In 2017, nearly half of all renters across the country were rent-burdened, according to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. In response, states from California to Louisiana are beginning to pass legislation aimed at solving the problem.
In response to a more competitive hiring process, Amazon has raised hourly wages for 350,000 workers across the United States. Recent figures show hiring and wages in the US have grown at their fastest pace in nine years, but some say they aren't rising fast enough.
Spectactors attend the opening of the Lumiere 2018 Grand Lyon Film Festival, in Lyon, France, Oct. 13.
President Trump has levied tariffs on billions of dollars of Chinese goods in a bid to protect American industries. But many producers know the policy won't change an already globalized economy.
Since 2015, more than 20 cities have approved measures requiring companies to provide workers with paid sick leave. But opposition on the state-level remains, and lawmakers are not hesitant to push back.
Tom Donohue of the US Chamber reveals the complexity in how American businesses view Trump’s confrontation with China. Donohue agrees concerns are urgent, but says trade war is “biggest threat” to economy.
A Labor Department report states that American employers added 201,000 jobs in August, while the unemployment rate remains at 3.9 percent, suggesting that policy changes made by the Trump administration have not slowed economic growth.
As customers increasingly use their smartphones for their banking needs, branches are offering everything from art exhibits to free wifi to keep up the foot traffic. While branches are costly to maintain financial institutions feel they are vital for customer service.
Nike received kudos and criticism on Monday after releasing an advertisement that referred to former NFL player Colin Kaepernick's controversial police brutality protests. From Patagonia to Starbucks, retailers are increasingly making public statements on social issues.
The internet retailer's new market value signals its increasing control over huge swathes of the US economy. Following Apple's push past the $1 trillion cap last month, Amazon's foray into health care and brick-and-mortar retail is a harbinger of more change to come.