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. 

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