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Companies' tax dodges result in the biggest drop in wages since the 1940s, and the numbers may be a sign of things to come.
Even critics say strikes and protests are transforming the company for the better.
Increased security is funneling would-be migrants to remote border areas, where a growing number perish in their attempts to come north.
The US is the only developed nation that doesn't legally guarantee paid vacation and holiday time for its workers.
The graying of America and a growing reluctance among young adults to purchase a car are creating a disconnect.
A UCLA report says growth just isn't strong enough to 'for the national economy to truly recover.'
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