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How to Avoid Overspending, Debt On Black Friday

November 25, 20117

WASHINGTON — On Black Friday, millions of Americans will head out to their favorite store or the mall for the annual shopping event. Economists are ...Read More

Fees Could Double or Triple at Many National Parks in 2018

2017-11-20

The U.S. Department of the Interior is proposing to double or almost triple the price of admission during peak season to 17 of the most popular ...Read More

New-Business Creation Declining in U.S.

November 13, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Over the past decade, there has been a net decline in creation of new business in the United States. A new survey suggests ...Read More

Photojournalist Faces 60 Years for Videotaping DC Protest Riot

November 13, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jury selection starts this week in the multi-count felony trial of a photojournalist arrested while covering inauguration protests ...Read More

American Solar Industry Awaits Trump's Tariff Decision

November 10, 2017

DENVER – Solar-energy proponents are warning jobs will be lost and the industry will see a major setback if President Donald Trump imposes an import ...Read More

Research Examines Economic Contributions of Immigrants on Protected Status

November 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – Hundreds of thousands of immigrants who fled their countries because of natural disasters soon will learn if they can continue to seek ...Read More

Death of Shopping Malls: Dot-Coms Aren't Only Ones to Blame

November 1, 2017

NEW YORK – Across America, large "temples" that pay homage to capitalism and opportunity are boarded up, with empty spaces left where thriving ...Read More

Analysis: Don’t Miss the Chance to Improve Puerto Rico’s Electrical System

Oct. 30, 2017

CLEVELAND – Rebuilding Puerto Rico's electrical grid the way it was – and carrying over its debt – would leave the U.S. territory vulnerable and slow ...Read More

Report: Racial Gaps Persist for Children in NJ

Oct. 25, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey's African-American and Latino children face greater barriers to success than do their white peers, according to a new ...Read More

Study: Alabama Children's Well-Being Varies Depending on Race

Oct. 25, 2017

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Children of color in Alabama are lagging far behind their white peers, according to a major new study of child well-being. The ...Read More

Washington, D.C. Winning the "Race for Results"

October 24, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C. - The nation's capital city gets high marks in a new report that ranks states by how well the children in their immigrant families ...Read More

How Can Alaska Close the Gap for Children of Color?

October 24, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A new report looks at the persistent disparities for children of color and those in immigrant families in Alaska and across the ...Read More

SC Children Lag Behind Nation: Larger Disparity for Children of Color

October 24, 2017

COLUMBIA, S. C. – The future of South Carolina is riding on the well-being of its children, and the Palmetto State continues to fall behind the rest ...Read More

Report: How to Level Playing Field for Hawaii's Children of Color?

October 24, 2017

HONOLULU – A new report reveals persistent disparities for children of color and those in immigrant families, in Hawaii and across the country. ...Read More

Report Shows Not All Delaware Children Get an Equal Start

Oct. 24, 2017

DOVER, Del. – A major new report on child well-being shows huge disparities by race and ethnicity in Delaware. The Annie E. Casey Foundation's Race ...Read More

Report Tracks Growing "Right" to Discriminate

10-23-2017

NEW YORK – State and federal laws and regulations that include exemptions based on religious or moral grounds are multiplying at an alarming rate, ...Read More

Women Business Owners: Birth-Control Access Critical for Health, Economic Security

10/19/2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – After President Donald Trump cleared the way for employers to remove contraceptive care from their health plans, a new survey of ...Read More

Holiday Help Wanted: Retail, Restaurant Job Opportunities Abound

October 18, 2017

WASHINGTON - You can deck the halls with plenty of holiday job listings this year, since businesses across the country say they're making plans to ...Read More

Groups Plan Nationwide Protests of "Muslim Ban 3.0"

October 16, 2017

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration's latest travel ban goes into effect on Wednesday, and groups are planning protests across the country. The ...Read More

Civil Rights Groups Decry New FBI Report Targeting "Black Identity Extremists"

2017-10-11

WASHINGTON — Civil rights groups are speaking out against a report by the FBI's counterterrorism division that included warnings about "black ...Read More

Lawsuit Could Mean Fewer Poor Defendants Sit in Jail Awaiting Trial

October 9, 2017

HOUSTON – A lawsuit making its way through the federal courts could radically change the way the legal system across the country handles bail for ...Read More

The Politics of Resentment: Carving Up America

October 4, 2017

MADISON, Wis. - From the election of Donald Trump nearly a year ago to the recent victory by Roy Moore in the Alabama Republican Senate primary, ...Read More

More Kansas Kids Have Health Insurance, But Advocates Fear for Future

September 26, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas and the rest of the country saw the number of uninsured children drop to historic lows in 2016, according to a new report. ...Read More

NJ Household Incomes Up? Dig Deeper for a Different Story

September 25, 2017

NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey residents are making more money, according to new Census data released this month, with household incomes up 4 percent in ...Read More

Voter Registration Day: Is Your Personal Information Compromised?

September 25, 2017

WASHINGTON -- National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, and researchers say it is more important than ever that people ensure their voter ...Read More

Analysis: Last-Ditch GOP Health-Care Bill is 'Deja Vu All Over Again'

September 21, 2017

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are working to get votes for what could be their last and easiest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Sens. Bill ...Read More

Gig-Economy: Are Self-Employed Americans Prepared?

