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Study: We won’t meet the Fed’s unemployment target for three years

The Fed won't raise rates until inflation is at 2.5 percent or unemployment is below 6.5 percent. The latter, a new study says, won't happen for another three years.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 17, 2012

Chart: Mitt Romney’s tax increase on poor Americans

Mitt Romney doesn't just want to cap deductions and lower rates. He also wants to reverse cuts meant to help the poor.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 18, 2012

Wages aren’t stagnating, they’re plummeting

High school dropouts' earnings have fallen 66 percent since 1969, and people with some college - the median level of education in the United States - have seen earnings fall by a third. Reasonable people can disagree about what caused this massive decline and what should be done to fix it. But it's a major crisis.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 31, 2012