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
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Efforts support GDP, but not labor force

Unemployment rose in nearly all US cities - AP

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Unemployment line

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

Applications for unemployment aid drop below 400K - AP

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Jobless Claims

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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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

Hiring increase boosts the dollar - AP

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Jump in hiring sends bonds lower and stocks higher

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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Employers added 151,000 new jobs in October

'A half-speed economic rebound' - AP

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

Unemployment claims drop sharply to 434K - AP

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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

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

Fears of a second recession ease, at least for now - AP

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The number of people signing up for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in two months, an encouraging sign that companies aren’t resorting to deeper layoffs even as the economy has lost momentum