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3 Retirement Problems, Solutions Millennials Face Today

By Greg Ostrowski It's no secret that millennials have had a tough time getting started with careers, families and saving for retirement. Everything from the Great Recession, to the rising cost of higher education, to the increasingShow More Summary

Companies Need To Do More To Help New CEOs Succeed

A succession of corporate scandals and recessions, culminating in the financial crisis that began in 2008, has led to great attention on both sides of the Atlantic to the running of the boards of publicly-quoted companies. Just how successful such efforts have been depends on your point of view. But [...]

No economic recovery for kids: Childhood poverty higher than during Great Recession

Technically, the recession is over. So it may come as a surprise to learn that more U.S. children are living in poverty right now than during the Great Recession. To be more specific: About 1.7 million more children live in low-income working families than just a few years ago.

Robert Reich: It Would Be a Mistake for Progressives to Split Along #BlackLivesMatter and Economic Justice Lines

Progressives must stay united. A new report finds more U.S. children living in poverty than before the Great Recession. According to the report, released Tuesday from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 22 percent of American children are living in poverty (as of 2013, the latest data available) compared with 18 percent in 2008. Show More Summary

Why Progressives Must Stay United

A new report finds more U.S. children living in poverty than before the Great Recession. According to the report, released Tuesday from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 22 percent of American children are living in poverty (as of 2013, the latest data available) compared with 18 percent in 2008. Show More Summary

Why Progressives Must Stay United

A new report finds more U.S. children living in poverty than before the Great Recession. According...

The Great Recession, not natural gas, the main factor in CO2 emissions drop

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Coal-fired power plants have been going dark across the U.S. for several years now as many utilities use more natural gas than coal to generate electricity — a move thought to be more climate friendly because burning natural gas emits about half as much carbon than coal. That switch has been...

Over Easy : Children living in poverty increased after Great Recession’s ‘economic turnaround’

According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2015 Kid’s Count Data Book, twenty-two percent of American children were living in poverty in 2013, compared to eighteen percent in 2008. According to the news release, 1.7 million more children live in low-income working families today than in the midst of the Great Recession. The Casey Foundation...

CBO: US Productivity Down Since 2007 (Along With Wage Growth)

The CBO report shows the decline in US productivity since The Great Recession.

Headline Repair on Child Poverty

This one needs a really big "oy." The lead headline of the Huffington Post tells readers that "child poverty higher now than great recession." This is based on an AP story headlined "more U.S. children are living in poverty than during...Show More Summary

Dodd-Frank at Five: Private Equity and the SEC

Five years ago today, in the aftermath of the Great Recession and Financial Crisis, President Obama signed major financial regulatory reform into law -- the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The law was designed to increase transparency and limit risk in the financial system. Show More Summary

More Kids in Poverty Now Than in Recession: Report

The Great Recession may be long over, but things didn't pick up for everyone in the years immediately after, especially not for US children: A new report from the nonprofit Annie E. Casey Foundation says that while 18% of American kids lived below the poverty line in 2008, that number...

More U.S. Children Are Living In Poverty Than During The Great Recession

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A new report on child welfare that found more U.S. children living in poverty than before the Great Recession belies the fanfare of the nation's economic turnaround. Twenty-two percent of American children were...Show More Summary

AM News: At 22 Percent, Child Poverty Rate Still Higher Than Before Recession

More children are in poverty today than before the Great Recession PBS NewsHour: Today, 22 percent of children live in poverty, up from 18 percent in 2008. Minnesota led the United States in children’s overall well-being, followed by New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Show More Summary

Report suggests U.S. kids left behind in economic recovery

A new report on child welfare that found more U.S. children living in poverty than before the Great Recession belies the fanfare of the nation's economic turnaround.

DeLong and Baker discuss two bubbles and two recessions

Here is an interesting (as always) cyber discussion between Brad DeLong and Dean Baker. DeLong asserted (as he often does) that the great recession was so severe because of finance and “clogged credit channels” Baker argued (as he often does) that the decline in house prices alone was sufficient to explain the downturn. In particular […]

Legacy Power Wagons: Super-Sized Pickup and SUV King of the Wild Frontier

Winslow Bent found himself unemployed in 2008, staring down the Great Recession. When he saw a 1940s Dodge Power Wagon in a field near his home in Jackson Hole, he turned to his childhood passion for solace. “It was such a cool looking truck. I bought it,” he says. His winter [...]

Since the financial crisis, almost all Americans have seen their wages fall

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released a study of employment compensation since the financial crisis and Great Recession. One of the things they measured was how wages changed over that time period. This chart shows the average...Show More Summary

Rising Inequality Is Holding Back the U.S. Economy

Why has the U.S. economy been so sluggish to return to growth in the aftermath of the Great Recession of the late 2000s? In new research, Barry Z. Cynamon and Steven M. Fazzari find that the current level of household demand is moreShow More Summary

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