If the U.S. economy really is getting stronger, why are U.S. stock markets so volatile? The broad answer: the economy is much more than the stock market, and vice versa.
The employment picture in the U.S. has been brightening, but the improvement has not been evenly dispersed across the nation. Whether you have just graduated from college and are now looking for your first full-time job or you are looking for a job/career change, you're interested in finding areas with the greatest job opportunities.
Unfortunately, things are getting harder for workers who want to organize. Many states have passed so-called "right-to-work" laws that do nothing but make it harder to form a union. Others have limited collective bargaining rights.
Can people do well without belonging to a union? Sure. But it was near impossible before the rise of unions in the 1930s and it has been harder since the decline of unions in the '70s. A significant percentage of the population has been economically disadvantaged without unions.
We're witnessing, I'm fairly certain, market chaos associated with the end of the era of fossil fuels.
According to the standard narrative, a big part of the success of the Finnish education system is the country's focus on math, science and technology education to prepare its students for 21st century jobs.
Now is the time for Democrats to rally and speak in unison about the economic performance under this president, something Republicans orchestrate so well. While not stellar and considering we were on the brink of collapse, Obama's economic performance is praiseworthy.
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Our opponents refer to paid sick days as "fringe benefits," an "extra" handed out by employers when they can afford it. But the reality is, sick time should be a basic part of compensation, a minimum standard that keeps employers from docking workers' pay or kicking them out of a job for being a good parent or following doctor's orders.
Most agree that the work to reinvent New Orleans remains unfinished. That's true, especially because post-Katrina New Orleans is trending back toward its old self -- a sluggish regional economy with high inequality and not enough opportunities for its residents. That was certainly not the vision.
While the classic American Dream is to own everything, cars, homes, luxury items and such, millennials are creating their own version of the American Dream: sharing with access, without owning.
Your Meat-Eating Habit Is Killing More Than Just Cows -- says a new report, which cites the land degradation, pollution and deforestation caused by rising global demand for meat as "likely the leading cause of modern species extinctions."
Well, given the economic volatility of the world, we are about to see how agile and adaptive Trump is in calming and dealing with people's fears, which flirts with panic as they rubberneck the stock market numbers worldwide.
The basis of future GDP growth rests on a host of assumptions including the condition of the environment, quality of health as well as factors such as population growth and demographics.
States across the country are ahead of the curve when it comes to reasonable programs to limit methane emissions in the energy sector, and we're already seeing good outcomes for workers, communities, and businesses from strong methane policies in states like Colorado and California.
One of the factors driving the current stock market "correction" is the widespread assumption that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates at its next meeting September 16-17, a move that would serve mainly to drive the dollar up even further and make U.S. exports even less competitive.