Alex Eldemir

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Jobs, Debt And Home Prices Since The Crisis, In Five Charts

The housing bust started in 2006. The recession started in 2007. But it was in September, 2008 – five years ago this month – that the financial crisis hit its most intense moments. Here's a look at how U.S. households have fared since then.<p><i>Correction: The headline initially said "four charts."</i> …

These 2 Stats Prove California's $10 Minimum Wage Is A Big Deal

California is very, very close to making a $10 minimum wage a reality. Doing so nationwide would change the lives of America’s working poor.<p>A June study by Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, a national organization focusing on racial equity in the restaurant industry, found that <b>(statistic #1)</b> …

Toys 'R' Us U.K. Agrees To End Gender Marketing In Response To 'Let Toys Be Toys' Campaign

Toys "R" Us announced Friday that its U.K. stores will stop labeling toys "boys" and "girls." New standards will be set for in-store signage and images will show children of both genders playing with the same toys.<p>The change comes in response to a campaign from the group "Let Toys Be Toys" asking …

Video-game sales increase after long lag

VIDEO GAMES<p>After long lag, sales increase<p>U.S. sales of video-game products rose 1 percent last month to $521 million, the first four-week gain in almost two years, driven by new titles including Walt Disney Co.'s "Infinity," featuring collectible characters.<p>Sales of video-game software increased 23 …