The government's consumer agency says the programs are there, but teachers, firefighters and other public servants aren't being informed about them.
The lowest-price retailers' business model requires keeping labor costs so lean that fast-food workers seem to have it good.
People are less inclined to work or seek new employment, leaving the labor force participation rate at its lowest level since the 1970s.
In 1949, President Truman prevailed over critics who said going from 40 cents to 75 cents an hour would be a disaster. It was anything but.
The schedule for signing up insurance companies has been delayed in the latest holdup for the Affordable Care Act.
They provide care for a fifth of America's population, but their numbers are dwindling, due mostly to funding issues.
Its electric Model S is now the third-best-selling luxury brand in the country's most car-crazy state.
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Consumers are very status conscious in Asia, Africa and other emerging-market areas. This is especially true in China.
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Americans can kill two birds with one stone by filing their taxes and buying health insurance at the same time.
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