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KERA North Texas
After nine years of no change, is the federal minimum wage irrelevant?as they did throughout much of the early years of Obama's presidency,” said Dav
KERA North Texas / Posted 19 hours ago
as they did throughout much of the early years of Obama's presidency,” said David Cooper, senior economic analyst at the Economic Policy Institute. “Or you can run into the situation where if there's some crisis and there is a recession and... Read more
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BlackNews.com
President Trump Takes Credit For Black Unemployment Being the Lowest in 45 Yearsthat the recovery of employment was well underway before President Trump took o
BlackNews.com / Posted 23 hours ago
that the recovery of employment was well underway before President Trump took office,” Valerie Wilson, an economist at the Economic Policy Institute, told in an interview. The decline in Black unemployment rate is also considered to be caused by... Read more
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Business Insider
What knowing that you make less money because you're a woman does to your brain, according to sciencearound .79 cents on the dollar compared to men doing the same work. For black w
Business Insider / Posted 2 days ago
around .79 cents on the dollar compared to men doing the same work. For black women, the number may be even lower — the Economic Policy Institute estimates they make .67 cents for every dollar a white man doing the same work would be... Read more
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Gulf News
Walmart wage hike may show wage pressures building for lowest paidthe lower end of the scale are typically a sign that labour markets are tight,
Gulf News / Posted 3 days ago
the lower end of the scale are typically a sign that labour markets are tight, said Elise Gould, a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute.“When you get low unemployment rates, that affects lower-wage workers the most,” Gould said. “Slack... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
South Florida 'hotspot' for human trafficking; lawmakers offer solutiontrafficking and where the victims are coming from.” Daniel Costa, director of
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
trafficking and where the victims are coming from.” Daniel Costa, director of immigration law and policy research at the Economic Policy Institute, a think tank that focuses on low- and middle-income workers, and other victim advocates and... Read more
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FOX Business
Walmart wage hike may show wage pressures building for lowest paidthe lower end of the scale are typically a sign that labor markets are tight, s
FOX Business / Posted 4 days ago
the lower end of the scale are typically a sign that labor markets are tight, said Elise Gould, a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute. “When you get low unemployment rates, that affects lower-wage workers the most,” Gould said.... Read more
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FOX Business
Walmart wage hike may show wage pressures building for lowest paidthe lower end of the scale are typically a sign that labor markets are tight, s
FOX Business / Posted 4 days ago
the lower end of the scale are typically a sign that labor markets are tight, said Elise Gould, a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute. More from FOX Business “When you get low unemployment rates, that affects lower-wage workers the... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Workers in 18 states see minimum wage raise in 2018cities in the country have also recently raised their minimum wage as high as $
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 4 days ago
cities in the country have also recently raised their minimum wage as high as $15 per hour. According to the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit think tank on economic policy, raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2024 could lift... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Workers in 18 states see minimum wage raise in 2018cities in the country have also recently raised their minimum wage as high as $
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 4 days ago
cities in the country have also recently raised their minimum wage as high as $15 per hour. According to the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit think tank on economic policy, raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2024 could lift... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
Workers in 18 states see minimum wage raise in 2018cities in the country have also recently raised their minimum wage as high as $
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted 4 days ago
cities in the country have also recently raised their minimum wage as high as $15 per hour. According to the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit think tank on economic policy, raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2024 could lift... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Workers in 18 states see minimum wage raise in 2018cities in the country have also recently raised their minimum wage as high as $
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 4 days ago
cities in the country have also recently raised their minimum wage as high as $15 per hour. According to the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit think tank on economic policy, raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2024 could lift... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Workers in 18 states see minimum wage raise in 2018cities in the country have also recently raised their minimum wage as high as $
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 4 days ago
cities in the country have also recently raised their minimum wage as high as $15 per hour. According to the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit think tank on economic policy, raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2024 could lift... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Workers in 18 states see minimum wage raise in 2018cities in the country have also recently raised their minimum wage as high as $
