Economy

Posted by PR Watch Admin on April 15, 2014

If our leaders want to balance the budget, here’s a suggestion: Congress can scrap a new “Paris Hilton” giveaway that’s draining billions of federal tax dollars.

Posted by Mary Bottari on February 20, 2014

In 2014, for the first time in three years, the vote to extend the nation's debt ceiling did not bring the United States to the brink of default in a high-stakes game of slash and burn.

Posted by The PRW Staff on February 14, 2014

America's income inequality has grown so wide that the current "recovery" is driven primarily by the upper fifth of income earners.

Posted by The PRW Staff on February 04, 2014

With the financial recovery looking more like the Great Recession, people are turning to the real goods and services of the earth economy.

Posted by The PRW Staff on January 17, 2014

Connecticut made history in 2011 as the first state to require employers to provide paid sick leave to all full-time and part-time employees.

Posted by The PRW Staff on January 07, 2014

When you think of NSA critics, you probably think of crusading reporters like Glenn Greenwald, whistleblowers like Edward Snowden, left-leaning ACLU types and libertarian Ron Paulites. Certainly, an image of aging lawmen from the Dixie south probably isn't the first thing that pops into your mind.

Posted by The PRW Staff on November 26, 2013

Meet one of "America’s Highest Paid Government Workers" - George Zoley, Chief Executive Officer of GEO Group, one of America's largest for-profit prison firms providing services to states and the federal government.

Posted by The PRW Staff on November 19, 2013

According to a new report, CEOs at the forefront of the drive to "fix the debt" by slashing Social Security and Medicare, possess personal retirement funds worth an average of $14.5 million.

Posted by Lisa Graves on November 12, 2013

Scholars at UC Berkeley recently released a study finding that low wages in the fast food industry cost taxpayers $7 billion every year.

Posted by Mary Bottari on October 21, 2013

While high profile privatizations have dominated the news in recent years, a new trend is quietly emerging -- communities taking public assets back under public control. The trend is most pronounced in the area of water resources. In communities across the country, people are deciding that water is just too precious to subject to the profit motive.

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