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New York Governor Cuomo To Propose Raising Minimum Wage

by Alan | Andrew Cuomo wants to raise the minimum wage to $11.50 in New York City, and $10.50  in the rest of the state. The proposal …

Wealth Of 80 Richest = Wealth Of 3.6 Billion Poorest

by Stuart Shapiro | Mona Chalabi puts together some simple information and comes up a disturbing conclusion. Eighty people …

Obama To Propose Middle Class Tax Cut In State Of Union Address

by Alan | President Obama will suggest raising taxes on the wealthy to finance a middle class tax cut. The proposal…

More Than Half Of U.S. School Students Live In Poverty

by Alan | A new report reveals that 51% of of school children qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, the highest…

Obama Previews State Of The Union Address

by Alan | In his Saturday address, President Obama hints at what we can expect Tuesday. Our job now is to…

Democrats To Push Paid Family Leave

by Stuart Shapiro | Democrats plan to elevate the issue of paid family leave, a policy that is in place in most of the developed world, as they turn their eyes toward the next…

Financial Regulators Snub A Nobel Prize Economist

by dave-dr-gonzo | No, it’s not Paul Krugman – though that would have been a good guess. Salon…

Pope: Caring For The Poor A ‘Touchstone’ Of Christianity, Not Communism

by Alan | Pope Francis is answering his critics who think he’s a Marxist because of his criticisms…

Unemployment Down To 5.6%; Best Year Since 1999

by Alan | December hiring made 2014 the best year for jobs since 1999, with 2.952 million jobs…

Mitch McConnell And GOP Trying To Take Credit For The Economic Recovery

by Bob Cesca | It had to happen eventually. For the last six years, the congressional Republicans have filibustered…

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