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Stagnant Wages

Clinton-Warren for Change

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

If a ticket of two women offers economic revival and transformational change based on financial justice championed by Pope Francis, the most popular figure on the world stage, support from women would be stratospheric and many men would join them.

A Simple Solution To America's Woes: Huge Raises

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 06.05.2014 | Business

There may be a simple solution to many of the country's most urgent problems: Give U.S. workers a raise. A very big raise. Stagnant hourly wages ar...

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...

10 Fun Facts About the Student Debt Crisis

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 03.24.2014 | College
Kyle McCarthy

Currently, more than 40 million Americans hold student debt. The population with student loans is approximately four times greater than the population of Sweden.

Dave Jamieson

FINALLY: Federal Workers To Get First Raise In 3 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Barring a change of heart among lawmakers, the bill that Congress passed late Wednesday night to end the government shutdown will lead t...

From a Moment to a Movement

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

A happy Labor Day to all -- a day for a last summer outing to the beach, a three-day weekend to shop the sales, or maybe just a day to stay home and get ready for the school year. And, oh yeah, a day to honor working people. As Labor Day weekend approached, fast food workers in at least 50 cities went on one-day strikes to demand a living wage. One double-edged analogy that comes to mind is the Occupy movement. It created a venue to confront the chasms of inequality in American society and the power of Wall Street. But what Occupy did not do was to translate into a durable politics that led to real reform. That's what the fast food movement needs to do.

LOOK: CEO Pay Has Increased About 876 PERCENT Since 1978

Posted 08.29.2013 | Business

The above chart from the Keystone Research Center shows just how good the last 30-plus years have been for America's corporate chieftains. CEOs...

Guess Whose Pay Is Growing 3 Times Faster Than Yours

Posted 03.28.2013 | Business

If you feel like your pay isn’t going up, then you’re probably not a CEO. CEO pay rose 8 percent on average last year, according to an analysi...

Generation Poor

Alex Palombo | Posted 05.25.2013 | College
Alex Palombo

As a nation, we need to work together to get the cost of education under control -- not only so that more people have access to higher education, but so students can financially handle the cost of education before and after graduating.

9 Indicators Showing Wall Street Is Out Of Touch With Reality

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 03.06.2013 | Business

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record high Tuesday and as The Huffington Post's Mark Gongloff will tell you, it doesn't really matter. That's ...

The New Inequality Is Wealth, Not Income

Reid Cramer | Posted 08.25.2012 | Business
Reid Cramer

Between 2007 and 2010, those at the top had their wealth increase and almost everybody else experienced a drastic decline. We should be concerned about creating opportunities for more families to build their wealth. It's a big problem if it's happening only at the very top.

Workers of the World Divide

Bruce Western | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Bruce Western

Over the last few decades, unions' influence has waned and workers' collective voice in the political process has weakened. As a result, wages have stagnated, income inequality has increased, and the American political conversation has narrowed.

U.S. Worker Productivity Falls More Than Anticipated As Labor Costs Rise

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 11.01.2011 | Business

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Worker productivity fell this spring more quickly than previously estimated and labor costs r...

Hiring May Suffer From 2011 Drop In Productivity

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — U.S. workers were less productive in the spring for the second quarter in a row, a trend that may not bode well for future hiring. ...

Consumer Confidence Rattled By Debt Deal's 'Dire Economic Consequences'

Posted 09.28.2011 | Business

Consumer sentiment fell in July to its lowest point in more than two years, as anxieties over stagnant wages and rising unemployment deepened, a s...