OECD warns US on income inequality
The United States should aim to fix its income inequality problem by improving education for disadvantaged students and raising taxes on the wealthy, according to a new report from a consortium of developed countries.
Crisis has thrown back US families 20 years
The financial crisis of the past four years has thrown American families back two decades, according to figures provided by the Federal Reserve Board in its triennial Survey of Consumer Finances.
Worry for Italy Quickly Replaces Relief for Spain
Concerns grew on Monday that Italy could be the next victim of Europe’s financial infection, leading nervous investors to sell Italian stocks and bonds and damping euphoria over a weekend deal to bail out Spain’s banks.
Bay Area Nurses Announce May 1st Walkout
4500 nurses in the SF Bay Area will walk out of work on May 1st to protest more than a hundred cuts to health care services and RN standards planned by their hospital chain, Sutter Health.