Three leading Democratic presidential candidates have recently signaled their support for some form of “reparations” for black Americans.

The latest data show incomes continue to take off at the top, which is no surprise. But economists are increasingly concerned about what they don't show.

The program would cost $70 billion a year, or about $700 billion over 10 years, according to an analysis provided to Warren’s office.

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In the social media era, it's easier than ever to watch your friends and neighbors spend money. That "visibility bias" may be partly to blame for the falling savings rate, according to new research.

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Sanders's criminal justice platform will include legalizing marijuana, ending cash bail throughout the United States, and abolishing private prisons.

At the highest income levels, there's just one female for every 21 men.

The company paid no taxes for the second year in a row despite roughly doubling its profits.

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Stock buybacks have hit a record $1.1 trillion the past year, but trying to limit them wouldn't help workers.

Decades of falling pay and years of organizational efforts helped push educators to the forefront of the labor movement.

Ocasio-Cortez received a record 5,500 job applications; here are the two policy staffers she chose.

A cautionary tale about what happens when you make capital cheaper than labor.

Here’s a look at the proposals that Klobuchar hopes will power her to the White House in 2020.

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The estate tax usually isn't a double tax. It's often the only tax that the dynastically wealthy pay.

Looking at where the brackets fall, rather than what the rates are, tells an interesting story.

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The U.S. wealth distribution more closely resembles that of Russia and China than the United Kingdom and France.

Some industries have shed so many jobs that, as of this month, the Labor Department can no longer publish data on them.

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While taxing income and wealth are popular among voters, the estate tax has always been a tougher sell.

The Labor Department announced there are about 138,000 fewer retail jobs than we thought, and that rather than nearing a new record, the sector is well off its January 2017 peak.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's income tax proposal is less popular.

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The same data-analysis strategies that destroy your online privacy could protect turtles, sharks and other ocean species while minimizing conservation's impact on fishermen.

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