More than a third of Americans were living in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded 'means-tested" programscommonly known as welfarein the fourth quarter of 2012.

The Federal Reserve Bank will keep suppressing interest rates to near-zero rates for more than a year, according to Federal Open Market Committee meeting minutes released August 20, despite talk about an “eventual normalization of the stance and conduct of monetary policy.”

Employees on strike from Market Basket over the firing of CEO Arthur T. Demoulas were given until Friday to return to work or be replaced.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supposedly engages in political advocacy to help businesses prosper, but it would be more accurate to say that it helps “some” businesses.

After Minnesota raised its minimum wage, a café owner added a $.35 "minimum wage" fee to all customer orders to cover the added cost. 

The maker of little Zen Magnets has decided to challenge the Consumer Product Safety Commission in a duel to the death.

The math is inevitable when it comes to New York City's pension system: Promises won't be kept, and taxes will increase.

Tread carefully when parsing the latest jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The real picture is much different from the headlines.

 

 

 

 

The announcement July 30 that the economy grew at a four-percent annual rate for the second quarter of 2014 has financial analysts wondering if the Federal Reserve Bank will end earlier than expected the “quantitative easing” and interest rate suppression it has engaged in since 2008.

More and more Americans are working part-time, including many who desire a full-time jobs. But ignoring the difference between part-time and full-time employment, the administrations is boasting about businesses hiring at historic rates.

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