With the release of last week’s jobs report reflecting a near 50-year low for unemployment, consumer confidence has started to rise once again.
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The latest jobs report released Friday shows unemployment at a 49-year low, and fewer Americans than ever now know someone out of work.
California now requires all publicly traded companies in the state to have at least one woman on their board of directors by the end of 2019. While men and women don’t see eye-to-eye on whether they’d want a law like this in their state, they do agree that the decision shouldn’t be up to the government.
Consumer confidence appears to have plateaued, but it remains at record highs.
Earlier this week, North Carolina became one of at least four states to raise the hourly minimum wage of state workers to $15.
As economic confidence stays perched among the highest levels in four years of surveying, consumers are ready to open their wallets again, just in time for the back-to-school shopping season.
President Trump visited Granite City, Illinois, last week to address the success of a recently reopened steel mill there, saying, "Made in America. It's not just a slogan but a way of life.” Most Americans agree with the president and say buying American-made is important to them.
Companies in several countries around the world have experimented with changing employees’ work schedules from five eight-hour days to four 10-hour shifts with the goal of increasing employee productivity and morale. Americans are receptive to the idea and see the potential for improved productivity in the workplace.
The United States is setting the stage for a trade war with China over the Trump administration’s increased tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of Chinese imports, something nearly two-thirds of Americans are concerned about.
Americans are leery that most human jobs will be replaced by artificial intelligence in the future.
Spending may have grounded for summer, but sentiments on the economy are still flying high.
A report released in November found that as many as 800 million workers worldwide could be replaced by robots by 2030. That’s not shocking to most Americans, but they also don’t believe they are easily replaceable.
Despite reports that inflation is at a six-year high, Americans remain upbeat about the economy.
Despite President Trump’s recent executive orders making it easier to effectively discipline and fire bad federal employees, most Americans still think a government job is the gig to have.
President Trump last week signed a series of executive orders that, among other things, makes it easier to fire unionized federal workers. That's something most Americans agree is too difficult to do.
With confidence in the economy and the job market at record highs, support for putting the best people into government work is up, especially among young, Democratic voters. This comes as President Trump recently signed a series of executive orders that, among other things, will make it easier for employers to fire federal employees.
Following record levels of confidence in the job market, Americans are more optimistic than ever about the ability to get a job, work hard and succeed in America today.
Following the controversial arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia shop last month, Starbucks has rolled out a new policy that allows anyone to use its facilities and cafes whether or not they make a purchase. But Americans aren't sure what to expect from the new policy.
A new report released Thursday confirmed what homeowners were already feeling: Home values are on the rise and more homeowners than ever are breathing a sigh of relief that the value of their property outweighs their mortgage.
Fewer than half of Americans think the state they live in will be able to pay out promised pension benefits to public workers, but few are willing to pay more in taxes to cover them.