Money for nothing: Feds in D.C. closed 25% of the time

Between snow days, official holidays and the government shutdown, federal employees have worked a normal business day less than 75 percent of the time since Oct. 1, marking a startlingly chaotic beginning to the fiscal year. Offices have been closed in whole or in part for 27 of the 105 weekdays so far in the fiscal year, […]

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Median wage falls to lowest level since 1998

Last year the median wage hit its lowest level since 1998, revealing that at least half of American workers are being left behind as the economy slowly recovers from the Great Recession. But at the top, wages soared — the latest indication in a long-running trend of increasing inequality, with income gains going to top […]

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