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There's Still a Long Road to Economic Recovery

There’s Still a Long Road to Economic Recovery

by Imara Jones on August 6 2014, 7:00AM

Despite last week’s exuberant headlines, the economy is still moving sideways overall and remains downright dysfunctional for people of color and the working poor.

Topics: Economic Justice

Keeping it Real About Our Growing Economy

Keeping it Real About Our Growing Economy

by Imara Jones on March 13 2014, 7:00AM

Five reasons why the sunny projections probably don’t mirror your reality

Topics: Economic Justice

Get this Philadelphia Man a Good Job

Get this Philadelphia Man a Good Job

by Carla Murphy on January 8 2014, 10:30AM

Immigrant cab driver posts accounting resume in his cab for more than a year, now.

Topics: /NOW

Black Unemployment Almost Double the National Average

Black Unemployment Almost Double the National Average

by Imara Jones on December 6 2013, 1:41PM

The jobs report indicates that the economy is still figuring out how to recover.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Report: Half of U.S. Families Live on the Edge of 'Economic Chaos'

Report: Half of U.S. Families Live on the Edge of ‘Economic Chaos’

by Imara Jones on December 4 2013, 12:08PM

Economic insecurity has become the norm.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

What's Driving This Year's Black Friday Mania?

What’s Driving This Year’s Black Friday Mania?

by Imara Jones on November 27 2013, 7:00AM

How the government shutdown fueled worker exploitation and sales panic among retailers.

Topics: Black Friday, Economic Justice

Is it Getting Tougher for Latinos to Own Homes?

Is it Getting Tougher for Latinos to Own Homes?

by Von Diaz on November 14 2013, 10:30AM

Stricter home ownership regulations are hitting the Latino community particularly hard.

Topics: /NOW

Highest Minimum Wage Set by Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians

Highest Minimum Wage Set by Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians

by Aura Bogado on October 16 2013, 12:42PM

The Jackson Rancheria is raising its minimum wage to $10.60 an hour, along with excellent benefits.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Obama Picks Yellen to Chair the Fed

Obama Picks Yellen to Chair the Fed

by Imara Jones on October 9 2013, 11:07AM

Yellen is a favorite among many economic progressives.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

CBO Report Leaves Conservatives With Nothing But Racial Anxiety To Fight Immigration Reform

CBO Report Leaves Conservatives With Nothing But Racial Anxiety To Fight Immigration Reform

by on June 20 2013, 12:40PM

The Congressional Budget Office report on immigration reform largely settles the economic argument over the bill’s overall benefits. Now conservatives have little but their racial anxieties to fall back on.

Topics: Immigration, Immigration Reform, /NOW

Supreme Court’s Arizona Ruling Hurts the Economy, as Well as People

by Kai Wright on June 25 2012, 11:49AM

The longer we go without creating sane immigration policy, the longer we rob the economy of $150 billion in economic activity a year, says Imara Jones.

Topics: Economy, Immigration, /NOW

Latinos: Only Group Whose Employment Numbers Have Returned to Pre-Recession Levels

by Jorge Rivas on February 6 2012, 3:33PM

The LA Times is reporting that Latinos recovering more quickly from the recession than other demographic groups.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

University of Alabama Economist Study Says HB 56 Will Cost State $2.3 billion and 70k Jobs

by Jorge Rivas on February 1 2012, 12:27PM

A new study from economist Dr. Samuel Addy, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Alabama, provides evidence that “HB 56 has been, and will continue to be an economic disaster for the state of Alabama.”

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Obama Skips GOP, Appoints Consumer Watchdog Cordray

Obama Skips GOP, Appoints Consumer Watchdog Cordray

by Jorge Rivas on January 4 2012, 1:14PM

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is the sole reform to come out of the financial crisis that aims to deal with that fact.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Libraries are Part of the Safety Net -- No Wonder Governments Hate Them

Libraries are Part of the Safety Net — No Wonder Governments Hate Them

by Channing Kennedy on June 2 2011, 10:38AM

Long before the internet came along, libraries were under attack by local governments and bad funding decisions.

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John Boehner's GOP Jobs Plan Attempts to Rewrite History

John Boehner’s GOP Jobs Plan Attempts to Rewrite History

by Shani O. Hilton on May 31 2011, 11:22AM

The plan conveniently blames the Obama administration for job losses, completely ignoring former President George W. Bush’s tax cut free-for-all.

Topics: Jobs Crisis

Why the GOP's New Plan Won't Create More Jobs

Why the GOP’s New Plan Won’t Create More Jobs

by Shani O. Hilton on May 6 2011, 12:34PM

Republican are repackaging the same old damaging ideas.

Topics: Jobs Crisis

Why Aren't We Paying More Attention to the People's Budget?

Why Aren’t We Paying More Attention to the People’s Budget?

by Shani O. Hilton on May 5 2011, 12:30PM

Observers say a plan crafted by the Congressional People’s Caucus offers a good alternative to those offered by Obama and the GOP.

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Despite Gains, Job Drought Continues for Workers of Color

Despite Gains, Job Drought Continues for Workers of Color

by Shani O. Hilton on March 4 2011, 1:21PM

While official stats say that unemployment is at a two-year low, that number doesn’t take into account people who’ve simply given up.

Topics: Jobs Crisis

Grim Budget Looks Especially Bleak for Folks of Color

Grim Budget Looks Especially Bleak for Folks of Color

by Shani O. Hilton on February 25 2011, 1:46PM

Policy experts say from prisons to social services, the folks who have the least can expect to lose the most.

Topics: Politics

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