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Community Transit Looks Forward to Brighter 2015

The last few years have not been kind to Community Transit or riders in Snohomish County. The Great Recession forced the largest cuts in the agency’s 39-year history, every winter has cancelled Sounder North runs, and the Oso mudslide interrupted bus service to Darrington for several months. Despite these setbacks, Community Transit will be able […]

Why tech IPOs may not be as hot as they look

Five years after the Great Recession ended and 15 years after the dot-com boom went bust, the IPO market for tech companies looks to be roaring back. But although it can be said that this was the busiest year for US IPOs since 2000, a closer look at the numbers shows that, in some ways, 2014 was something of a letdown. Show More Summary

The Income Gap Between Races Is Wider Than It’s Been for Decades

4 days agoNews : Truthdig

    A recent Pew Research Center study declares, “Wealth inequality has widened along racial, ethnic lines since end of Great Recession.” Shutterstock Wealth inequality between whites and their black and hispanic counterparts has reached...Show More Summary

Gasoline Volume Sales, Demographics and our Changing Culture

From an official standpoint, the Great Recession ended 60 months before the most recent gasoline sales monthly data point. But if we want a simple confirmation that the economy is in recovery, gasoline sales continues to be the wrong place to look.

Report: Racial Wealth Inequality Gap Widened After Great Recession

While American families have rebuilt their household wealth during the economic recovery in the wake of the Great Recession, not all households have benefited equally from the economic recovery. Image: Shutterstock The post Report: Racial Wealth Inequality Gap Widened After Great Recession appeared first on RH Reality Check.

12 Things That Will Be Less Expensive in 2015

James Brey/Getty Images By Josie Rubio The Great Recession may have technically ended over five years ago, but that's probably a surprise to millions of Americans still worrying about their budgets. A modicum of relief is on the wayShow More Summary

More Americans optimistic about finding a job, most since Great Recession

According to a recent poll, 36 percent of Americans feel good about being able to find a quality job. It’s the highest rate since before December 2008. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images. According to a new Gallup poll released today, 36 percent of Americans think that now is a good time to find a quality job. Show More Summary

Demographics - Why The Great Recession Started (And Won't End Anytime Soon)

Submitted by Chris Hamilton via Biderman's Money blog, WWII is still reshaping our economic reality. The massive global loss of life in WWII and its birth dearth during the war created a demographic hole (unusually high death / unusually low births over a 5 to 10 year period). Show More Summary

Poll finds most optimism about quality jobs since before recession

In another positive sign for the labor market, Americans this month showed the most optimism about the availability of quality jobs than at any time since the start of the Great Recession, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.

Poll finds most optimism about quality jobs since before recession

In another positive sign for the labor market, Americans this month showed the most optimism about the availability of quality jobs than at any time since the start of the Great Recession, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.

Non-Financial Non-Corporate Business’ Contribution to GDP

Non-farm, non-financial sole proprietorships and partnerships accounted for a higher fraction of U.S. gross domestic product in 2013 than in any year since 1980, federal government data reveal. Although the Great Recession on non-corporate...Show More Summary

4 questions that reveal whether you have the hottest job skill of 2014

Though the economy is growing, we’re still suffering in the aftermath of the Great Recession, and many ambitious workers are eager to get training in skills with the highest pay. To see which skills were in the highest demand, LinkedIn’s engineers tapped their massive dataset of job promotions and transfers. They discovered that one skill set […]

Fewer births and divorces, more violence: how the Great Recession affected the American family

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Observers may be quick to declare social trends “good” or “bad” for families, but such conclusions are rarely justified. What’s good for one family – or group of families – may be bad for another. And within families, interests do not always align. Divorce is “bad” for a family in the sense of...

Where The "Great Recovery" Is 25% Worse Than The "Great Recession"

There was some hope last month that, after falling for two straight months at a -10% Y/Y pace, there would finally be some demand for the products of the one company that symbolizes (or at least used to) the strength of global industrial demand: Caterpillar, when it reported its first single-digit decline since July. Show More Summary

How Much Did Black-White Wealth Gap Widen During the Great Recession?

This article originally appeared at BillMoyers.com. T he average African-American household takes home around 40 percent less income than a similar white family. The gap between non-Hispanic whites and Hispanics (who can belong to any...Show More Summary

Should You Invest In The Hottest New Trend In Finance?

Thanks to major changes in regulation, social media and technology, the business of banking has undergone radical change since the Great Recession of 2008. And one key area of change has been

How Fiscal Policy Failed During the Great Recession

I have a new column: How Fiscal Policy Failed During the Great Recession: Fiscal policy failed us during the Great Recession. We did get a fiscal stimulus package shortly after Obama took office, and it helped. But it wasn’t big...

Smart Chart: The black-white wealth gap widened during the Great Recession

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The average African-American household takes home around 40 percent less income than a similar white family. The gap between non-Hispanic whites and Hispanics (who can belong to any race) is just over 30% (Excel file). But racial income inequality pales in comparison to the racial gap in net worth...

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