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Fed votes to keep key interest rate near 0%, stays mum on future hike

Federal Reserve policymakers Wednesday voted to keep the central bank’s benchmark interest rate near zero percent and...

07/29/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Fed more upbeat on economy, unclear on timing of rate hike

The Federal Reserve offered a slightly more upbeat assessment of the economy but provided little insight into when it...

07/29/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

For Many Americans, the Great Recession Never Ended. Is the Fed About to Make It Worse?

When the Federal Reserve considers raising interest rates on July 28—and then again every six weeks after—MyAsia Reid,...

07/28/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

For Many Americans, the Great Recession Never Ended. Is the Fed About to Make It Worse?

When the Federal Reserve considers raising interest rates on July 28—and then again every six weeks after—MyAsia Reid,...

07/28/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Spreading a Minimum Wage Increase From Los Angeles to the Whole Country

Our economy has long been out of balance. Workers' efforts across the country create wealth, but the profits don't get...

07/27/2015 | Raising the Bar for Workers and Families

US jobless claims at 40-year low: Is the labor market getting better?

The number of Americans applying for new unemployment benefits last week dropped to its lowest point in more than 40...

07/23/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Jeb and Hillary’s opportunity on workweek fairness

Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton have been trading barbs about whether Americans are working hard enough, but behind the...

07/22/2015 | Restoring a Fair Workweek

New York Plans $15-an-Hour Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers

The labor protest movement that fast-food workers in New York City began nearly three years ago has led to higher wages...

07/22/2015 | Raising the Bar for Workers and Families

Experts Urge Fed To Pursue 'Genuine Full Employment' Before Rate Hike

The Federal Reserve should pursue "genuine full employment" with "robust wage growth" before raising interest rates, ...

07/21/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

Fed's Williams vows more transparency after meeting with Fed Up

San Francisco Fed President John Williams has promised more transparency after a rare meeting with a coalition of...

07/16/2015 | Building a National Campaign for a Strong Economy: Fed Up

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