By Bryce Covert on April 17, 2014
New York City lawmakers proposed raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour for large chain stores and restaurants.
By Alan Pyke on April 16, 2014
Emergency personnel will see no pension cuts and others are getting a much smaller cut than had been offered before, but that's cold comfort for many.
By Bryce Covert on April 16, 2014
Tennessee will be the first state to make attendance at a two-year college totally free.
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By Lauren C. Williams on April 16, 2014
Twitter is buying its longtime data partner, Gnip, for an undisclosed amount of cash so it can profit off users' data by selling it to advertisers.
Women's increased work hours have added more than $1.7 trillion to economic growth.
By Bryce Covert on April 15, 2014
The Earned Income Tax Credit means the difference between buying the necessities and hardship for many poor families.
Filing taxes may feel like a drag, but tax rates are actually relatively low in the United States.
By Alan Pyke on April 15, 2014
Median rent exceeds what the median worker can afford in 90 separate U.S. cities, according to a new analysis.
If it were a country, that figure would represent the third largest economy in the world.
By Bryce Covert on April 14, 2014
A lack of a strong safety net explains why so many American single mothers live in poverty compared to our peers.