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States Losing The Most Jobs To China

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale, Douglas A. McIntyre | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: China is taking American jobs, labor unions, politicians and economists, have accused for some time. The logic is simple. While a ...

Janell Ross

Single Mothers: Poverty Climbs Without Jobs Or Help

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

On a steamy summer morning inside the 116th Street food pantry in Harlem, Georgiana Williams moves slowly through the aisles. For Williams, this is im...

13 Devastating Numbers About Poverty In America

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

It's far from a secret that the U.S. economy is in trouble. A new report by the U.S. Census Bureau just puts numbers on what so many Americans already...

Education Largest Determining Factor For Wages

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business

Despite a little skepticism, it still more than pays to go to school. In fact, education has a greater effect on how much one earns over their car...

Janell Ross

Economists Looking For Bold Ideas On Black Unemployment

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business

President Barack Obama will address a joint session of Congress tonight because of what many economists, pundits and politicians have called a jobs cr...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Starting Salaries For Recent Graduates Declined Over Past Decade

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 11.02.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- For Kate Johnson, any job felt better than no job at all. Shortly after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Johnson o...

College Graduates Starting Wages Drop In Last Decade: EPI [GRAPH]

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.01.2011 | Business

Despite remaining the safest road to financial prosperity, a college degree isn't earning the recently graduated quite as much these days. The ave...

Three Things Obama's Jobs Program Needs

The New Republic | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business

President Obama’s plan to give a major economic speech after Labor Day means that, finally, Washington is going to have a serious conversation about...

Foreign-Born Blacks Hit Hardest Of All Immigrant Groups By Jobs Crisis

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business

Of all the groups affected by the unemployment crisis, perhaps the hardest hit have been those black citizens born outside the United States. Acco...

Got Health Insurance Through Your Employer? Maybe Not for Long (But Not Because of Reform)

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.16.2011 | Business
Wendell Potter

The employer-based health insurance system has been crumbling for several years. And, with or without the Affordable Care Act, it's very possibly on its last legs.

10 Years Later, How Bush-Era Tax Cuts Changed America [CHARTS]

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.08.2011 | Business

A decade has now passed since the Bush-era tax cuts were signed into law, and the topic remains as divisive as ever. To mark the ten-year annivers...

NAFTA Cost U.S. 700k Jobs, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business

When the North American Free Trade Agreement was first signed in 1994, proponents said it would eventually create jobs for the U.S. economy. 17 ye...

Why Progressive Budgets Are Really Centrist Budgets: Responding to Reverse Robin Hood Plans to Distribute Wealth to the Rich

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

The Ryan budget would undermine economic growth and job creation for years and exacerbate ever-widening income inequality. Instead of these reckless cuts, job creation and strengthening the economic recovery must be our priority.

Needed: Prophetic Voices For A Just Economy

Ryan J. Bell | Posted 06.11.2011 | Religion
Ryan J. Bell

I'm afraid we've learned nothing from the collapse of 2008 and the slow erosion of the middle class. Maybe tomorrow, I'll read up on the new budget agreement. But today, I want to weep and repent.

U.S. Wages Aren't Keeping Up With U.S. Productivity, EPI Says

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ever feel your work isn’t being adequately represented by the final amount on your paycheck? Turns out that nagging sense of injustice isn’t j...

Public Sector Continues To Decline

Reuters | Lisa Lambert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

hemorrhage (Reuters) - The jobs outlook is growing dimmer and dimmer for the public sector. Federal employment data released on Friday shows tha...

Why Wages Can't Wait This Valentine's Day

Anne L. Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anne L. Thompson

On Valentine's Day, our nation's en masse dinner date will be made possible by a bastion of poverty-wage earners -- working overtime to provide you with a special evening out.

Education and the Economy

Christine Bork | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Christine Bork

Investment in education is the best way to achieve faster economic growth, more jobs, greater productivity, and more widely shared prosperity. Yet many of our children are still getting a substandard education.

7 Disturbing Charts From One Of The Weakest Decades On Record

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The last ten years certainly weren't pretty. The last decade was "one of the weakest on record" for GDP and job growth, according to Rebecca Thies...

Where Are The Jobs? American Companies Boost Hiring Overseas

AP | PALLAVI GOGOI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Corporate profits are up. Stock prices are up. So why isn't anyone hiring? Actually, many American companies are – just maybe not in your town....

Rich Budget, Poor Budget

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

Now that $250,000 is the official definition of a "rich" family, let's compare budgets. The Washington Post reports that "$250,000 is etched in the m...

America Cannot Afford to Let the DREAM Act Die in the Senate

Daniel Costa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Costa

On Wednesday night, the United States House of Representatives passed the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act - also known as the ...

Dan Froomkin

Larry Summers Will Deliver His Swan Song In The Lion's Den

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Larry Summers, the top presidential economic adviser whose pro-bank philosophy made him a lightning rod for liberal critics of the Obama...

Political Corruption: GOP Embraces the Ken Lay Way

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans are obfuscating about the real reason for their opposition to extending unemployment benefits, the way Enron CEO Ken Lay concealed the truth about billions in losses his corporation racked up.

The F Word: Why Tax When You Can Freeze?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Although that $2 billion Obama estimates he'll save in freezing federal employees' wages sounds like a lot of money, it isn't. Compare it to the $700 billion that we handed over to Wall Street.