A New Gilded Age Threatens The State Of Our Union
The numbers are shocking -- assuming that we still have the capacity for shock -- and they will form the backdrop for President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday.
The Decline of Unions and the Income Gap
The decline of unions, and the disappearance of union jobs with relatively high pay and benefits, is part of what is causing the divide between rich and poor to grow larger.
Union Leader: Obama Should Help Workers That Got Him Elected
Larry Hanley, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union and member of the AFL-CIO's Executive Council, told HuffPost Live host Jacob Soboroff that President Barack Obama needs to do more to help the poor and labor class that helped him be reelected.
Union War Hits Motown
Full Segment: Legislation weakening the power of unions has recently spread around the country. Now it has hit Michigan, where President Obama is confronting the move. What's next?
10 Countries With Zero Income Taxes
10 Countries in World With 0 Income Taxes - as part of the news and politics series by GeoBeats.
Who says you can't escape taxes? Well says everyone and it is true but here are 10 countries where you don't have to pay any personal income tax.
Number 10 - Monaco, the tiny country smaller in size than New York's Central Park offers a lot in terms of scenery and weather. On top of that, residents don't have to pay any income taxes.
Number 9 - Kuwait, the desert oasis, is another country withou
Mind The Gap: Income Inequality in Calgary
Calgary's energy boom is masking a problem few in the city want to talk about: A rise in income inequality that has thrown the city's cost of living so out of whack it is entirely common to be employed -- and homeless.
EU Banking Union on Shaky Ground
Europe's planned single banking regulator will face a tough time dealing with problem lenders in southern Europe, the head of Brussels think tank CEPS tells The Deal.
Jon Corzine's Advice to Barack Obama
Jon Corzine talks about what he would advice Barack Obama on the economy. He also talks about what he would do if he would be the Treasury Secretary.
Opinion: Too Big to Fail Students
Assistant editorial page editor James Freeman on President Obama’s income-based repayment plan. Plus, Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to give students access to the Federal Reserve’s discount window. Photos: Getty Images
Europe's Banking Union Solution
Stratfor Europe analyst Kristen Cooper discusses how the creation of a European banking union as a remedy to the eurozone's ongoing crisis will do little in the short term to solve immediate risks like unemployment or ailing Spanish banks.
Taxes - 10 Wackiest Tax Deductions
Taxes - 10 Wackiest Tax Deductions - as part of the news and politics series by GeoBeats.
Here are 10 bizarre tax deductions:
Number 10 - If you are over a 100 years of age in the state of New Mexico, you are exempt from paying income taxes.
Number 9 - If you were persecuted by the Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1923, your settlement payments are tax exempt in the State of California.
Number 8 - In the Netherlands, residents can deduct the cost of getting trained in the art of witchcraft.