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Paycheck to Paycheck

Paycheck to Paycheck

by Carla Murphy on June 24 2014, 7:00AM

A new documentary shows how expensive it is to be poor.

Topics: Economy

Is $10.10 An Acceptable Minimum Wage?

Is $10.10 An Acceptable Minimum Wage?

by Carla Murphy on June 18 2014, 12:20PM

New report targeting president’s recent executive order aims higher

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Video: Muslim Woman Asks Question, Provokes Outburst At Heritage Foundation Panel

Video: Muslim Woman Asks Question, Provokes Outburst At Heritage Foundation Panel

by Carla Murphy on June 17 2014, 1:53PM

What did she want to know?

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Dallas Hospital Gives Workers Raise--Using Exec Bonuses

Dallas Hospital Gives Workers Raise—Using Exec Bonuses

by Carla Murphy on June 17 2014, 12:44PM

Whether the new $10.25 minimum wage will be a living wage for Dallas residents is unclear.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Bank Denying You A Basic Account? Here's One Reason Why

Bank Denying You A Basic Account? Here’s One Reason Why

by Carla Murphy on June 16 2014, 10:48AM

Banks sift massive consumer database and penalize youth and people who’re struggling financially

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Labor Secretary Responds to Federal Contract Workers Demands

Labor Secretary Responds to Federal Contract Workers Demands

by Carla Murphy on June 13 2014, 10:45AM

Some federal contract workers are pleased with new $10.10 wage; others call it a poverty wage

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Federal Contract Workers to Obama: $10.10 Not Good Enough

Federal Contract Workers to Obama: $10.10 Not Good Enough

by Carla Murphy on June 12 2014, 2:30PM

Letter to White House calls $10.10 poverty wages

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Texas Judge Bars Walmart Workers From Protesting

Texas Judge Bars Walmart Workers From Protesting

by Carla Murphy on June 10 2014, 11:17AM

Temporary order is scheduled to be revisited on June 16

Topics: Economy, /NOW

North Carolina Waitress Forced to Return $1,000 Tip

North Carolina Waitress Forced to Return $1,000 Tip

by Carla Murphy on June 9 2014, 2:10PM

Waitress Shaina Brown is a single mom of three working two jobs

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Hundreds of Moms Protest Wal-Mart This Week

Hundreds of Moms Protest Wal-Mart This Week

by Carla Murphy on June 5 2014, 2:56PM

Moms demand better wages for themselves and their families in more than 20 cities

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Seattle Fought For $15 And Got It

Seattle Fought For $15 And Got It

by Carla Murphy on June 3 2014, 10:15AM

Paychecks to see increase beginning in 2017

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Housing Discrimination Not A Thing Of the Past

Housing Discrimination Not A Thing Of the Past

by Carla Murphy on May 28 2014, 12:54PM

As if affordable rent isn’t already bad enough

Topics: Economy, /NOW

More Than 100 Protesters Arrested Outside McDonald's HQ

More Than 100 Protesters Arrested Outside McDonald’s HQ

by Carla Murphy on May 22 2014, 10:03AM

Heavy police presence met protesters yesterday

Topics: Economy, /NOW

McDonald's Campus Closes Because of Fast Food Protests

McDonald’s Campus Closes Because of Fast Food Protests

by Carla Murphy on May 21 2014, 3:21PM

Barricades and fencing surround the entrance to the McDonald’s campus

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Forget Going Global: Fast Food Workers Are Protesting in the Deep South

Forget Going Global: Fast Food Workers Are Protesting in the Deep South

by Carla Murphy on May 15 2014, 10:57AM

Workers in small town Ala. want a living wage, too

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Fast Food Worker Protests Going Global?

Fast Food Worker Protests Going Global?

by Carla Murphy on May 7 2014, 10:02AM

More than 150 U.S. cities and 30 countries reported to take part

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Boston Rally Calls for Jobs Not Jails

Boston Rally Calls for Jobs Not Jails

by Carla Murphy on April 28 2014, 11:01AM

Has “ban the box” legislation helped you?

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Why's This Tex. Man Running Errands in Jailhouse Orange?

Why’s This Tex. Man Running Errands in Jailhouse Orange?

by Carla Murphy on April 21 2014, 1:42PM

To show solidarity and compassion for the formerly incarcerated

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Who's Giving Second Chances to War on Drugs Survivors?

Who’s Giving Second Chances to War on Drugs Survivors?

by Carla Murphy on April 11 2014, 12:57PM

Joe Jones on helping young men of color achieve economic success

Topics: Economy, /NOW

For Missouri Moms, A Past Drug Conviction Means No Food Aid, Ever

For Missouri Moms, A Past Drug Conviction Means No Food Aid, Ever

by Carla Murphy on April 10 2014, 11:33AM

New state-level effort looks at changing that

Topics: Economy, /NOW