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Governor Cuomo to Bypass State Legislature on Wages

Because of increased wages, fast food consumers will face fewer restaurants and higher prices. Some workers will lose their jobs...

Residential Investments from the Super-Rich Raise Home Prices

The rich invested approximately $25 billion in cross-border residential real estate in 2014...

Monetary Policy for the Next Recession

Bringing fiscal expansion to bear in an effective way proved difficult after 2008. Next time around, it might be harder still, because public debt has grown and concerns about government solvency will be greater...

Pension Payments Are Killing City Services

Skyrocketing pension costs cause public libraries, parks and recreation centers to shorten their hours or close...

Unions Want Exemption from the Minimum Wage Hikes They Fought For

Rather than caring about low-income Americans, unions care about their own power...

Economic Growth Sluggish in 2015

There was a decline in consumer confidence during the beginning of 2015...

Older Entrepreneurs Leading the Way

Since the 1990s, entrepreneurship has become especially pronounced among older households...

Licensing Regulations Hurt Small Business More Than Taxes Do

By protecting established, older workers, the government's occupational licensing requirements make it hard for the young to enter the workforce as entrepreneurs...

Each Immigrant Creates 1.2 Local Jobs

Each immigrant creates 1.2 local jobs for local workers, most of them going to native workers...

U.S. Big Business Outpacing U.S. Economy

Over the last two decades, the largest U.S. companies have grown faster than the economy as a whole...


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