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Real Wages Are Finally (Finally!) Growing. Can the Fed Stop Itself From Ruining Everything?

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.15.2016 | Business
Ian Reifowitz

Wages are rising, finally, and prices are not--a rare confluence in recent decades. American workers need this to continue as long as possible. So do their bosses, in fact, because workers are the consumers that drive economic growth and thus corporate profits.

Real Median Hourly Wages Continue To Drop Around The Country

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business

Things are getting worse for the American worker. A new report out by the National Employment Law Project shows declining real median wages for occup...

A Simple Way To Raise Women's Wages Without 'Leaning In'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business

If we're going to close the pay gap between women and men, we could start by raising wages and curbing inequality for everyone. That's the upshot o...

Corporate Profits Are Soaring, But You're Not Feeling It

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.02.2013 | Business

National (US) Year-Over-Year Percentage Change in Pay by Quarter © 2013 PayScale, Inc. ...

Brazilian Competitiveness: Folia and Hangover

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 04.14.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

As the Carnival in Brazil kicked off last weekend, Brazilians were ready for a party. They have reasons to celebrate. Despite a lackluster GDP performance in the last two years, unemployment rates remain at record low levels.

We All Do Better When We All Do Better

Stan Sorscher | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business
Stan Sorscher

Lately, the public mood has gone the opposite way. Simply put, we are told that we will all do better when most of us do worse.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Americans Save Less As Economic Growth Remains Sluggish And Real Wages Fall | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.27.2012 | Business

At a time that the U.S. economy is struggling to pick up steam, Americans are struggling just to keep up. Over the last three months of last year,...

American Earnings Now Same As During Nixon Era

The New Yorker | John Cassidy | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

The latest poverty and income figures came out this week, and boy are they disturbing. It’s not so much the headline figures, which have been well c...

June Jobs Blues

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 09.07.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

We are moving closer to the jobs market as it will inform perceptions of the economy in the primaries and eventual general election cycle 2012. Monthly jobs numbers are now economically and politically influential. And they don't look good.