Median U.S. Household Income Up for 2nd Straight Year; Tops ’07 Level

By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM September 12, 2017 WASHINGTON — American household incomes rose strongly for the second straight year in 2016, as the long-running economic recovery generated broad gains in prosperity. The median household income was $59,000 in...

Steady Jobs, but With Pay and Hours That Are Anything But

By PATRICIA COHEN May 31, 2017 Mirella Casares has what used to be considered the keystone of economic security: a job. But even a reliable paycheck no longer delivers a reliable income. Like Ms. Casares, who works at a Victoria’s Secret store in...

Alone on the Open Road: Truckers Feel Like ‘Throwaway People’

Alone on the Open Road: Truckers Feel Like ‘Throwaway People’ By TRIP GABRIEL May 22, 2017 By TRIP GABRIEL May 22, 2017 EFFINGHAM, Ill. — The vast Petro truck stop here is a neon-lit, blacktop oasis at the crossroads of America....