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August 5, 2015 Not a quick fix: A raise in fast-food hourly wages to $15 leads to 4% increase of product prices- study

Source: VC Post

A study by Purdue University researchers shows that minimum wage increase in quick service restaurants to $15 per hour will result in a 4.2% increase in product prices. According to Purdue's Richard Ghiselli, the study was lead...

August 4, 2015 Three charts explaining Obama's energy regulations

Source: CNBC

President Barack Obama on Monday debuted sweeping regulations meant to address the growing threat of climate change. The new rules would significantly reduce climate-changing emissions from U.S. power plants and push the nation's...

August 4, 2015 Franchises affected by New York's new $15 minimum wage

Source: CNN Money

New York state is poised to force fast food brands with 30 or more locations nationwide to pay a $15 minimum wage.

July 30, 2015 Four charts that show why the euro isn't working for Germany or Greece

Source: The Telegraph

The IMF has released its latest healthcheck on the state of the eurozone economy - it makes for grim reading

July 29, 2015 Health Care Spending to Accelerate, US Report Says

Source: AP

Health care spending will outpace the nation's overall economic growth over the next decade, the government forecast on Tuesday, highlighting a challenge for the next president, not to mention taxpayers, businesses and individual...

July 28, 2015 German 'wisemen' say euro zone states should be able to go bankrupt

Source: Today Online

BERLIN - The German government's panel of independent economic advisers favors the creation of a sovereign insolvency mechanism for euro zone states to prevent future crises and says countries should be able to leave the currency...

July 28, 2015 British economy grows 0.7 per cent in second quarter: Data

Source: The Economic Times

LONDON: Britain's economy accelerated in the second quarter of 2015, helped by a rebounding services sector, official data showed on Tuesday.

July 28, 2015 The 10 most export-driven economies

The Business Insider - ShutterstockHong Kong Which are the most export-driven economies' îWorld Economic Forumî Hong Kong comes in first, with exports worth over 200% their GDP. Luxemburg also returns a figure over...

July 10, 2015 The global middle class is smaller and poorer than we thought

Source: Quartz

The world’s middle class is not as rich, as large, nor as widespread as many believe. According to a new study by the Pew Research Center (pdf), only 1.7 billion people can be broadly classified as middle class, and many are at...

July 7, 2015 How Greening Europe's Economy Could Get It Out of Debt

Source: The Real News

Now joining us from Amherst, Massachusetts is Robert Pollin. Bob is a professor of economics, and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Bob also has a forthcoming book...

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