The Supreme Court handed a victory to slaughterhouse employees seeking to recover overtime wages, but the suit was just one in a string of cases against the food giant with a penchant for flouting fair labor laws.
Wage statistics for 2014, recently released by the Social Security Administration, provide proof of the claim we all feared was true: The middle class is disappearing.
Almost half of Americans classified as poor earn an income that's 50 percent below the poverty line; the Internet is adding to the destruction of the creative class, musician David Byrne argues; and North Dakota has suffered one of the worst onshore oil spills in recent history, courtesy of fracking. These discoveries and more after the jump.
A new report by the Detroit Free Press traces more than 60 years of city government decisions that culminated in the city's bankruptcy filing in July. It could have been avoided, and the causes aren't quite what most people think.
There is a strong connection between scarce resources and cognition: The more a person struggles financially, the less he or she can channel brain processes to completing other tasks. When you can't make ends meet, the weight of worry occupies a large portion of the mind.
Millions of people in the US work and are still poor Here are eight points that show why the U needs to dedicate itself to making work pay.
The Census Bureau published a new measure of poverty this month to more carefully count those Americans who are barely getting by. The new income category -- “near poor” -- is up for grabs to those in the OWS movement, who could use it to better tell their alternative story of broad American hardship. (more)
One out of every seven Americans lived through 2009 in poverty, according to the Census Bureau. Working Americans haven't been this poor in 50 years. The poverty line -- $21,954 or less annual income for a family of four -- is quite low and the number of Americans struggling to get by is much higher still.