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  • Robert B. Reich: The three biggest right-wing lies about poverty

    Rather than confront poverty by extending jobless benefits to the long-term unemployed, endorsing a higher minimum wage or supporting jobs programs, conservative Republicans are taking a different tack. They're peddling three big lies about poverty. To...
  • California productivity surges as employment shrinks, report finds

    California productivity surges as employment shrinks, report finds
    Manufacturing jobs in California have decreased dramatically — 40% of them gone in less than 25 years — but productivity in the state is leading the nation. Even as the workforce has shriveled under the pressure of automation, offshoring and...
  • Tax Study Can Help Fix State's Rudderless Economy

    Tax Study Can Help Fix State's Rudderless Economy
    During the campaign for governor, it is safe to assume that economic issues will be discussed in detail. As the conversation meanders through familiar territory — deficits, debt, unfunded liabilities, job data, taxes and expenditures — one...
  • Factory output in California surging despite job losses

    California manufacturers really can do more with less. The output of state factories has surged 73% during the last 15 years — twice as fast as the rest of the nation — even as the sector bleeds jobs, according to a new report from the Los...
  • How Tea Party tax cuts are turning Kansas into a smoking ruin

    Sam Brownback, the Republican governor of Kansas, doesn't just believe in whistling past the graveyard--he's willing to stroll past it in full-throated song. The graveyard is where the economy of Kansas has been buried since 2012, when Brownback and his...
  • Top CEOs downgrade economic growth forecasts, expect to spend less

    Top CEOs downgrade economic growth forecasts, expect to spend less
    Top U.S. chief executives slightly downgraded their economic growth forecast and fewer said they expected to increase investments in their businesses amid uncertainty over whether Congress will reinstate some key corporate tax provisions, according to a...
  • World Cup's 'lost productivity': How do you measure it?

    World Cup's 'lost productivity': How do you measure it?
    So I'm doing research for a potential column ... look, an online quiz to learn what my personal theme song should be ... and the boss asks if I've seen reports about the millions, maybe billions, of dollars that employees distracted by World Cup soccer...
  • The right wing's big three lies about poverty [Commentary]

    The right wing's big three lies about poverty [Commentary]
    Rather than confront poverty by extending jobless benefits to the long-term unemployed, endorsing a higher minimum wage or supporting jobs programs, conservative Republicans are taking a different tack. They're peddling three big lies about poverty....
  • Deputies say they are understaffed, concerned about courthouse security

    Deputies say they are understaffed, concerned about courthouse security
    Deputy sheriffs at the Baltimore County circuit courthouse in Towson say their dwindling numbers and inability to hire new employees in the past four years has left them increasingly concerned about security. Union leaders say the small agency is...
  • 6 minutes a day for bathroom breaks? Union cries foul

    6 minutes a day for bathroom breaks? Union cries foul
    A local union has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board against an employer who they claim is allowing them only 6 minutes a day to use the bathroom. Members of the Teamsters Local 743 who build sink stations at WaterSaver Faucet Co....
  • What is the likely path of Fed interest rates?

    Federal Reserve policymakers conclude their two-day meeting Wednesday, and it's almost certain that the central bank will make another cut in its bond-buying stimulus and downgrade its near-term economic growth outlook to reflect the poor first quarter....