U.S. Poverty Nearing Highest Rate Since 1965
Ahead of Census figures, analysts estimate that one in six people were poor in 2011, and they don't see the numbers improving soon.
Is the U.S. a Declining or Gutsy World Power? News Analysis
It is precisely the lack of guts today that has furthered economic decline and fomented geopolitical instability, and that is unworthy of the military heroes whose sacrifices enabled a more vigorous America.
Robert Pozen: The 2012 IA 25 Extended Profile
As chairman emeritus of MFS Investment Management, Robert Pozen used his bully pulpit to argue for Social Security reform and the protection of Americans’ retirement assets.
New Index Tracks Sputtering Economic Recovery
Rather than wade through the IMF's 250-page forecast, a new, interactive web page allows you to quickly grasp that the global economy remains on life support.
BLS Issues First Green Jobs Report
Data show that there are 3.1 million green jobs in the U.S., making up about 2% of the total.
Top 10 Worst Cities for Educated Job Seekers
When jobs are scarce, it always helps not to have the deck stacked against you. Some places offer fewer opportunities, particularly for more educated members of the labor force. A look at the worst of them.
Rivlin: Time Is Running Out to Repair Economy
This presidential race is sure to draw sharp divisions on budgetary questions in 2012, but prominent policymakers are hoping a flickering of bipartisanship may keep alight the flame of cross-party cooperation long enough to stave off national financial ruin.
Pozen Slams Gingrich on Social Security, Income Taxes
AdvisorOne contributor Robert Pozen took to the pages of the Washington Post on Monday to critique Newt Gingrich’s plan for both Social Security and income taxes. Not surprisingly, the long-time Democrat, isn’t impressed.
Deficit Tax Proposals Would Radically Change 401(k)s: EBRI
If enacted, two major tax-reform proposals aimed at shrinking the federal deficit would reduce 401(k) plan contributions and likely send retirement account balances tumbling, according to the nonpartisan EBRI.
Top 10 Best Cities for Educated Job Seekers
In a tough job market it always helps to know some of the best places to find work. More educated members of the labor force will find more opportunities in some of these cities, where the demand for education narrows the field of applicants.