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'The Great Gatsby': Are Workers Better Off Today Than They Were In The 1920s?

'The Great Gatsby': Are Workers Better Off Today Than They Were In The 1920s?

It's probably no coincidence that Hollywood has decided to turn F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 classic, The Great Gatsby, into a new movie (released Friday). The book famously depicts the lavish living and fancy galas of high-income earners in America's Roaring 1920s. Fast forward 90 years to another era of income... Read More »

States, Local Governments To Add 220,000 Jobs By End Of This Year, Report Says

States, Local Governments To Add 220,000 Jobs By End Of This Year, Report Says

Whether the U.S. is in the midst of an economic and jobs creation comeback may be debatable. Read More »

Will The Supreme Court's 'Obamacare' Ruling Hurt Job Growth?

Will The Supreme Court's 'Obamacare' Ruling Hurt Job Growth?

In a boost to President Obama and his supporters, the U.S. Supreme Court voted Thursday 5-4 to largely uphold the health care reform law, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (Its expansion of Medicaid for the poor was scaled back, though, giving states' greater control.) The much-anticipated... Read More »

Would Overturning 'Obamacare' Create More Jobs?

Would Overturning 'Obamacare' Create More Jobs?

"We can't afford the job-killing policies in Obamacare," Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said and tweeted recently. Repealing President Obama's controversial health care reform on the grounds that it hurts the economy is one of Romney's signature messages. It's a popular goal, too, as poll... Read More »

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