September 18, 2017

WASHINGTON -- A growing number of Americans are stepping away from the corporate ladder and climbing one of their own. According to the the IRS, 29 ...Read More

Traveling with Cellphone or Laptop: Lawsuit Challenges Warrantless Searches

September 14, 2017

BOSTON – Most of us travel with our phones and laptops, but an increasing number of individuals returning to the United States are finding that ...Read More

Advocates Say DOJ Brief Claims a Right to Discriminate

September 11, 2017

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration is claiming Americans have a right to discriminate in the name of religious freedom. The Justice Department ...Read More

Charges Dropped Against WV Reporter Who Called Out Question to Secy. Price

September 7, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A West Virginia journalist whose arrest drew national attention is off the hook. Prosecutors dismissed charges on Wednesday ...Read More

Labor Day Celebrations Muted by State Laws Blocking Local Worker Gains

September 1, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Workers have a lot less to celebrate on Labor Day this year, in part thanks to a series of state laws passed in recent years that ...Read More

Shortage of USDA Meat Inspectors Could Endanger American Food Supply

August 31, 2017

WASHINGTON, D. C. – A veterinarians' group is warning American consumers that the food supply could be in danger because of a growing shortage of ...Read More

54 Years On, Advocates Say U.S. Not Living Up to MLK Ideals

August 28th, 2017

OAKLAND, Calif. – Monday marks the 54th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous "I Have A Dream" speech calling for brotherhood and racial ...Read More

Study: A Higher Minimum Wage Would Reduce Child Abuse

August 23, 2017

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The states of Oregon and Maryland and the cities of Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., all have implemented minimum-wage hikes ...Read More

Study: Latinos to Fuel America's Economic Growth by 25 Percent in 2020

August 18, 2017

LOS ANGELES – If the economic output of America's Latino population was a country, it would be the seventh-largest in the world. A new economic study ...Read More

Protecting Our Parks: National Campaign Launches to Fight Environmental Rollbacks

August 17, 2017

WASHINGTON -- Iconic trips to the country's national parks are a part of most photo albums tucked on bookshelves across the United States, but those ...Read More

Offshore Oil Drilling: Too Much Risk for Georgia?

August 15, 2017

ATLANTA – Georgia has too much to lose - that's what environmental and business groups say about plans to open up the Atlantic coast to oil and gas ...Read More

Groups: Oil Doesn't Mix with South Carolina's Tourism, Fishing Economies

August 14, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A healthy ocean is the backbone of South Carolina's economy, and there are renewed concerns about plans to open up the Atlantic ...Read More

Conservative and Liberal Consensus Growing Against Sinclair Tribune Merger

08/11/2017

WASHINGTON D.C. – Opposition to the merger between the Sinclair Broadcasting Group and Tribune Media has created strange bedfellows. Sinclair, a ...Read More

How Healthy Are Obamacare Private Insurance Markets?

August 10, 2017

WASHINGTON — Critics charge that the Obamacare marketplaces are imploding, but federal data says otherwise. One measure shows that current ...Read More

New Tracker Keeps Tabs on Threats to Free Press

August 8, 2017

WASHINGTON – Freedom of the press is a pillar of American democracy and a new online database is documenting threats to journalistic rights. The ...Read More

Experts: Don't Underestimate Power of Retail, Restaurant Jobs

August 7, 2017

WASHINGTON – According to the latest numbers, the leisure and hospitality industry, which includes restaurant and retail jobs, added 62,000 jobs last ...Read More

Independent News Outlets Call Foul Over Sinclair-Tribune Merger

8/7/2017

DES MOINES, Iowa – The proposed merger of Sinclair Broadcasting Group and Tribune Media is getting push back from independent news outlets and ...Read More

Critics Call on Congress to Review Sinclair-Tribune Merger

08/07/2017

SALT LAKE CITY –The proposed merger of Sinclair Broadcasting Group and Tribune Media is getting push back from independent news outlets and consumer ...Read More

Civil Rights Leader Vows to Resist DOJ Move on Affirmative Action

August 3, 2017

WASHINGTON – It was a shot that came without warning. The U.S. Department of Justice says it plans to investigate affirmative action policies at the ...Read More

Youth Summit Takes on Climate Justice

07-31-2017

NEW YORK – Youth leaders from around the country will be in New York City this week to participate in the 6th Climate Justice Youth Summit. More ...Read More

Study: Trump's Economic Policies Would Help Rich, Hurt Poor Americans

July 27, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Trump administration's tax proposals would not benefit all taxpayers or states equally, according to new analysis from the ...Read More

Does Federal Reserve Have the Tools to Fight for Racial Justice?

July 24, 2017

WASHINGTON -- Although the Federal Reserve is a powerful financial institution, its purpose seems both abstract and obscure to many Americans. But a ...Read More

Google, EDF, Others Map Air-Pollution Hot Spots in Real Time

07/21/2017

OAKLAND, Calif. – A partnership among high tech, environmental and academic interests has developed a revolutionary system to measure and map air ...Read More

White House Convenes Voter-Fraud Panel as Thousands Drop Registration

07/17/17

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump's voter fraud panel convenes for the first time on Wednesday, even as thousands of voters across the country are ...Read More