the great recession

Euro Top Banker Thinks Maybe Austerity Wasn't Such a Good Idea After All

Euro Top Banker Thinks Maybe Austerity Wasn't Such a Good Idea After All
Low inflation brought on by austerity measures in Europe have made their recovery from the recession of 2008 abysmally slow. Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank's president, will likely take action (finally) to stimulate the sluggish economies of western Europe amidst the backdrop of the crisis in Ukraine.
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Yes, the Gender Pay Gap is Real. Here's How Obama's Trying to Fix It

Yes, the Gender Pay Gap is Real. Here's How Obama's Trying to Fix It
Equal Pay Day: How Obama Is Helping Close the Pay Gap
Today is Equal Pay Day. President Obama will sign executive orders targeting pay disparity...
This clip from the Majority Report, live M-F
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While US Recovers from Recession, African-Americans, Latinos Lose Ground

While US Recovers from Recession, African-Americans, Latinos Lose Ground
African-Americans' optimism for the future belies the numbers. Blacks and Latinos are being disproportionately left behind in an America that by all other indicators is lifting itself out of the Great Recession of 2009.
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Bill Clinton Lights Up Building Trades Conference, Touts Investment and Apprenticeship

Bill Clinton Lights Up Building Trades Conference, Touts Investment and Apprenticeship
Addressing a crowd already energized from powerful speeches by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, surprise speaker Bill Clinton made clear his position on job-creation and economic growth at the Building and Construction Trades Department National Conference on Monday: “Investment, not financial transactions.”
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How the Post Office Could Save the Economy...and Change Your Life

How the Post Office Could Save the Economy...and Change Your Life
Sam Seder interviews journalist David Dayen about some major changes at the US Post Office that, if implemented, could help the poor and change the face of small town banking (yes, banking).
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Job Growth: Nothin' To See Here Edition

Job Growth: Nothin' To See Here Edition
Though slow, economic indicators including job growth are trending upwards. Fewer are applying for unemployment benefits, and employers have been adding on average 200,000 jobs a month.
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White House Pleads for Unemployment Extension, Says Jobless Rate 'Unacceptably High'

White House Pleads for Unemployment Extension, Says Jobless Rate 'Unacceptably High'
The White House is asking members of congress to extend unemployment benefits for the approximately four million Americans who've been unable to find gainful employment post-recession. Republican reports that benefits keep wages 'too high' for employers to hire more workers are flawed, says the Council of Economic Advisers.
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Don't Bet with Our Health: MGM Casino Workers to Keep Benefits

Don't Bet with Our Health: MGM Casino Workers to Keep Benefits
Union workers at Las Vegas Strip casinos owned by MGM Resorts International have overwhelmingly approved a contract that preserves health benefits and aims to bring back workers laid off when restaurants closed during the recession.
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Uptick in Worker Productivity Means Job Numbers May Remain Flat

Uptick in Worker Productivity Means Job Numbers May Remain Flat
U.S. workers increased their productivity from July through September at roughly the same modest pace as the previous three months. Steady gains in productivity could dissuade companies from ramping up hiring.
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