With both payrolls and the workweek expanding, a proxy for take-home wages rose 0.6 percent, a gain that put it 4.8 percent above its year-ago level, the largest increase since March 2012.
"When viewed in combination with rising household wealth and improving consumer confidence, we expect on-going gains in consumer spending," said Robert Hughes, senior research fellow at the AmericanRead More
Social Security’s annual inflation adjustment is one of the program’s most valuable features. But it’s time to adjust the adjustment.
Retirees will get a 1.7 percent bump in their Social Security benefit next year, according to the Social Security Administration, which announced the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) on Wednesday. Recipients of disability benefits and SupplementalRead More
It’s not the first time this has happened.
On Friday, the American Institute for Economic Research released its 2014-15 College Destination Index. I wouldn’t be writing about it if it didn’t contain good news, or had some measure of interest.
This year’s list places Missoula and the University of Montana in the top 10 among best College Towns, just behind Columbus, Missouri –Read More
The Buffalo Niagara region remains an attractive destination for college students.
The region ranked fifth in the country among midsize metropolitan areas for providing a strong “informal learning environment” in the community, outside the classroom, according to a recent study.
The American Institute for Economic Research, a nonprofit research group in Massachusetts, examinedRead More