The conservative case for hiking the minimum wage

Politics | Neil Munro
Stephen Baldwin holds his fist in the air outside a Subway restaurant during a strike aimed at the fast-food industry and the minimum wage in Seattle

‘That’s a tradeoff Republicans could support’

Greedy, heartless Wal-Mart customers say no to higher prices

Business | Tim Cavanaugh
A Wal-Mart Stores Inc company distribution center in Bentonville

Peter Schiff finds plenty of sympathy but no takers for his pay-more-now plan

The sad reality of the 'Economic Recovery' for American workers

Business | Business Insider

Efforts support GDP, but not labor force

Unemployment rose in nearly all US cities - AP

Business | InternAdmin

Employers added only 18,000 jobs in June, the fewest in nine months

Applications for unemployment aid drop below 400K - AP

US | admin

Economists cautioned that the lower level only reflects one week of data and doesn’t necessarily signal a trend

Fewest requests for unemployment aid since 2008 - AP

Business | admin

The Labor Department reported that requests for unemployment benefits are at their lowest point since July of 2008

Obama set to deliver state bailouts - AP

Business | admin

The administration plans to include the proposal in its budget plan next week

Unemployment falls to 9.0 pct., only 36K new jobs - AP

Business | admin

The unemployment rate dropped sharply last month to 9 percent, the lowest level in nearly two years

Consumer Confidence Index hits 8-month high - AP

Business | admin

The index shows that consumer confidence rating jumped to 60.6, up from 53.3 in December

Fed boss likely to sound more hopeful on economy - AP

Business | admin

Bernanke is expected to defend plan to buy $600 billion in Treasurys through June

Hiring increase boosts the dollar - AP

Business | admin

Jump in hiring sends bonds lower and stocks higher

Obama's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year - AP

Business | admin

From the start, 2010 delivered a string of setbacks that built up to an electoral shellacking come November, to use the president’s own word

Obama hails spirit of compromise - AP

Business | admin

President Obama invited Democrats and Republicans alike to the White House on Friday for the signing of the tax cut extensions

Obama to meet with 20 CEOs Wednesday - AP

Business | admin

President Barack Obama is having 20 CEOs over for a discussion on jobs

Obama calls India creator, not poacher, of US jobs - AP

Business | admin

By the end of the first of his three days in India, Obama was promoting $10 billion in trade deals that the White House says will create about 54,000 jobs at home

Unemployment rate remains at 9.6% - AP

Business | admin

Employers added 151,000 new jobs in October

'A half-speed economic rebound' - AP

Business | admin

To knock down the unemployment rate, growth would need to be at least twice as fast

Unemployment claims drop sharply to 434K - AP

Business | admin

The economy needs to grow by at least 5 percent for a full year to bring down the unemployment rate by a percentage point, economists estimate

Anti-austerity protests sweep across Europe - AP

Business | admin

Protests and strikes grind industries to a halt in areas across Europe