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Employees Are Paying A Bigger Chunk Of Health Insurance Costs

Bosses are passing more of the cost of health insurance on to workers in an effort to keep spending under control. But that can be unfair to lower-income employees, who pay disproportionately more.

Census Figures Show Poverty Rate Drops For Children And Adults

For the first time since 2007, U.S. household income rose last year. And, according to the Census Bureau, that helped push down the number of people living in poverty to 53 million.

Wells Fargo Unit's Leader Departs With $125M After Bank Incurs Record Fine

The bank recently was fined $185 million and fired 5,300 employees for unethical behavior. Each year mentioned in a federal agency's consent order, Carrie Tolstedt collected $5.5 million in stock.

U.S. Census Report: Household Incomes Rise In 2015

Household incomes were up sharply in 2015, according to a report released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Median family income climbed 5.2 percent to $56,516 a year. That's the biggest increase in nearly 50 years.

Census Bureau: Poverty Rate Down, Median Incomes Up

Median household incomes have increased for the first time since 2007 — rising by 5.2 percent. The poverty rate has declined, and more people have health insurance, the Census Bureau says.

Here's What Trump Was Up To Amid News Of 'Deplorables' And Pneumonia

Here's what you missed while Hillary Clinton's abysmal weekend took over Monday's news cycle.
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Rising Labor Costs, Falling Ridership Set Table For Contract Talks With WMATA Union

Even as Metro ridership is taking a dive, employee costs continue to rise. With negotiations underway with the largest union of WMATA employees, the growth in worker compensation is likely to be a big topic.


Desperate Mother's Call Leads To Wis. Dental Clinics That Treat Rural Poor

What if you had cavities and gum disease and couldn't find a dentist to treat you? That's the reality for millions of poor people who live in rural areas and have little or no access to dental care.

In Silicon Valley, Where A Teacher Works For Uber To Stay Middle-Class

In most places, a teacher earning $69,000 would be middle-class. Rachel Martin speaks with Matt Barry. He makes ends meet by driving for Uber.

Louisiana Flooding Swamps Agriculture

When deadly flooding rains swamped southern Louisiana last month, it destroyed lives and property. And it also caused millions of dollars of damage to the state's agriculture industry.