| Sep 20, 2013
| 3:47 PM
New England, we have a problem. It's not just Connecticut suffering from economic troubles.
Much of the region is falling into long-term economic stagnation. We are losing jobs, income and population — particularly young adults — to other...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:59 PM
California's employers created 29,100 net jobs in August, but the unemployment rate edged up for the second month in a row, climbing to 8.9% from 8.7% the month before, the state's Employment Development Department reported Friday.
The jobless rate...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 8:45 AM
WASHINGTON -- A top Federal Reserve policymaker said Monday that the economy still wasn't strong enough in two key areas to begin tapering the central bank's bond-buying stimulus program, particularly with budget and debt-limit fights looming.
| Sep 29, 2013
Glen Burnie food products company Allied International Corp. might have a global-infused name, but it sold nothing outside the country before 2008.
Now it exports to 45 countries, accounting for nearly 20 percent of the small firm's revenue.
| Aug 21, 2013
| 5:21 PM
WASHINGTON — Analysts are widely expecting the Federal Reserve to dial back its bond-buying stimulus program next month. So are bond investors and emerging markets. And it looks as if the Fed is too.
Although such action is not a sure thing, the...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 2:24 PM
South Koreans may be the hardest-working people on the planet. Their work hours are notorious. They worked so much that in 2004 the government instituted a five-day, 40-hour initiative to dial down the workweek.
Saturdays off! All good, right? But a...
| Aug 27, 2013
Cameroon, located on the west coast of Africa between Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea, is a nation of unparalleled beauty and biological diversity. Mt. Cameroon, in the west, is one of Africa's largest volcanoes, reaching 13,255 feet; in the north of the...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Fast-food workers and their supporters are calling for a $15-an-hour minimum wage as they prepare to picket in nationwide protests Thursday.
That raises the question: If they’re successful, will burger prices soar?
Expert opinion is mixed. The...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:08 AM
The good news as Labor Day approaches: Jobs are returning. The bad news: Most of them pay lousy wages and provide low, if not nonexistent, benefits.
The trend toward lousy wages began before the Great Recession. According to a new report from the...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed a common sense immigration reform measure in a strongly bipartisan fashion.
This was an important step in the right direction - especially for producers, farm workers and rural communities.
| Sep 2, 2013
Fast-food restaurant employees across the country walked off their jobs for a day last week, the largest in an escalating series of protests against the low wages paid by some of the nation's most popular restaurant chains. The workers' complaints throw a...