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Economic Issues

Legal Challenge to Seattle Minimum Wage

Litigants argue that Seattle's minimum wage law is discriminatory in its treatment of businesses...

The Value of a Summer Job

Teenagers who work in high school have wages 10 to 15 percent higher than their peers after college graduation...

Mandatory Overtime: Hurting Working Women

President Obama has proposed to extend mandatory overtime pay to several million additional Americans, but the new rules will make it even more difficult for women to participate in the labor force...

10 Economic Truths Not Understood by Liberals

While liberals often focus their policy arguments on compassion, compassion cannot trump basic economic truths...

Which U.S. Cities Are Leading the Recovery?

While the U.S. economy overall has struggled to overcome the Great Recession, some cities have bounced back...

License Requirements Hinder Small Businesses

Utah, Idaho, Kansas, Virginia and Texas were ranked the top states for small business-friendly licensing requirements...

Union Strike Threat Based on Unfair Demands

Seven Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) unions are threatening to strike until they receive higher pay...

Rubio's Plan to Modernize Retirement Security

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) recently outlined a proposal that modernizes national retirement security policies by stabilizing Social Security...

College Graduates Struggling for Financial Independence

Half of the graduates from the University of Arizona still rely on their families for financial support two years out of college...

Americans Fear Not Having Enough Money for Retirement

More than 40 percent of retirees are at risk of not having enough money for daily needs, out-of-pocket health expenses or long-term care...


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