Small businesses need all the help they can get.
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Research suggests paying small businesses just a couple of weeks faster can help them become more profitable, hire more workers and grow more quickly.
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Cab drivers have long discriminated against African-Americans and other minority groups. New research suggests ride-hailing apps haven't solved the problem.
Deep discounts attracted hordes of shoppers to Wal-Mart and elsewhere on Black Friday weekend.
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A mix of economic unease and fears of the growth of online shopping is pushing retailers to offer ever-steeper discounts, but there's a better strategy to make it through the holidays in the black.
Many of Bernie Sanders’ supporters were motivated by their frustration over a lack of jobs and support for labor.
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The collapse of New Deal-era policies gave rise to deep-seated frustrations. Addressing that anger will require mobilizing workers, business leaders and others to get wages rising again.
Will Congress take the handoff from the Fed?
Although the economy added jobs for a 72nd month – the longest streak since WWII – growth remains sluggish. Two economists argue it's up to lawmakers and the next president to pick up the slack.
Strikes don’t work as well as they used to.
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The link between labor's decline and stagnating worker pay has convinced some politicians that we need to rebuild unions. What we need are new labor policies for tomorrow's workforce.
Am I a cylon? They may not look like this, but there’s a new batch of social robots about to pop up in homes around the world.
Social robots have exploded into the market in recent years, but what can they really do?
Are there enough jobs for the class of 2016?
The economy added fewer jobs than expected in May, suggesting a Fed rate hike this month is off the table. What else did we learn from the report?
China’s coal use has gone down two years in a row – or has it?
It's a transition the rest of the world is watching: How can we know whether coal use in China – the world's largest emitter – is going up or down?
Angry rhetoric won’t get us anywhere.
Presidential candidates are using voter anger to fuel more divisions and discord rather than to start a conversation about the collapse of collective bargaining.
Donald Trump's support among Republican voters has remained strong even as he has disparaged a variety of groups. Will his support from his business partners do the same?
FDR’s New Deal helped end Depression-era lines like this one.
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A case before the Supreme Court could deal a major blow to unions, highlighting the need for leaders of business and labor to negotiate a new New Deal.
Even Congress gets into the Christmas spirit.
Future taxpayers were the big losers of the trillion-dollar budget deal, who will have to shoulder the burden of higher interest payments.
Will your share of the income pie get bigger or smaller in 2016?
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Three of our regular writers offer their thoughts on the key economic issues and themes in the new year.
Researchers and NGOs will be necessary to ensure climate pledges are kept.
Research universities and nongovernmental organizations have an important role to play in helping countries reach their goals.
The future of work is an issue on many people’s minds.
Talk about the future of work is in the air these days, but will all the chatter lead to action and better living standards for tomorrow's workers?
There’s nothing a couple beers can’t fix.
October was a strong month for jobs gains, but the president and Congress need to stop waiting for the numbers to improve and begin to act more proactively.
Who will stand out after Wednesday’s debate?
Candidates sparred among themselves and the media but still managed to debate some of the key economic issues that matter most to Americans – though they ignored a few.
US jobs market needs a boost.
Jobs growth slowed in September, yet the despite the disappointing figures there's no political will to do anything about it.
Displeased: consumers have lost trust in Volkswagen – and its marketing.
Can VW rebuild public trust? Its survival may depend on repairing the image damage caused by deception over clean diesels.