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  • On Labor Day, what about labor's fair share?

    For Labor Day, let's talk bluntly about labor's fair share of the profits and of the productivity of the economy. The hard truth is that labor, meaning the wide middle class, is not receiving its fair share. There is no clear-cut reversal of the middle...
  • Labor Day

    Labor Day marks the unofficial end of the summer and the beginning of the school year. Beyond barbecues, picnics and back-to-school sales, the day has a greater meaning. Labor Day became a federal holiday in 1894 and according to the Labor Department, the...
  • Lehigh Valley workers finding jobs

    Lehigh Valley workers finding jobs
    After nearly two years of unemployment, Paul Bunting believes his luck has finally turned, as it has recently for many Lehigh Valley job seekers benefiting from the region's improving economic fortunes. The 61-year-old Lower Nazareth Township resident, a...
  • South Florida metro area seventh nationwide for exports

    International trade The South Florida metropolitan area ranked No. 7 in the country last year for exports, registering goods shipments abroad worth $41.8 billion, a new U.S. Commerce report showed Tuesday. The Miami-Fort-Lauderdale-West Palm Beach...
  • Labor Day in jobs-starved Illinois

    Labor Day in jobs-starved Illinois
    Economists invoke "slack" when America's labor market fails to create enough jobs for those willing and able to take them. The result is an excess supply of labor. That "labor market slack"? That "excess supply of labor"? We're talking about real...
  • Hiring bias against the unemployed: Should there be a law?

    The day Debra Wolverton was laid off from her retail sales job in June 2013, she stopped by some businesses on her way home in Austin, Texas, to ask for work. She was told to apply online. She did, countless times for countless job openings. She...
  • Pushing the Start button on a computer science curriculum for K-12 schools

    Aspiring farmers and entertainers ought to be computer whizzes, according to the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. The nonprofit organization invited more than two dozen education and business leaders from across California last week to discuss how...
  • Looking for work — again and again

    Looking for work — again and again
    Jeanne Keen bustled in the door, black blazer over a dress shirt, a file folder with paperwork in her shoulder bag. If only she were walking into work. Then she would have a paycheck. A way to save her Dundalk rowhouse from foreclosure. A daily outlet...
  • Are film tax credits cost effective?

    Are film tax credits cost effective?
    Tired of seeing Hollywood take its business elsewhere, California is moving to triple tax subsidies for film and TV productions, boosting incentives to $330 million annually and making the state competitive with New York, Georgia and other states that are...
  • Slow wage growth threatens California economic recovery, report finds

    Slow wage growth threatens California economic recovery, report finds
    California’s economic recovery has featured a growing share of lower-wage jobs, raising concerns about the opportunities for middle-class workers hit hard by the Great Recession, a new analysis finds. The California Budget Project, a nonprofit...
  • Recession's aftermath still has nation in anxious mood about economy, report says

    PITTSBURGH If the Labor Day parade committee chose a theme color for this year's event, marchers might be wearing black to represent the years of lost ground in wages for workers at nearly every income level. It also would reflect the gloomy national...