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Raising wages for low-wage workers will significantly reduce reliance on public assistance, freeing up billions of dollars a year for improvements to other anti-poverty programs.  Read the report 

The year’s most important charts track data like unemployment, wage growth, and the minimum wage, to tell the story of the economy throughout 2015. View the top charts of 2015

The Federal Reserve just raised interest rates above zero for the first time in seven years, despite no signs of runaway inflation. It’s important that they don’t raise rates too quickly.  Read the statement

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