Law

In Los Angeles, city council proposals are too often created, deliberated, and negotiated behind closed doors in Spring Street offices. However, Raise LA—a proposal to raise the minimum wage at ...

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Powerlessness Is a Self-fulfilling Prophesy

Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near record low. The President’s approval ratings are also in the basement. A large ...

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Poll: Voters Favor ‘Corporate Patriotism’

You may have heard about corporations renouncing their U.S. “citizenship” in order to avoid paying taxes for the infrastructure, courts, police and military protection on which they rely, the schools ...

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Parents Need $304K to Raise a Child Today

A middle-class family who had a child in 2013 can expect to spend $304,408, adjusted for projected inflation, over the course of raising her until age 18, according to the ...

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