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Economic Issues

More Americans Moving to the South and West

1.2 million Americans left the Northeast and the Midwest for the South and West in just three years, from 2010 to 2013...

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...


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