May 17, 2018

The black Baltimore arabber tradition is on its last leg. For the city’s sake, it should continue.

Arabbers, or street vendors who sell fruits and vegetables from horse-drawn carts, are a fading but uniquely Baltimore tradition that provided economic opportunity to generations of residents.

March 21, 2018

Fed interest rate hike: Who should care — and 5 more answers on how higher rates affect your money

The Federal Reserve just made it harder to find the best mortgage and credit card rates — but getting a higher-paying savings account should be easier if you know where to look.
Feb. 7, 2018

Trump stock market tweet: Is the president right that “good news” caused stocks to drop?

President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted that when good news was reported in the “old days,” the stock market would go up, today that’s not the case and it’s a “big mistake.” Is that true?
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Jan. 28, 2018

Donald Trump is picking a fight with Jay-Z on Twitter after the rapper’s CNN interview

Trump touted the black unemployment rate after Jay-Z spoke out against the president on CNN.
Jan. 26, 2018

The black unemployment rate is at a historic low — but the fight to end racism in hiring isn’t over

The president's recent tweets about record-low black unemployment ignores other startling racial disparities.
Jan. 23, 2018

If new bonuses are because of tax cuts, why aren’t new layoffs and bank fees?

The economy is doing well. But how much credit does the president deserve? If the administration wants to own economic wins, why not Carrier and Kimberly-Clark layoffs, or Bank of America’s new fees?

Jan. 12, 2018

Career advice: Why 2018 is your year to get a raise — or a new job

Ready to make more money this year? Here is why the wind is at your back, and how you can negotiate the highest pay bump possible — or find a new job opening.
Nov. 15, 2017

Feeling career stress? How to change jobs or recover from a layoff — and find your perfect gig

Career advice is great, but how do you apply it to your own life? This is how to make a big job change — and end up happier, richer and more successful.
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Nov. 8, 2017

Lifecycling: Using art to breathe new life into a city

Local creatives give the city of Flint, Michigan, a renewed perspective with public art.
Nov. 1, 2017

Will the Fed raise interest rates in December? What to know about rate hikes, the new chair and more

The Federal Reserve just released their latest policy announcement about how the economy is doing — and when interest rates are set to rise. Here's what you need to know.
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Oct. 6, 2017

The US lost 33,000 jobs in September, though the unemployment rate continues to decrease

The U.S. lost jobs in September for the first time since 2010 — though it may be the weather that's to blame.

Aug. 1, 2017

Youth unemployment is epidemic in America. It’s time to give our young people a chance to succeed.

The outrageously high rates of joblessness among high school graduates demonstrate why its time to take job training programs seriously.
July 7, 2017

Decoding the jobs report: What new hiring and wage data mean for you

The United States economy added more jobs in June 2017 than expected. But wages still aren't rising as fast as policy-makers need them to be.
June 20, 2017

Most Americans are still making this basic but critical money mistake. Are you?

How much do you have stashed for a rainy day? This is the number you need to hit in your emergency fund; 2 in 3 Americans don't have it.
June 12, 2017

Donald Trump says "economic enthusiasm" is at "record levels." But average job growth is down

Donald Trump is taking credit for turning the economy around. But the data shows otherwise.
May 12, 2017

The average class of 2017 starting salary — and what grads should do with their money

Congrats class of 2017, you got a raise! Here's what to do with it.

May 5, 2017

Depressed about money? These 5 steps can help you get to a better place.

These smart moves will help you save more money, pay down debt and regain your confidence.
April 26, 2017

Best places for millennials: 5 cities where young folks thrive relative to older Americans

The best cities for young Americans hit that sweet spot between good jobs and cheap homes.
April 20, 2017

More than 2 million millennials aren't in school or working — and most are white and male

The Census Bureau data also found that 70 million millennials are living at home.
April 4, 2017

5 things the 2009 stimulus — which Trump said didn't build anything— built

Donald Trump once praised the 2009 stimulus package, before attacking it Tuesday at a forum with business CEOs.
March 10, 2017

Under Obama, he called them "phony." Now Trump loves jobs reports.

"Such a phony number."

Feb. 23, 2017

How to know if quitting your job is a really bad idea

Answer these four questions to find out.
Feb. 16, 2017

Leaving your job — or get laid off? 5 things to do as soon as possible

How can you stay financially secure with no paycheck? Find out the answer here.
Feb. 3, 2017

Here's what the Friday jobs report really shows about Trump's — and Obama's — presidency

The U.S. economy added more jobs than expected, but does Trump deserve credit?
Feb. 1, 2017

The scary link between school shootings and unemployment rates

School shootings might not be so random, after all.
Dec. 13, 2016

Santa and Mrs. Claus are using LinkedIn to find work

The key question: How much does that Santa Claus job pay?

Dec. 5, 2016

Millennial vote in Italy shows why the global anti-establishment movement is growing

Italy is only the latest in a series of anti-establishment waves. Here's why that's not stopping anytime soon.
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Nov. 4, 2016

Donald Trump's economic message just got demolished by 2 major reports

Jobs and wages are up and the trade deficit is down, a blow to Donald Trump's dismal economic message.
Oct. 18, 2016

What is the U.S. unemployment rate relative to history? How different presidents stack up

Everything you need to know about the latest unemployment numbers.
Oct. 7, 2016

Unemployment rises to 5%: Here's what that really means

Unemployment ticked up in September. Here's what you need to know.