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 4 days ago
cities in the country have also recently raised their minimum wage as high as $15 per hour. According to the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit think tank on economic policy, raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2024 could lift... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Workers in 18 states see minimum wage raise in 2018cities in the country have also recently raised their minimum wage as high as $
Dayton Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
cities in the country have also recently raised their minimum wage as high as $15 per hour. According to the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit think tank on economic policy, raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2024 could lift... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Walmart's tax overhaul response: higher wages, worker bonusesyears, so it's super important for lower-wage workers to see their wages rise,”
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 4 days ago
years, so it's super important for lower-wage workers to see their wages rise,” said Elise Gould, a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute. “It's due to two factors -- state-level increases and a tightening labor market.” Since Walmart's... Read more
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ajc.com
Workers in 18 states see minimum wage raise in 2018per hour. » RELATED: Tax reform bill passes House and Senate: What to expect f
ajc.com / Posted 4 days ago
per hour. » RELATED: Tax reform bill passes House and Senate: What to expect from the new legislation According to the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit think tank on economic policy, raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2024 could lift... Read more
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Daily Journal
Walmart boosts minimum wage to $11, hands out bonuses up to $1,000 for hourly workershourly pay to at least $10 for most workers. Twelve states already have minimu
Daily Journal / Posted 4 days ago
hourly pay to at least $10 for most workers. Twelve states already have minimum wages of at least $10, according to the Economic Policy Institute. The wage increase comes as Walmart is on a roll. While many traditional retailers have been... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Wisconsin mulls limiting pro-worker local ordinancesfrom barring higher local minimum wages to blocking more generous paid leave pr
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
from barring higher local minimum wages to blocking more generous paid leave provisions, based on an August report from the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington-based think tank that focuses on labor issues. The Wisconsin Senate Labor and... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Lettersas many of us perceive him to be? Does that oak leaf cluster have a "V" for val
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
as many of us perceive him to be? Does that oak leaf cluster have a "V" for valor on it? Social Security at risk The Economic Policy Institute has reported that Congress is intending to include a $492 million cut to the Social Security... Read more
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New York Daily News
Wisconsin mulls limiting pro-worker local ordinancesfrom barring higher local minimum wages to blocking more generous paid leave pr
New York Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
from barring higher local minimum wages to blocking more generous paid leave provisions, based on an August report from the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington-based think tank that focuses on labor issues. The Wisconsin Senate Labor and... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Wisconsin mulls limiting pro-worker local ordinancesfrom barring higher local minimum wages to blocking more generous paid leave pr
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 5 days ago
from barring higher local minimum wages to blocking more generous paid leave provisions, based on an August report from the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington-based think tank that focuses on labor issues. The Wisconsin Senate Labor and... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Wisconsin mulls limiting pro-worker local ordinancesfrom barring higher local minimum wages to blocking more generous paid leave pr
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 5 days ago
from barring higher local minimum wages to blocking more generous paid leave provisions, based on an August report from the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington-based think tank that focuses on labor issues. The Wisconsin Senate Labor and... Read more
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The Janesville Gazette
Wisconsin mulls limiting pro-worker local ordinancesfrom barring higher local minimum wages to blocking more generous paid leave pr
The Janesville Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
from barring higher local minimum wages to blocking more generous paid leave provisions, based on an August report from the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington-based think tank that focuses on labor issues. The Wisconsin Senate Labor and... Read more
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FOX News
DC facing backlash for 'tone deaf' mandate on college degrees for day care workerscould result in ever-higher costs for a service that has become a near-necessit
FOX News / Posted 5 days ago
could result in ever-higher costs for a service that has become a near-necessity for working parents. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the average cost of child care in D.C. is more than $22,600 annually. If child care workers are... Read more
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FOX News
DC facing backlash for 'tone deaf' mandate on college degrees for day care workerscould result in ever-higher costs for a service that has become a near-necessit
FOX News / Posted 5 days ago
