The president made a powerful statement about employers’ obligation to reward work -- starting with his own obligation as the executive in charge of millions of federal contracts.
Economy & Budget
Since the Dodd-Frank reform should have been instituted, bank bonuses have remained robust.
By the close of 2013, according to the International Air Transport Association, nearly 40 percent of the world’s population—or more than 3 billion people—had boarded a commercial flight.
The persistence of poverty is directly connected to lack of access to resources such as quality education, affordable housing and reliable transit options.
If there were zero impediments to economic upward mobility, human nature dictates that some will succeed and some won’t.
But there has been no warming trend for the four million Americans who rank among our long-term unemployed. These workers have been left out in the cold.
Rare is the sentence these days that includes both “farm bill” and “hope.”
American bridges are in bad shape, and there is a dire need for massive funding to shore them up or rebuild them altogether.
There is no denying that our economic recovery is still stuck in first gear.
The U.S. auto industry, along with other manufacturing-intensive sectors, must compete with global counterparts for a diverse palette of minerals crucial to the production of 21st century products due to our reliance on foreign mineral supplies.