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  • Why do albums take so long to make?

    Why do albums take so long to make?
    On March 10, 1967, 15 days shy of her 25th birthday, Aretha Franklin released her 12th album and Atlantic Records debut, "I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You." It was a breakthrough, triggering a string of four top 10 albums released over 15 months...
  • Home sweet office space

    Now that the economy is showing improvement, many people are going back to work — just don't expect to see them at the office. Instead, these workers are opting to work from home, a trend that has picked up in recent years thanks to an increase in...
  • U.S. worker productivity climbs 2.5% in second quarter

    U.S. worker productivity climbs 2.5% in second quarter
    The productivity of the U.S. workforce increased in the second quarter, following a sharp decline at the beginning of the year as severe weather froze output. Nonfarm productivity climbed 2.5% at a seasonally adjusted annual rate during the April to...
  • Dire warning from Wall Street: income inequality hurts U.S. growth

    Dire warning from Wall Street: income inequality hurts U.S. growth
    Academic economists have been warning for years that rising economic inequality in the United States is hampering economic growth and punching holes in the social fabric. (See, for example, Piketty and Saez.) But they're only professors, after all, so it'...
  • Investing: what's driving the boom in bonds

    The biggest surprise in financial markets this year is the strong performance of bonds. You may recall that bond prices fell (and yields rose) last year after the Federal Reserve began to reverse its easy-money policies. With yields still near...
  • Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center

    Watchdog: Don't wait to cut debt: Front & Center
    There's rough weather ahead for the federal budget and the nation's economy, according to this month's long-term forecast from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO projects the growing national debt will reduce Americans' incomes, raise...
  • Letters: Flexibility on the minimum wage

    Re "A civil right to organize," Opinion, Sept. 2 Harold Meyerson notes that California allows cities to set their own minimum wages above the state's rate. I would support that if city officials were allowed to set rates below the federal minimum if...
  • McManus: 'Tea party' tempest brewing

    McManus: 'Tea party' tempest brewing
    The "tea party" is back and is brewing trouble for the Republican establishment. After the GOP debacle in the 2012 election, when Republicans not only failed to win the presidency but blew a chance to take over the Senate, party leaders paused to...
  • Mayday for America's middle class

    In his fresh effort to put the economy back at center stage in Washington, President Obama has issued a new challenge to congressional Republicans on the crucial issue of why the American middle class is hurting and which side can best lift average...
  • North American auto production will near 15-year high; jobs won't

    North American auto production growth tops other industries and, by 2015, will approach levels not seen since 2000, experts said. But manufacturing jobs, while continuing to recover, will fall short of pre-recession levels in the same time frame. The...
  • Auto sales could zoom past 16 million next year, best level since '06

    Auto sales could zoom past 16 million next year, best level since '06
    Slow job growth, partisan division in Washington – none of it seems to be slowing U.S. auto sales. Auto information company Edmunds.com is forecasting 2014 new car sales of 16.4 million, the highest level for the auto industry since 2006. “...