Minimum Wage Clash Seeks New Battlegrounds

Minimum Wage Clash Seeks New Battlegrounds

The debate over a federal minimum wage increase continues to rage in the United States, and is a hot-button issue for some constituencies. This, despite the fact that a visible majority of Democrats and a small, if measurable, majority of Republicans have been shown to support such an increase. Now the states themselves have entered […]

Working Poor Get Largest Portion of Food Stamps

Working Poor Get Largest Portion of Food Stamps

Working-age people now comprise the majority of American households that rely on food stamps.  Just a few years ago, children and senior citizens were the main beneficiaries of the subsidy. Economists say a part of the change is the trend toward couples having fewer children.  They also point out that an anemic economic recovery coupled […]

Stocks Fall in Global Sell

Stocks Fall in Global Sell

Stocks in the United States appear to fall in the global markets today as more emerging currency markets make the sell, according to the Wall Street Journal and other sources. Bloomberg reported that the Dow had the worst week since summer 2012 and other exchanges echo the fallback. Major manufacturers slid in the Dow and […]