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Economy finally coming through for workers

Saying that higher wages were coming wasn’t an especially popular viewpoint as recently as 2016. It was a little less radical to suggest that...
UNITED STATES nonfarm payrolls rose 250,000 in October, beating estimates. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

U.S. payrolls rise above-forecast 250,000 as wage gains hit 3.1%

NEW YORK - United States hiring rebounded by more than forecast in October, annual wage gains topped 3 percent for the first time since 2009...

The working poor need help

Bloomberg recently reported on some interesting new data from the Economic Policy Institute. The percent of Americans earning poverty wages – pay that would...
A SCREENSHOT OF THE Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project. an interactive map that provides data on wages sortable by by occupation, age, region and that provides the ability to adjust for cost of living and income taxes. / COURTESY BROOKINGS INSTITUTION

Brookings Institution: Median wage adjusted for cost of living and income...

PROVIDENCE – The median wage for a worker in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area, when adjusted for cost of living, and federal and state...

Why execs are playing down possibility of raises

Corporate executives speaking at a Federal Reserve event recently ruled out broad pay raises for workers. Maybe that’s a hint companies do not intend...

Stop whining about ‘skills gap’

There are about 6.5 million job openings in the U.S., a record high. The number of people looking for work without success is falling...
THE UNITED STATES has the highest wages for women in technology at $86,608, according to the 2018 Women in Tech Index, a report released by Honeypot, a web developer job-platform site based in Germany.

Study: U.S. has highest pay for women in technology

PROVIDENCE – Germany-based web developer job-platform site Honeypot has released its 2018 Women in Tech Index, showing the United States offering some of the...

Big companies are in control

A recent report by Goldman Sachs’ global research team highlights a new study showing that large, dominant, superstar companies are paying lower wages and...

The real reason Walmart raised its minimum wage

“Walmart workers” used to be a handy synonym for “low-paid.” But over the past few years, the company has steadily raised the wage it...

Cut corporate taxes to boost growth

Like so many things in Washington, the debate over the effects of cutting the corporate tax rate has become too hot for its own...

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