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Some Employees Sue For Better Deals On 401(k) Options

Some employees are suing their employers to get better deals on their 401(k) options. It seems like a wonky version of ambulance chasing. But when employees at an investment firm that creates funds got on the trend, it became a chance to understand what makes a raw deal on a 401(k) fee.

Trump Confident He Can Speed Economic Growth To Rate Not Seen In Years

The candidate also predicted that his economic plan will deliver up to 25 million new jobs over the next decade, describing it as pro-growth, pro-jobs and pro-family.
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Middle-class Income Is Up And The Poverty Rate Is Down: Implications For American Families And Economic Policy

New data indicate the biggest uptick in median household income in decades and a steep decline in the U.S. poverty rate: What's behind the good news for middle- and lower- income families and implications for economic policy.


Does Good Economic News Undermine Political Messages By Trump, Clinton?

Steve Inskeep talks to economist and syndicated columnist Peter Morici and Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities about record middle-class incomes.

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.