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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Economic data show that men still make a dollar for every 79 cents a woman earns. A half-century ago, that figure was just 59 cents. So, much progress has been made, but a large wage gap persists.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
The White House on Wednesday rolled out rules to force financial advisers to take on fiduciary duties. That means they must put savers' interests ahead of fees. Critics say the rules are too complex.
Friday, April 01, 2016
For workers who want a raise, this was an encouraging week, with minimum-wage legislation gaining momentum and employers paying more across the board.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Corporations in Atlanta have a long history of supporting a focus on business, not social conservatives' issues. Now the governor is vetoing a bill that LGBT groups say would lead to discrimination.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Your fantasy "supercar" may be a Porsche 918 or Lamborghini. Now Honda wants to change your dream by rolling out the Acura NSX — the most expensive car ever built in the U.S. by a major manufacturer.
Friday, March 25, 2016
Each year, cybercriminals expand their efforts to trick people into misdirecting their tax refunds, or paying fines they don't owe. But the IRS says it's stepping up its game too in an endless race.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Airline officials say travelers get attacked because aviation "brings the world together and fosters greater understanding." They predict that after a period of disruption, air travel will rebound.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The Federal Reserve decided Wednesday to hold interest rates steady. The nation's central bank is watching for signs of overheating, but for now, says the economy is growing at a sustainable rate.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Decade after decade, political candidates come to an Ohio city to use its troubles as a backdrop. They assign blame for its job losses, and make promises for its future. So far, not much has changed.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Carrier's decision to shift manufacturing from the U.S. wasn't extraordinary, but a viral video of the announcement is having an impact on the presidential race and the debate over free trade.
Friday, March 11, 2016
The Washington consensus on economic policy hasn't changed for decades: Economists and most political leaders say growth is tied to trade, immigration and technology. But now many workers disagree.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Airlines are expecting record numbers of spring break travelers. Both the industry and TSA are expecting airport screening checkpoints to have long lines. They urge travelers to arrive early.
Friday, March 04, 2016
Many Americans tell pollsters and politicians that they're angry. Why?
At least part of the answer might be tucked inside the February jobs
report, released Friday by the Labor Department. Consider this:
On the one hand, the report was brimming with good economic news. It showed employers added
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
If you've stopped for gas lately, you've probably noticed a price jump.
A week ago, the national average for a gallon of regular gas was around $1.70. Now it's about $1.80, according to GasBuddy.com, which
So rising gas prices must reflect shrinking oil supplies, right?
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Aubrey McClendon, the former CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp. who was charged Tuesday with orchestrating a conspiracy, has died in a car crash.
The fatal crash occurred Wednesday morning, the Oklahoma City Police Department
said on Twitter.
A police spokesman said
at a news conference Wednesday that McClendon's ...
Saturday, February 27, 2016
If you have been watching the presidential debates, you may be very worried.
The other day, GOP candidate Ben Carson
said the U.S. is "heading off the abyss of destruction." And on the Democratic side, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Americans "are worried to death about the future of ...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
As winter starts to wind down, you may be stepping up your plans for a spring-break trip.
But have you checked airfares lately?
If you haven't looked since Christmas, you may be in for a surprise: Many fares are up. In fact, the largest U.S. carriers have nudged rates higher ...
Thursday, February 18, 2016
These things we know for sure:
The sun rises in the East. The Earth is round. Wal-Mart sales increase every year.
Oops. We'll need to scratch that last one.
On Wednesday, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
reported that that for the fiscal year ended in January, annual revenues totaled ...
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
For the oil industry, this is what passes for good news:
Iran said Wednesday that it would be great if other countries would limit their oil production to boost prices.
As for itself, Iran will continue to ramp up oil production.
That may not sound like much reason for celebration, ...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Millions of Americans have been freezing in record-low temperatures this month.
Now many are mapping out road trips, preparing to head south soon for Easter and spring breaks. And with gas prices averaging just about $1.70 a gallon nationwide, they are looking forward to affordable travel.
But on the other ...