By Bryce Covert on April 14, 2014
The deficit continued to fall in the first part of 2014, continuing last year's steep decline.
By Bryce Covert on April 12, 2014
New research finds that average citizens have next to no influence on passing public policy.
By Alan Pyke on April 11, 2014
Detroit will pay banks 31 cents on the dollar to cancel the deals that bankrupted the city in the first place, leaving retirees vulnerable.
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Weak rules for how retirement advisers disclose their fees are stealing years from workers' retirements.
By Bryce Covert on April 11, 2014
A new campaign focuses on improving conditions for domestic workers by targeting the people who employ them.
By Scott Keyes on April 11, 2014
A pastor who served food to the needy for the past six years was recently blocked for not having a permit.
If Walmart paid its employees enough that they no longer qualified for food stamps, prices would rise by less than 2 percent.
By Bryce Covert on April 10, 2014
A city in Sweden is running a real life experiment to see if working shorter hours leads to more efficiency and lower costs.
State lawmakers are eating only what they can buy with $42 in a week, comparable to what minimum wage workers go through.
By Alan Pyke on April 10, 2014
The average college savings balance rose by 30 percent for all families despite falling by 26 percent for low-income ones.