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January 19, 2018 Investors Can’t Ignore Rising Wealth Inequality

Source: Barron's

It’s rare that a week goes by without some statistical reminder of wealth and income inequality in the U.S

January 16, 2018 Citi to boost pay for women and minorities, closing gaps in the U.S., UK, and Germany

Source: USA Today

Citigroup will boost job compensation for women and minorities in a bid to close pay gaps in the U.S., United Kingdom, and Germany, becoming the first U.S. bank to respond to shareholder pressure about the inequalities.

January 11, 2018 Finding relief from the rising tide of income inequality

Source: The Hill

The news cycle at the end of last week highlighted the persistent “rising tide” of inequality cast over the U.S. economy. The Financial Times posted charts from a Deutsche Bank report documenting the growth of income and wealth...

January 9, 2018 How Inequality Is Killing Off Humanity

Source: Common Dreams

That's not hyperbole. There is ample evidence for a growing inability of people around the world to maintain the basic human needs of physical health and mental stability and a living wage and a desire to live in peace.

January 4, 2018 Fast-food wars heat up as McDonald's, Taco Bell and others roll out low-priced items

Source: LA Times

A new battle for low-priced eats is breaking out in the fast-food wars. As McDonald's Corp. prepared to roll out a new Dollar Menu on Thursday, Taco Bell countered by announcing Wednesday that it would sell a new item, Nacho...

January 2, 2018 Minimum wage hikes in 18 states set for new year

Source: The Hill

The lowest wage workers in 18 states will get a boost in their paychecks starting on New Year's Day, as minimum wage hikes take effect.

December 27, 2017 World’s wealthiest gain $1 trillion in 2017 on market exuberance

Source: LiveMint

New York/Princeton: The richest people on earth became $1 trillion richer in 2017, more than four times last year’s gain, as stock markets shrugged off economic, social and political divisions to reach record highs.

December 8, 2017 The richest 1 percent now owns more of the country’s wealth than at any time in the past 50 years

Source: Washington Post

The wealthiest 1 percent of American households own 40 percent of the country's wealth, according to a new paper by economist Edward N. Wolff. That share is higher than it has been at any point since at least 1962, according to...

December 6, 2017 America’s growing wage gap analyzed at Penn State Wilkes-Barre

Source: Dallas Post

America’s wage gap continues to widen, making it harder for families to obtain the American Dream, according to Chuck Collins, an economic inequality expert with the Institute for Policy Studies.

December 5, 2017 Time May be on the Koch Brothers' Side

Source: Larry Checco, featured commentator

For decades the Koch brothers have employed their enormous wealth to fiercely and relentlessly promote their extreme version of libertarian ideology—meaning, as little government as possible and every citizen pretty much fending...[more]

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