could result in ever-higher costs for a service that has become a near-necessity for working parents. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the average cost of child care in D.C. is more than $22,600 annually. If child care workers are... Read more
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FOX Business
Wisconsin mulls limiting pro-worker local ordinancesfrom barring higher local minimum wages to blocking more generous paid leave pr
FOX Business / Posted 5 days ago
from barring higher local minimum wages to blocking more generous paid leave provisions, based on an August report from the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington-based think tank that focuses on labor issues. The Wisconsin Senate Labor and... Read more
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FOX Business
Wisconsin mulls limiting pro-worker local ordinancesfrom barring higher local minimum wages to blocking more generous paid leave pr
FOX Business / Posted 5 days ago
from barring higher local minimum wages to blocking more generous paid leave provisions, based on an August report from the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington-based think tank that focuses on labor issues. The Wisconsin Senate Labor and... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
Wisconsin mulls limiting pro-worker local ordinancesfrom barring higher local minimum wages to blocking more generous paid leave pr
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted 5 days ago
from barring higher local minimum wages to blocking more generous paid leave provisions, based on an August report from the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington-based think tank that focuses on labor issues. The Wisconsin Senate Labor and... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Wisconsin mulls limiting pro-worker local ordinancesfrom barring higher local minimum wages to blocking more generous paid leave pr
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 5 days ago
from barring higher local minimum wages to blocking more generous paid leave provisions, based on an August report from the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington-based think tank that focuses on labor issues. The Wisconsin Senate Labor and... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Wisconsin mulls limiting pro-worker local ordinancesfrom barring higher local minimum wages to blocking more generous paid leave pr
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 5 days ago
from barring higher local minimum wages to blocking more generous paid leave provisions, based on an August report from the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington-based think tank that focuses on labor issues. The Wisconsin Senate Labor and... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Wisconsin mulls limiting pro-worker local ordinancesfrom barring higher local minimum wages to blocking more generous paid leave pr
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 5 days ago
from barring higher local minimum wages to blocking more generous paid leave provisions, based on an August report from the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington-based think tank that focuses on labor issues. The Wisconsin Senate Labor and... Read more
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Daily Herald
Wisconsin mulls limiting pro-worker local ordinancesfrom barring higher local minimum wages to blocking more generous paid leave pr
Daily Herald / Posted 5 days ago
from barring higher local minimum wages to blocking more generous paid leave provisions, based on an August report from the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington-based think tank that focuses on labor issues. The Wisconsin Senate Labor and... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
A lower black jobless rate. Somebody tell Illinois.the unemployment rate for African-Americans in Illinois is 10 percent. That’s t
Chicago Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
the unemployment rate for African-Americans in Illinois is 10 percent. That’s the highest of any state, according to the Economic Policy Institute. Yes, the lagging economy in Illinois hurts millions of people — African-Americans... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Big Tax Game Hunting: Employer-Side Payroll Taxesof the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He previousl
Op-Ed News / Posted 7 days ago
of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He previously worked as a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute and an assistant professor at Bucknell University. (more...) Share Author on Social Media Go To... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Springdale schools prepare for Race to the Top's end, see widespread impactthe best ideas to others. It saw mixed results overall, according to two nation
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
the best ideas to others. It saw mixed results overall, according to two national assessments. A project of the nonprofit Economic Policy Institute in Washington said in a 2013 report states overpromised what the grants would accomplish and... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
MILITARY UPDATE: 'Chained CPI' shaves tax breaks; will your retired pay be next?Speaker) Paul Ryan are announcing they’re going to go after earned benefits,” s
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
Speaker) Paul Ryan are announcing they’re going to go after earned benefits,” said Monique Morrissey, an economist with the Economic Policy Institute. EPI is nonprofit think tank that assesses how laws and policies impact the welfare of low- and... Read more
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CBS News
U.S. job market dipped in Decemberbelow the previous year's. "[I]t is, notably, the slowest year for job growth s
CBS News / Posted 10 days ago
below the previous year's. "[I]t is, notably, the slowest year for job growth since 2010," Elise Gould, an economist at the Economic Policy Institute, said in a note. However, lower-paid and less-educated workers are finally making gains after not... Read more
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Acton Commentary
11 Things you should know about the minimum wagecommon New Year’s theme, the minimum wage increased on Monday in more than a do
