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Why Some Still Can't Find Jobs as the Economy Creates Jobs
Feb. 1, 2016
To economists, the phrase means job seekers roughly equal job openings. Unemployment is at 5 percent, but depending on where you live, your race or your education level, you still might not find work.
Where the Sharing Economy is Headed
Jan. 27, 2016
It’s been 20 years since the founding of eBay kicked off the online peer-to-peer marketplace. In the years since, we’ve seen the rise of Zipcar, Lyft, Uber and Airbnb and hundreds of smaller services. What's next?
Workplace Law Fails to Protect People Left Out of Workers' Comp
Jan. 21, 2016
Companies that opt-out of state workers' comp laws say the Employee Retirement Income Security Act will ensure injured workers get justice. An NPR investigation found that may not be true.
What's Next for Public Unions?
Jan. 13, 2016
Union leaders representing some 10 million state government workers like police officers and teachers are no doubt a bit nervous these days with the U.S.
Eliminating Discrimination in Temp Work
Jan. 12, 2016
Reveal is a Peabody Award-winning investigative journalism program for public radio from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. It airs Sunday afternoons at 1pm and it just kicked off.
How Chicago's Slaughterhouse Spectacles Paved The Way For Big Meat
Dec. 4, 2015
Opened in 1865, Chicago's Union Stock Yard was the greatest livestock market the world had seen. Tourists watched masses of animals move through kill floors, a sight hailed as a miracle of modernity.
Parental Leave: How Long is Too Long?
Nov. 23, 2015
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has said she'll take two weeks of leave, while Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to take two months.
Does It Pay To Pay Teachers $100,000?
Nov. 19, 2015
Once all but unattainable, a six-figure salary is a reality for a growing number of teachers.
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