CBO: Increasing Minimum Wage Partially To Blame For Dismal Youth Employment

US | Connor D. Wolf
A job fair sponsored by employment website Monster.com (REUTERS/Mike Segar)

‘Higher minimum wages may also have increased joblessness among young men’

Government Spent Billions Turning 45% Of American Corn Into Ethanol

Energy | Andrew Follett
Corn generated ethanol biofuel with test tubes on white background. Shutterstock.com/ThamKC

America’s ethanol mandates costs motorists $10 billion annually in additional fuel costs

Cuomo Demands Wage Equality, Except For These Guys

Business | Connor D. Wolf

‘I believe we have to make a special modification for the agriculture industry because the rules are different there’

GOP Congresswoman Introduces Bill To End 'Zombie Programs'

Politics | Juliegrace Brufke

Feeding off government funds

America Is Off Foreign Oil, No Thanks To Costly Ethanol

Energy | Andrew Follett
A worker pumps gasoline blended with 10% ethanol at the UPI Energy gas station in Chatham, Ontario, April 11, 2008. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch)

The amount of corn used to produce ethanol exceeded the entire corn consumption of Africa or any other single country in the world except China.

New York Times Gets High Praise For Minimum Wage Support

Business | Connor D. Wolf

‘Working people applaud the New York Times editorial board’

Unions Can't Stop Squabbling Over Bernie And Hillary

Elections | Connor D. Wolf
Bernie Sanders speaks directly to Hillary Clinton. REUTERS/Mike Segar

‘Members have also successfully brought forward resolutions of support for Sanders’

Union Flyer Touting Clinton's Fight For $15 Support Ignores Critical Detail

Elections | Connor D. Wolf
Hillary Clinton, MSNBC Democratic Town Hall, screen shot MSNBC

‘Hillary Clinton will fight, deliver and win a better future for working families’

How Tinder Is Helping People Spread The Bern

Elections | Connor D. Wolf
A man poses with an iPhone that displays the United Nations University Jargon Buster App in this photo illustration in the Manhattan borough of New York, January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

‘I didn’t expect it to takeoff the way it did’

Bernie Sanders: $15 Minimum Wage Will Increase Prices

Elections | Connor D. Wolf
Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) finishes greeting supporters following a packed town meeting at the South Church May 27, 2015 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

‘The truth is yes, you may end up paying a few cents more’

$15 Minimum Wage Pits The New York Times Against Clinton

Elections | Connor D. Wolf
Bernie Sanders speaks directly to Hillary Clinton. REUTERS/Mike Segar

‘Her minimum-wage proposal is also inconsistent with her larger agenda to increase middle-class wages’

Every American Family Owes $152K To Pay Off National Debt

US | Richard Pollock
Two transparency groups are urging the Office of Management and Budget to curb earmarking by enforcing an existing executive order. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

‘That is debt you owe just as surely as if it appeared on your credit card statement this month’

Trump Says Cruz Will 'Destroy' Iowa's Ethanol Business

Energy | Andrew Follett
Buttons and signs supporting caucusing for ethanol and the renewable fuel standard at the 10th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit in Altoona, Iowa, January 19, 2016. REUTERS/Scott Morgan

‘He will destroy your ethanol business 100 percent’

Cruz Polls Show How Ethanol Lobby Has Lost Its Grip On Iowa Voters

Energy | Andrew Follett
A worker pumps gasoline blended with 10% ethanol at the UPI Energy gas station in Chatham, Ontario, April 11, 2008. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch)

Ted Cruz could win the Iowa caucus, despite his opposition to ethanol subsidies.

Federal Agency Significantly Drops Obamacare Growth Projections

Politics | Juliegrace Brufke
Arminda Murillo, 54, reads a leaflet at a health insurance enrollment event in Cudahy, Calif., March 27, 2014. (REUTERS)

While enrollment is down, the amount of people receiving subsides is up

CBO: Budget Deficit Expected To Soar In 2016

Politics | Juliegrace Brufke
Storm clouds approach the U.S. Capitol dome during a day of rain in Washington Nov. 6, 2014. (REUTERS/Gary Cameron)

The federal deficit is expected to jump 24 percent this fiscal year

Obama Touts Costly Wind Power As Energy Of The Future

Energy | Andrew Follett

Wind power gets 69 times more in subsidies than coal, oil, and natural gas

Cash Spent On Entitlements Spikes In First Three Months Of 2016 Fiscal Year

Business | Juliegrace Brufke

The CBO said the country’s deficit increased to an estimated $11 billion in December

Time's Up To Find A Job For Louisiana Food Stamp Recipients

US | Connor D. Wolf
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 07: A sign in a market window advertises the acceptance of food stamps (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

‘Engaging in work activities is a key step in that transition’

UK Government Ready To Start Fracking

Energy | Andrew Follett
A man wearing a dress walks past signs at the protest camp in front of a drill site run by Cuadrilla Resources, in the village of Balcombe in southern England September 3, 2013. Caudrilla Resources's site in the village of Balcombe in rural West Sussex has become a focal point for protesters who oppose fracking, a technique the company has pioneered in the search for shale gas in Britain. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY POLITICS ENVIRONMENT CRIME LAW)

Fracking would offer up to $16.5 million in benefits to local governments and communities per fracking site.