I can understand why Republican leaders like this deal. They don't want to risk another government shutdown, given how badly they got burned by the last one earlier in the fall. But America would do better with another temporary spending resolution than with this raw deal.
Unemployment may be down nationwide, but Illinois continues to have higher unemployment than the rest of the nation. And within Illinois, some areas are double the national average.
When do resumes fall short? Every time we think they are enough to make a decision about who should fill a job. Say you're looking for a baker. How...
Federal workers will be expected to subsidize this deal with an increase in their out-of-pocket pension costs. There will be cuts to Medicare. Airline passengers will pay a new tax. Military retirees -- military retirees -- will see their benefits cut.
Right now, our political debates pose a false conflict: that our country can't possibly invest in older generations while nurturing younger generations. Yet our work suggests that the American public doesn't share these views.
Women are doing better in today's economy. They still face major headwinds but their unemployment rate is significantly lower than men's and they have...
The latest unemployment figures find Illinois still perilously near dead last in the nation. But some Illinois towns aren't suffering.
Paul's paternal concern for us doesn't stop at unemployment benefits.
Simply put, we cannot count on humans always being better than robots at any particular task.
Since September 2011, more than 40,000 veterans have been hired through the Veteran Recruiting virtual career fairs, and more than 600 employers have participated.
Three pieces of seemingly good economic news dominated the headlines last week. The official unemployment rate dropped to 7.0 percent, its lowest level since 2008. The GDP growth rate for the third quarter was revised upwards to an impressive 3.6 percent. And while money markets briefly lurched downward out of fear that the good news would cause the Fed to slow down its program of massive bond purchase, quite possibly raising interest rates and aborting a stronger recovery, the markets quickly shook off those fears. Investors and traders evidently concluded that the economy had found a Goldilocks spot of not too cold and not too hot. Stock indexes closed the week only a shade below their historic highs. Should we be encouraged? Is this, at long last, the recovery of broadly shared prosperity we've been waiting for? Not yet, I'm afraid.
By removing the Scrooge-like obstacles embedded in the tax code, exiled cash could be fueling our sputtering American economy instead of creating jobs and investments in China or Vietnam by American multinational corporations.
The Fed has said it wouldn't begin to boost interest rates until sustainable economic growth was achieved. However, no one has actually defined what ...
It's hard to say whether the economy has been naughty or nice this year. Employment growth has been up and down all year, raising hopes and then dashing them in a continuous cycle. Even so, suppose you indulged the economy by letting it make a holiday wish list.
Graduating from college and entering the real world can easily put you in a state of anxiety. You may have the world at your feet, but that world involves dealing with money -- something many of us were never really taught to do properly.
Welcome back (after we took last week off, to digest) to our Friday roundup! We should have two weeks of news to cover, but nothing much of anything strange or startling happened Thanksgiving week, so we're going to concentrate on just this current week.