US workers dedicate as much as 10 hours of their personal time to job-related tasks while hoping those jobs won't go away.
Nearly 90% of US companies tie wages to their business' performance, but worker pay increases have stagnated in the 20 years since the plan first drew attention.
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.
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