WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s official poverty rate climbed for the third straight year, reaching 15.1 percent in 2010 according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau today.
It’s no secret that Republicans have worked for the better part of the last decade to cut Social Security and Medicare. The party’s roadmaps, plans, and bills all point in the same direction: smaller, privatized Social Security benefits for American retirees and the dismantling of the Medicare guarantee.
(NAPSI)—Some people find online penny auctions to be a fun way to try to get big-ticket items at reduced prices. But the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cautions that because penny auctions move fast, you could spend far more than you intended—with no guarantee that you’ll get anything in return.
UTICA, N.Y. – Three out of five adults believe that businesses should not be able to advertise that they will only consider candidates who are already employed when they are looking hire new workers, according to a new IBOPE Zogby poll.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In advance of President Obama’s jobs address to a Joint Session of Congress, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) emphasized the importance of creating a 21st Century Works Progress Administration (WPA) to create jobs, lift a depressed economy and rebuild America.
It’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of important decisions we need to make concerning retirement accounts, investments, college savings and other complicated financial issues.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A middle-class upbringing does not guarantee the same status as an adult, according to findings reported by The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Economic Mobility Project.
TRENTON – The best way for President Obama to revive the U.S. economy is to tell Congress and the nation Thursday night that he will abandon plans to raise taxes and start chopping back the jungle of red tape that is choking off investment, growth and jobs, according to the local chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
Many people suffered blows to their credit scores during the unstable economy of the last few years, whether because they missed payments, exceeded credit limits or, more seriously, experienced a home foreclosure or even bankruptcy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – There was no change in the national unemployment rate, which stubbornly remains at 9.1 percent, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fourteen million Americans remain unemployed and looking for work.