Rebecca Theim

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McDonald's Can Afford To Pay More: Bloomberg View

<b>Bloomberg View:</b><p>The restaurant industry, which employs one in 10 Americans, many of them earning low wages, says it can't afford an increase in the federal minimum wage. On closer inspection, that argument isn't as strong as it might seem.<p>While President Barack Obama's proposal to raise the federal …

Living on $2.13 an hour and tips: the harsh inequality of the service industry

Imagine that your pay depended on the mood of your clients, or on whether all your colleagues and superiors did their jobs well. Food industry workers like Nakima Jones don't have to imagine this – for them, income instability is a daily reality. Jones is one of 10 million Americans working in food …

Class divide on campus: Adjunct professors fight for better pay, benefits

Marcia Newfield and Rosalind Petchesky are both professors at the City University of New York. They both have advanced degrees. They both have been teaching for decades and are in their seventies.<p>But there's a big difference between the two: Petchesky is a distinguished professor, and Newfield is …

Oxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world

The world's wealthiest people aren't known for travelling by bus, but if they fancied a change of scene then the richest 85 people on the globe – who between them control as much wealth as the poorest half of the global population put together – could squeeze onto a single double-decker.<p>The extent …

Oxfam: World's Richest 1 Percent Control Half Of Global Wealth

Just 1 percent of the world's population controls nearly half of the planet's wealth, according to a new study published by Oxfam ahead of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting.<p>The study says this tiny slice of humanity controls $110 trillion, or 65 times the total wealth of the poorest 3.5 …

The Incredible Shrinking Paycheck

Taxes are up in 2014. If you work for a paycheck, you already noticed that. If you make more than $100,000 a year, you are one of approximately 10 million Americans in that category. Some say you have it made. Yet when it comes to taxes in 2014, you are hit especially hard.<p>If you earn more than …

Workers May Be Missing, Or Maybe Just Retiring

For more than four years, the unemployment rate has been sliding down — from a 10 percent peak to today's 6.7 percent.<p>But does that reflect a fast-strengthening economy? Or is the rate falling only because so many people are dropping out of the workforce?<p>In coming weeks, members of Congress and the …

Ten great ghost towns in the West

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