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Dave Jamieson

In Pittsburgh, Mass Protests Over The Booming Health Care Sector's 'Poverty Wages' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business

Hundreds of demonstrators poured into downtown Pittsburgh Monday to protest low wages at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, escalating a two...

The Death of a "Stock Picker's Market?"

Andrew Wang | Posted 04.16.2014 | Money
Andrew Wang

There are some alarming crosscurrents taking place in U.S. public equities. Here are my observations.

Trade Yes, But a Different Track

Larry Cohen | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Voters overwhelmingly expect the TPP to be a good deal for large corporations at the expense of small businesses:

Dave Jamieson

New Years Payday: Minimum Wage Jumps In 10 States | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.27.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- New Years Day will bring a small pay bump to some of the lowest-paid American workers, with 10 states set to hike their minimum wages fo...

Creativity Is the New Economy

Richard Florida | Posted 08.27.2012 | Business
Richard Florida

It's common to say we are now living in a post-industrial information or knowledge economy. But the shift is actually deeper and more thorough-going than that.

U.S. Service Sector Gaining Steam

AP | By DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- U.S. service companies grew at the fastest pace in 11 months in January as companies started hiring to keep up with rising demand. The ...

Service Sector Picks Up In August While Pace Of Hiring Slows

Posted 11.06.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Steven C. Johnson) - The dominant services sector picked up steam unexpectedly last month, snapping a three-month streak of slower growt...

Service Sector Continues To Grow, But At A Slower Pace

Reuters | Steven C. Johnson | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Steven C. Johnson) - Growth in the vast U.S. services sector slowed last month and price pressures eased slightly, according to an indus...

Service Sector Grows At Fastest Pace In 5 Years

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The U.S. service sector expanded in February at the fastest pace in more than five years and firms hired at the quickest rate since...

The Nation's Recent College Graduates Face Significant Labor Market Problems

Andrew Sum | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Andrew Sum

There is a critical need for policymakers to address the growing labor market problem among college graduates. During the January-August period of 2010, it's estimated that less than half of young B.A.-holders held a job requiring a college degree.

Reengineering America's Future

Chris Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Chris Forbes

For every new Ph.D. in physical sciences, the US graduates 50 new MBA's, and 18 lawyers. So why should we care? Simply put, our jobs and economic security are at stake.

'The Spirit Level': Why The American Service Sector Is All About Servitude

Kate Pickett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kate Pickett

During all my adult years living in the USA, I had enjoyed American service, without linking it to servitude. But why do we need to be served so deferentially?

U.S. Service Sector Expanded In January

AP | TALI ARBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The economy's service sector grew slightly in January, while the pace of job losses slowed, signaling a recovery still struggling to ...

November Job Growth Is Year's Highest

Reuters | Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Private employers added 189,000 jobs in November for the largest monthly increase in a year, a private employment service said on Wednesday. The bulk...