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Meet the Americans who've lost their unemployment benefits: "I'm thoroughly petrified'

Democrats Tackle Politics Of Income Inequality

President Obama and fellow Democrats, just back from a long holiday break, are immediately embracing a legislative agenda that would increase the minimum wage and extend unemployment insurance benefits to an estimated 1.3 million long-term jobless in America.<p>And the push — outlined by the president …

North Carolina’s assault on teachers has to stop.

My son Ben’s language arts teacher emailed one morning this winter to tell me she is leaving Ben’s school. I feel sick, but I don’t blame her. Three …

The right’s Obamacare misinformation bubble: A visual representation

Conservatives’ ongoing war against Obamacare prevents them from grappling with reality. Here’s a visualization<p>If you're a regular here, then you've probably read a story or two about how the right's ongoing war against Obamacare prevents most conservatives from acknowledging that anyone has …

13 States Will Raise Their Minimum Wage For The New Year

WASHINGTON -- Minimum wage workers in a handful of states will be ringing in the new year with an automatic pay raise.<p>As Congress considers legislation that would boost the federal minimum wage, at least 13 states will be raising the wage floor on their own next week. They're led once again by …

'Santa just is white ... Jesus was a white man too', says Fox News presenter – video

Fox News presenter Megyn Kelly insists that not only Jesus Christ but also Santa Claus were white during a debate on her television programme The Kelly File. Jesus Christ was born more than 2,000 years ago in the Middle East, making it unlikely that he was white. The discussion was prompted by a …

The Case for a Local Minimum Wage

Health in the two Americas

“The idea that so many children are born into poverty in the wealthiest nation on Earth is heartbreaking enough,” President Obama said recently in a …

Telling Fast Food Workers To 'Get A Better Job' Is Nonsense, In 1 Chart

Critics tell fast-food workers to stop complaining about their extremely low pay because that's just the reality of an entry-level job. Get a better job, the critics say, and you'll make more. The trouble is, there aren't any better jobs available.<p>Since the recession, low-wage work has made up an …

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Paul: Unemployment benefits 'disservice' to workers

Democratic attempts to extend unemployment benefits for 1.3 million workers were a "disservice" to the unemployed, Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday.<p>"I support unemployment benefits for the 28 weeks they're paid for," the Kentucky Republican said on "Fox News Sunday." "If you extend it beyond that, you do …

The former interns battling to change the culture of US work

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1034000/1034463_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524752240_69c65e05ba0f93a474e8d3b0a0fd3664<p><b>The time-honoured tradition of the unpaid internship is increasingly coming under attack in the US, as former interns sue - and increasingly win cases</b> …

Why the jobless rate is larger than you think

The unemployment number: It's the mother of all economic barometers. But do Americans really know what it's telling us and whether it's giving us a complete picture of the labor market's health? Watch this NBC News video and find out. Reported with Allison Linn, CNBC.

You Can't Fix Income Inequality Without Fixing Unemployment

Large-scale efforts to protect the economy's neediest have a triumphant history in America.<p>President Obama's speech today on income inequality was long and eloquent, but if I could boil it down to a one-sentence summary, it would be this:<p><i>Large-scale efforts to protect the economy's neediest have a</i> …

The repeal crusade dies with a whimper

Two weeks ago, a House Republican playbook leaked, sketching out the GOP’s plans for a “multilayered, sequenced assault” against the Affordable Care …

Rich people don't create jobs.

<i>This post originally appeared in Business Insider.</i><p>As America struggles with high unemployment and record inequality, everyone is offering competing …

Yep, Being a Young, American Adult Is a Financial Nightmare

Here are the graphs to prove it.<p>Poverty is an astonishingly common experience here in the world's richest country. As I wrote this morning, almost 40 percent of American adults experience it for at least a year by age 60.<p>But you know who poverty is especially common among? Young adults.<p>Based on the …

Poll shows growing disaffection over private healthcare providers

The public's attitude has hardened against private providers running healthcare services, a poll has found.<p>When asked last month whether they agreed with the statement: "as long as health services are free of charge, it doesn't matter to me whether they are provided by the NHS or a private …

Putting the Pieces Together: How the ACA Impacts Health Reimbursement and Flexible Spending Arrangements

Employers responding to the market reforms contained in the Affordable Care Act (“ACA,” also referred to as ObamaCare) are trying to grasp how it …

Breaking: Massive Black Friday strike and arrests planned, as workers defy Wal-Mart

Exclusive: Wal-Mart strikers risk arrest in nine cities today. Here’s what it means for future of U.S. work<p>Defying the nation’s top employer and a business model that defines the new U.S. economy, Wal-Mart employees and allies will try to oust shopping headlines with strike stories, and throw a …

Obamacare Is Not a 'Train Wreck'

The problem with Republicans' metaphor of choice<p>Republicans love to call Obamacare a train wreck.<p>"While Americans prepare for the holidays and one day after President Obama gave another speech trying to blame the ObamaCare train wreck on Republicans, his administration is delaying yet another …

Turning the health care corner

Political journalism is sometimes criticized, fairly, for its “pack” mentality. Major news organizations wait for the conventional wisdom to …

More Than 6 In 10 Workers Worry They Will Lose Their Jobs: CNBC

CNBC:<p>In a dreary sign of economic doldrums, more than six in 10 workers worry that they will lose their jobs, according to a Washington Post-Miller Center poll. It was the highest level in more than a dozen surveys dating to the 1970s, the newspaper reported.<p>A record 32 percent also said they worry …

Pope Francis denounces ‘trickle-down’ economics

Pope Francis has released a sharply worded take on capitalism and the world's treatment of its poor, criticizing "trickle-down" economic policies in no uncertain terms.<p>In the first lengthy writing of his papacy — also known as an "apostolic exhortation" — Francis says such economic theories naively …

Large employers cite Obamacare 'Cadillac' tax in reducing benefits

For 75 million Americans who get their insurance through large companies, the Affordable Care Act is a mixed bag. Experts tell NBC News the new healthcare law is only slightly increasing premiums next year, but causing some companies with the most generous plans to reduce their employees’ …