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Can Americans even get pay raises any more?

Can Americans even get pay raises any more?

What will it really take to give America a raise? A lot of well-credentialed policy experts have been writing nonsense about why Americans can’t be paid more. One bogus story…

Jobless rate drops to lowest level since July 2008

Jobless rate drops to lowest level since July 2008

U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that helped drive down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008. The Labor Department report…

Pssst! It’s still the economy, stupid!

Pssst! It’s still the economy, stupid!

Recent headlines could make you think this election would be different. Perhaps, for the first time since the Great Recession, the economy wouldn’t be the top issue. The latest Associated…

Wartime Obama overshadows his economic efforts

Wartime Obama overshadows his economic efforts

President Barack Obama’s escalating military campaign in Iraq and Syria has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election that has been favoring Republicans. But…

Enjoy low interest rates while they last

Enjoy low interest rates while they last

Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday. Enjoy the easy money while it lasts. By mid-2015, economists expect…

Biden, somehow, claims good news in jobs report

Biden, somehow, claims good news in jobs report

Vice President Joe Biden says the August jobs report, which underwhelmed many economists, is another step forward in the nation’s economic recovery. The economy generated only 142,000 jobs, the fewest…

Obama claims improved economic growth numbers

Obama claims improved economic growth numbers

New evidence of economic growth is heartening and underscores that companies are investing and consumers are spending, President Barack Obama said Thursday. “There are reasons to feel good about the…

Finally, some good economic news from the Fed

Finally, some good economic news from the Fed

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen will have some good news to tell Congress this week about the health of the labor market. But lawmakers will likely press her to provide…

Obama tries to humanize economic struggles

Obama tries to humanize economic struggles

President Barack Obama, in an attempt to put a human face on the economic policies he and Democrats are championing, is spending a day with a Minneapolis mother who wrote…

Obama hits road for political day trip

Obama hits road for political day trip

Drawing attention to his economic policies and courting a key Democratic constituency, President Barack Obama is embarking on a two-stop day trip to highlight technological developments and to raise money…

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