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Lockheed Martin Wins Public Incentives in Palm Beach County

The Palm Beach County commission approved a public incentive package for Lockheed Martin Corp. on Tuesday to retain 401 jobs. The aerospace defense contractor could More...

Income inequality hurts economic growth

Did you know that income equality effect, and ultimately hurts the economy? With the gap at the highest it’s ever been, action is necessary to More...

Canadian workers get smaller share of the economic pie than U.S. workers: ILO report

The International Labour Organization’s global wage report is used to measure economic inequality on a global scale. The most recent report shows that Canadian wage More...

Mismatch for many: Good jobs and affordable housing often aren’t available in the same area

It would appear that good jobs and affordable housing do not go hand in hand when it comes to job markets and home prices in More...

Healthcare, technology, skilled labor: when community college beats university

There is a negative stigma attached to the idea of going to a community college over obtaining a university degree. However, with the increased cost More...

Poverty in Canada: 1 in 7 lived in low-income families in 2012, StatsCan says

According to Statistics Canada, 1 in 7 lived in low-income households in 2012, resulting in 16.3 per cent of children under 17 being in low-income More...

Canadian women no longer striving for top business positions

It’s no question that women have come a long way since the late 19th century, changing the game by educating themselves and providing themselves with More...

Best Palm Beach County Job Market in Six Years; Job Growth, Wage Increases Help Boost Regional Economy

West Palm Beach, Fla. (Sept. 19, 2014) – Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate for August 2014 is 6.6 percent, down 1.2 percentage points from the More...

See the economic recovery in 17 charts

Annalyn Kurtz with CNN Money has gathered together a series of charts depicting the economic recovery in America. With information on job growth, interest rates and More...

Daily chart: Work and wealth

Economist.com provides information on wealth and job growth, and discusses the changes in living wages for workers in developing countries. Using graphical information from the More...

You’re severely underpaid, and here’s proof

Jillian Berman at The Huffington Post argues that workers in America are underpaid and that even with a potential minimum wage increase, that is unlikely to More...