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  • Obama Highlights Economic Proposals for Women in Florida

    With support from women critical to Democrats running in the November congressional elections, President Barack Obama is showcasing his administration’s efforts to improve their economic opportunities.

  • Overtime Pay Would Reach More Workers Under Obama Order

    Some U.S. workers who don’t get overtime compensation under what’s known as the “white-collar exemption” would be able to collect extra pay under revised regulations President Barack Obama plans to order tomorrow, according to a White House economist.

  • Obama Highlights Women and Economy in Election Appeal

    U.S. President Barack Obama is emphasizing economic issues that affect women, a key voting bloc in November’s congressional elections, meeting today with female lawmakers at the White House and releasing a report on the gender gap in income.

  • Minimum Wage Job-Loss Report Is Cause for Republican Punt

    Boosting the minimum wage may cost as many as 500,000 people their jobs, said a new report from Congress’s financial scorekeeper that diminishes chances for an agreement on one of President Barack Obama’s priorities.

  • Is Paul Ryan an Inflation Nutter?

    Paul Ryan believes the U.S. has a looming inflation problem. The reality is that Ryan has an economic credibility problem.

  • The U.S. Economic Policy Debate Is a Sham

    Watching Democrats and Republicans hash out their differences in the public arena, it’s easy to get the impression that there’s a deep disagreement among reasonable people about how to manage the U.S. economy.

  • Reinhart-Rogoff’s Lesson for Economists

    What lesson can economists draw from the ruckus over a flaw found in an influential study by two Harvard University scholars? Our suggestion: Do a better job of checking one another’s work.

  • Refereeing Reinhart-Rogoff Debate

    The discovery of an error in an influential research paper by Harvard University economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff has sparked an academic firestorm. It’s time to sort through the wreckage.

  • Americans Cling to Jobs as U.S. Workforce Dynamism Fades

    After 4 1/2 months of meetings, interviews and hand-holding, personnel recruiter William Rowe thought he had sealed the deal.

  • Six Ways to Separate Lies From Statistics

    The discovery of a spreadsheet error in an influential study by Harvard University economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff inevitably raises a troubling question: To what extent can we trust what any researcher claims to be true?

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