Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), responds that the minimum wage isn't the real problem for low-paid workers: It's Obamacare.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D-Mass.), always an advocate for average Americans, explains why boosting the minimum wage is good for all of us.
As Americans send in their income tax payments, and Congress decides how to spend the loot, a few lessons may be learned from the way Denmark governs and Danes live.
Women in the workforce are penalized by strict work schedules and greater hourly pay for those who work longer days. The cure? Flexibility.
America's minimum wage has been around longer and done more good than you may know. Here's a look as the nation considers Obama's plan to go to $10.10 an hour from $7.25.
The Well-Being Index ranks U.S. cities based on a host of quality-of-life factors, from how often people exercise to optimism. Small cities average better. Here are the best.
The Basic Income Guarantee is a plan to eliminate poverty by giving every adult enough money to live on, no strings attached. Crazy? Maybe. But Switzerland is considering it.
If you're expecting, or already have children, here are some key trends to keep in mind when deciding what to do when it comes to looking after your kids.
The whole social "safety net" in America is pretty messed up. But what if we could chuck the whole system and start over by simply guaranteeing every adult a...
Last week, California became the first state to pass a law creating a double-digit minimum wage. Unfortunately, even a boost to $10 won't necessarily be enough.
U.S. consumer prices barely rose in August, but gains in rents and medical care costs pointed to a trend that could allow the Fed to start reducing its stimulus efforts.
Concerns about our stagnant minimum wage are nothing new, but when it comes to the buying power of that minimum wage, the U.S. is actually only tenth in the world.
Think Tokyo would be the world's most expensive city for expats? Nope. Moscow? Guess again: It's a seaport with a population of 5 million that you've probably never heard of.
Want to live the American Dream? Try moving to Canada, or Spain, or Germany -- or one of the other 26 countries where the middle class has it better than in the U.S.
Many tipped restaurant employees haven't seen a raise in 22 years, but there are ways you can help boost their wages.
We've whittled the vast universe of economic data down to these nine key numbers that will give you a quick handle on the health of the economy.
Despite its popularity with retirees, Florida may not be the best place to spend your golden years. These 10 states offer better balances of affordability and quality of life.
Low-wage workers, those earning $35,000 or less annually, are generally pessimistic about their finances and career prospects, a new survey finds.
The Dow is cruising at new highs, 236,000 jobs were created in February, consumer confidence is up, and Americans are feeling secure enough to take on new debt again. But if...
U.S. consumer prices were flat last month, the latest sign inflation is in check. That could give the Federal Reserve leeway to continue its efforts to stimulate growth....
Across America today, millions of people are unable to save for even short-term emergencies -- but in some places, people have it worse than others. Business Insider reveals...
For years, economists, analysts, politicians and pundits have bemoaned the steady decline of the middle class -- and, odds are, you've felt what they're talking about from...
U.S. consumer confidence plunged in January to its lowest level in more than a year, reflecting the cut to take-home pay nearly all working Americans were hit with after...