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Living On Minimum Wage: One Mother's Story
Shaniqua Davis, a fast food worker in New York City, talks about the struggles she faces trying to raise a family on the federally mandated minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Read more...
The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in May, a steady pace that shows strength in the face of tax increases and government spending cuts if not enough to reduce still-high unemployment. Read more...
In this week’s address, President Obama called on Congress to work together on a balanced approach to reduce our deficit and promote economic growth and job creation. Our businesses created 2.2 million jobs last year, and we just learned that our economy created more jobs over the last few months than economists originally thought. Our economy is poised to expand in 2013 if Washington politics doesn’t get in the way, and the President called on Congress to work together to keep moving us forward. Read more...