Acton Commentary / Posted 11 days ago
common New Year’s theme, the minimum wage increased on Monday in more than a dozen states across the U.S. According to the Economic Policy Institute, 18 states increased the lowest legal wage allowed: • Alaska: $9.84, $.04 increase • Arizona:... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Skyrocketing executive pay packages are about to become more costlyof the loophole for deducting the cost of "performance-based" pay, they said. I
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
of the loophole for deducting the cost of "performance-based" pay, they said. In 1989, according to the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute, the median value of annual CEO compensation was $2.7 million. By 1995 it was $6.6 million, and it... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Skyrocketing executive pay packages are about to become more costlyof the loophole for deducting the cost of "performance-based" pay, they said. I
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 11 days ago
of the loophole for deducting the cost of "performance-based" pay, they said. In 1989, according to the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute, the median value of annual CEO compensation was $2.7 million. By 1995 it was $6.6 million, and it... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Private-sector jobs in Chicago reach 25-year highthe data. The numbers are preliminary and could be subject to revision. Frank
Chicago Tribune / Posted 12 days ago
the data. The numbers are preliminary and could be subject to revision. Frank Manzo IV, policy director of the Illinois Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning think tank, said the strength of private-sector employment in the Chicago area is... Read more
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Op-Ed News
The Trump Investment Boom: Is It Really His Fault Oil Prices Jumped by 40 Percentof the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He previousl
Op-Ed News / Posted 13 days ago
of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He previously worked as a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute and an assistant professor at Bucknell University. (more...) Share Author on Social Media Go To... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Rubbing SALT in the Wounds of Republicansof the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He previousl
Op-Ed News / Posted 13 days ago
of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He previously worked as a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute and an assistant professor at Bucknell University. (more...) Share Author on Social Media Go To... Read more
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ABC Montana
Woman with cancer marries in hospital hours before her deathliving. Workers in New York and California will see a 50-cent increase. Maine i
ABC Montana / Posted 13 days ago
living. Workers in New York and California will see a 50-cent increase. Maine is raising wages the most, by a dollar. The Economic Policy Institute reports that 4 million people will benefit from increased minimum wages, and 8,000 of those are... Read more
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ABC Montana
Former Minot hotel clerk sentenced for assaulting teenliving. Workers in New York and California will see a 50-cent increase. Maine i
ABC Montana / Posted 13 days ago
living. Workers in New York and California will see a 50-cent increase. Maine is raising wages the most, by a dollar. The Economic Policy Institute reports that 4 million people will benefit from increased minimum wages, and 8,000 of those are... Read more
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Al.com
18 states raised minimum wage Jan. 1. Alabama wasn't one of themhad smaller automatic increases that adjusted the minimum wage to keep up with
Al.com / Posted 14 days ago
had smaller automatic increases that adjusted the minimum wage to keep up with price growth, according to data from the Economic Policy Institute. Alabama's minimum wage will not be changing. Alabamians earning minimum wage are paid the federal... Read more
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ABC Montana
Officials stress 'ski with a partner' after deaths of 2 snowboarders in Flathead Countyliving. Workers in New York and California will see a 50-cent increase. Maine i
ABC Montana / Posted 14 days ago
living. Workers in New York and California will see a 50-cent increase. Maine is raising wages the most, by a dollar. The Economic Policy Institute reports that 4 million people will benefit from increased minimum wages, and 8,000 of those are... Read more
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ABC Montana
Gallatin County deputy's car 'totaled' after semi crashliving. Workers in New York and California will see a 50-cent increase. Maine i
ABC Montana / Posted 14 days ago
living. Workers in New York and California will see a 50-cent increase. Maine is raising wages the most, by a dollar. The Economic Policy Institute reports that 4 million people will benefit from increased minimum wages, and 8,000 of those are... Read more
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ABC Montana
Officials stress 'ski with a partner' after death of 2 snowboarders in Flathead Countyliving. Workers in New York and California will see a 50-cent increase. Maine i
ABC Montana / Posted 14 days ago
living. Workers in New York and California will see a 50-cent increase. Maine is raising wages the most, by a dollar. The Economic Policy Institute reports that 4 million people will benefit from increased minimum wages, and 8,000 of those are... Read more
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KFVE Honolulu
Happy New Year! Prepare to pay more in 2018 to register your car, ride the busearners. The state now has its own earned income tax credit for low-income wor
KFVE Honolulu / Posted 14 days ago
earners. The state now has its own earned income tax credit for low-income workers. About 51,000 Hawaii workers will benefit from the raise, which totals $68.5 million in annual wages across the state, according to the Economic Policy Ins... Read more
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