A study points out that slashed government spurred on by flawed policy logic has the economy in far worse shape than it should be.
Career website The Ladders found that every letter over 5 in your first name may cost you $3,600 a year. Hey, William, make it Bill.
The best employment levels for adults between 25 and 34 are in New England, the upper Midwest and Washington, D.C.
The 26.2% unemployment rate for folks 25 to 34 years old also tops those of other well-off nations.
House Republicans say the move would give state and federal employees more flexibility. Opponents say it's just another way to cut paychecks.
It's correct to be suspicious of the employment figures, but not because of the false suspicions that come from critics of the Obama administration.
$2 trillion in cash, untaxed earnings may explain why consumers can keep spending even with tax hikes and a slow jobs recovery.
The Dow briefly tops 15,000, and the broader S&P 500 tops 1,600 for the first time after the government reports 165,000 jobs created in April, more than expected. The unemployment rate drops to 7.5%.
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