Eager to Create Blue-Collar Jobs, a Small Business Struggles

Eager to Create Blue-Collar Jobs, a Small Business Struggles By TRIP GABRIEL September 3, 2017 Anita-Maria Quillen, chief executive of Diversified Engineering and Plastics, outside her home in Jackson, Mich. Her company has been squeezed as car sales have...

Economic Trends: To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now

To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now By NEIL IRWIN September 3, 2017 Marta Ramos, left, is a janitor at Apple headquarters. That’s the same job Gail Evans, right, held at Kodak in the 1980s. Economic...

August Jobs Report: What to Watch For

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ September 1, 2017 The Labor Department will release the latest hiring and unemployment figures at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. The monthly report provides one of the better snapshots of the state of the American economy. Here’s...

August Jobs Report: What to Watch For

By NELSON D. SCHWARTZ September 1, 2017 The Labor Department will release the latest hiring and unemployment figures at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. The monthly report provides one of the better snapshots of the state of the American economy. Here’s...

What’s Fair?: One Effort to Close the Gender Pay Gap Won’t Get a Try

What’s Fair? By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER August 31, 2017 The Obama administration had an idea it thought would help address the pay gap between white men and almost everyone else: requiring companies to report how much they paid people, along with their...